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  • Help wireing my MONO output jack which has 3 wires going to it on my Brand New Jackson Rhoads JS32

    the title says it all. There are 2 insulated 1 that is not ( I presume this is the ground). Is there a chance that Jackson wired this brand new guitar in stereo to mono? if so, I know whats up.wire both+ together to the higher of the two lugs and the ground to the lower of the lugs. and if I wire in stereo to mono jack, will i be able to play in a mono format on my marshall mono amp as always?

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    Wait, what? I don't think it's stereo to begin with, since no one wants a stereo guitar.
    I assume you have a barrel jack, that's located on the side of the guitar, and the jack has 3 lugs. One lug naturally goes to ground, the other lug, goes to the hot output, that unused lug, is used with a set of EMG's or another powered pickup is installed. It would connect the black ground battery to the main ground, completing the circuit. This way, when you unplug the guitar, the battery isn't being used. If no EMG's, it does nothing.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by badpenguin View Post
      Wait, what? I don't think it's stereo to begin with, since no one wants a stereo guitar.
      That's not always the case.



      Gibson built several different models with seperate outputs for each pickup. This feature was particularly effective with amplifiers like the Twin Reverb where the two channels are out of phase.

      The stereo Gibsons usually included a Varitone switch which is particularly effective when using the guitar with a Twin Reverb (in the Fender amps of that era that do not have reverb, the two channels are not out of phase).




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      • #4
        Yes, this is true One, and Sekova did it in the 60's with a guitar with 6 separate pickups. But today, stereo is a RARE thing. When was the last time you saw a NEW stereo guitar for sale?
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