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Audio Wiring Guide by John Hechtman

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3.3 Mini-Male Guitar Plug Connectors

That’s an awfully long name for such a small, short plug. For the sake of brevity (and mutual sanity), I’ll abbreviate it as MMGP. These miniature versions of a standard {1/4} inch guitar plug are a perfect example of a ‘second generation’ connector. And if I happen to mention an MFGP, that’s the female of the species.

First came the regular guitar plugs – the kind you’d stick into your, uh, electric guitar or your synthesizer. They were OK for places where you had plenty of room. But what about the headphone jack on your Walkman? Or the back of your computer for the audio ins and outs?

Nothing is ever 100% good – and the amazing, shrinking guitar plug was/is no exception. Its smaller size makes ...

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