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Guitar Input Jack Repair

How do I fix the amp input jack on my guitar?

So I just got a guitar for Xmas, go me! But after 48 hours of owning it I think I sat down wrong or something, so the jack that plugs into my guitar for the amp kind of "ripped" the plug-in thing out.

Basically, what I plug into is dangling from a hole on my guitar.

(I unscrewed the little metal protective plate thing to try and see if I could fix it, obviously didn't work)

I can still plug it in and it works fine, I'd just rather it be back in it's protective little slot on the guitar, the jack is connected to a very fragile looking wire that I'm afraid will eventually break.

I tried to see if I could just slip it back in place but it looks like something came off (which I can't find, might have fallen IN the guitar?), so I'm just gonna assume I have to take it in to get it fixed.

I'd much rather fix it on my own though, experience and all that.

And I dunno wtf a jack is to be honest, I'm assuming it's the massive metallic weapon-like thing I stab into my guitar / amp.

Guitar input jack repair?

Hey so This happened with my guitar output jack.

I ordered a new jack, a 1/4 fender jack but is there any way I can fix this without having to replace it. And how do I replace it?

Guitar Input Jack Repair and Guitar Center Repair Question?

You need to do a bit of troubleshooting. First, a couple of things:

You guitar does not pick up sound from the amp. It sends sound to the amp. Your problem can be anywhere from the amp input, the guitar chord, the chord plugin at the amp, a connection to to volume control, pickup switches (toggles) etc. USUALLY if there is a problem with a cable or switch, you will hear a scratchy sound or the sound cutting in and out. You can easily identify this by jiggling the cable or rocking the switches until it cuts in and out. If it is completely dead, no sound, no scratchy intermittent sound, more than likely a wire is diconnected somewhere.

Check to make sure all volume controls are on, and the pickup toggles are in the right positions. I know, this sounds too easy, but lots of times that's the problem. If you are going through effects boxes, make sure your batteries are good, and all those cables are plugged in and in good working order.

Try another guitar chord. If your amp has two inputs, try the second one. Again, make sure the gain is up, speakers are connected if it's a combo amp...basic stuff.

To eliminate the amp and isolate it as a guitar problem, try your guitar in another amp...the guitar center will let you do this if you dont have a buddy who has an amp. This will isolate the guitar. Using a couple of cables will eliminate the cables too. At that point, you have determined that it's in the guitar somewhere. Yes, Guitar Center could fix it. It could be a simple connection or something more serious. But whatever you do, DO NOT try to fix this yourself. You obviously do not have enough experience to try and solder connections yet. You dont want to mess up your guitar. However, dont be afraid to learn more about it as you go along.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for the A2A. It depends what is wrong with the input jack. But unless it is an active circuit or stereo, there are only two wires to worry about, and chances are that one or both of the wires has/have become loose, or has/have a bad solder connection.It is really very easy to fix, possibly a little more difficult with some types of guitar, but once you have managed to actually get to the inside of the jack you will quickly be able to see which wires are faulty.Typically there will be one longer lug and a shorter one. One will be positive and the other negative. The negative cable will always go to ground (earth).All you really need to do is unsolder each of the wires in turn, cut off the remaining bit of wire at the tip, then strip the wire back so that a fresh section is revealed. Then you need to tin the copper wire with solder using a hot soldering iron and solder the cable back to the lug on the input jack. Do the same with the other wire and you should be good to go.If I were you I would make sure that all the nuts are securely tightened in the socket of the output jack in order to prevent them coming loose and causing the input jack to rotate inside the socket, as this is probably what caused the wire or wires to become loose in the first place.Do a search on Youtube for instructional videos on guitar maintenance, and you should be able to find a video which shows you how to do this repair, in case you are unable to follow my instructions.

Input jack repair on dual rectifier guitar amp?

amp cut out suddenly, there's crackling, like the signal is trying to get through, and bleeds through somewhat, but very sporadic. We tested 3 different guitars, 3 guitar cables, and 2 speaker cables from amp to speaker, to eliminate all those possibilities, which leaves the input jack of the amp.

The last time I brought my amp to a repair shop here in L.A., they did a $300 repair when it was supposed to be a $60 diagnostic; So I won't go to them obviously, but isn't an input jack probably something I could do myself? I have a soldering iron, do you need a special kind of solder?

Any help appreciated. (jeez they really should have a musical instruments section on here)

How much should it cost to get a guitar amps input jack repaired?

Guess it wouldn't cost much. Maybe 30$ ? Or you can do it by yourself. Here are instructions:

Guitar input jack broken!?

I'd have to know the guitar, but there are several options. Most guitars you can unscrew the 2-4 srews on the plate and then you have access. There are only 2 wires, usually white and black that are attached to the jack. Try bending the J shaped bar that is attached to the base. If that doesn't work, it's an easy fix to solder in a new jack, just look at the old one and solder it the same way it is origionally installed.

Is the input jack on my guitar messed up.?

Are you sure it's not your cord? Guitar cords burn out a lot faster than the jack.

If it does the same thing with different cords, unscrew the input and see if you can find a bad connection. It's a very simple mechanism and you'll be able to tell if something isn't right.

If not, take it to a guitar repair shop. It might be something in the wiring from the jack, not the jack itself.

How do you fix a broken input jack on a guitar amp?

I think I broke the input jack on my guitar amp. I played fine then I turned it off. Later I tried to play again and it wouldn't work. I tried a new cord and that didn't work. I tried playing on a different amp and that worked, so I know it's not the guitar or the cord. And, my mp3 player will play through the amp so I KNOW it's the input jack. Does anybody know how to fix an input jack? Would it be cheaper just to buy a new one? (My guitar amp is the amp that comes with the ibanez starter pack if that helps) here's a link:

Guitar amp input question?

M is correct. You might also look on the back of the amp to see if it has "effects send" and "effects return" jacks. If so,

- plug guitar into amp input
- run another guitar cord from efx send into the pedal input (i.e. this jack "sends" your guitar signal to the pedal)
- run another cord from pedal output into efx return (i.e. this jack "returns" the pedal's output to the amp)

Experiment with settings on your pedal for best sound; the settings that work best with an effects loop are usually going to be different than the ones you would use if connecting the pedal out directly to the amp input (the way poster M describes).

Some pedals work best in an effects loop and others work best when connected as M describes, so just use whatever configuration produces the best sound for you.