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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by B'Aces High, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. I know very little about technical crap...and i didnt know where else to post this dumb question.
    But here it goes:

    I play various Fender basses and some require standard cable to plug into the bass and some require the L-plug shape to plug into the bass. My question is, is there some sort of splitter or a jack i can get that i could plug into my amp so i wouldnt have to always be changing the cables around everytime i pick up a different bass?
    thanks.
     
  2. If I'm reading your post correctly...

    There isn't any reason why an L plug can't be used on both a bass with a jack on the front and a bass with a jack on the edge of the lower bout. I don't see why you feel the need to change. I play a total of 6 basses with the jacks everywhere and I only use L plugs on the instrument end of my favorite cables.
     
  3. And on the other side of the coin i dont use L-shaped jacks on my leads. I just loop the lead through my strap and plug it in. That way if i step on it, i dont yank it out.

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  4. permagrin

    permagrin

    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    I can't think of a jack plate that would 'require' an L-shaped end, but there are the jack plates (stewmac just calls them 'Strat-style') that work best when using a cable with a stright end.
     
  5. Is there a Fender bass that has this type of jack?
     
  6. permagrin

    permagrin

    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    not that I know of...
     
  7. no jacks accually require an L shaped cable but i think he likes to use the L shaped plug when the jack is on the outside edge of the guitar and use a straigt when the plug is on the top near the bridge. am i understanding right? well if thats the case just use a straight cable. and im open to taking all of you L shaped cables.