#1
So the jack where you plug in the cable on my guitar stopped working. I ended up fixing it for a little but it broke again. The wires where the jack connects broke off and they are too short now for me to solder myself, I think I'm gonna need to get it completely rewired. Anyway does anyone have any idea how much that would cost? I need to get a new jack too.
#2
$5?

It's a 2 minute job, max.

Couldn't tell you how much a store will charge but if someone brought that in to me, I would charge a few bucks, if anything at all.
#3
If you take it to a guitar shop, a lot.
If you take it to a proper luthier 20-40 quid.
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#4
Quote by Any7423
If you take it to a guitar shop, a lot.
If you take it to a proper luthier 20-40 quid.


Where the **** are you taking your instruments that they'll charge you that much to solder one or two joints? Seriously?

TS: Like 5 bucks max. Maybe 10 if you're going to a particularly stingy shop.

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#5
if i'm paying 40$ for a jack it better not be the kind that goes in my guitar
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#6
Well, you'd need two small lengths of wire (free, if you have some lying around) and a new input jack (between five and ten bucks for a quality one).

It's easy enough to do it yourself. If you take it to a shop, you'll end up spending the same for parts, but probably twice as much for installation.
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#7
You can probably just use the old wire. All you need is the jack. I just put in a 3 way selector switch in like 3 minutes and I'm tech retarded. Honestly it will take longer unscrewing the jack than soldering it in.
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#8
i read the title of the thread and thought... whaaaaaa....

Soldiering is easy and the jack has to be the easiest piece to solder a wire to in the whole control cavity...just get you some old parts and a soldiering iron.. look up how to solder on the net.,. and do a bit of practicing.. not hard at all

If was to do it for someone. Id charge $10 or so...
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#9
I payed 8 bucks for the jack 4 bucks to have it installed
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#10
Quote by Mufassa
i read the title of the thread and thought... whaaaaaa....

Soldiering is easy and the jack has to be the easiest piece to solder a wire to in the whole control cavity...just get you some old parts and a soldiering iron.. look up how to solder on the net.,. and do a bit of practicing.. not hard at all

If was to do it for someone. Id charge $10 or so...


I actually did fix it with solder. But it just broke again now the wire is too short for me to solder it on again.
#11
hmm.. electrical tape.. wire cutters and another piece of wire.. try.. try again..
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#2 1995 MIK modded Fender squire
#3 2001 MIK Squier Stagemaster Deluxe
#4 2007 MIJ DKMG/DXMG Jackson
#5 1985 MIA Gibson SG Special
#6 1999 MIK ESP LTD M107