The small nut on the 1/4" input jack. What's it called?

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  1. LeeVegas

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    ... And where can I get them? I somehow lost the one on my vox PF15 and need to replace it.

    I finally found an amp repair I can probably manage, just need the part. :lol:

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    Can you take a picture of the socket, and ideally one of the other nuts as well? There's a few different types.
     
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    Parts Express may have them, or Tubes and More.
     
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    They come in various sizes and thread types, metric and SAE. Being it's Vox it's probably metric. You just have to try to find the right one.
     
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    +1. Metal jacks use a different size than those plastic "pencil sharpener" jacks, too. Might could find a suitable sized nut at a hardware store or Radio Shack, assuming they haven't closed your local one yet.
     
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    Common sizes are 3/8"x 32 for the SAE stuff, or M8 x 0.75 for the metric jacks. If it has a plastic barrel, it could be bigger, but I can't help with a possible size.

    You might write to the manufacturer, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd just drop one in the mail for you. Or, if you can find a parts breakdown you could order a complete jack.
     
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    Another option would be to pull the original jack and put in a better one. Seen that done on a few Blues Jr's. with the el-cheapo plastic jack after it broke. Switch Craft makes a ton of different ones that may fit as well as CTS.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    That looks like the one, but it's missing and I'm going from memory. It must have just loosened its way off, possibly in my car's trunk or my bandmate's truck.

    I'll have to check my threads. Allparts seems to only have 25 packs. I just need the one.

    I'm taking my mando for work soon at a new (to me) shop that also works on amps. I'll ask there. They'll probably know what I need and may even have one.

    Further suggestions welcome and thanks again for the help.

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    Take another look at Allparts. They have singles of everything that they have in 25 packs also from what I see.
     
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    I call it "the small nut on the 1/4" input jack." :lol: Seriously, try www.stewmac.com as well.
     
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    I just lost the nut on my Vox AD30VT. It took a 7/16" x 20 fine thread, 1/4" thick. Not sure if that's what it'll take, but it took me a bit to find a replacement.
     
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    retaining nut?
     
  16. LeeVegas

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    That looks like the ticket. I guess I didn't dig deep enough. StewMac was the first place I looked.

    Seems like they're called mounting nuts, much to the delight of my inner Beavis. I'll probably just get a metric and an SAE from them and see which one fits.

    Follow up question; What does SAE stand for?

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    SAE International, initially established as the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a U.S.-based, globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in various industries.
     
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    Jacknut has a ring to it.
     
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    Pm me your address and I will mail you a replacement tomorrow -
     
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    I was going to suggest just checking with some local music stores or electronic supply houses, someone local to you should have a nut that will work.
     
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