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Joe Dorcia

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'77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« on: August 16, 2008, 10:56:36 AM »
Hey fellas, its been a long time since posting but now I have an interesting q for ya techies

A 1977 Les Paul Custom came in for a setup and such the other day and unfortunately (for me) the jack socket has started to go, so i need to replace it. However, the Customs of yester year had some funky shielding around the jack socket (see picture) which I can't get off! It looks like it should just pull off but its bloody well stuck. Anyone had to remove one of these before? Any tricks?




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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 01:27:28 PM »
Could you just cut the wire and solder on a new, normal type, jack socket?
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 04:26:43 PM »
I suppose it depends how original the owner wants to keep it.

Have you tried a bit of oil around the cap of the can, to see if it'll loosen it?
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 04:38:57 PM »
Unsolder that wire from the guitar and see if you have an easier time of it off the guitar
A 5mm allen key will go into the jack - may be used for gentle leverage - especially as replacing the jack anyway
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 03:40:33 PM »
Cheers fellas, I didn't get a chance to try anything out at work so I'll have another go on saturday. I want to keep it original cos its a loverly guitar, and It should be kept reet good like :-)

I'll let you know if i get it open or not
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 09:46:10 PM »

The more I look at this thread the more I like the looks of that guitar. Hmmmmm, I do have the same guitar in white actually (Edwards), ...... should I should I :?
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 10:18:21 PM »
The more I look at this thread the more I like the looks of that guitar. Hmmmmm, I do have the same guitar in white actually (Edwards), ...... should I should I :?

What, strip it?   :o

Thing is, you don't know how many pieces of wood your Edwards is made of, or what the grain matching will be like - probably not too careful, since it's a solid colour.  It could turn out really, really bad...  :(
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 10:35:00 PM »
The more I look at this thread the more I like the looks of that guitar. Hmmmmm, I do have the same guitar in white actually (Edwards), ...... should I should I :?

What, strip it?   :o

Thing is, you don't know how many pieces of wood your Edwards is made of, or what the grain matching will be like - probably not too careful, since it's a solid colour.  It could turn out really, really bad...  :(

yeah well, I wasn't too serious. The Edwards paint job is spot on and nitro cellulose lacquer, so I shall not touch it  :D
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Re: '77 Les Paul Jack - STRANGE!
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 10:52:54 PM »
That's a relief!  :)
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