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Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by Wrighty, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    So, first acoustic posting and it’s a moan! Just set about re-stringing my acoustic and noticed the strap button / jack socket is loose. Simple ‘tighten the nut’ job. No bloody way. Just can’t stop everything turning as I try to tighten down the button part.

    Only good thing is that I just checked my lottery ticket and have won 30 quid. Methinks that Barry the guitar tech at my local shop will have a gadget to hold the inner socket tight whilst he tightens the nut / strap button. He can have it and my winnings will pay for it.

    S’pose it really is a first world problem at the end of the day. Ho hum
     
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    I had that once on my Martin. Took the strings off and got cozy inside with my hands. Was tight but it worked . But Barry is a smooth operator too, I'm sure
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Really can’t get my hand far enough inside without real pain and a genuine fear of wearing a Faith Neptune acoustic until the fire brigade arrive to free me! Even if I could reach the nut inside, it’d be impossible to hold it tight enough.
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Solved, long term, I hope. Turns out the strap button isn’t what tightens the unit. Unscrew it and the actual socket is held in exactly like a panel mount jack socket with a grip washer against the guitar and the nut on top. Once it’s in place there is about 3/8th of an inch of the socket protruding. You put the nut on and there are two holes at on opposite sides of the socket into which you can slip a screwdriver or whatever to stop the whole unit from turning whilst you tighten it down. The button then screws onto the tight socket finger tight. It’s only evil ‘til you fathom out how it works!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Allers look befoor tha leaps and teks it to Barry...
     
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    For those across the pond, a rough translation, the man is saying, ‘ twit! you should always look, really look, before you rush to your tech and give him money’. Sound advice, Mr Bit!
     
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    Believe it or not, I GOT that
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Well done, I mean, if it had been in English but...............
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Don't mind @Wrighty, he thinks everybody needs a Yorkshire/English dictionary because he had to buy one.

    Gerroverthissen man...
     
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