Thursday, 19 June 2008
  0 Replies
  1.6K Visits
0
Votes
Undo
  Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out if I'm the only person in the world who's had a world of problems with the neutrik locking jack. I'm now on my third output jack in the past 8 months. Before I started replacing them, I just dealt with it by using Planet Waves cables with the nifty spring on the sleeve. The last time I had to replace, I was in Nashville (12 hours away from home) and I had to find one (almost impossible). I ended up finding a replacement, but it was broken and had the wrong cover plate. I had to take both jacks apart and construct my own. Luckily, it worked and I pulled the show off. It's still installed and working, but I'm starting to wonder about a more permanent solution if this continues. I don't think I'm terribly rough on them or anything, and the last time I bought a jack, the owner of the store told me that he thought they were less than durable. What do you guys think?
13 years ago
·
#10265
0
Votes
Undo
I've had no problems with mine in more than two years of steady gigging, but I generally use a right angle plug or a very short plug, like a George L. I suspect using a regular straight plug might cause some strain
13 years ago
·
#10266
0
Votes
Undo
I've been using the one in my AB-1 without problem from when I bought it in 2005. It's gone through plenty of shows, regular rehearsals and my home practicing schedule without problem I use straight-plug end cords and have used a variety of different ones without difficulty. I believe that Sheldon uses metal casing locking jacks, so I don't know why they would fail...
13 years ago
·
#10267
0
Votes
Undo
My Uber Alles Prima has seen the larger part of the action in the last decade (maybe not in the past 3yrs but it was my "to go" Dingwall ever since I got it in 1999). The Neutric jack has not shown any signs of giving up on me
13 years ago
·
#10269
0
Votes
Undo
So Nasty, I am curious. Do you run your patch cord through the strap to act as a stress buffer, or do you let yours hang from the axe to the floor? :shock: And do you have lots of slack for when you get moving around on stage? I have actually found that having a really long, high quality patch cord weighs down on the jack if I do not run it through my strap for some support, and I use a 90 degree end also.
13 years ago
·
#10270
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="bassplayinbill":2chnegre]So Nasty, I am curious. Do you run your patch cord through the strap to act as a stress buffer, or do you let yours hang from the axe to the floor? :shock: And do you have lots of slack for when you get moving around on stage? I have actually found that having a really long, high quality patch cord weighs down on the jack if I do not run it through my strap for some support, and I use a 90 degree end also.[/quote:2chnegre] I also use a 90 degree (most of the time), and loop through my strap. It seems pretty clear (from others' responses) that the problems it's had have been my fault. I have seen, numerous times, other people doing things that could destroy the jack. Usually, it's someone setting the bass straight down (right on the jack! :shock:) or pulling the cord without pressing the button. I should add that I love the locking jack idea. I've never once thought it's a bad idea, but often, I wonder if there's not a tougher substitute.
13 years ago
·
#10273
0
Votes
Undo
I've not had a problem in 2+ years of steady use on my AB1. I always loop the cord through the strap, and am careful to set the bass it in a stand where there is no stress on the plug. Maybe you're onto something about folks trying to pull out the plug without pressing the release lever.
  • Page :
  • 1
There are no replies made for this post yet.
Be one of the first to reply to this post!