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Washburn General Forum => Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie => Topic started by: den052 on December 29, 2010, 07:40:22 PM

Title: EA20SDL 1/4 phono jack
Post by: den052 on December 29, 2010, 07:40:22 PM
Having connection problems with the 1/4 phone jack. I need to replace the jack. Any suggestions on where I can find one and if it is hard to replace? I can solder and have worked in electronics. Somebody said the jack is molded into the module and cannot be replaced without replacing the whole pickup module.
Title: EA20SDL 1/4 phono jack
Post by: wrmurphy on December 29, 2010, 11:07:18 PM
deno52, the space is very tight. I had to take mine to a luthier when it loosened up. If you do it yourself, there is a special wrench that can be bought at, stewmac.com.(?) Good luck with your guitar.

Murph
Title: EA20SDL 1/4 phono jack
Post by: den052 on January 01, 2011, 09:12:16 PM
The jack seems to be mounted to the guitar body fine, but the connection is faulty between the jack (female) and a common 1/4 male jack. It looks like there are 3 phillips screws that hold the jack to the guitar body but I want to be cautious about trying to remove the socket and not damage something inside of the guitar?????
Title: EA20SDL 1/4 phono jack
Post by: nogin007 on January 02, 2011, 07:30:44 AM
Are you referring to the XLR connector? If you are trying to use the XLR, plug in your XLR cable, then insert a 1/4 plug into the 1/4 jack. The guitar is designed so the 1/4 plug makes contact inside to turn on power. You can just use a dummy 1/4 plug. If you need to replace the 1/4 jack, you will need a 1/4 jack with 3 connections, and wire it like the one in the guitar.