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"J' vs "P" inputs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phleb1968, Jan 4, 2013.

  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?
  5. NYCbassist

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  6. ACNick

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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).
  7. kander

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

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    Only if the bass is black.
  9. phleb1968

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  12. NYCbassist

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  13. hieronymous

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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...
  14. C.Linton

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

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

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    :)
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Herrick

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    Ha ha! :D
  20. 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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