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Let's say a hypothetical good-looking man was busy building a cigar box amplifier, and was so distracted that he accidentally drilled two input jack holes instead of one. (Of course, this would never happen in real life!)
But if this did happen, how should said builder go about making the best of a bad situation? Should he just add another input jack in a straightforward way, or should he add an input jack that would somehow be somewhat different from the "normal" one? Like a "hi-gain" and a "lo-gain"? Or something completely different?
Let's further suppose that the poor hypothetical dimwit had limited knowledge of wiring and circuitry in general. Is there an easy option that would pass for, say, doing something on purpose?
humm if such a thing could ever happen ,,, i would suggest making the hole a bit bigger to fit a slide nice and snug . .
an " opps i did that on purpose" slide holder . ;-)
If this hypothetical situation were somehow to occur in real life then, if the extra hole was visible, I would suggest fitting a nice red light to show that the amp was on. You can't beat the reassuring glow of a red light.
I have no idea how these lights are wired up, but that's another question. I'm lucky if I grab the right end of the soldering iron but there are people who know about wires on this forum somewhere.
I would just put another pu in - say a rod piezo if your original was a disk and change them via the jack. kind of a redneck switch :-).
"Cigar holder." That made me laugh out loud!
Thanks guys, keep those ideas coming!
If this happened to a hypothetical good-looking man he should do one of the following:
1. Put a LED light there to show the amp is on
2. Add a input jack for headphones
3. Make several more around the amp for looks
4. Make it bigger or longer for a sound whole
What a silly hypothetical question. Put a cork in it, willya'?!
Hypothetically, if said dimwit drilled the two holes next to each other then one could possibly make the two holes into one big hole, make a nice neat round metal jack plate to cover both and install the jack in the middle of it. Man all this talk of holes, think I'll ave a beer.
hypothetically, who is the good looking man with a beer opener in his hole?
When another good-looking guy I know did this, he made it into a speaker output jack, then he realized he would need a switch to turn off the internal speaker because he wasn't clever enough to wire the output jack as a switch which would turn it off automatically. So he had to add another hole.