Cannot believe I am actually asking this ...

josh.rigaud

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Never had this issue before in my 10 years of playing haha ...
Output jack on one of my pedals is loose. The cable kind of sits
in there hanging loose. Works fine but still ... annoying.
It is the inside part of the input, I believe the part that holds the
cable secure on the inside....

Rediculous question I know haha. Just wanted some feedback before I
fix it in my own way.....
 

RBfan

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If the jack itself is loose, just grab a pair of pliers & tighten it. If the 1/4" plug fits loosely in the jack, different problem. I'm having a hard time envisioning this, though...

The cable attached to the jumper is secure right? I mean, may not be the pedal at all...

T
 

Jahn

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is it a new cable? believe it or not, some brands have smaller diameter of 1/4 plugs, resulting in some not secure jacking and even intermittent disconnection of signal.
 

josh.rigaud

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Its a regular Goergle L cable with which i never had any issue. I guess what RBfan said describes it best.

It fits loosly into the jack.
 

tjmicsak

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Well if it is an open style jack then you could access it from inside the pedal and slightly bend it towards the center so it grabs the cable end better. Might be caused by pulling them out and lifting so over time the center gets bent away...

If it is an enclosed style jack you may be able to do the same but through the outside hole. Get a good light, a long thin flat head screwdriver and catch the prong to lift it back in the center a bit.
 

drbob1

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And if that doesn't work, buy a soldering iron and replace the jack (or send it back to the manu to do it for you, but that's not very metal)!
 

josh.rigaud

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Exactly. He rambles on and on and never asks a question.
haha yea Yea sorry for that... my 1/4 inch cable seems to be fitting very loosly into to output jack of a JHS little black buffer I got yesterday. I was wondering how to go about fixing it since returning it is no option as I'm now living in Brazil...
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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So you're saying when the cable is fully inserted into the pedal, it wiggles around? If it's standard input jack like this:

you might just try bending the contact so that it applies more pressure when the chord is inserted.
 

CharlyG

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And if that doesn't work, buy a soldering iron and replace the jack (or send it back to the manu to do it for you, but that's not very metal)!
Ginobli can fix pedals?


sorry, back to your regularly scheduled program........
 

RBfan

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Slightly bending the contact is probably a good thing to try - cool & helpful pic, btw. I hate to overstate the obvious here... but you'll need to open up the buffer & maybe move stuff around to get to the jack. Make sure it's not powered up while you're doing this.

Just bend a little & try the plug - don't want to break anything, especially since it's so new. If not for the I-moved-to-Brazil thing, I'd say send it back; you might be voiding any warranty protection by opening up the buffer & messing around.

T
 




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