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Right angle plug! Aurgh!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by littlebadboy, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    I can't picture what you mean. From my mental picture, a straight plug would have to hang the cable down straighter (down from the guitar), no? An angle plug would flatten the angle more parallel to the floor (back from the guitar), wouldn't it?

    I am not questioning the validity - I literally don't understand the reasoning. I started on Tele's and so have always just used a straight plug, whether on a Tele, Jazzmaster or LP. The issue never occurred to me until I saw it pop up frequently on this forum.
     

  2. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    So would wrapping the cable through the strap if I am understanding what you mean. Not trying to be obtuse - I just still don't get it.
     
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  3. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    If A+B=practice and A+B=insanity, then logically practice = insanity. Thus, best not to practice. Which I have nailed...

    -Ray
     
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  4. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    There's another advantage of the 90-degree connector -- on hollow- or semi-hollow guitars the input jack is often located in a rather weak area -- where it's only essentially supported by the thickness of the wood on the sides and a 90-degree plug is much less likely to drive the jack into the guitar, damaging the wood, under impact.

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  5. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    @bsman - I could see that with a hollow body but am wondering specifically why it comes up so often for Teles. Thanks
     

  6. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

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    I couldn't agree more:). The number of vintage 335s 175s etc that you see with damage or repairs around the jack socket area is very sad as its so avoidable with a RA jack:cry:.

    I wince when I see pics of top guitarists playing stuff like 59 335s with a straight jack. "An accident waiting to happen" is the appropriate cliche:eek:.
     
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  7. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara

    I use a standard plug for my teles! ;)

    I have a Hosa 20' cable with one straight and one 90-degree end. I use the latter for my Musicmaster, Guild Starfire, and Godin Acousticaster, and really, most of my non-teles.
     
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  8. Snook

    Snook Tele-Meister

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    Sep 17, 2015
    Ohio
    Maybe the electrosocket should be on the face of the tele, or on the rear, that way the cable would almost always hang straight down?
     

  9. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    I no physicist, but, I think it's the fact that the downward pressure applied at the 90 degree connector comes from just one side of the plug which causes it wrench itself against the jack's inside wall. With enough pressure, I'm sure it would eventually come out.
    The straight plug, on the other hand, gets equal downward pressure and easily slides out.
    Like I said, I never took physics. :twisted:
     

  10. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    709
    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    So, would this (electrosocket) and this (switchcraft 11) work?
     

  11. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I'm getting ready to do some upgrades on my Gretsch Electro, one of which will be to install a LP-style jack plate for the output.
     
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  12. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement

    Perhaps you dont follow every moment of threads during their brief time on the front page?
    Maybe you have a life beyond internet forums? How sad ;)
    this works with my Squire.
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  13. beninma

    beninma Tele-Meister

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  14. Reverb

    Reverb TDPRI Member

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    IMG_0737.JPG This works great with my 1998 American Tele.
     
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  15. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    Yes. Really easy. Here's an okay installation demo on YouTube:

     

  16. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    709
    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    This will make me able to use any right angle cable?
     

  17. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Yep!
    I use an 18ft.Custom shop cable on my 2016 American Standard Tele and there's room to spare.
    Hosa makes extended plugs like the CS right angle plugs.
    I bought a pack of two and some day will make up another cable.
     

  18. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    Full sized straight or 90 degree plugs, yes. :D
     

  19. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    709
    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    Now... should I use metric on my squire? Or English?...
     

  20. Honest Charley

    Honest Charley Tele-Holic

    610
    Dec 13, 2013
    Sweden
    What about left angle plugs?
    Yeah, what about them? :confused:
     

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