From mi–(at)– Thu Sep 14 08:53:30 CDT 1995
Article: 59625 of alt.guitar
From: mi–(at)– (Mic Kaczmarczik)
Newsgroups: alt.guitar
Subject: Re: Gibson ES345 (stereo)
Date: 14 Sep 1995 08:52:11 -0500
Organization: UT Austin Computation Center, Unix Services
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Message-ID: <439c2b$5s--(at)>
References: <4366q3$mc--(at)>

In article <4366q3$mc--(at)>,
Fredrik Jansson wrote:
>The drawback with the stereo output is that you have to use a
>special cable with a stereo plug in the guitar end of the cable.

Here’s something that worked for me: I made a very short extension
cable with a right-angle stereo plug and a mono in-line *jack*.
Shields were connected as usual, while tip and ring on the stereo plug
were connected to tip on the jack to combine the pickups.

That let me use any mono cable I wanted while leaving the guitar
stock. The extension cable was short enough to store in the guitar
case, so I rarely forgot it.


Mic Kaczmarczik |
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