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how do i wire a piezo element to a output jack, my output jack has 3 or 4 ends to it and i dont no which one to sodder Answered

this is for my cigar box guitar here is the picture of the output jack now which of these should have the wire soddered to it please any help and i dont no scematics or  any of that jazz



8 years ago


Can you provide more details, and a diagram of the circuit? (Please don't use MS Paint)

MS Paint, used correctly, is perfectly good for diagrams.


Well Then I have never seen it used correctly. Every MS paint diagram I have seen is horrible.

Simple, but tidy (kicking around from a previous question)



.  Your jack more than likely has three wires for the music (L, R, and common). There may also be a switch(es) to turn off any built-in speakers when the headphones are plugged in. You should be able to find a wiring diagram by Googling:
   stereo +"audio jack" +schematic
.  It may help to substitute TRS for audio jack (TRS=Tip/Ring/Sleeve).
.  Pinouts.ru is an excellent source for info on connectors - 3.5 mm or 6.25 mm Stereo Telephone plug pinout

How you wire the plug or even if you have the right plug depends on what you're plugging into.  So give us details on that so we know how to council you on which one to SOLDER.