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1/8” strapjack…

CliffordReid

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I used to own a guitar with an end pin that had a 1/8” input instead of a standard 1/4”… Saves the drilling.

can’t find it though. Anybody know of one??
 

walterw

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gotta say though, not a big fan

yes it technically works, but delicate little specialty cables are not a recipe for reliability on the gig. besides, for my money any guitar that's so valuable and in such perfect original shape that even widening the endpin a little for a normal jack hurts the value (i.e., probably not anything made after like 1960) is probably also so valuable that you don't want to put a pickup in it or take it to a gig in the first place

i say put the regular 1/2" endpin jack in there and get over it :) you'll open up a whole world of good acoustic pickups to try out, most of which require no other significant alteration of the guitar

my own '49 gibson J50 has had a half-dozen different pickup systems in it over the years, all requiring nothing more permanent than that widened endpin jack.
 

TwoHandsTenThumbs

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yes it technically works, but delicate little specialty cables are not a recipe for reliability on the gig.
100% my take, as well. It’s bad enough having a dual source set-up requiring 1/4” TRS (in my case, K&K and Sunrise), but if the TRS fails, I can still use a stadard TS in a pinch to access the K&K. If a 1/8” cable goes bad or missing, one isn’t likely to as easily find one to borrow on the fly.
 




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