Mp3/Ipod Lead to Guitar Amplifier





Introduction: Mp3/Ipod Lead to Guitar Amplifier

Very very easy and simple, takes about two seconds but it works very well.

Step 1: Materials :

Old broken headphones,
Old guitar lead (to connect to Amp / Old jack plug, larger than 3.5mm),
duct tape.

Step 2: Cutting...

Cutt the old headphones away and just have the lead, no speakers.
And cut the guitar lead in half, or to whatever size you need/want it

Step 3: Connecting

Strip about 1" of rubber away from the end of the wires, so you have the bear wire...

On the guitar lead kinda, untwist it so you have two, rather thick metal wires, and on the small jack plug lead you should have 4 wires, one green, one red, and two 'normal' copperish/gold colour.

Connect the two normal wires to the two on the guitar lead (i just twisted them lol)

Then cover each of the connections (both of themm!!) with duct tape so they dont touch, then go round both of them with more duct tape so now it is like one wire, with a little bit of duct tape on.

Plug nd play:D
Simple but very good, better than using a homemade amp



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    you realize that you run the risk of hurting whatever guitar amplifier you're plugging into. The signal coming from a guitar is a very low ohm (200k ohms) and the aplifiers expecting that low of a signal. When you put a headphone signal (16-8 ohms) to that input you are just asking to overload the preamp and blow the pre section right out of that amplifier. What he is describing here should only be done if you want to blow your guitar amp.

    200k < 16?
    Wow, ok then...
    Cant guarantee this is correct, but just throwing this out there:
    my granddad has been working with guitar amps and bass amps since they used tubes, my uncle has been working with amps since he was 12 - he's now almost 40.
    According to *both* of them, nothing of this sort will damage them unless you have the volume incredibly high *on the input device*

    the main issue is hooking a powered output to a amplified input, all you have to do is turn down the volume on your ipod/whatever before you hook it up

    in fact i record my guitar via no more than a 1/4 <-> 1/8 audio adapter on my computer, have been doing so for over a year, no issues

    Again, no guarantee, that's just what I've heard and experienced myself

    Lol, since they used tubes. Pretty much all of my amps are tube amps and they sound alot better.(IMO)

    True. That's why I phrased it "run the risk of hurting whatever..." Tell your granddad hi for me. And ask him if he wants to add an adjustable bias pot to my early 70's twin. (kidding)

    After I repaired my Eighty-Five, (Bad 1 watt resistor and leaky capacitor) I modded up a cable like in this instructable, and used it to watch a DVD from my laptop, as my laptop speakers are broken. It worked pretty well, but the amp did get warm (however, it usually gets fairly warm, and the volumes were fairly loud). On top of adding a 1/4" out for an external speaker, I also used computer heatsink paste and added 3 heat sinks from an old WANG VS server computer I tore apart, to keep the amp cooler.

    A DI Box would help avoid this problem, correct?

    if that DI box was made to make line level signals instrument level signals. (i.e. a Reamp)

    Hmm. Is this the same as a Hi Z to Lo Z, this "Reamp"?

    lighten up

    ummm there are actual headphone to amp connectors so why waste a cable??