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Electric guitar output stereo ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Mike, May 31, 2004.

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  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Mike,

    You're correct. The output from an electric guitar is mono. The circuit is
    utilizing a trick in order to keep the battery automatically disconnected
    when the plug is removed.

    The jack, in that circuit, is stereo (sleeve, ring, and tip). The plug, from
    the cable to your guitar, is mono (sleeve and tip, only). The plug's sleeve
    is of such length (on a mono plug) that it contacts this stereo jack's ring
    (where the "-" side of the battery is connected). So, when the plug is
    inserted into the jack the "-" side of the battery is connected to circuit
    common.

    Have fun building. Let us know how it sounds.

    Bob
     
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