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Jack socket coming loose on my Dot Studio

#1 User is online   wiggy 

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:07 AM

The Jack socket on my Dot Studio is starting to come loose and I'd really welcome some suggestions as to how to tighten it. I've tried getting my fingers to it from the F hole so that I can keep that part still whilst tightening the nut on the outside but no go as I can't reach it.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:18 AM

Try putting a small pair of needle nose pliers into the hole and expand them so they hold the jack tight while you tighten the nut.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:21 AM

I use a piece of wire and bend it at a 90 degree angle. I have some 14 guage wire left over from a wiring project in my basement. I put in into the jack hole and turn the wire so the end inside the body of the guitar comes in contact with the tip of the jack. Then I use a wrench or socket, not on a ratchet, to tighten the nut while holding the wire tightly so the jack doesn't turn. Then I just pull the wire out. The stock jacks are notorious for loosening up. Some have used clear finger nail polish afterwards to seal it off. I don't do that and I haven't had to tighten mine up in quite a while.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:11 AM

Now you know you've got a gen-u-wine Epiphone.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:19 AM

A length of wire coat hanger bent 90 degrees will work well if you don't have a piece of wire heavy enogh for the job.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:27 AM

I used the trussrod wrench, inserted short end first.

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