Quick dumb question...

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  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Just got my Crest prolite 2.0 and it has these xlr 1/4 combination input jacks.

    I put a 1/4 into the jack and now I cannot get it out.

    No doubt there is some trick to release the plug. I tried push and twist etc and no matter how much I muck around it will not release. There is no release lever (etc) that I can see.

    Please share how to release the plug.
  2. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    I think its this one.

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  3. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    Oh... speakon and 1/4", that makes more sense.

    Pull surprisingly hard, I only used one once though...
  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    its not a speakon and there is no tab that I can see.

    If I pull really hard am I not in danger of breaking it?

    Just got it!
  6. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Found a bigger pic. Hmmm...

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  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

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    T, the phone plug retention mechanism is separate from the electrical contacts. If you use crappy plugs they may break but the jack will be fine, in my experience.
  8. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    He's saying the jack that your cord in doubles as a speak on jack or a 1/4". I can't say that you won't damage anything but my avatar cab had a sticky 1/4" jack and you just needed to give the cord a good pull to get it out.
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    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

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    Nope, it's an XLR and TRS combo for balanced inputs.
  10. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    It's not a Speakon combo.

    A standard XLR 1/4 combo shouldn't lock on a 1/4 plug. Those combos can be stiff when new. My vote is to pull a little bit harder. Also, I'm not responsible for anything that happens. :D
  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    I gave it a couple of good tugs already.

    Should I just go ahead and pull REALLY hard?

    Yikes.
  12. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Okay got it! Gave it another good pull and it came out. Bloody thing. There goes 30 minutes + on nothing.
  13. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    Ha! Now you're going to glare at it the next time you need to plug in and you're going to have an uneasy relationship with it. I say plug and pull it a bunch of times so the insecurity doesn't set it. :D
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    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

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    I vote for soldering up some XLR ends...;)
  15. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Good point, but next time I'll show it who's boss and wont be gentle. :D

    Not likely going to be unplugging it much as its the input from my preamp.
  16. bgavin

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    Nope.
    There is no such thing as a dumb question... only dumb mistakes.

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