- Mar 16, 2003
I've tinkered with guitars ad nauseum, but never even opened up a guitar cord, since they always worked...till now. I have a standard 15' cord with plugs that have the screw off covers. Inside, the solder joints all look fine, but a bit of white, calcium-like deposits growing around the solder. I scraped that off. The signal goes in & out, one end of the cord seems bad, when you wiggle it, it cuts in & out. Since the solder joints look good, what could it be below the plug causing the problem? Any tips to fix these, or just go new?