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Author Topic: Any tips for tightening output jack?  (Read 154 times)

Offline Mossman

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Any tips for tightening output jack?
« on: January 01, 2018, 03:21:51 PM »
My 1994 Fly has a loosish jack.  It doesn't grip well, and if I use a straight plug it sometimes slips out 1/4 inch or so and interrupts the signal. 

I've read all about the various jack-substitution/replacement hacks, but someone referred to a method of using some tool to re-bend a tab inside the jack?  I looked for it but couldn't find it.

I'm prepared to replace the jack with the Fishman Switchjack if I have to, but would rather keep the guitar original if I can.
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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Offline billy

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Re: Any tips for tightening output jack?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 04:55:35 PM »
You might want to just try a different cable.  I've had some that don't stay in well and others that work great, without doing anything to the jack.
Billy

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Offline JamieCrain

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Re: Any tips for tightening output jack?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
My nitefly had a jack issue once. I used my fingers to bend it, I don't think a tool is necessary. But if it is, surely a pair of needle-nosed pliers (or two) would do the trick?
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Offline Mossman

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Re: Any tips for tightening output jack?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 06:03:41 AM »
I think the Nitefly has a 'normal' jack with exposed metal tabs.  The Flys had a steel barrel type where everything's inside: http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php?topic=13982.0
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)

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Offline JamieCrain

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Re: Any tips for tightening output jack?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 03:03:10 PM »
Ah yes, you’re right that’s completely different to the new Nitefly jack.
Parker NiteFly RF622
Parker DFMV7
EB Music Man Majesty 6
Ibanez UV777BK

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Offline Mossman

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Re: Any tips for tightening output jack?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 06:55:58 AM »
Well I've ordered the Fishman Switchjack.  I'm reluctant to sacrifice the 'original' condition, but at the end of the day I need a guitar that works reliably. 
1994 Fly Deluxe (Black)
1998 Fly Deluxe (Plum)
2006 Refined Fly Classic (Natural)
2008 Refined Fly Deluxe (Heather Grey)
1998 NiteFly NVF4 (White)
1999 NiteFly NVF7 (Black)
2000 NiteFly SA (Transparent Blue)
2006 NiteFly M (Oil & Wax)
2006 NiteFly SA (Sunburst)