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Stereo jack (I think) in my 2019 les paul classic?


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Hello. My son was playing his new to him lp last night and cable was making a popping sound. Using great quality American stage cable. Figured output jack was messed up so took it down to workbench and was going to solder in new mono switchcraft jack. Opened it up and found it had an original stereo switch craft jack in it. 

What was also odd is that the American stage cable which is supposed to be a much better tip is what was causing the popping. I switch the cable to a kirlin stage series cable and the entire issue went away. American stage cable is perfect on any other guitar but seems to not sit right in stereo jack on Gibby. 

1) why would Gibson LP have a stereo jack? 

2) has anyone else had this issue with American Stage cables installed in a stereo jack.

3) can I just swap out the stereo jack for a mono jack?

Thanks for any and all help! 

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I had a 2019 LP Classic and it had a mono jack and I'm sure that was what it was supposed to have.  Your son's is an oddball one with a stereo jack and my guess is that whoever installed it just grabbed a jack from the wrong bin when they built the guitar - these things happen.  You should be able to just swap it for a mono jack.


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