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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:44 pm

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I've removed your email address from the post above to prevent the spambots harvesting it.

Dave -- if you email the schematic direct to me I'll embed it in the forum thread for all to see for posterity.

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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm

Here is a schematic for Dave's ground lifting box with adjustable output level:

Daves ground loop box.png


And here's the original:
Dave's ground loop box.jpg
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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby Wonks » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:45 pm

I'd use plastic jack TRS sockets for 'in' and 'loop'. Probably easiest to use a guitar all-metal type TS jack socket for the 'out', as it saves having to make a separate ground connection to the case (which should be metal, not plastic, for shielding purposes).
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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby ef37a » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 am

Wonks wrote:I'd use plastic jack TRS sockets for 'in' and 'loop'. Probably easiest to use a guitar all-metal type TS jack socket for the 'out', as it saves having to make a separate ground connection to the case (which should be metal, not plastic, for shielding purposes).

Wonks, I loathe and detest those "bent tin, horrible imerican" jacks! Because of that I never consider telling people to use anything other than plastic!

Well poshed up Hugh, ta!

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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby Wonks » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 am

Well, considering that's what's in almost all electric guitars (either that or the much more failure prone barrel jack socket), and that a good Switchcraft jack socket will happily last 30 years plus, I don't see what you can really have against them.
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Re: LR Baggs Para DI - lack of earth lift problem

Postby ef37a » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:15 am

Wonks wrote:Well, considering that's what's in almost all electric guitars (either that or the much more failure prone barrel jack socket), and that a good Switchcraft jack socket will happily last 30 years plus, I don't see what you can really have against them.

The one in my lad's Strat has been bent and I had to fix it. I guess my hatred came from early days when I encountered them in cheap, Eagle and Radshak gear?

They do not of course naturally earth isolate and to me just LOOK gash and cheap.

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