Help wiring a 1/4" jack switch to amp

Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by pmacko, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. pmacko

    pmacko New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    My project for today is to add a speaker output jack to my new VOX VT20X so that I can play it through my Marshall 2x12 cabinet. I found a video on Youtube that made it look pretty easy as the switch in the video had just 6 pins and wasn't stereo. The one I ordered below has 9 and I admit to total ignorance as to which pins to connect with. The plan is to cut the two wires leading from the amp to the speaker and attach them to the switch. Then to connect the speaker terminals to two other pins on the switch. The diagram is below (if my cut and paste worked). The end result will be that when I plug in my speaker cabinet, the amp will engage my marshall cab but when the cab is unplugged, the speaker in the combo amp will be used.

    Any help as to which pins to use would be most appreciated. I don't have a need for stereo, this is just the only 1/4" plug switch I can find. If anyone knows a source for a simpler switch, I am all ears.

    https://guitarelectronics.com/9-pin-1-4-stereo-isolated-jack-w-dpdt-switch/

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    Forgive my ignorance but does your diagram instruct that I solder a wire between pins 4 and 5, and then pins 1, 8 and 9?
     
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