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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Electrosocket question

Mick Reid
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Oct 20th, 2017 01:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm going to install an Electrosocket in my tele.

Wondering if you guys put a drop of lock-tite (or similar) on the threads prior to screwing the jack into the cup, or is that asking for trouble down the road?

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Oct 20th, 2017 06:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never have.
There should be a lock washer with the jack. Just stick that against the cup and tighten things up - shouldn't ever move.

p.s. First the switch tip, now the Electrosocket. Is this thing still a Telecaster???
(;^D)

(This message was last edited by MLC at 08:29 AM, Oct 20th, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Oct 20th, 2017 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Is this thing still a Telecaster???"

Just barely! LOL!

Yeah, I'll try it with the lock washer (technically an "anti-vibration washer") but part of my reason for the Electrosocket is so I can use right angle plugs. I'll check if the jack will protrude enough to accommodate the right angle.

Thanks

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 09:53 AM, Oct 20th, 2017)

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Oct 20th, 2017 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always put a single drop of BLUE Loctite on my jacks, as well as volume and tone controls.

Its good insurance and easy to remove when you want to.

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Oct 20th, 2017 09:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pay attention to the threads...there are two types: imperial and metric.

I use a teensy dot of CA on jack threads. They never come apart by themselves, and warming it up with a soldering stick makes disassembly a cinch.

Mick Reid
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Oct 20th, 2017 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Pay attention to the threads"

Yep, both E-socket & jack are Imperial.

Will go for the "teensy" spot of CA. Thanks!

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Oct 24th, 2017 03:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick, There are two length jack bodies. If you need more body clearance for your right angle plug make sure you use the long one.

I'll never build another Tele with out an Electro-socket,

Mick Reid
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Oct 24th, 2017 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Hammond.
The stock jack (MIM Tele) is a long bush type. I got a chance to install it yesterday.
I tried fitting it with the anti-vibration washer first but it made it too short for some of my right angle plugs so did the CA trick. Now all right angles are a good fit.

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Oct 24th, 2017 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Outstanding!

Mick Reid
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Oct 24th, 2017 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Pee!

Just curious, is an LP-type jack plate an alternative to the e-socket?

ie: is the standard plate large enough to cover the jack route and enough wood for the screws?


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Oct 24th, 2017 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

An LP-type jack plate on a Telecaster is just plain wrong...

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Oct 24th, 2017 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perhaps. But I have that four-screw metal plate on most of my Telecasters. Never had one come apart.

If the Electrosocket had come out earlier, I'd have gone that way. They just weren't available when I was adding Teles to the quiver.

Mick Reid
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Oct 24th, 2017 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I have that four-screw metal plate on most of my Telecasters. Never had one come apart."

Good to know! Good to have options. (and a "purist" I ain't!)

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Oct 25th, 2017 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, you can't damn a LP jack plate and use Electrosocket. Both are mods.

Depending on the body and the plate sometimes the LP piece needs to be bent (curved) a bit or in some cases flattened.

I like the Electrosocket personally but have a Tele or two as Peegoo does that I built prior to it's availability with LP four screw plates.



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