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Electrosocket Jack Mount

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by HotRodSteve, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017
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  2. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    I put one on mine, no regrets! In my opinion it should be standard except for the reissue guitars
     
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  3. teleman55

    teleman55 Tele-Holic

    703
    Jul 9, 2007
    fox lake, il
    I've got two teles and both have them. I just used the existing jacks so no re solder. I think I might have had to get the metric electrosocket for my Fender Japan one. Electrosockets are great.
     

  4. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    Nicer than I expected. You should be well satisfied.
     

  5. Richie-string

    Richie-string Tele-Meister

    Yeah that's definitely one area that Leo didn't get right first time. My only surprise is they didn't bother redesigning it after it become obvious it was a bit of a design flaw. I mean one or two of the production line assemblers would have been saying this bit is not a great design. When you work in a large production environment the assemblers often have the best way to design little fixtures like that because they are the ones putting them together all day so they know what works and what don't. How that jack socket got away with it for so many years is a mystery.
     

  6. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    To the original jack socket I'd say:



    Why it's still there is a riddle. they could market the Tele as new & improved and whatnot.
     
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  7. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister

    Age:
    57
    193
    Mar 6, 2016
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Recently got an AV '52 and the ferrule is just a press fit...no clip. I was disappointed. Went to a Fender authorized repair shop. I kind of figured one of those StewMac Elecrosockets was probably the best solution. Lo and behold the good luthier pulled one out of his toolbox and voila...problem solved. You'll be happy.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017

  8. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    This is going into my de-Hotrodded '52 Hotrod, it'll be the only modern feature that it has, everything else Leo got right.
     

  9. Radspin

    Radspin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 7, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I have one on one of my Teles and it's great. I like the way the shape of the socket kind of guides you into plugging the plug into the jack. A small detail but when you're on stage, a handy one.
     

  10. pondcaster

    pondcaster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Standard mod on all my Teles that I plan to keep.

    That plus a right angle plug and I'm set.
     

  11. Clifton C

    Clifton C Tele-Holic

    824
    Aug 26, 2010
    Houston
    Yeah, it's a good modification.
     

  12. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

    231
    Sep 15, 2016
    Katy, Texas
    I've had one on my 1985 MIJ 62ri for years. Best thing I ever did to the guitar. Even the tech I had set the guitar up said the same thing.
     

  13. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    Those original clip-retained cups come in two flavors, they are either no trouble at all, or they drive you crazy. Any time I run into a troublesome cup, in goes an Electrosocket.
     
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  14. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    50
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Why would soldering be involved in any case? Am I missing something?
     

  15. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    When the dreaded imperial vs metric mismatch occurs.
    metric jack (Japan, China etc) won't fit in an imperial Electrosocket. off you go and buy a Switchcraft jack...and solder.
     
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  16. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    I installed it last night. Works perfect! One less worry to worry about.
     

  17. Laservampire

    Laservampire Tele-Meister

    138
    Nov 17, 2009
    Australia
    Personally I prefer the Rutterscup as it keeps the vintage appearance. Beautifully made too!
     

  18. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Damn you! Now I have to look at getting a Rutters Jack Cup! It never ends! :cool:
     
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  19. Warren01

    Warren01 TDPRI Member

    36
    Jun 9, 2015
    Castlegar BC
    At least you guys can find one. Here in Canada (and living in the middle of nowhere), I've been looking to get one for about 4 months. They are available for about $5-6, but the shipping is about $12-15. I have issues paying that much.
     
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  20. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    You can get free shipping...

    http://nextgenguitars.ca/pages/policies/shipping-policy.html

    iffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

    you

    order

    something

    else

    exceeding

    $99

    :twisted:

    Yeah, that sucks.
     

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