Shorten Mini Pedal Jacks

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by joe2517, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. joe2517

    joe2517 Member

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    Hey guys,

    Other than the Mooer Black Secret I own I've noticed my other mini pedals have extended input/output jacks that take up a silly amount of room relative to the small size of the pedal:

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    Is there any way to shorten these? Could I just saw them off or could that damage the wiring?

    Cheers
     
  2. dean owens

    dean owens Member

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    Theoretically you could but it won't make a difference. Your plug is still the same length. The positive end will need to reach the "hook" of the input jack. Because you won't be changing where that is located, your plug will stick out the same distance it does now. Make sense? I don't know why they did those jacks like that. Seems a little counter productive.
     
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  3. joe2517

    joe2517 Member

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    Ah right, yeah that makes sense; I guess that rules that option out, thanks though
     
  4. joe2517

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    Could I just remove the washers, push the jacks further in and then replace them? Would the pedal function if the jacks were touching?
     
  5. dean owens

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    Are they just "floating" or are they soldered to a pcb? Mooer jacks are solder to the pcb and help keep it n place. If that's the case I don't see how. Have a gut shot?
     
  6. Clark GriswoId

    Clark GriswoId Supporting Member

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    Sadly, i think you are limited by the size of the plug, not the jack....

    Thats what she said
     
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  7. gibs5000

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    Not impossible, but labor intensive if the jacks are mounted to the board. You'd have to desolder the jacks, and replace them with standard switchcraft jacks (that's if they'll fit with the case being small and the pcb eating up most of the interior). Then solder new wire leads to the jack from the pcb. Not the easiest or quickest thing to do.
     
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  8. strat68

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    Did I read this wrong, are you referring to the threads?
     

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