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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Output jack wiring (S series)

Having some technical issues with what appears to be a stock, stereo output jack on my 93S.

Can anyone tell me the lug assignments? One clearly has to be left open, but I'm not sure where the +/- leads go. I've tried every combination. The only ones that gets me sound are either noisy with buzz or pass no sound unless the volume pot is less than 100% open. I've never been stumped at this basic of a level. I have been humbled.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 10:02 PM
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Re: Output jack wiring (S series)

this one is easy. Plug the guitar in and switch to your distortion channel then touch each terminal one at a time. The one that buzzes is your hot. The other two will be your grounds. One is your sleeve and one is your ring. It doesn't matter which one you put your ground to if you have passives in the guitar. If it is passives i usually just connect the two grounds together then to solder that to the common ground.

if you have actives, you just plug the cable in half way so the tip of the cable makes contact with the sleeve, then touch each one again. The one that buzzes is your sleeve which will be your black or negative lead that goes to the battery clip.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Output jack wiring (S series)

Very helpful! Thank you!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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The problem ended up being a disconnected bridge ground. Sweet mercy man. No more late night electronics episodes.
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