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Right angle plug! Aurgh!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by littlebadboy, Jun 18, 2017 at 8:33 PM.

  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Meister

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    I bought a right angle plug cable for my tele. But... Voila!... It won't go in my Squire CV bsb!

    I read somewhere that the electrosocket would solve it! Is that so?
     
  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    west of I-10
    :DPerhaps you read that in the lengthy thread on the same subject yesterday?
     
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  4. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Meister

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    Where?
     
  5. scooter_trasher

    scooter_trasher Tele-Meister

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    I have a cord with a straight jack that works with mine, problem solved :)
     
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  6. Rufustelestrats

    Rufustelestrats Tele-Meister

    I use a braided coil cord I simply hard wired it to the output .
     
  7. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK
    I use Neutrik angled plugs which fit Fender Tele cup/output jacks.
    Electrosocket is a great upgrade but there are 2 types, US which fit Switchcraft jack sockets and imports with metric threads for Alpha jack sockets. The CV is probably fitted with the metric type.
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry Tele-Holic Ad Free + Supporter

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    Don't feel bad LBB, one of the things that always surprises me about the TDPRI is that unless I watch it like a hawk a whole lot of stuff happens that slips right by me. Then, when I ask what I think is a perfectly legitimate question, somebody points me to two threads that have not only anticipated my question but answered it and moved onto a far more important topic, such as the acceptable length for cargo shorts and whether or not mantyhose should come with a zipped or button fly. It's enough to drive you to practice.
     
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  9. Ira7

    Ira7 Friend of Leo's

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    Just get a cheap 1/4" female to 1/4" male coupler for now. (A buck, maybe?)

    And tape it to the cable for added strength.
     
  10. oldfish

    oldfish Tele-Meister

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    try adjusting the jack so theres more thread outside of the jack cup.some times you can gain just anougth thread outside the jack cup to use a right angle
    lead
     
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  11. Ira7

    Ira7 Friend of Leo's

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    Good point. There's usually a lot of play there.
     
  12. Ira7

    Ira7 Friend of Leo's

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    What's "practice?"
     
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  13. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Holic

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    Practice is when you repeat the same mistakes over and over again with no apparent change.... no wait...that's insanity. :confused:
     
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  14. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I see this question or concept come up a lot - what is the fascination with angle plugs, generally?
     
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  15. Ira7

    Ira7 Friend of Leo's

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    Ahhh...now I understand.

    I do both a lot.
     
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  16. Ira7

    Ira7 Friend of Leo's

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    The way the cable hangs down straighter from the guitar.

    It's a significant difference and it's very valid for people to way prefer one type over the other.
     
  17. jackinjax

    jackinjax Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    If you're having a problem with straight plugs pulling out of the jack (disconnecting), using a 90 degree plug all but eliminates the problem.
     
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  18. Henry

    Henry Tele-Holic Ad Free + Supporter

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    Oh dear, sorry Ira7, I always do the simple mental translation on behalf of Noah and your good self but, of course, I meant practise.
    Are these small differences really so hard to understand and accommodate? They aren't to me. You say tomayto...
     
  19. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Friend of Leo's

    I have an Electrosocket on a partscaster. I used a long threaded Switchcraft jack that I bought from Allparts.

    I can use any RA plug I want with it, except the pancake style.

    Fender has a cord with a RA plug that will fit a traditional output jack. I acquired some Hosa RA's that will also fit a traditional jack.
     
  20. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Holic

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    Replacing the original jack with a genuine Switchcraft L11, longer bodied jack, leaving the washer off of the inside, is quickerer, cheaperer and easierer than the Electrosocket! Except that you'll need to solder the new jack in. FWIW, to gain maximum satisfaction with the Electrosocket, you need the longer jack also! With that said, any guitar I build gets an E-Socket!

    Just My $.02,
    Gene
     
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