For true music lovers, the electric guitar is definitely one of the most loved and used instruments in modern music. The clear improvements made on this instrument mean that the search for sound is always evolving, thanks to the continuous improvements in the creation of more sophisticated components, which improve the quality, thus making the instrument itself more versatile. Often, during rehearsals in the recording room, at home or even on stage, live, it can happen that the output sound is superimposed by annoying noises and not insignificant interference that undermine the clarity of the sound. Most of the time, this problem is related to a component of the guitar, as important as it is underestimated: the jack input. So we’ll see how to repair this very important guitar component. This is a rather simple procedure but it requires a lot of attention, time and above all precision. Follow it carefully and good luck.
Check the condition of the mask
Here is the first step of the guide on how to repair the guitar’s jack input. First you need to check the condition of your guitar’s mask. First, you need to check that the mask under the female jack is secure, i.e. screwed in so that it does not move. If not, then you must tighten the bolt around the jack. Use a hexagonal wrench for this. If the output sound is still disturbed, then unscrew the entire mask and remove it. You will notice that under it are two wires, usually black and white, soldered to the two poles of the jack input. In most cases you may notice that one of the two wires or both, in the worst case, are about to fail or even that some of them are already desoldered.
Remove old welds
Here is the second step of the guide on how to repair the guitar’s jack input. As a second step you need to remove the old solder. Use a fine-pointed soldering iron, then dissolve the old soldering iron made of tin and then remove the whole thing with a special tin-sucking pump. You can find the items to perform these two simple steps in any hardware store or DIY. At this point, take the soldering iron and two new tin wires to perform a new solder.
Insert the guitar plug
Here is the third step of the guide on how to repair the guitar’s jack input. As a third step you need to plug in the guitar plug. After examining the condition of your guitar’s jack input and checking whether or not there are broken wires, you need to insert a quarter-inch guitar plug. You must insert it into the hole in the jack input of your musical instrument and check if the tip of the guitar plug comes into contact with the metal pipes of the jack input. If this is not the case, you should proceed with the soldering process, which I will explain in the next step.
Create new welds
Here is the fourth step of the guide on how to repair the guitar’s jack input. As a last resort you will need to create the new welds. Dissolve the terminals of the two tin wires so that you get two balls that you will then place on the two poles of the jack input. Then take the two wires that come out of the guitar and solder them to the two balls created, each with its own color. It is good to know that the pond cools quickly, so the speed of execution will ensure a secure grip and optimal accuracy. Finally, after creating the two new welds, correct and clean, reassemble everything, then screw the mask to the jack input and connect the guitar to the amplifier.