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Artec mini amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Apr 1. 12 Replies

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,…Continue

Earthing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jul 21, 2017. 7 Replies

Hey guys. I've just finished my 2nd build. I put a p90 in. Sounded great in the dry run before finishing. So a couple of issues now i have it all back together. I earthed the strings via the tail…Continue

Lite vs medium strings. Go!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jun 23, 2017. 19 Replies

Ok so im 3 strings and im gdg. Scale length 25.5". I'm using lite strings at the moment and I'm happy with the tension and sustain on the 2nd & 3rd, but the first string, tuned correctly, seems…Continue

 

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Kigar replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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."
Apr 1
ILL GREEN replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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."
Mar 31
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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"
Mar 31
ILL GREEN replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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."
Mar 30
Paul Craig replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"Post some detailed pics of the wiring so we might see what's going on."
Mar 19
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"Yeah, nah. Tried everything. Has anyone actually done this on one of cbgittys little artec amp boards???? Im goin crazy here."
Mar 18
Paul Craig replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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)."
Mar 1
Paul Craig replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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."
Mar 1
John Sawyer replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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…"
Feb 25
François replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"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…"
Feb 25
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"Yeah."
Feb 24
François replied to Mike's discussion Artec mini amp
"You mean you added an output jack to the amp and it doesn't work?"
Feb 24
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Artec mini amp

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.
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I just dealt with the nicest guy buying boxes. He's in Bundoora in Victoria. I bought 10 boxes from him all good sizes. $8 for dress boxes (Romeo y julieta etc) and $10 for solid cedar raw or lacquer finish. I'm in sydney and he went to some trouble to keep the postage costs down. $25 for all 10 boxes. Cant speak highly enough about how ready he was to help and give me options on the type of stock I was looking for. I told him how happy I was and that I'd give a rap on this site. Drop him an… Continue
 
 
 

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