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General Discussion => TECH TALK => Topic started by: dspiffy on June 22, 2018, 11:39:08 PM

Title: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: dspiffy on June 22, 2018, 11:39:08 PM
I've searched the board and read every output jack related thread that I can find.

Does anyone have a solution to output jack issues (cable wont stay in) short of replacing the jacks?

Otherwise, since Parker's no longer in business, does everyone here use the long Fishman jacks?
Title: Re: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: Notes_Norton on June 23, 2018, 05:22:43 PM
I don't know if this will solve your problem or not, but I found this jack and put it on a problem panel on my gig rack, and it solved the problem. It holds the plug in better and holds it firmer.

It does take a replacement though.

https://puretonetechnologies.com/

Notes
Title: Re: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: JamieCrain on June 26, 2018, 04:25:15 PM
Have you tried bending the tabs on the jack?

It should work, but if the metal is fatigued then it may not work forever and a replacement might be necessary eventually.
Title: Re: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: dspiffy on June 26, 2018, 06:03:44 PM
How do you get to the tabs in a fully enclosed jack?
Title: Re: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: billy on June 30, 2018, 08:05:36 AM
A dental pick, a strong flashlight and nerves of steel.

But I don’t think the tabs bend as much as the plastic holding the tabs wears a bit and then they slip.

There’s a guide on the Parker guitars site under support for jack replacement. Probably your best bet.
Title: Re: Output jack issues (again)
Post by: dspiffy on June 30, 2018, 01:47:50 PM
Do you mean this?

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/manuals/New%20Input%20Jack%20Modification%20On%20Old%20Parkers.pdf