BlackJack (hacked IRig)



About: I have a practical point of view for problem solving, and having an engineering education might be the cause. I love to tinker around with recycled elements, trying to find a musical use for them, although m...

I hated the way I had to use my iRig with the electric guitar and my smartphone because there were too many cables!!!!!!!

Basically, I found two main problems with the original design:

1.- I don´t want to use a guitar cable because it is another thing to carry on when travelling

2.- The headphones cable is too short compared to the guitar cable, so at the end, you have to be very close to the desk while you are playing

So I decided to eliminate the need to use the guitar cable and convert the female plug of the iRig into a male plug.

I also needed to buy a female to a male extension cord for smartphone earbuds (3,5 mm with mic).

Now I just plug the BlackJack into my electric guitar and my earphones to the device. Then, using the extension cord I can put the smartphone on the desk with only one cable.

Step 1: Step 1: Disassemble the IRig

Step 2: Step 2: Desolder the Female Jack Plug

Step 3: Step 3: Solder a New Male Jack Plug

Step 4: Step 4: Assemble Everything



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