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supPuss  
5 Jun 2012 19:46 | Quote
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guys i need some help/advice here,

i got this e-gtr really cheap, but it turns out the conventional guitar-2-amp cable doesn't fit into its jack, it looks [the place where you plug it in?] more like some plug on the computer... i took it to this guitar place one time and the guy told me the electrics in it is opposite to what conventional guitars have [i don't know passive or active?] but he din't want to try fix it

what can i do to make it work on conventional amps?

can the plug-in place be changed?

it's a real heavy, old guitar, supposedly made in russia, with a jaguar-like body, and more switches then usual...
Guitarslinger124  
5 Jun 2012 21:43 | Quote
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Pictures?

Anyway, sounds like your guitar has a 1/8th jack as opposed to a 1/4 jack. Head on over to your local Radio Shack and buy yourself a 1/8th to 1/4th cable adapter and you should be set.

A little fair warning though,your tone will take a major hit while using a 1/8th jack.
gshredder2112  
5 Jun 2012 22:02 | Quote
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It could be a stereo guitar.
supPuss  
5 Jun 2012 22:22 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 hey i don't have a digital camera? :/ i dont know how could i take a pic...

o man i really hope this works, like putting it through an adapter like that... i dont know what 1/8, 1/4 means tho :/

is radio shack like an electronics store?

@gshredder

i don't know

supPuss  
5 Jun 2012 22:34 | Quote
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ok this is what the plug looks like, i copied it in piant lol

http://i45.tinypic.com/1zmkzdh.jpg

occured to me while i was looking at it, its similar to microphone plugs?

is this something that 1/8th jack uses?
MoshZilla1016  
6 Jun 2012 08:11 | Quote
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Looks like a plug for a guitar synth or something??
tinyskateboard  
6 Jun 2012 10:55 | Quote
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it's like the old ps2 keyboard plug for a computer, or if that suare part is a little bigger, Midi. check out figure 2 on this website: http://www.harmonycentral.com/docs/DOC-1248 . is that what it looks like?
Guitarslinger124  
6 Jun 2012 14:45 | Quote
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supPuss says:
Guitarslinger124 hey i don't have a digital camera? :/ i dont know how could i take a pic...

o man i really hope this works, like putting it through an adapter like that... i dont know what 1/8, 1/4 means tho :/

is radio shack like an electronics store?


Yea, it's an electronics store. 1/8th and 1/4th just refers to the size.
supPuss  
6 Jun 2012 21:57 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 says:
1/8th and 1/4th just refers to the size


i have no idea what your point is then, the plug-in-spot is not just a diff size but looks more like a microphone thing...

MoshZilla1016 says:
Looks like a plug for a guitar synth or something??


i guess?

tinyskateboard says:
it's like the old ps2 keyboard plug for a computer, or if that suare part is a little bigger, Midi. check out figure 2 on this website: http://www.harmonycentral.com/docs/DOC-1248 . is that what it looks like?


man that's exactly it, that midi one, only the five lil things are circular and it does seem a bit bigger that then [as far as i can estimate from that pic]

maybe i should point out again, the guy i gave it to, to try fix it, he said it uses active[?] electronics [said it might need batteries to run? lolwut] and that it has like, paraphrasing, "bunch of stuff inside" electronics-wise...

so whats's the deal here? :/ i have some feeling it wouldn't work trying to use an adapter?

i'll try snapping a pic with my cell phone or something **...
supPuss  
11 Jun 2012 03:39 | Quote
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http://i45.tinypic.com/2wbuubl.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/vq0cjt.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2nopzn.jpg

three pictures of the plug for the gtr-2-amp cable

can you please explain what this is and suggest some non-expensive ways to get it to work on regular amps, if it's a midi thing how does the connection to a pc work

thankyou
tinyskateboard  
11 Jun 2012 14:24 | Quote
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I don't think well be much help here. You need to talk to someone who has one or find a midi guitar forum.

Maybe ask this chap: http://www.dipity.com/tickr/Flickr-midi-guitar/
Guitarslinger124  
11 Jun 2012 15:04 | Quote
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I must have misunderstood the first time around. Hence why I asked for pictures.

That does indeed look like a MIDI jack. Get a cable that fits man. Most recording software allows for MIDI input, so that shouldn't be a problem.

As for amps... If you know a thing or two about electronics you should be able to remove the MIDI jack and replace it with a "normal" jack.
supPuss  
12 Jun 2012 05:59 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 says:
That does indeed look like a MIDI jack. Get a cable that fits man. Most recording software allows for MIDI input, so that shouldn't be a problem.

As for amps... If you know a thing or two about electronics you should be able to remove the MIDI jack and replace it with a "normal" jack.


cool, i guess i won't try to replace the thing then, i had no idea this is that guitar synthesizer... i was just curious how does it sound never hooked it up to anything...


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