when i first got my bass, the output jack was fine, and worked with any cables. i started using those planet waves cables with the expanding part that holds the cable firmly in place, and i also loop my cable around the strap button. i've noticed lately that if i use a regular plug and do not loop the cable around the strap button, the patch cable will occasionally make an obnoxious crackling noise. further investigation showed that when the plug is in the output jack, it can wiggle around inside it, resulting in this crackling noise. this problem does not occur when i use the planet waves cables, because the expanding part holds the plug firmly in place. is there any way i can fix this output jack, so that it will work nicely with regular cables again, or does it need replacement? i have tried tightening the jack, but that didn't help. Also, could the expanding portion on the plug of the planet waves cable possibly wreck an output jack, or perhaps erode the inside slightly so that standard cables will be able to wiggle around inside?