Power Jack Wiring Question

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  1. nomadh

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    I have an axl Akita at20 amp and the jack on the amp got un plugged. I figured it out before but dont remember how. I have a green/yellow stripe that's 0 ohms to ground. And I have a black wire and a white wire.
    The jack is a std pc jack.
    I figure the green/y. Is the center leg to ground. On the back of the jack I see 1 leg labeled BL. And the other N.
    I'm guessing bl for black but my ac class was 35 years ago. How do I prove what goes where so it dont smoke?
     
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    Bump, hoping for a quick answer so the other guitarist can use it tomorrow and not bother him to bring his own amp
     
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    I think you're most likely right on the colors but is there a way to verify the colors to the jack
     
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    You would have to trace them in the amp to see where they go or get a manual from the manufacturer. That said, if they used black, white and green and they are not hot, neutral, and ground following the color coding standard, I would be extremely surprised.
     
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    I took a leap and it worked. Plugged it 10 min before rehersal and none of the magic smoke escaped. I got enough crap in the room without people dragging amps down there when I already have 7 or 8.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Glad you are back up and running!
     
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    Next up. What's that low grade humming/howling coming from my peavey classic 50 410?
    Then on to fix my vox da5 :)
     
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    Humming at 60 hz? Could be bad or failing filter caps.
     

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