Loose jack

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mossiebass, Jan 14, 2013.


  1. Mossiebass

    Mossiebass

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    So when I plug the cable into my Warwick Thumb, the jack doesn't hold it in place. There's almost no resistance. What do I do? What's wrong with it?
     
  2. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

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    Sounds like the jack on the inside is bent or broken. If you have no soldering skills take it to a shop for them to replace the jack. If you know your ABC's about soldering then get a new jack and put it in.
     
  3. JoeWPgh

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    Open it up and take a look. If the hot clip is bent, just bend it back. It's very easy to see where it engages the notch on the plug
     
  4. elgecko

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    Yup, I'd try this first.
     
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  6. JLS

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    your bass has a barrel jack, in which case you can't do anything but replace it. This would be a good time to think about modifying the instrument, so that you can use a decent 3 buck Switchcraft jack; when I replaced the jack in my Cirrus, I went with an electrosocket.
     
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    Barrel jacks stink. Mod it out to a Switchcraft old school jack like JLS suggests. Or put a new barrel jack in and replace it again within 5 years, maybe less. They are kind of like a timing belt on the car; change it on a schedule or it will fail when you least can afford it to.
     
  8. Stone Soup

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    Not as easy as saying it. :eyebrow: Take a look at the Thumb and consider what would be involved in your suggestion.

    OP: buy another barrel jack.
     
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    I was supporting JLS's suggestion :eyebrow: he suggested an Electrosocket too. So yes you'd have to have the hole enlarged: any good luthier or woodworker can do it easily. A worthwhile mod for a nearly bulletproof result. It was only an alternative and a valid one at that. JLS is not a neophyte in the bass repair world or TB; his advice is never random.
     

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