"J' vs "P" inputs

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  1. phleb1968

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    I have (mainly) played basses with the input jack on the bottom edge of the body, not on the top aka Fender P and J. Is it pos to have the input jack replaced to the edge on the J bass body?
     
  2. DeliriumTremens

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    just use a right angled plug
     
  3. phleb1968

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    I have actually tried that. I guess it must be a "mental" thing with me. That has always been my turn-off on Fender bass'. ILOVE the tone, and there look...just the darn jack on the top. UGH!!
     
  4. awilkie84

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    Yes, but what will you do with the new hole on top?
     
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  6. NYCbassist

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    To answer the original question. Yes, it is possible to have the jack placed on the side of the instrument; but it requires drilling a new hole for the input jack, since there isn't a hole there already (at least, there shouldn't be).
     
  8. kander

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    I've read that having the jack on the side gives better tone and is better for metal ...
     
  9. El Raro

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    Only if the bass is black.
     
  10. phleb1968

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    I had the jack moved on my Telecaster Bass - used the original hole for one of the controls:

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    Each pickup has its own output - that's why there are two cables sticking out - the guy who did it put on an output jack plate from a Rickenfaker...
     
  15. Batmensch

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    OK, I'll be THAT guy. it's an OUTPUT jack.
    :bag:
     
  16. ACNick

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    DOH! I feel so ashamed :atoz:
     
  17. NYCbassist

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    :)
     
  18. iunno

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    What is it you don't like about top jacks? The plug usually gets in the way on side jacks for me.
     
  19. Bongolation

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    The Fender top-mount jack is simply more practical and less damage-prone, particularly if you play sitting down. Leo moved them there on purpose and it was a very good call.

    This is one of the silliest gripes against Fender basses I've ever heard on TalkBass, which is really saying something. :rolleyes:

    Use a quality right angle plug and get over it.
     
  20. Herrick

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    Ha ha! :D
     
  21. StrangerDanger

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    Yeah this is kinda crazy. Where the jack is located is the least of my concerns regarding an instrument.
     

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