#1
The output jack on my Tele is loose so when I'm standing up to play the lead slips and sounds goes.
I've tried tightening it with my fingers but it seems to have come loose again.
Do I need to open it up to get it tightened properly?
Could any Tele players help out with this?
#2


and add a locking washer.
Jenneh

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#3
Quote by jj1565


and add a locking washer.

the jack plate is probably completely different to that - more like the "bucket" thing.

i think he's asking how to open it up. I have the same problem, except the lead doesn't fall out, it just wobbles around in there and makes scratchy noises when it moves.
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#4
yeah i took a guess because this is the jack pic i have and he didnt say a model.

if it's the recessed one then you can still remove it and hold it from inside thru the control cavity.
Jenneh

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#5
if its the one that looks similar to this:



except the older version without the screws - the plate thats around it IS the screw. I just rotated it clockwise and it sorted out my tele - i made sure the actual jack bit wasn't twisting with it though - and it wasn't.
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#6
Quote by Blompcube
the jack plate is probably completely different to that - more like the "bucket" thing.

i think he's asking how to open it up. I have the same problem, except the lead doesn't fall out, it just wobbles around in there and makes scratchy noises when it moves.


Ye I have pretty much the same issue as yourself then.

Thanks for the picture Blompcube; so i Just remove the plate and tighten the thing while it's outside?
#7
bad idea to turn it without holding on the inside, yes.
Jenneh

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#8
Quote by jj1565
bad idea to turn it without holding on the inside.

its one of those jack plates that you have to turn in the cavity to screw it into the cavity, if you know what i'm saying. how is anyone supposed to screw the plate into the cavity whilst holding the jack socket from the inside?

i mean i rotated the jack plate here not the nut on the jack, as it was the plate that was loose, because mine is one of those which is screwed into place via itself... i'm not really very good at explaining it.

so is it the plate thats loose or the actual socket? (note - the socket will also move around if its the jack plate thats loose - if its just the socket moving around, not the plate, then you'll need to tighten the socket, which involves removing the jack plate anyway)
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#9
Quote by Blompcube
its one of those jack plates that you have to turn in the cavity to screw it into the cavity, if you know what i'm saying. how is anyone supposed to screw the plate into the cavity whilst holding the jack socket from the inside?

i mean i rotated the jack plate here not the nut on the jack, as it was the plate that was loose, because mine is one of those which is screwed into place via itself... i'm not really very good at explaining it.

so is it the plate thats loose or the actual socket? (note - the socket will also move around if its the jack plate thats loose - if its just the socket moving around, not the plate, then you'll need to tighten the socket, which involves removing the jack plate anyway)


The plate's holding, it's just the socket that's loose for me.
#10
take it out add a locking washer.

ba dum dum,
Jenneh

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