Stereo jack?

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Steve Sawyer
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Stereo jack?

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I’m building a bass with an active EMG P-J pickup set. Just noticed that the jack that comes with the pickup set is a stereo jack. Is a stereo plug required for this jack, or does this use a stereo jack simply to provide a way of taking the battery out of the circuit when the plug is removed (a conventional plug “shorts” the shaft and ring terminals)?

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Peter Wilcox
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Re: Stereo jack?

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Yes, the jack just connects the neg terminal of the battery to ground (turns on the circuit by shorting ring to sleeve) when a normal 1/4" guitar plug is inserted.
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Re: Stereo jack?

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Thanks, Peter - that’s what I suspected!
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