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Often when a jack socket comes loose, the owner keeps tightening it from outside. This makes the wire attached to the part of the socket which is either inside the guitar body, or under the scratchplate, to turn round. It will only go so far before it either breaks or shorts or touches another component. Sounds like you need to get at the inside part of that ...


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Bob. I changed the switching on my Tele a couple of years ago, using a propriety 4 way switch. This gives the original switching, plus the pups out of phase. It was a bit of a fiddly job, with an almost complete re-wire, but well worth it to have an extra sound. The new switch fits in place of the original, and looking at it, you wouldn't know. Obviously, ...


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First, I would try to find a pair of headphones with detachable cables. Second, the best headphone cables I have found are the VMODA replacement cables for the Crossfade series (you can order them off of the VMODA website). I don't care for their headphones, but their cables are excellent. They are covered in braided fabric and designed to withstand quite ...


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The wrapping you are talking about is essential - it is there to screen the signal wires from electromagnetic interference, including mains hum, crosstalk, interference from signal processors, in fact any form of EM signal nearby. Don't be tempted to remove it - you would actually be better off removing a little bit of wood from the guitar or placing the ...


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I found this very helpful link: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php and I found out I had ground loops; removing them improved the issue a lot. There is much more shielding stuff to do in this link, requiring more material and time, so I definitely recommend it.


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Practical? Absolutely. Beneficial? I would say so! I recently rewired a Tele of mine, from a three-pickup "Nashville" style to the classic two-pickup, but with some tricks under the hood: A four-way pickup selector switch, offering bridge and neck pickups either individually, combined in parallel (as is standard) or combined in series; and A push-push ...


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A few things I can tell you, the first and most obvious is the cable. If you can decrease the hum/buzz by touching ANY metal parts and/or strings, then your guitar ground wiring is probably "OK", meaning it is probably as good as the manufacturer took the time to make it. But a crappy cable will always make things a lot worse, especially in an electrically ...


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One thing worth mentioning is that loudspeaker impedances are minimum values over the frequency range and vary over frequency. The frequency response is for a given voltage. A consequency of this is that two loudspeakers of different build put in series may not divide the voltage up evenly between themselves. So whatever arrangement you end up forming, ...


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It sounds like you want something like Deaf Eddie's "FAT-O-Caster" mod, which provides (as of V3, in addition to standard tones): Neck and bridge in parallel, with or without middle in parallel; Bridge and neck in series, with or without middle in parallel; and Bridge (out-of-phase) and neck in series, with or without middle in parallel. This switches ...


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I see two options here: Buy headphones with a manufacturer's warranty. If you spend enough, you can get a lifetime warranty. If the cable breaks, send them to the manufacturer for a replacement. Some manufacturers will give a discount on an exchange even after the warranty has expired. Or, spend less on headphones, and the first time the cable breaks, use ...



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