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new style of shielded wire hookup?

10/9/2000 10:26 PM
Benjamin Fargen
new style of shielded wire hookup?
Hey all,  
I have a heavily modded 70's JMP Marshall on the bench that has something I have yet to see. The shielded grid wire coming from the input jacks to the first stage and the shielded grid wire coming gain control to the last stage has the shield  
conductor tied to the cathode of the same stage rather than tied to ground. This seems odd to me considering you are supposed to run your shield conductor to ground from the source end.... not the receiving end. It seems to work fine.... but I was wondering what the benefit of hopping on to the cathode was vs. just running to ground????  
Any thoughts??  

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