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Today my output jack, on my dot, fell into the guitar.

I hadn't loosened it, I tightened it up every time before I played.

It had been sitting in the case for a day or so, while I played my other guitar alot (pictured at left)

Now, after looking inside and out, on the other guitar, I had been under the illusion that guitar electrical upkeep wouldn't be totally asinine. Thanks, epiphone, for snapping me back into reality.

 

So, apparently, I have to find SOME kind of grip that is 7 inches long, opens to an inch grip at front, and is also less than an inch at pivot point.

Because the ONLY WAY to put this back in is to go through the F-hole.

 

I'm getting close to wanting to have a local-owned music shop do it for me...

 

THIS. after doing a full intonation on 2 guitars this week, getting an input jack BACK INTO the place it should be, is driving me nuts.

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Today my output jack' date=' on my dot, fell into the guitar.

I hadn't loosened it, I tightened it up every time before I played.

It had been sitting in the case for a day or so, while I played my other guitar alot (pictured at left)

Now, after looking inside and out, on the other guitar, I had been under the illusion that guitar electrical upkeep wouldn't be totally asinine. Thanks, epiphone, for snapping me back into reality.

 

So, apparently, I have to find SOME kind of grip that is 7 inches long, opens to an inch grip at front, and is also less than an inch at pivot point.

Because the ONLY WAY to put this back in is to go through the F-hole.

 

I'm getting close to wanting to have a local-owned music shop do it for me...

 

THIS. after doing a full intonation on 2 guitars this week, getting an input jack BACK INTO the place it should be, is driving me nuts.[/quote']

 

OK...you could take it to a guitar shop or you could spend a few bucks and a half hour or so and make a tool which is what I did for just such an occurance...or to help facilitate fishing the guts of semis and hollows back into the guitar after changing pickups or whatever. What you do is take a 1/4" male jack and remove the cover. Grind the face of the jack flush with the barrel using a Dremel or a grinder (or a file if you aren't doing anything for a few days) so that the jack washer and nut are able to easier pass over the entire jack. Then take some tin snips and cut off the protruding cable support of the jack (where the ground tab is) so that only the "tip" connector remains. The entire jack should now be able to be passed easily through the jack hole in the guitar. You then take about a foot of 1/8 " flex cable housing (car parts store...I used a lawn mower throttle flex cable housing) and unravel about a 1/2" of the flex housing so that it can be passed through the "tip" connector and bent back over itself. Then you take some pliers and flatten and twist the passed through housing over itself and secure it so that it isn't going to come off but is still flexible at the connection and creates a pivot point. At the other of the flex cable housing screw in a 1" plastic covered tea cup hook (Wal*Mart..Target etc). Now insert the male jack through the jack hole and reach in through the "F" hole and make a connection with the female jack and pull everything back through the hole. Now, you take your jack washer and feed it over the cable followed by the jack nut and tighten then adding some Lok-Tite or clear nail polish to the threads of the female jack. Disconnect the tool and you're in business. The reason for the hook is grip when you're pulling an entire harness back through the guitar but it also make the jack thing a lot easier. Good luck.

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G'day Mate,

 

That was bad luck but I am not suprised as recently on a visit to our biggest local dealer I saw 4 new "EE" series guitars with loose output sockets, and that was out of 7 guitars I looked at!

 

Once you have resolved the problem a dab of clear nail polish should stop it loosening. Do all your electric guitars at the same time.

 

Good luck

 

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I replaced the input jack on my Casino, and it came out through the lower F hole pretty easily. Make sure when you buy a new jack that you get the longer type, 3/8" instead of the more common 1/4" one. This will give you more threads to grip the jack by when you reseat it.

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I ended up fixing it with a pair of forceps and a telescoping magnet tool.

Gave up on keeping the washer' date=' put a coat of clear nail polish over the whole threading and bolt since it started to strip near the end. But it's all fixed now.[/quote']

 

Alas, you've come up with the 417th way to do it! As long as it works.

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