Originally Posted by pacojas
when was this a problem? i have Monster cables from the friggin' 80's and never experienced the jack problem. even if it is a fraction of a millimeter bigger a quality jack should hold up, right? if not, just bend it back to spec!
If you kept using the Monster cable, no problem! But if you put in a different plug, problems could occur. Not always, but it did & does happen. The jack sleeve itself would stretch out over time, not really easily 'fixable'.
I have a side business doing setups and repairs here in Nashville. I have 2 regular clients that kept having intermittent problems with their guitars. About every year or two, the jacks would need replacing. Guess what cable they were both using?