So I'm curious about people's preferences on something... A large number of basses have a direct input jack where the cable enters the front body at a 90 degree angle. Others use either Strat type jack, an angled body entry, or a side-body entry. I have basses of all 3 types and find the P-bass jack the weakest link. I mean, that piece of plastic has broken on how many people? Anyways, if you are willing to take 20 seconds and indulge me, I'm curious about other player's opinions on the various types... Question 1): For those who have a P, a J, Stingray or other "direct front" type bass, do you use a 90 degree connector on your instrument cable, or a regular cable? Question 2): Do you care one way or the other, or do you kind of wish your direct-jack bass could have an better way to plug in the instrument cable? Question 3): For those who have a side or angled input jack - was this something that appealed to you about you bass, or just happened to be the way it came? Question 4): If you were building your perfect bass, which way would you go with the input jack? Front, angled or side? .