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Replacing the jack plate...

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Just remove the 4 screws and be cafeful not to slip with the screwdriver. Lossen the nut with a wrench and remove from the rear of the plate. There should be another jam nut on the back side of the plate hold that with a second wrench. If the output jack body is sticking out to far you can adjust the depth with the 2 nuts. To install reverse instructions. You might want to protect the plate when removing the nut with a rag or tape in case the wrench touches and marks it up. Easy!

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When replacing the jack plate on a Les Paul Standard' date=' do you just un-screw the plate screws, remove & replace? Or do you have to completely open up the back & take the jack out?


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All depends on how much wire you have connected to it. If you have enough to actually pull it out, excellent!


Just remove the four screws, wiggle it out. Then get a firm grasp on the edges of the plastic plate, and use a wrench or nutdriver to loosen the nut. If it spins the jack, you can usually wrap your pinky around it while holding the plate, or just firmly grasp the jack. Be careful when removing the jack from the plate though, as they can spin easily, taking a chunk of skin or twisting the jack itself.


When re-installing, once you get two screws back into the body, try plugging in. If there's resistance, you may need to turn the jack a little. Just be mindful of the wires, as you're also turning them as well. If you can plug in easily, replace the remaining screws.


Give her a test drive, then post some pics! :)


If you don't have enough wire inside to pull the jack out, now is a good time to replace the wire.


Good luck.

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