#1
Hi, yesterday i was playing my electric and i hear something rattling and i saw the bolt thing keeping my jack in my guitar in place, was lose. i screwed it tight again but after that, the amp wouldnt respond to the guitar anymore, it just made a wall of noise.

any suggestions?

thanks.
#2
Unscrew it and see if the wires are connected to the input thingy-magij It's a pain in the arse, its happened to mine so many time.

I had to take mine in to get it soldered (which only cost £5 at my guitar shop) then it ****ed up the day after!
#3
You have to be careful when retightening the nut on an input jack. If you aren't holding the jack in place, you can start turning it along with the nut. When that starts turning, the wiring on the inside starts turning with it, and there's only so much slack. You probably pulled a connection loose by accident. Open up the jack plate and take a look. And the next time you have a loose jack, take off the plate and hold the jack on the inside as you tighten the nut on the outside.

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Quote by BaffAttack
You have to be careful when retightening the nut on an input jack. If you aren't holding the jack in place, you can start turning it along with the nut. When that starts turning, the wiring on the inside starts turning with it, and there's only so much slack. You probably pulled a connection loose by accident. Open up the jack plate and take a look. And the next time you have a loose jack, take off the plate and hold the jack on the inside as you tighten the nut on the outside.


thanks, that was a clear explanation : )
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Quote by WantToLearn
thanks, that was a clear explanation : )


You are welcome. I did the same thing when I was about 16 with my first guitar. Once I figured out what happened, I vowed to never belittle anybody else who did it. Let he without sin, as the saying goes.

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Quote by BaffAttack
You have to be careful when retightening the nut on an input jack. If you aren't holding the jack in place, you can start turning it along with the nut. When that starts turning, the wiring on the inside starts turning with it, and there's only so much slack. You probably pulled a connection loose by accident. Open up the jack plate and take a look. And the next time you have a loose jack, take off the plate and hold the jack on the inside as you tighten the nut on the outside.


Aye, thats a very good explanation, You learn something new every day
#7
So I unscrewed the jack panel and i saw there was 1 white wire attached to the inputjack, but on the tube thing of the jack itself, there were 2 of these 'attachement' places, where the white wire was attached, if you know what i mean. i thought perhaps there should be 2 wires connected to the input jack but i didnt see any wires hanging loose or anything.

does anybody know if there should be 2 wires connected to it?

thanks.
#8
Quote by WantToLearn
Hi, yesterday i was playing my electric and i hear something rattling and i saw the bolt thing keeping my jack in my guitar in place, was lose. i screwed it tight again but after that, the amp wouldnt respond to the guitar anymore, it just made a wall of noise.

any suggestions?

thanks.


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U rock

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Sorry had to be said


you rock too man, thanks
#10
where do you live in holland

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Quote by WantToLearn
So I unscrewed the jack panel and i saw there was 1 white wire attached to the inputjack, but on the tube thing of the jack itself, there were 2 of these 'attachement' places, where the white wire was attached, if you know what i mean. i thought perhaps there should be 2 wires connected to the input jack but i didnt see any wires hanging loose or anything.

does anybody know if there should be 2 wires connected to it?

thanks.


There should also be a black wire (Ground) running from the back of your volume pot to the other tab on the jack. If that is not there then that is why you have no signal. you should be able to see the end of it inside the control cavity where the jack is. Just resolder it to the tab and away you go.
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#12
Quote by GOLDIE93
There should also be a black wire (Ground) running from the back of your volume pot to the other tab on the jack. If that is not there then that is why you have no signal. you should be able to see the end of it inside the control cavity where the jack is. Just resolder it to the tab and away you go.


yeah i was looking for a loose wire, but i can't find one. strange.
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where do you live in holland

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#14
Quote by WantToLearn
yeah i was looking for a loose wire, but i can't find one. strange.


You are now going to have to access your other electronics. Depending on the guitar you may have to take the whole pickguard assembly off if it is a strat type. or open up the other cavity in the back(lespaul type) look for a black wire that is not attatched at one end and feed it thru the hole to the jack cavity then re solder it. Either way you definetly need one so if you cannot find it , take a piece of wire and solder it to the back of the volume pot and solder the other end to the blank tab on your jack.

Just for your own safety refer to it as an OUTPUT jack. It doesn't matter to me what you call it but some of the Nazis here on UG will crucify you for calling it an input jack.
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#15
ITS A F***ING OUTPUT JACK

sorry but that really annoys me
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Quote by GOLDIE93
Just for your own safety refer to it as an OUTPUT jack. It doesn't matter to me what you call it but some of the Nazis here on UG will crucify you for calling it an input jack.

That's because it makes no Bob-damned sense. It's like those freaks who think the neck of a guitar is called "the arm", only with "input jack" being way stupider, because no signal ever goes into 99.997% of all guitars ever made.
#17
like said,

ground wire on inner most lug

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Quote by phip
ITS A F***ING OUTPUT JACK

sorry but that really annoys me


That annoys me too, I only came in here to correct that.
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#19
Sorry, I know the diff, too, but since it's a female connection I sometimes just slip and refer to it as input. Mah baaaad.

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#21
Hmm...I wonder if it's an output jack?

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#22
Quote by GOLDIE93
Just for your own safety refer to it as an OUTPUT jack. It doesn't matter to me what you call it but some of the Nazis here on UG will crucify you for calling it an input jack.


Amazing how all the Input/Output Nazis jump in only after I mention this to him...
Do you guys punch INPUT into the search bar and scan for people that accidentally call a part by the wrong name.
everyone knows what he was refering to so its not like he called it the thing where the chord goes.
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#23
honestly i dont see the big deal.


it's a universal part.
sometimes on a guitar it's an innie, sometimes on an amp it's an outtie.

also, i notice guys that have pet peeves almost never post to help, just to correct.
maybe they can all grow up to be underwear inspectors or something.

whoopidee doo.
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