We’ve just completed our first six NSZ clinics for musicians across the country. These 90-minute classes feature audio and electrical expert Mike Sokol as the instructor, and teach musicians and audio techs how to stop hums, buzzes and shocks on stage.
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By now many of you have seen the CSI episode a few months ago titled “Unshockable”. This show featured the band Rascal Flatts, and had their bass player “electrocuted” onstage when he touched his mic. Now, I normally don’t watch CSI, but I emailed all my electrical engineering buddies to watch the show.
We’ve been trying to locate a study on just how many RV owners have been shocked by their recreational vehicles, but search as we might, nobody seems to have done a study. So last July we asked www.RVtravel.com to run a simple 10-second survey directed to their 85,000 opted-in newsletter readers, and this is what we found.
It started with a simple shock. I tried to stop a lawnmower engine when I was 10 years old by pulling off the spark plug wire with my bare hands. Now, more than four decades later I can still remember feeling like a big hand slammed me to the ground. That was my first lesson about the force of electricity and what it feels like to be shocked.