#1
Ok gimme a chance, this isn't one of those crappy attempts at making a guitar from a panel off a garden fence. For the last few months I've been making a solid mahogany guitar at college with the technician who's been doing it for years.
Basically, all the woodwork is done, the finish is almost professional standard but there's one little problem.
I've ordered some 18mm shaft pots to fit through the cavitity in the back that i made for all the controls, but the jack socket I have came off an old strat rip off so the shaft isn't anywhere near long enough to fit through the body. Looking at a new one and the only one I can find for a decent price is on Axetec

The SCKT06 looks like something you'd put in an acoustic to convert it, but the website doesnt say how long the shaft is. Obviously I want it to fit through the wood in the cavitity (approx 15mm) but it has to fit inside so it can't be longer than about 60mm.

Can anyone tell me how big the shaft is, or give me an alternative?

Thanks
#2
im sorry, im a little confused.

are you saying that your Jack is too short or the pot's shaft is too short?
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#4
I suspect that people don't want to help you due to your first sentence being an insult. I imagine that if you needed to ask a family member for a kidney you would tell them they were fat first.
#6
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That was one of the nicest builds I've ever seen...




i agree, probably one of the best builds on UG, too.


glad you figured it out.
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in this guys defense, i don't think he knew of that build. I think he was just saying he wasn't doing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFXeChXfcI



ahh, those things. everyone should make one of those at some point in their building career. i still have mine around here somewhere.
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#10
I think you should've gotten your parts together before you finished all the routing and such! Mockup is soo critical. My brother skipped that on his '69 Chevy truck and ended up with quite the large amount of chips in the brand new paint job trying to fit up parts that were never test fitted. It's the same stuff. Also, pics make people on the internet really excited and helpful for some reason. Doesn't even have to be of the jack, just throw up some guitar porn haha
#11
Thanks for the reference guys.

You can use an acoustic guitar input jack. They are called endpin jacks. I was forced to use one on my second build because where I live there are suppliers of quality guitar parts and I forgot to order a good jack. You should look for a threaded one like this

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Components:_Jacks/Threaded_Endpin_Jack.html

If you can't find one like that for cheap enough you could always buy a tapered one and lathe off the back part of the strap button so that it mounts flush with the body.
#12
^If he does that then the plug will go too far into the jack and the connectors won't touch the proper leads. Plus, it won't grab the plug very well. Why do you not want him to get a barrel jack?
#13
Using a stereo female side with a mono male side does work. You just have to make sure you wire to the right leads, the one is left unconnected. It grabs the input jack really well on the one I used. It's not ideal, but if you don't have access to the right part (which is obviously the barrel jack) then you have to make a plan.

I agree tho, a barrel jack would be ideal.
#14
^I meant if he lathed off the strap button... I'd suppose that would make the plug slide in too far for its own good.
#15
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Using a stereo female side with a mono male side does work. You just have to make sure you wire to the right leads, the one is left unconnected. It grabs the input jack really well on the one I used. It's not ideal, but if you don't have access to the right part (which is obviously the barrel jack) then you have to make a plan.


Using a stereo jack is the exact same result as using a mono jack. Simply have to not connect the middle ring to the circuitry and there you go.
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#16
well i'm confused :L

first off, apologies for not noticing that build linked to previously, that is pretty cool

if someone could just suggest a model that you think would work for me then i'd be very greatful. I know a lot about the hardware of a guitar and stuff like that but I'm not so good with the electrics yet...
#17
You should just buy the right jack for the job. If you live in Europe or America that shouldn't be too expensive.

From what I can tell you should use a barrel jack. they look like this


If you are still unsure or if that jack looks wrong then you must post a picture of your control cavity and a more detailed description of the problem.

Use Google power to shop around for the right one at the right price