Input Jack Constantly Coming Lose

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  1. SonicDiveBomb

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    I have a 2015 Mexican standard and this input Jack will not stay tight. I'll tighten it up so there's no play at all and with a few plugs/unplugs of a 1/4" cable it's back to being lose again. Is there any fix for this? Is buying a new plate and bolt my only one?
     
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    You could put a little RTV on the threads, to keep the nut from backing off.
     
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    Go with the Electrosocket and you will NEVER have to worry about it again.
     
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    You could secure it with thread locking lacquer ....but if you have to buy that stuff it's better to get yourself an electrosocket and be done with the issues.
    probably the same price, perhaps even cheaper.
     
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    This. I have switched all of mine out for this far superior design. I can't believe Fender still uses the crappy ones.
     
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    Put a star washer (internal tooth) on the inside and tighten the nut.
    Not under the nut (although you could do this, too), but between the jack and the plate.
    I put one of these on every guitar that doesn't have one and never have jacks come loose.
    Cheap and easy.
    And...it's an output jack ;)
     
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    A dab of clear nail polish on the threads will secure it in a pinch.

    LC
     
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    I have changed all mine to an electrosocket or aftermarket copy of one. I usually buy one that comes with a new jack so I know the threads fit together. There are some copies made that have metric threads so you need a matching jack.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Satin-C...069?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ffae89fd

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electrosock...025?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20fab04729

    While the stock Fender design can be made to work correctly by replacing the bent metal plate with a thicker piece and buying an installation tool to get it properly spaced for depth and wedged in the wood it is still more reliable to replace it. The bent metal clip for the jack socket may be the most poorly designed part that Fender ever made.
     
  12. SonicDiveBomb

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    So I opened up my tele and pulled out the input jack and sitting in the cavity for the jack was one of those crown washers?? Haha did fender forget that they're supposed to go ON the input jack? I put it on and now it ain't moving. Thanks for the help anyways guys!
     
  13. Birdmankustomz

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    I replaced mine with a plate, I know it's not 'vintage correct' but I didn't want to have to deal with it again. I was too broke at the time to buy electrosockets and I had them laying around.
     
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    You beat me to it.
    I was about to suggest a Star Washer when I read your post.

    Time to Play Guitar!!!
     
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    atta boy!!

     
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    The hammer in one looks cool , but I feel like I'm one of the only people who doesn't like the electrosockets :confused: I just don't like their look or the 2 mounting screws :oops:
     
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    When I dismantled mine to install the Electrosocket, that retainer clip turned out to be some of the most pathetic metal I've seen--like folded aluminum foil.:(

    My install took about 20 minutes, including a test fitting or two for depth. Don't waste your time adding lock/star washers, Loctite, glue, or anything else to the factory design--buy an Electrosocket for a few dollars and be done with it.

    (As an added bonus, Electrosocket jack depth can easily be set to accommodate a right-angle plug; most of the Teles I've owned would not, with the Fender setup.)
     
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    This!
     
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    Fender must have made some good ones! I've never had a problem with my heavy used 2007 Hwy 1.
     
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    I like the electrosocket,don't care about looks. I want the guitar to "play".
     
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