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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Input jack on RG1570 kind of tight?

I have an RG1570 and I've always noticed the input jack to be a little tight. I didn't think too much about it until today when I noticed that it was tight to the point that it was scraping the gold coat of paint off of the side of the cable head.

I've read on a couple other forums that Ibanez Prestige guitars usually have tighter input jacks, but I'm just a little worried that it might be potentially damaging the cable or the jack itself.

Are your guy's Prestige Guitars like this too?
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My ESP is like that, just be careful.
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Re: Input jack on RG1570 kind of tight?

I had a Jackson soloist like that,,,,I had to push quite hard on the cable head until it would literally snap into the jack with some force. Never seemed to cause any problems, and I guess it is better than super loose.
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Re: Input jack on RG1570 kind of tight?

my 1570 is the same
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my 1570 is the same
This!
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Re: Input jack on RG1570 kind of tight?

My RG1550M is like that too. It takes a feat of strength to unplug it. I guess that is a good thing if you are playing live.
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Re: Input jack on RG1570 kind of tight?

K, so it seems that this is pretty common among RGs and some other guitars. I'm assuming there's no issue with it then, that's just how RGs are.

Thanks a lot guys.
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Stop using Monster brand cables.....they're no good for the output jack. The barrel on the monster cables is larger than that of other brands....I suggest Planet Waves cables.
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I agree, no worries. Too tight is better than too loose...

And if you're worried about the gold on your plug, don't be, it's a good conductor and it helps with corrosion, but since the jack in the guitar isn't gold, and the rest of the circuit isn't gold, you won't eliminate corrosion completely and since there is so little gold, it's kind of moot to begin with.

Plus, most of the time it's because of 'unlike' metals coming in contact with one another that causes corrosion... it's just the gold itself is less likely to corrode, but that won't stop the clip in the jack from corroding and needing replacement after many many years, depending on where you keep the guitar.
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Stop using Monster brand cables.....they're no good for the output jack. The barrel on the monster cables is larger than that of other brands....I suggest Planet Waves cables.
Is it a Monster? He didn't say... I'm guessing you're assuming since it's gold plated (and you're probably correct) and I also agree... don't use Monster.

They used to actually make great cables, but I've had many people bring me Monsters that simply started making noise or stopped working... and almost every time it was cold-solder joints on the plugs.

A few times it was broken insulation, but even on those there was lousy soldering...

... and they have the nerve to charge an arm, a leg and a testicle for these cables.

I know, someone will say, "I've used nothing but Monster for xx years and they are great.

Good, I'm glad you've had good luck with them, but I've seen too many bad ones to think it's just dumb luck that I've had. I have two cables that someone gave me as a gift and both of them had to be re-soldered. They weren't making noise and sounded fine, but I don't trust cloudy, brittle solder to hold very long so I just got ahead of the game and did the job.
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Is it a Monster? He didn't say... I'm guessing you're assuming since it's gold plated (and you're probably correct) and I also agree... don't use Monster.

They used to actually make great cables, but I've had many people bring me Monsters that simply started making noise or stopped working... and almost every time it was cold-solder joints on the plugs.

A few times it was broken insulation, but even on those there was lousy soldering...

... and they have the nerve to charge an arm, a leg and a testicle for these cables.

I know, someone will say, "I've used nothing but Monster for xx years and they are great.

Good, I'm glad you've had good luck with them, but I've seen too many bad ones to think it's just dumb luck that I've had. I have two cables that someone gave me as a gift and both of them had to be re-soldered. They weren't making noise and sounded fine, but I don't trust cloudy, brittle solder to hold very long so I just got ahead of the game and did the job.
I'm definitely making an educated guess.....when someone says "gold barrel thats too tight", it's almost always a Monster cable.

Your so right though, Monster used to be the "be-all,end-all" of cables. They were rock solid. The only good thing about them now is the lifetime warranty, but people should know that they WILL need to use that warranty. People should also know that these cables are murder on Ibanez barrel jacks which, to the best of my knowledge, are not repairable. I bought my son a "Monster for bass" (before knowing how bad they got) and he's had phenomenal luck with his, but I've had to replace mine 3 times in as many years........and it's being used on a set of (stationary) keyboards........LOL, and I paid $60 for it. That's $20 each when broken down, about the cost of a single decent (non-monster) cable.
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