#1
Sup guys, alright my brand new Epiphone Les Paul's input jack keeps coming loose. i'm not messing witht the screw or anything, but yet it just keeps coming loose. I've tried everything, just using the screws and nuts that came with the guitar. I've had to redo the jack like 6 or 8 times in one month. someone said to glue it down, but i'll probably go in there again one day and change out the jack, so idk wat to do. any suggestions? thanks
#3
changing the jack is really the only way to fix it. just keep tightening it till then.
#4
yeah make sure you just check it everytime you play it and keep it tight, the one on my SG comes loose sometimes so i just have to check it, youll regret gluing it down if your jack goes bad and you have to switch it out.
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#5
Use a little bit of PTFE tape and tape it around the threads so that'd make the nut/screws go tighter.
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#6
awesome, i'll try those out, but yeah the butt caulk is probably the safest bet, haha, just kidding. thanks guys
#7
the tape or a gripping washer. and dont "hand tighten" that jack or the center will spin and rip off the two wires connected to the jack.
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#8
iv had this same problem on my epi lp and i just opened up the back took off the jack plate held on to the actuall jack and used an adjustible wrench to tighten the nut untill it was nice and snug. its held perfectly fine for a month now so..........
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#9
...Do you have a Plain-Top?

Cause I had the same problem.
I traded it in, for other reasons, and the replacement they gave me hasn't had the problem yet.
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Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
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#11
the model doesnt matter.
my epi input has been fine. you can get a loose jack from any brand. the key is to go out and get a gripping washer, .25c, and not to hand tighten.
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