Author Topic: Stereo vs. Mono input  (Read 2224 times)

nick12391

Stereo vs. Mono input
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:27:01 PM »
Hi!
   
   I'm working on building a simple octave down box. I found this schematic for a DanArmstrong Green Ringer (http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/pdf/ggg_gro_sc.pdf) and it seems to be what I'm looking for, but I noticed that it has stereo input. I didn't even know that guitars had a stereo output capability. If you know what this is all about, would you mind explaining it to me? Is there a simple way to alter this design to have a mono input? (My first thought was to just tie the left and right together, but my gut tells me this wont work,)

Thanks for the help!
Nick

bluebunny

Re: Stereo vs. Mono input
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 03:13:01 AM »
The stereo input jack is used to connect the power from the battery.  You still use a regular mono plug.  (The battery -ve is shorted from the "ring" lug to ground by the mono jack, thereby completing the circuit.)
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Re: Stereo vs. Mono input
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 12:49:34 PM »
BTW, the Green Ringer is an octave up box, not down.

nick12391

Re: Stereo vs. Mono input
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 11:45:30 PM »
The stereo input jack is used to connect the power from the battery.  You still use a regular mono plug.  (The battery -ve is shorted from the "ring" lug to ground by the mono jack, thereby completing the circuit.)

Thanks! Any idea why there needs to be a power jack when there's a battery?

bluebunny

Re: Stereo vs. Mono input
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 03:00:36 AM »
...so you can use either?
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