Hey guys, thanks for recent advice on the gain pot wiring, works a treat. I also followed the wiring diagram to put in an out jack. That doesn't seem to work. I really just wanted it for headphones, but when I plug them in, it cancels the speaker but doesn't seem to come through the headphones. Any ideas? I just used an ordinary 1/4" jack.

Views: 252

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You mean you added an output jack to the amp and it doesn't work?

Yeah.

Do you have some leads with alligator clips? These are the easiest way to test stuff before soldering. And they are cheap and last forever, if you don't have any you should get some.

I would start by just connecting the jack to the speaker wires to see if sound actually reaches the headphones. Normally the phones should be really loud with a direct connection like that.

Do you use a switched jack? these can be a bit tricky to figure out. If so, it could just be that the wires are on the wrong side of the switch. Flipping them would fix the problem. Normally the wire from the circuit board goes to the tip connector and the switch connector goes to the speaker. When not plugged, power flows from the tip to the switch to the speaker. When plugged-in, the speaker gets disconnected.

Pics so we can see... You really need a "switched" jack ... here's the best diagram I can find...

If you notice, the left and right output are disconnected when you plug in a headphone...   You should wire the output to both, then the output lead (one of them) to the speaker.

John

Stereo jack with a shunt if you want a headphone jack that cancels the speaker when the plug is engaged.

output wires to the speaker get disconnected when the plug is inserted.

Output speaker wire from amp to jack and then to speaker.

If the amp's output wires are only one hot and one ground(mono), you'll have to run 2 wires to the single hot(splitting the signal as a faux stereo).

Yeah, nah. Tried everything. Has anyone actually done this on one of cbgittys little artec amp boards???? Im goin crazy here.

Post some detailed pics of the wiring so we might see what's going on.

If you are using Artec amp boards, there should be a connection labeled JK+(output jack positive) or HP (headphones) on the circuit board.  Identify them and use John's diagram.

Hey ILL. Yeah I believe I've followed all advice and wiring diagrams, but I'm obviously still doing something wrong. When I get a minute I'll take a few pics to show what I'm doing. Cheers

Ok, I guess it would be a 1/8" headphone jack. But if you going 1/4" size then that has to be a stereo jack like the one in Paul's diagram.  May be some reverse wiring you'll have to do. Keep us posted.

I had some cheap jacks that didn't connect unless the plug was pulled back a little bit.  When the plug was all the way it connected both metal pieces to the same section of the jack.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

built-in reverb

Started by JOHN POMEROY in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by JOHN POMEROY 21 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Peloton Bike

Started by Grace Acebedo in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Grace Acebedo 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

Holding the CBG

Started by Jack Brady in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 23 hours ago. 4 Replies

Screw Inlays

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner yesterday. 1 Reply

Logo using tracing paper

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Help Tuning

Started by Joan Pace in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Sunday. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

My mistake at the markets

Posted by Rick Tish on August 22, 2019 at 9:27am 1 Comment

Indiana State Fair

Posted by Rick Tish on August 19, 2019 at 7:46pm 1 Comment

Buying in bulk

Posted by Rick Tish on August 17, 2019 at 6:31pm 3 Comments

Shellac

Posted by Rick Tish on August 15, 2019 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
"Hi, thanks for the (smart) comments guys. Some stages had me stumped, but I did…"
6 minutes ago
JOHN POMEROY replied to JOHN POMEROY's discussion built-in reverb
"well I'm just starting out & I saw a build on u-tube with a gain drive knob right in the…"
21 minutes ago
KaptnKen replied to Dave Barrett's discussion Some things I learned from my latest build
"I leave the blood in and just tell everyone it has extra mojo."
23 minutes ago
JOHN POMEROY replied to JOHN POMEROY's discussion built-in reverb
"I'm really just starting out. Am i likely to find a board with a knob out there or am I stuck…"
46 minutes ago
AGP # liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
51 minutes ago
AGP # liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
51 minutes ago
AGP # liked Shawn's photo
51 minutes ago
John commented on Andries D. EKER's video
54 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

North Shore Adventure

"Lovely Dave!, I'm thinking you may have been a Cameraman for National Geographic in a former…"
55 minutes ago
AGP # liked Dave Lynas's video
57 minutes ago
AGP # commented on David Pendlebury's video
Thumbnail
"Likewise!, I see Zilch  :-{"
1 hour ago
AGP # commented on Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's video
Thumbnail

Feeling Bad Blues on CBG

""Outstanding Denbo", I can definitely see you and I are on the same page, when it comes…"
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->