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Ted FletcherTed Fletcher
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    The early VC3 units had the ‘insert’ socket so that an external effect could be used. The output (to the effect) appears on the ‘ring’ of the jack socket and the return from the effects unit goes to the ‘tip’ of the jack socket, so both the input and the output are on a single jack connection (the ‘ground’ connections are common to both of course).

    This way of connection is quite normal for effects units and you should find it easy to use.

    The power supply for the VC3 and for all of those old JoeMeek units is a 12 volt AC supply with a current rating of at least 300 milliamps. I recommend using one with a higher rating…. 12 volts AC at 800 milliamps is ideal. But NOTE this is an AC supply…… a normal DC converter will NOT work. :)

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