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connecting 8 ohm speaker to guitar jack

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Im making a "stompbox" basically a amplified drum to stomp while playing guitar, looked at numerous forums and youtube videos as well, i have a hollow wooden box, a 8 ohm speaker, and a guitar jack, i have very little knowledge when it comes to this. the guitar jack has a wire that splits into two, and im not sure if i can connect this to the speaker and if so not sure about + and - connections, any help is greatly appreciated.
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What are you trying to do?
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What are you trying to do?

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Im making a "stompbox" basically a amplified drum to stomp while playing guitar, looked at numerous forums and youtube videos as well, i have a hollow wooden box, a 8 ohm speaker, and a guitar jack, i have very little knowledge when it comes to this. the guitar jack has a wire that splits into two, and im not sure if i can connect this to the speaker and if so not sure about + and - connections, any help is greatly appreciated.

Some blues guitarists and folk guitarists use them.. Its basically just a wood box to tap your foot on, only amplified and plugged into a guitar amp... There are several different methods. Ive seen 1)microphones 2)guitar pickups and 3)home stereo speakers used. I saw a youtube video where the home stero speaker was used.. Im just not sure if i can connect a guitar jack to the home stereo speaker. Sorry, trying to explain the best i can with my limited knowledge. Basically connecting the speaker to the guitar jack then plug the guitar cable from the jack to the amp(like a normal guitar to a amp) this should in effect act as a bass drum you tap your foot on
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Some blues guitarists and folk guitarists use them.. Its basically just a wood box to tap your foot on, only amplified and plugged into a guitar amp... There are several different methods. Ive seen 1)microphones 2)guitar pickups and 3)home stereo speakers used. I saw a youtube video where the home stero speaker was used.. Im just not sure if i can connect a guitar jack to the home stereo speaker. Sorry, trying to explain the best i can with my limited knowledge. Basically connecting the speaker to the guitar jack then plug the guitar cable from the jack to the amp(like a normal guitar to a amp) this should in effect act as a bass drum you tap your foot on
well most guitar amps use quarter inch connectors to connect to their speakers, so of course you can connect a speaker to wire with a quarter inch plug. But usually the speaker is connected to thr OUTput of the amp, not the INput (where the guitar connects). Are you trying to use the speaker as a microphone? I don't think you can hurt anything trying it but would not expect very good results. Who knows, maybe you'll get some cool low fi sound.
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im not sure if i can connect this to the speaker and if so not sure about + and - connections
The speaker will act as a dynamic mic. Connect the positive terminal to th etip , connect other terminal to the sleeve.
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The speaker will act as a dynamic mic. Connect the positive terminal to th etip , connect other terminal to the sleeve.

All done.. Works great!! Thank you!
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dude, it's a stomp box.
do you really think that polarity matters?


dude, the OP asked, I answered...what have you contributed?
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razr67, you didn't answer the question.
so i will ask the same question again.
do you really think the polarity matters?
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