How To Add An External Speaker Jack To (Almost) Any Guitar Combo

Have you ever wished you could turn your guitar combo amp into a head? You can! It's pretty easy actually. The secret is to use a shunted mono jack (Switchcraft part# 12A). I demonstrate on a battery powered amp, but this technique should work on most combo amps from 1 watt to 100 watts.

Intro @ 0:00
Project Overview @ 1:23
How It Works @ 2:24
How To Install The Jack @ 3:12
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE @ 4:37
Demonstration @ 5:50
Summary @ 6:53

You can see a video about the DIY amp I used here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVaFYDriu8M

And one about the cabinet I used here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ykgmeqdgk

Also, check out more of my Musical DIY Projects here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KUbPfAgFP6Sn4D46L0i0CQD

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Comment by Poorness Studios on Wednesday

Thank AD.

Comment by A.D.EKER on Wednesday

Cool Trick  Kale! your getting a Household name in these things !

Comment by Poorness Studios on October 12, 2021 at 4:34pm

Thanks John. It's so simple but not a lot of folks think of these things.

Comment by Uncle John on October 12, 2021 at 3:22pm

Pretty good trick, Tracy!

Comment by Poorness Studios on October 12, 2021 at 2:55pm

Thanks. I always hope these videos help somebody.

Comment by smilingdog1 on October 12, 2021 at 2:54pm

Good lesson on output jacks. 

Comment by Poorness Studios on October 12, 2021 at 12:31pm

Thanks for watching Doug. I figured some folks would get something out of it. We are all DIY'ers after all.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on October 12, 2021 at 12:07pm

I almost passed on this video Kale! But I’m glad I didn’t! I could hear a serious difference at the end in the volume and tone! Wow! That is a cool special purpose jack and I would never have known about it. Thanks for an amazingly useful video lesson.

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