I have a rather unusual question. I have a Fender Affinity Jazz Bass starter kit and it comes with a 15W amp - "Rumble 15 Bass Combo Amp".
I also have a cat in the house, and every time I don't cover my amp with a plastic bag, my amp becomes an instant scratching post. However, to cover the amp between each practice session, I have to unplug/plug my power cord into the amp every time I use it.
The problem is, the plug socket is unusually tight, really tight. I'm not a big guy, but I'm not weak by any means either. Yet it takes me quite a lot of effort just to plug and unplug it. I'm not sure how to quantize the level of effort so you guys understand, but lets just say if I try to unplug I have to use two hands, I have to always start by wiggling the plug out, and my body even moves back a bit after I finally pull it out.
I don't think this is usual, and I think the wiggling has been damaging the bass amp. I believe the amp just happened to be manufactured with a not-too-good socket. So my questions are:
- Is there anything I can do to make the socket less tight or make it easier to plug/unplug?
- or... how would you keep your cat away from the amp?
UPDATE: Turns out it's a cable problem as Chocos suggested... the material for the cable plug is very stiff and probably not exactly the right size and I'm pretty sure the cable's made in china. I've also cut a little slot in the bag to slide over the cable. Thanks for your help guys!