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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

I too remember my elders referring to patchbay sockets as Jills, and plugs as Jack's. Only the latter seems to have survived into modern parlance and I doubt jacks and jills would pass modern pc approval.
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Post by SimonZ »

Indeed, does not meet modern tastes.
But in the mid part of the previous century, a Jack plugged into a Jill.
It's as simple as that folks.
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Post by Arpangel »

Jack plug, jack socket, surely? Both the same type.
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Post by SimonZ »

Well, it has been Pride week and I don't want to get into any gender stereotyping controversies, but in the America of the 1950's a male connector that has a striking resemblance to a penis got called 'Jack' and it's female mating counterpart got called 'Jill'
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Re: Jacks

Post by mountain lion »

Alright i think i’ve gotten wiser about the jack part of cables. Thank you.
I guess if something is unclear about how to connect something the local music store should be experts at that. And of Course the forum
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Re: Jacks

Post by Wonks »

mountain lion wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:52 am I guess if something is unclear about how to connect something the local music store should be experts at that.

Unfortunately, that's not always the case. :(

mountain lion wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:52 am And of Course the forum

Whilst this is. :D
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