Hi! I just recieved my BFDR from '66 and it sounds so supremely awesome that its hard to really put into words. HOWEVER, when I decided to crank the beast I had a strange experience. The DR is standing inside my room on a wooden floor. It's run through a step-down transformer (US Amp running in Denmark/Europe) which in turn is placed on my old Blues Deluxe Reissue. The power socket is, as far as I know, without ground. The amp itself has had its power cord replaced to a 3-wire-3-prong cord at one point in time. I basically crank the amp and go outside the room and have the door half-open with the jackcord going under the door. This room has a stone-tiled floor. When I get ready to dig in, I put my hands on the strings and I most probably get a shock from them. It felt like the strings or the pickup was physically hot, but it might "just" have been a shock. Just what might this have been? The amp has not been serviced since I bought it, since my amp guy is booked until next week. I put up the same question on our local danish guitar forum, and a very knowledgable guy couldn't diagnose the problem completely, but told me that if the so-called "Death Cap" was still inside, that I should have it removed. He also told me that, and forgive me here, because I do not know how to translate Danish electrics-lingo into English electrics-lingo, that when the death cap is removed, one might also want to file away the Ground-switcher and install [insert name for what I percieve to be a high-voltage safety-thingie] Needless to say, I'm not very smart concerning electronics-issues, so I'm just wondering whether or not I should leave the amp alone until it can get a thorough checking done?