Tired of the always loose tele jack..

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  1. wescattle

    wescattle Member

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    Is there anyway i can use a les paul style jack plate n my tele. The stock circle tele one is always loose!
     
  2. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Member

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    yup. just get an electrosocket. problem solved.
     
  3. CowTipton

    CowTipton Silver Supporting Member

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    If you're not already running your cord up over the back strap button, do so. It's the twisting and swinging of the cord that loosens the round jack more than anything else. No swinging = no loosening.

    If you are already doing that, electrosocket. :)
     
  4. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    A drop of Loc-tight helps too.
     
  5. hikingbear

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    Get the electrosocket. I have that on my telecaster and I never have problems with jack.
     
  6. nrandall85

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    I always drip super glue around it very carefully. If I need to get it off, I heat it up and use a little elbow grease.

    Teflon tape also works.

    The right answer though is definitely electrosocket. I even went as far as drilling a huge hole in my G&L ASAT for one. Not because it was coming loose, but because it kept shorting out. It was one of those long threaded jacks held in with a thread, and it was a nightmare to access. Problem solved.
     
  7. Craig Gates

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    I've had a Tele with an electrosocket, which is an elegant solution to the problem, but you can also just plop an LP style jack plate on there if you want. I have another Tele utilizing that solution:

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  8. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    + more to the electrosocket. the original was the one thing leo got wrong with the first teles.

    the trick is to screw in the switchcraft jack with no star washer; that leaves you just enough clearance to use a right-angle plug.
     
  9. Guitarworks

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    electrosocket or just a good ol' fashioned Les Paul chrome square jack plate will work too.
     
  10. Dashface

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    Exactly the same thing I did to my tele custom! It's the only way. Why mess around? Just bolt one on there already.
     
  11. Pickaxe

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    Electrosocket has been bulletproof on my gigging tele for 10+ years.
     
  12. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    The LP plate works fine, but the electrosocket allows for going back to stock with no leftover screw holes.
     
  13. Hulakatt

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    I wish I could put an electrosocket on more of my guitars!
     
  14. Michael Hunter

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    I have Marc Rutters' version of the Electrosocket in my tele. Couldn't be happier.
     
  15. Andy J.

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    In case nobody said it yet, Electrosocket is the way to go!
     
  16. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    I got one of these, works great.


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    Not sure what it's called though. :bonk
     
  17. monty

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    Got mine off the bay for about $8. A cheap solution to about the only problem you can run into with a Tele.
     
  18. Shiny McShine

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    The star washer is your friend.

    Read up on bolting technology.
     

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