The list of things I don't like about my Ibanez BTB745 is short, but the locking output jack is definitely on it. I honestly don't see the sense in such a thing at all. Is inadvertently unplugging your guitar cable really that much of a risk that you must have a locking mechanism for it? If it were to be unexpectedly yanked hard enough to unplug it, wouldn't you rather have it come free than damage something because it's locked in place? It's not like you're going to leave it plugged in for long stretches of time because that would drain the battery. Plus, the unlocking button is difficult and painful to use. To make matters worse, I think mine is starting to short out. I have been getting staticky noise from it lately. Probably due to all the force I have to use getting the cable out every time I put it down. I should just replace it with a standard output jack, right? I guess I'll have to get a soldering iron. And learn to solder. The L is silent right?