1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

L2000/2005 input jack

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by atrapp, Sep 25, 2008.


  1. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I have a couple bad jacks... is there anything special about these or will a standard long barrel stereo switchcraft jack work?

    TIA
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yeah, that's waht you want.
    there's a how to over at BABP forum.
    get with bayou cables for replacements; he's a supporting vendor, and has a good deal on them

    why G&L continues to use that absolutel POjunk jack is really frustrating.
    none of my old school toploaders-some of which are nearly 30 years old now-have any issues.
    my new ones need new jacks every other year.

    junk, junk, junk. inappropriate part on such a high qaulity bass.
     
  3. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    ah... thanky dude!
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    just added a mini rant up in that other post;)
     
  5. It's been an issue, many times hotly discussed, on GuitarsByLeo. This jack has been used in ASAT guitars, all rear-loaded G&L basses, and many basses from other manufacturers. While the jack's design isn't as strong as those found in front loaders, and indeed cannot be as strong, their lives are many times shortened by the way that they're used. So along with links to the jack replacement procedure, here are a couple-three recommendations that can make them last longer.

    1. Avoid cheapie cables and the plugs that go along with them. They usually fit loosely in the jack and wiggle around excessively causing accelerated abrasion wear.

    2. Many people have observed that a certain premium brand of cable has plugs that are overly large, and therefore tight, in the jacks. These too cause excessive wear. This manufacturer is rather huge and makes cables for all sorts of AV applications.

    3. Always belay your cable through your strap to help avoid abrasion wear due to the thing wiggling around. Using an angled plug at the bass will help here.

    And now, the links:

    A PDF suitable for printing or viewing is available here in portrait mode. If you prefer landscape mode, click here. If you prefer to read it forum style, click here.

    The PDF's can also be found here on GuitarsByLeo.

    Ken...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.