direct series wire effects pedals

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Robert Smallwood
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direct series wire effects pedals

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Hi.
I want to avoid patch cables in a couple of places.

To substitute a direct connection from output #1 to input # 2 is it just a matter of running a wire connecting the hot tabs on the respective female jack plugs?
Do the respective earths need to connected as well?

In short - how do I do it?

Thanks,
Rob.

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Steve Sawyer
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Robert - electrically, yes - you must also connect the ground (ring) of the jacks as well.
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Robert Smallwood
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Thanks.

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The signal wire really should be shielded or you may pick up noise. The best is the same shielded wire as used in a guitar cable, the shield is the earth path, or twisted pair where one wire is signal and the other is earth. I seem to recall dual male 1/4" plugs that made a zero length solid connection between two sockets.

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