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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why do my output jacks ALWAYS crap out???

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My jacks on all of my electric guitars crap out so much it's insane. It's always one wire or another snapping off of its post. I don't get how this happens so much! Is there something obvious that i may be doing that could be causing this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 07:19 AM
 
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That happens to me a lot too. No matter how good quality they are, they always end up malfunctioning and I have to open them and fix the ends which allows them to work properly for a few months before they break again.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 10:55 AM
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The only reason a jack's wire breaks is because it's not tight and is spinning. Common sense says keep your jack tight
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2004, 07:48 AM
 
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Maybe you're putting extra stress on the whole kit and kaboodle by having your cord pulled back too tight behind the strap?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2004, 11:10 AM
 
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Do you use a straight or angled plug?
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Hmm, it could be that my cable is being pulled too tight. I usually loop my cable through my strap so that it won't get pulled out if i step on it. Maybe i'm not giving it enough slack? That's a good point, i hadn't thought of that one...
I'm using straight plugs.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 03:53 AM
 
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Listen to Rich...........snapping wires means it turning. Remove the jack and install those grip washers. If it has them already........remove them and get more aggresive ones. Put one on either side of the mounting plate if possible. Get a grip on the jack with a pair of needle nose and a socket on the nut and tighten it that way. If it still spins it may need a nut put on the jack first then installed on the mounting plate. Some jacks are not threaded to the bottom and they will spin forever without a nut before the mounting plate. Good Luck.....hope this helps.
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