SG101 on the Web

Follow SurfGuitar101 on Twitter

Shoutbox

Tqi: Synchro, I managed to squeeze the Axial's in. Still working on how to lay them out next to the pots though.
284 days ago

dragonfly: Thanks whoever posted photo of the day with Dean Dick and yours truly. What an awesome day that was. Love to all the surf community!
211 days ago

DannySnyder: People often say "icy" is the easiest word to spell and looking at it now, I see why.
158 days ago

Emilien03: BAJA SURF STOMP!
142 days ago

Emilien03: https://www....
142 days ago

Tqi: Oy, Fender, Orange. One of you, make a 20W starved-plate valve bass amp. Like an Origin 20 with a big OT.
93 days ago

Remora: New member here saying hello
58 days ago

Clint: Ever try to explain “surf music” to friends? A Day at the Beach Podcast #150 can do this for you. It explains how it got started and ends with today’s modern bands and much more. Please share with those unaware… https://www....
50 days ago

synchro: Hello Remora.
39 days ago

dragonfly: Dick Dale was my best friend and my rock. I loved him unconditionally and he will be greatly missed. R.I.P. dear one you deserve it.
5 hours ago

Please login or register to shout.

Current Polls

No polls at this time. Check out our past polls.

Current Contests

No contests at this time. Check out our past contests.

Donations

Help us meet our monthly goal:

57%

57%

Donate Now

SG101 Banner

SurfGuitar101 Forums » Gear »

Permalink Ground switch on Gomez G-Reverb

New Topic
Page 1 of 1

I'm looking at a Gomez G-Reverb for sale and notice in the photo it has a ground switch. I haven't seen this on any of my other amps. How does one use this? I see articles suggesting taking an amp with this switch to a tech and having the cord replaced with one that is grounded and disabling the switch, but I can't imagine that is the case here.

Thanks,

I realize this is a naive question but I really can't find info on it. Sounds like you just pick the position which sounds best? Can anyone with a G-Reverb confirm that it already includes a modernized and safe power cable?

The Gomez is most definitely wired with a three prong, modern plug. The "ground" switch is actually a ground lift switch, which is different. I found this description online, and it says it better than I can.

"In some situations, it may be useful or become necessary to defeat a signal’s path to ground. For example, if your studio is plagued with ground loops, or noise issues, breaking a path to ground may solve the problem. Ground lift is a switch found on many pieces of audio equipment which disconnects audio signal ground from earth or chassis ground.

Using ground lift switches is considered to be far safer than the old “3-to-2 prong AC adapter” solution (which we heartily DON’T recommend. However, occasionally ground lift switching will not be as effective in resolving problems as the brute force AC adapter might be."

I hope that helps.

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

Yes, thanks! Knowing that term helps find out much more about the function. Sadly, I can't find a G-Reverb manual online (if there is one at all).

I tried to find a manual too - I don’t think there is one. I’ve owned several Gomez amps, and although it’s nice to know they had the switch, I’ve never had occasion to use it. Most companies don’t bother with such trivialities. Dario Gomez was nothing if not thorough.

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

Page 1 of 1
Top