#1
Today, my output jack on my Epiphone Les Paul guitar ripped off and both wires are torn off on each ends. I want to put the output jack back on my guitar so I can start rocking again, dammit! I am experienced with sodering, so if I have to soder anything, I will do it. I took some pics:

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9586/2008032062252bk3.jpg - output jack ripped off
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8756/2008032062290nx4.jpg - guitar alone
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7494/2008032062301zu0.jpg - head of stock of guitar
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4302/2008032062330nl2.jpg - output jack hole on guitar
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5782/2008032062345mm3.jpg - inside guitar with all wires for output jack, etc

can someone tell me what i have to do? what wires do i need to sire to what, etc? help.
Last edited by MasterMind32 at Mar 20, 2008,
#5
yes. if you're experienced in 'sodering', then SOLDER the hot wire (shielded) to the tip lug on the output jack, and the ground wire, non shielded to the inner lug. tahh-dahh
should be good as used.

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#7
i can't tell too well from your pic if you have them SOLLLLLLLLDERED onto the right lugs, but plug it in, if you get good sound, you did it right, if you get fuzz, then you reversed them. and did you use flux? that solder joint doesnt look very shiny..
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#8
alright.. i sodered em together, but now i get a **** load of static when i play.. messed with settings on amp and guitar, didn't help... what could possibly be the problem now?
#11
Is the ground wire somehow making a connection with the hot? or is it a bad soldering job on the ground? I just remember my epi having a static problem till i resoldered everything. Was a grounding issue.
#13
No, everyone is wrong lol. all you did, chances are, is reverse the ground and hot. switch them over.

keep in mind hot goes to tip.

"soder" is actually SOLDER

and use flux next time you solder, because the joints didnt look all that shiny either


best of luck mate. tis' not hard with a little practice
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#14
wait. i took the little one and stuck it through small end and took bigger one into bigger end.. did i do that right? if so, all i gotta do is fix ground then
#15
it doesnt work from 'small' or big'.. whichever lug on jack leads to hot, and whichever lug on the jack leads to sleeve, should be respectively soldered. the bare wire is ground (most likely) and shileded is hot. now just solder hot-hot and ground-ground. its that simple.
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#16
ya im still getting a static effect. the two wires are touching, but they are isolated, so that shouldn't be the problem. what could the problem be?
#17
hey guys.. i got it fixed. it was caused by a bad connection. thanks for the help guys. it's perfect now! no static, very clean.