replacing input jack for EMGs

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by electricdemon3, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. electricdemon3


    Jul 28, 2000
    The input jack to my ibanez is really loose and can't hold the cable in very well anymore. It pops like crazy.

    I recently bought a new input jack, but I just realized it is a mono jack. The one in my bass is stereo. I think the reason for using a stereo jack is to keep the battery disconnected when the bass isn't plugged in.

    Is there a way to wire the mono jack without causing the battery to drain or do i need to find a stereo jack? I tried looking at the schematics at the EMG website and they aren't very helpful. Any suggestions?

  2. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    You're gonna need a stero out put jack, buddy. It's best not only for easier wiring, but the active tone may be different if you use a mono.
  3. electricdemon3


    Jul 28, 2000
    Can you explain why the tone will be different?