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Audio Wiring Guide by John Hechtman

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3.7 TT Male Connectors

I can almost hear it – the question bubbling in all your brains, ‘What the heck does the TT stand for?’ There’s actually an answer that makes sense; it stands for ‘Tiny Telephone’. They are sometimes also called ‘bantam’ plugs – but I can’t tell you where that comes from.

Remember those old telephone switchboards your grandmother worked on? They used a {1/4} inch diameter plug called a ‘telephone’ plug. Its construction was similar to a regular guitar plug, but it had a different shape for the tip of the plug, and also for the ring section.

The shape was different enough that guitar plugs and telephone plugs were not interchangeable. T-plugs don’t make good tip contact in G-plug jacks, and putting a G-plug in ...

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