So, without my noticing, the nut on my jack socket came loose, and fell off. Before I noticied this, my mum had already come in with the vacuum cleaner. Leaving me unable to plug in a lead in to my guitar, unless I do what I'm having to resort to, which is unscrewing the jack socket, plugging the lead in, and then screwing it back in. Which I don't want to do, because I'll end up breaking something. So, my question is this. How would I go about replacing this? What size nut am I after?
can't you open the vacuum and look for it in there?
I did, a couple of weeks ago when it happened. Now it'll be gone foreverrrrrrrr.
I am not sure the size of the nut but go to the local electronic parts store (Radio Shack if you live in the States) and buy a cheap 1/4" mono panel mount audio jack. It should have a nut on it and it should be the same size as the one you lost.
You could also try going to your local guitar store and explaining to them what happened, they might even have a few spares lying around that they'd be happy to part with.
dont worry you can still have children with only one.