Which Switchcraft input jack?

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  1. CheezerRox

    CheezerRox Member

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    I have a standard MIM Fender Strat, and the input jack gives me major problems. Like, if it's not pointed in one certain direction, I don't get any sound. And sometimes it will just make terribly loud buzzing noises. And I've tried tightening it. So, I've decided to just get a new one, and from what I hear Switchcrafts are the way to go.

    So I went on their website and there's a million choices with different numbers and measurements and all this stuff, and being very uneducated when it comes to the technical stuff, I was just lost. So if someone could please help me know which one would work or would be the best choice. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. KGWagner

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    Either one of these will work...

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    But, the 4652 is more proper on a guitar. The 4653 is the stereo version, which you can use if you know how to wire it. They're both available here for $3.64 and $4.10, respectively.
     
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    Thanks a lot, man. 4652 it is.
     
  4. mark norwine

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    Just so you know.....those are not switchcraft numbers; those are stewmac numbers. If you waltz into your local electronics store & say "I need a 4652", chances are you'll be greeted with blank stares.

    The picture on the left is a Switchcraft #11. The right is a #12B.

    IMO, those Stewmac prices are obscene. Mouser sells the #11 for $1.87
     
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    Also be sure to tell them you need an OUTPUT jack for your guitar, not an input jack...
     
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    until it's wired into the circuit, it's simply "a jack"......

    or were you making a joke?
     
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    There are input and output jacks. If you get them backwards then the sounds from the amp will resonate thru the pickups when you play.
     
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    Can I get a link to the jack from the mouser website? I can't find it.
     
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    Just google switchcraft #11. There are dozens of sites you can get it from for about 2 bucks.
     
  11. KGWagner

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    Google is your friend. But, here's a direct link to that part at that site.
     
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    Thanks a lot to everyone.
     

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