How to make a shorted RCA plug?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by cyclerob, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. cyclerob

    cyclerob Member

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    Hi... I know it's a dumb question for you tekkies, but I need to get the tremolo going on my silverface Fender Vibrolux... I don't need the pedal for now, just a shorted plug will do the trick... Anybody has a link to a website with a picture so I can see how it's done?? Or if you have a diagram it would be appreciated...

    Thanks...

    Dominique
     
  2. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

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    Get a standard RCA plug, and if it's the modern type with two 'prongs' sticking out of the back - one longer than the other, with wraps for the cable at the end - just solder the two together. If it's the old type with no tags, you have to poke a piece of plain wire down inside, and solder it to the tip of the pin (there's a little hole there to get solder in, don't build up a blob on the outside). Then bend the back end over and solder it to the outer rim. Here's mine!

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    Alternatively, if you have a scrap RCA cable (eg old hi-fi lead) lying around, just cut the plug and a short bit of cable off one end, strip the wire back and twist the ends together.
     
  3. cyclerob

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    Thanks John... I'm glad we can always count on you here at the Gear Page for help on that kind of stuff! :D

    Thanks again...

    Dominique
     
  4. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    That's what I do, a perfect use for those 20+ yr. old cables you wouldn't want to use anymore anyway, LOL.:D :eek:
     
  5. Wakarusa

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    Switchcraft part #3502A works well. The longer barrel is easier to grab.

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