#1
Hey all!

So a bit of background: I'm out of town on business for a few days so I decided to bring my laptop, guitar and soundcard to do some recording.

However, being the idiot that I am, I forgot to bring a guitar cable. F*CK!!!!


Since I'm in a small town, there are no music shops close by. However there are some electronics stores like radio shack, circuit city etc.

As it happend, I have a 1/8 to 1/8 stereo cable (that I use to play mp3s from my phone in my car)

Supposing I bought two 1/8 to 1/4 adapters and used that to plug my guitar in my soundcard, would that work? All signs seem to point to yes but I'd rather get confirmation before heading to buy it (the store is far)

If it works, should I get mono or stereo?

Thanks!
#2
It might. Radio Shack has guitar cords for $10 though. That might be better and cheaper than adapters.
http://www.radioshack.com/search?q=1%2F4%22+cable
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Last edited by Cajundaddy at Apr 26, 2015,
#3
Yes that would work.
It doesn't matter if the adapter is mono or stereo in this situation.

There's no reason why an instrument cable would be better but it may be cheaper than adapters.

Your choice.
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#4
it works indeed. The mom and pop store I went to didn't have any guitar cables. But I have enough of those at home anyways, now I'll have a few spare adaptors which might be useful in the long run.

Thanks!