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Old 01-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Cable won't go all the way in new bass

Yesterday I got my Ibanez starter pack from a local shop, and when I started to plug it in and play, my cable fell out. I plugged it back in and noticed it wouldn't quite go in all the way, like in the pic



I tried with my other cables and it was the same thing, I opened it up, looked at the jack and couldn't see anything obvious wrong.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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If it's new just bring it back where you got it, they should fix it or exchange it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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First, try a different cable.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Yes try another cable, as Monster is the past was making plug shafts off spec and too long.

I doubt that is the case though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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I've tried all my cables, including the one it came with.

Same thing.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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Is the Jack sealed that you canot see the Locking Contact for the tip?

If so return it.

If not, then you can look at the plug while in the Jack and see if there is something in the way.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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Yesterday I got my Ibanez starter pack from a local shop, and when I started to plug it in and play, my cable fell out. I plugged it back in and noticed it wouldn't quite go in all the way, like in the pic



I tried with my other cables and it was the same thing, I opened it up, looked at the jack and couldn't see anything obvious wrong.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?


Didn't you try the bass before leaving the music store?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #8
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Whatever it is, you should be able to return it to the store and have the bass fixed or replaced, isn't it?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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Didn't you try the bass before leaving the music store?


Starter packs are boxed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Didn't you try the bass before leaving the music store?



That was my exact thought. If not, an unfortunate lesson for future purchases. You always want to make sure you play the heck out of anything before you lay down the cash.

If it was a "sealed" box, most of the stores I deal with allow you to open the box and try out the instrument. If it was a starter pack in a box, then you really need to go back and tell them to replace the instrument.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #11
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I've run into this kind of thing more than once.
As a mater of fact, it happened to me yesterday.

I have a 1972 Long Necker bass and the output
jack was worn and made a racket if touched. So
I decided to put another jack in it.

The only jack I had was given to me, so I used it.

The cord would not plug in all the way until I pulled
the control plate off. The jack is just made that way.
I don't know if it is defective, but I have had this
happen a few times in the past,





If I had installed the jack a little less deep, the
male jack would have gone in all the way and I
would have never noticed it.

The jack I put in has a shallow detente. Is it a
defect, or is it just made that way?

I don't know, but it is common and may be just
a cheaply made jack.

It works fine, it's just the way it's made. I'll
probably just leave it. I see no problem. It don't
wiggle and make a racket any more,

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:42 AM   #12
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It would seem from that shot that the jack tip locator has been bent therefore shortening the travel of the jack plug.
Often in the past people use a pair of thin nosed pliers to adjust the connectors without realising that the centre connector needs to be kept straight, bending as done in the shot shortens the jack plug travel
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #13
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I looked down the jack with a light and didn't see anything blocking it, an yes I did try it out before buying it, I didn't even think to check for that while playing it though and didn't notice until I got it home.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #14
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I looked down the jack with a light and didn't see anything blocking it, an yes I did try it out before buying it, I didn't even think to check for that while playing it though and didn't notice until I got it home.


Are you gonna return it?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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Took it back to the shop today, turns out the tip of the cable I used in the shop snapped off and got stuck.

They replaced it out free of charge
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #16
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DANG!

Had that happen in a Line 6 amp of a former friend (he was seriously bipolar, made me depressed). GC took it back even though it was a floor demo.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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Took it back to the shop today, turns out the tip of the cable I used in the shop snapped off and got stuck.

They replaced it out free of charge


Awesome. Never would have thought of that.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:57 AM   #18
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Awesome. Never would have thought of that.


And it's just my luck that it would happen to me
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #19
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I would have never guessed that.
Glad you got it straightened out,

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