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Resist the urge...

to touch exposed hi voltage areas with your bare hands. Actually, i have been buzzed a few times but the worse was with a Fisher amp with a voltage doubler and the brainiac who "rebuilt" it did not insulate the "hot" cap. This happened in my early tube days. During the first power up i touched the cap to see if it was hot and needed to be replaced and boy did i get a nasty shock. but, i am still here so i would not worry too much about getting shocked as the currents associated with the hi volts are not very much and as long as you have rubber soled shoes and and are nowhere else grounded, the risk of injury is not likely.

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