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Electrosocket jack

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

  1. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    Mine works fine with an angled plug. I didn’t have to do anything special during installation...or if I did it was an accident.
     
  2. Boreas

    Boreas Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    It just depends where you seat the jack itself. If it is too far in, the plug won't grab. Also, if the plug housing is too big it could keep the plug from connecting properly. If you leave about 1/8" of threads proud of the back surface it will fit most angled plugs.
     
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  3. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    If you get the Shallow Rutters cup, it should be fine with most any angled plug. I have yet to run into one that wont fit.

    I actually have a couple of coiled Fender cables with pretty fat angled plugs that fit the Rutters cup, but won't seat all the way into the Electrosocket as they hit the dished sides before seating. I could probably solve the issue by removing some of the washers behind the Electrosocket so the jack could protrude more. I installed mine so the jack input was flush with the bottom of the Electrosocket. It doesn't cause a problem with most cables.

    https://ruttersguitars.com/rutters-cup

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    You can see here just how much room there is for an angled plug.

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    I have lost count of how many failing Fender jack cups I have ripped out and replaced with the Rutters cup...

    Stewmac calls this the Tele Jack Installation Tool.

    For me it is simply the Fender Jack REMOVAL tool as that is ALL I use it for ;)

    https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-too...-and-pickups/tele-jack-installation-tool.html

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    To my eye, the Rutters Cup looks more like a Fender Jack Cup without all the problems of a Fender Jack Cup.

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  4. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    It appears the cable companies have finally caught a clue. Most current angled plugs are extended so they work fine in a traditional Tele jack. I have one of these Ernie Balls...no problems.

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  5. WalthamMoosical

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    ^^ exactly the one I have
     
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  6. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I actually have the white coily, but the picture of it didn't show the plug well.
     
  7. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Tele-Afflicted

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    That's good to know.
     
  8. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    No, what is don't appreciate is a half assed approximation of a humbucker. If you want a true representation of such, get an LP. The Tele is perfect as is... :cool:
     
  9. blowtorch

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    But with a 4-way it's perfect-er:)
     
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  10. Richie Cunningham

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    I’ll use the factory output jack on my AO ‘50s until it fails, then I’ll replace it with something modern that looks vintage.
     
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