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Electrosocket jack

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tele-nova, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. tele-nova

    tele-nova TDPRI Member

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    just ordered one from stewmac. Hoping it will be a permanent solution to a loose output jack.
     
  2. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It will, and if you want to be absolutely sure you can add a couple drops of blue Loc-Tite to the threads.
     
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  3. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I did too, and discovered my existing jack's OD is too small! So now I have to order the matching jack.
     
  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Get a 4 way switch while you're at it, and maximize that tele ;)

    They should all come stock with the electrosocket and the 4 way
     
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  5. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    There are two types: imperial thread and metric thread.

    Generally--if you have a MIA or MIM Fender, the imperial thread version is what you want. Any other Tele copy made overseas will most probably require the metric thread.
     
  6. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

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    You won't regret it.
     
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  7. Bella

    Bella Tele-Meister

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    Love 'em! One of the immediate upgrades I did on both my Teles.
     
  8. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    I installed one on my only Telecaster (my main guitar for gigs) along with a new Switchcraft jack. That was 15 years ago (500 gigs probably) and it is fine!
     
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    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    Can do very well without the 4 way...
     
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  10. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Sorry to hear you don't appreciate awesome :cool:
     
  11. Boreas

    Boreas Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    They are awesome and very solid. Too bad Fender doesn't buy the patent and install them.
     
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  12. regularslinky

    regularslinky Tele-Afflicted

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    Elegant solution to what is arguably Leo's most questionable design choice. Mr. Electrosocket should be awarded a Nobel Prize.
     
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  13. Hey_you

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    I set mine up to accept a 90* angled plug. Fits just right.
     
  14. brookdalebill

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    Great, simple ingenious fix for a coomon psroblem.
    All three of my Teles have them.
     
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  15. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Afflicted

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    I see the merit and benefit of the Electrosocket, and I'm not bashing it,
    but I have 4 Tele's with the stock jacks and have yet to have a problem with them...

    I do have a Warmoth Tele that I put the Electrosocket in when I built assembled the guitar.
    Seemed like a good idea at the time... and it's holding up as expected.....

    ... however I now have the StewMac tool for installing a stock Tele jack (I do repairs sometimes on others guitars).

    I didn't have the tool when I built the Warmoth Tele, which is why I used the Electrosocket.

    I think it's a clever and elegant solution, I just don't seem to need it on all my guitars...
    YMMV.

    :)
     
  16. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Tele-Afflicted

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    I just put a plate on mine so I can use a right angle plug. I always bumped the straight plugs when I played sitting down.

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  17. Gevalt

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    Switchcraft makes a long jack that makes with the regular cup great for me.
     
  18. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I have used the Electrosocket quite a bit, but these days I prefer the Rutters cup.

    In my opinion it just looks cleaner.

    https://ruttersguitars.com/plates

    I have one in every one of my partscasters.

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  19. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson Tele-Meister

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    I like them a lot. I put them in most of my builds including this es 125t ish thing.
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  20. Nick Fanis

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    Fender's greatest crime is that they don't put an Electrosocket jack in every Tele they make.
    The original jack is crap.
     
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