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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TokyoPortrait, Aug 4, 2021.
Came into my study just before and found these lying on the floor…
If you weren't having trouble, I would just screw it back in. If you gig - replace it.
I've replaced all 8 of my tele sockets w/electrosockets, so yeah, I'm voting yes.
But you do you.
To me, that original design just sucks, and will always come loose. The ES solves it and it's cheap enough. Why wouldn't you fix it? Unless it's just a collector tele in original condition (in which case I'd ask why even own it then)....replace it.
Were it me, I would use this as an excuse to install an Electrosocket.
Turns out, I can't find a proper Electorsocket at all here. Not in my online searches anyway. Maybe it gets called something odd here?
So, out with the long nose. And screwdriver. And pencil. And curses...
In would not leave that on the floor. You might step on it. That would hurt. Also, Fenders are wonderful but Leo made some mistakes and his Tele jack is one of them. My thought is that if you can count something among the first changes he made in his next venture it is at least fair to say he recognized it needed amendment.
Seems like they are called "Retrofit Jackplate" of all things. Dunno what part of it is "Retro"
Anyways.. Look here AP-5270-001 | Allparts® Music Corp
I find it less frustrating to remove the control plate and poosh from the back. Then simply use a socket wrench to carefully tighten the bejeezus out of it. Don't let the socket spin - it should have a toothed washer front and back. Consider some blue LocTite or fingernail polish (color choice is yours).
I have only had trouble with one where the metal thingie dislodged from the wood - likely improper install/repair. Those are the ones I usually replace with Electrodockets. Once the wood is chewed up inside, they become more problematic.
I have a tele with the original style jack & it has worked flawlessly.
I have one with a ES & the nut kept coming loose, so i used a drop
of CA glue to hold it in place.
Yes and https://www.stewmac.com/parts-and-h...i6fjpGrzk65I44LwH_uvIUg2phQk813RoCRKwQAvD_BwE
maybe it was a grand idea...for five minutes
I put them on all my telecasters…along with 4-way switches. Leo didn’t get everything right the first time.
There are 2 fit types. One is metric = far East.
And imperial = USA and Mexico made.
Ebay is chock-full of ES
I just replaced the dreaded cup on new CV70's Tele with a metric ES.
no soldering was needed. as easy as screwing in a light bulb.
Never had a problem with the original, but it's an easy fix.
Retrofit means replace, reinforce and/or upgrade, they’re not talking about retro as a matter of style.
And if I’m not mistaken, Electrosocket is a trademarked name though the design itself isn’t trademarked, patented, copyrighted or otherwise license-controlled, so, there are a variety of makes and models besides the Electrosocket.
Yep, I like "retro-," as a prefix. You can think of it as meaning behind or back (cf. post-). As in retrograde - to grade (i.e. go/step) back, rather than 'up.' Which makes it a little problematic in retrofit, I feel. I don't think it truly means 'after.' Usage rules, I guess.
Anyway, my original post was more 'rolls eyes' at the sudden appearance of the cup assembly on my floor than anything.
I've decided to try to fix it. I was about to hit 'buy,' when I realised I was gassing. So, I hit the brakes on that. Let need, not greed dictate I say.
I hope I won't regret this decision, in retrospect...
It's a good excuse to switch, but it looks as if the nut just loosened up and fell off. Easily fixable. The other advantage to an electro socket is that it opens up the variety of 90º cables you can use.