electrosocket

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  1. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

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    Hi,
    Is it necessary to install the jack retainer clip when using an electrosocket jack cup?
    Thanks,
    Oldteleguy
     
  2. JCBurke59

    JCBurke59 Tele-Holic

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    No, the phone jack (output) threads directly to the Electrosocket which then attaches to the guitar with 2 screws. No need for the clip.
     
  3. nadzab

    nadzab Friend of Leo's

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    No - part of the beauty of it.
     
  4. Rob DiStefano

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    no - that nasty dumb thing needs to be ripped out, bent, destroyed and thrown away! thank goodness for the electrosocket! ii won't have, or build, a tele without one! :D
     
  5. kanegon

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    sorry to resurrect an old post, but my question is: can the electrosocket go on top of the old retaining clip? can I leave it in or do I have to rip out the retainer. if I have to rip it out, is there a poor man's method that doesn't involve buying a specialized tool?
     
  6. Rob DiStefano

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    no, just rip out the thin metal bar with a pair of pliers. it'll twist right out all too easily.
     
  7. waparker4

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    IIRC, (though rob is the tech) I pushed my retainer clip INTO the body and it fell out, then i took it out w/ pliers.
     
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    yep, that works, too. all of which goes to show why those vintage jack cups suck big time.
     
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    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    Yep, needle nosers and a couple quick twists and that will come right out.
     
  10. kanegon

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    Jeez, that was the fastest cup of git forum koolaid I've ever drunk. I'm sold, electrosocket it is!
     
  11. Colt W. Knight

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    If you are feeling Froggy, Marc Rutters makes a pretty electrosocket called the Rutters Cup.

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  12. kanegon

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    two more questions:
    - is it just finger tightened?
    - how do you space it so it's flush? looks like there's more thread on the switchcraft than there is in the cup.

    thanks!
     
  13. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

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    Have a 68 that I bought new, installed a Switchcraft plug right away and never had a problem in 44 years.

    Axe has been through all kinds of planes, trains, uHauls & gigs.
     
  14. KokoTele

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    Yeah, just finger tight. Get it cinched down as tight as you can by hand.

    Marc makes his Rutters Cup so that you don't need a washer or nut. The standard electrosocket requires you to keep just the nut on the jack as a spacer.
     
  15. Colt W. Knight

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    I just screw it in till its flush. Never had a jack move.

    If you do want to cinch it down tight, you can put the washers and nuts on the backside of the electrosocket.
     
  16. kanegon

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    Man, I just don't have the heart to crack open a perfectly working socket... nice and tight and all. Not even sure the Electrosocket looks that good. I'll know what to do though when the time comes and I succumb to gear fiddling syndrome and do it for the hell of it.
     
  17. Wyzsard

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    Which one is best for use with a right angle plug ?
     
  18. NewPort

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    This one works perfectly with a right angle cable, just kidding, though I do like it. Have read of problems with the electrosocket and right angle cables, I would think the electrosocket would be best, just leave the spacer off the jack (if you don't mind the threads showing) so it protrudes a little then a shallower right angle plug has a better chance of fitting.
     

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