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    Fender PA135

    Happy New Year.....I think!! anyway, I have a question.......this amp has a three prong plug...it also has a ground select switch and the famous death capacitor as well.....I was going to just cut that cap out and leave everything the same....or do I need to re-arrange the wiring?? and why did they put the cap there in the first place.....I will have to replace all the elect. caps...and I have a few tubes that need to go, along with cleaning, etc........but I was curious about that death cap as usually when I see that cap the unit has a non-polarized 2 prong plug....
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    The capacitor from Line to Ground is supposed to filter out mains 'noise'.
    Whatever that is.
    If it is a Y2 capacitor, then it is safe to leave it in.
    There really is no need to change any of the wiring.
    The switch will simply not do anything.
    Then again, it could be used as a placebo switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz P Bass View Post
    The capacitor from Line to Ground is supposed to filter out mains 'noise'.
    Whatever that is.
    If it is a Y2 capacitor, then it is safe to leave it in.
    There really is no need to change any of the wiring.
    The switch will simply not do anything.
    Then again, it could be used as a placebo switch.
    Thanks Jazz for the quick reply......it is a regular cap....047/600VDC......it is not a Y2 type cap......
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    Yup.
    Clip it out for sure.

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