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unclebill124

Wiring Repair

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Probably pretty basic for most of you, but I need help: cable jack has a short/broken solder. guitar is a semi-hollow, f-hole type with the jack on the side. how do I get to the thing to fix it? losening the outside retainer nut on the jack will release it from the body, but then what? appreciate any advice!

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Ahhhhhh.......semi-hollows.....the real man's (or woman's) repair job!!

Loosen the nut and poke a stiff piece of wire shaped like a "J" into the F hole. Tug softly on the wires until you see the jack move. You now have the jack wiring. Take the nut off (don't lose the jack wire!) and pull the J hook and wire up through the F hole. Fix your broken connection then attach the wire to the jack so you can fish it back through the hole. Re-attach the nut and you're good to go.

It's NOT easy and takes PATIENCE. I now use a pair of curved, long needle nose but before I bought those I used the wire method with great success. The wire has to be stiff enough to hold the jack when you go back in but flimsy enough that you can yank it off when you get the nut back on. Try a piece of #12 or #10 stranded electrical wire. Patience, patience, patience........

When you're through with that try changing a pot.....that's even more fun! :D

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Ahhhhhh.......semi-hollows.....the real man's (or woman's) repair job!!

BlueP, you are becoming the consumate PC sensitive mod of the future! My applause shall follow!

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