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JackTight

 
JackTight is a revolutionary and simple-to-use tool for tightening the output jack of most electric guitars and basses. JackTight stabilizes and holds the output jack in place so the nut can be tightened without the jack spinning. JackTight simply and effectively solves one of the most common maintenance issues for guitarists and bassists.


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A handy tool for fixing your guitar's output jack. featured

Comments The JackTight is a simple tool that clamps the inside of the jack to the JackTight, stopping it from moving. this allows you to tighten the nut without the jack spinning freely.

Sounds great in theory, but does it actually work?

My Father has been building a guitar with my cousin, and this weekend they were finally up to putting everything together. This was a perfect time to put the JackTight through it's paces.

We hooked the wires required to the jack and proceeded to install the jack as normal. Before tightening the nut we inserted the JackTight as per this tutorial and, tightened the spool, which makes a rubber sleeve expand as it is pressed up against the tip of the JackTight. Once the JackTight has been tightened enough the jack will not rotate once the nut starts to get firm. Once you have the nut sufficiently tight you just loosen the spool, and slide the JackTight out.

The JackTight worked perfectly, and the installation was a breeze. My only real concern was the durability of the rubber sleeve. It looks like it would hold up to quite a few repairs, and with the price of the JackTight at $16.99USD it's not the end of the world if it broke after a few years, and you had to buy another one.

Overall the JackTight is a handy little tool for guitar repairers, luthiers, and DIY hobbyists. It's not an overly pricey tool, so if you have a few guitars and like to maintain them yourself it's probably worthwhile buying a JackTight to keep in your toolbox for when you need to fix up an output jack or two.


Liked about it Makes installing or fixing a jack a breeze, no more twisting and breaking the wires.
* Solid shaft.
* Reasonably priced specialty tool.


Didn't like The rubber sleeve isn't overly durable.


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By LonePhantom
Jun 18, 2011
 
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It works.......but...

Comments Anyone who owns a Stratocaster knows that you will be tightening the guitar jack from time to time. Although it seems like a locking washer will end this problem, eventually, you will be back tightening it from time to time. Like most people, I learned to place either needle nose pliers or a screw driver into the hole to hold it. Most of the time it will hold it good enough for you to tighten the nut. If it doesn't hold it tight enough, you will eventually break a connection because the jack spins enough to break the contact.

The JackTight solves this problem. You put the tool into the jack, spin the lower spindle part until you feel it begin to snug against the edges of the jack. Once it's attached, it will not move. This allows you to tighten the nut without worrying about the jack spinning and breaking the jack's solder connection.

It worked in all 1/4" jacks. Guitars, amps, headphone jacks, etc.


Liked about it As mentioned, it works as advertised, with one caveat(below). I got the JackTight and used it in several guitars and it worked perfectly. I tried it in all my guitars, and it fit in all of them without a problem.

As a test, I put it in my Ovation and turned the guitar upside down. Then I held the guitar in the air by the JackTight (of course it was above a couch so that it wouldn't break if the test failed :) )


Didn't like The only reason I did not give this tool 5 stars for 2 reasons. When I used it in a Crate PowerBlock, it went in perfectly. I tightened the jack. But the tool didn't want to come out. It took about 15 minutes to get the tool out of the PowerBlock!!!!

If this happened in the first guitar, I might have returned it. It may have happened because I over-tightened it, but who knows. I didn't put it back in to try again. But I will eventually.

The other reason was during the removal from the PowerBlock, the tip bent slightly. I was able to bend it back, but I wonder how many times this will happen before it breaks off.


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4.0

By lespauled
Dec 29, 2011
 
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