I am running an after-school/summer program (tinyurl/com/r3atmase), and we are attempting to make cigar box guitars. This is my question. I have ordered Rod piezos.
I have connected the rod piezo to a female-to-female 3.5 mm jack adapter. The 3.5 mm cord is attached to our CAO Flathead 660 Cigar box amp made with two old TV speakers and a DROKDC 12V Digital Audio amp board. The CB amp works really well. Why am I not getting sound from the piezo?
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Check the orientation of the jack? Make sure the signal & ground connections are correct
Like Brian says, check your connections, the 3.5 mm plug is a stereo plug, , your mono output from the piezo might not be linking with the correct lug on the 3.5
Hi Cameron, great what you're doing with the kids!
I'm with Brian Q and Darryl.....I was wondering if you could try a 3.5mm stereo female to 3.5mm mono male jack adaptor (like the one below) as a quick fix/check? You should be able to pick one up for around 2 to 3 US dollars.
Hope this helps, and good luck with your program!
The stereo plugs will work, but you just need to make sure the hot wire is on the correct lug, you have a ground lug and 2 hot lugs, but you only need 1 hot 1 connected