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Handy little tool
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:49:47 AM »
If you need to get a bunch of voltages from inside a pedal, a ground clip wired to a the sleeve of an empty plug sure does make life easier. Not sure why it took me so long to get around to making one.

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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:12:43 PM »
Nice, I see what’s going on there.


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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 03:48:29 PM »
That's in the bucket of "why didn't I think of that very obvious thing?" Nice.

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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 03:17:53 AM »
Good tool man.....
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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 04:03:40 AM »
I am not quite sure what this is supposed to do, I guess I am not as savvy as I would like to think. Can anyone enlighten me?

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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 06:05:35 AM »
I am not quite sure what this is supposed to do, I guess I am not as savvy as I would like to think. Can anyone enlighten me?

If the Sleeve of the jack is grounded (to the enclosure or directly with a ground wire) then once this is plugged in, it has a constant connection to GND. No need to hold your black meter lead to GND or poking around to find it  ;)

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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 10:13:50 AM »
Oh man, I've never thought of that! That's so smrt.

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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »
I am not quite sure what this is supposed to do, I guess I am not as savvy as I would like to think. Can anyone enlighten me?

I was at a loss as well, i've had mini-grabber leads forever and use one of those to free up a hand.



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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 11:43:16 AM »
I am not quite sure what this is supposed to do, I guess I am not as savvy as I would like to think. Can anyone enlighten me?

I was at a loss as well, i've had mini-grabber leads forever and use one of those to free up a hand.



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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 05:01:52 PM »
Spare alligator leads, here.
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Re: Handy little tool
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 05:13:50 PM »
Spare alligator leads, here.

I also have banana plugs to alligator clips lead but the mini-grabbers are much easier to use, can get into much tighter and further away places.

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