Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues


Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby ampig » Mon May 07, 2012 9:43 am

I use the K&K Bass Max pickup system. The 1/4' jack for the instrument cable is clips onto the A & D strings betweeen the bridge and tailpiece. I have been using a straight 1/4' Whirlwind cord which works fine except - I also sing and occasionally the cord protruding straight off the front of my bass snags on the mic stand and knocks the 1/4" input jack off the bass (not good). I've recently tried two different right angle ocrds, but over the course of the show they begin rattling and send a nasty noise through my amp and the PA. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
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Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby ghiadub » Mon May 07, 2012 6:34 pm

I used to have one of those pickups, iirc it does not like the "flat" rt angle type plugs, but was fine with the bent type that I have on my spectraflex rt angle cable. If you need a photo, I can upload when I get home, just let me know Howard.
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Re: Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby ampig » Tue May 08, 2012 4:01 am

Yeah man. A pic would be great.
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Re: Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby bigfatbass » Tue May 08, 2012 9:29 am

Love the K&K sound and resistance to feedback, but: Worst. Jack. Design. Ever.
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Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby Mike Childree » Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 am

Had the same issue. I just removed the metal string clip (just unscrewed the nut) and zip-tied the jack to the tailpiece. Put a small piece of foam behind it so it wouldn't rattle.
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Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby Mike Childree » Tue May 08, 2012 9:40 am

Wait....scratch my last comment. Got confused with another pickup with a longer cable. Duh......sorry.
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Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby ghiadub » Wed May 09, 2012 1:00 am

Try one like this fatso flex from spectra flex
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Re: Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby hoytbasses » Wed May 09, 2012 3:54 am

I use a bassmax on my personal EUB: I took apart the jack and put the bent plate that holds the strings in a vice and and squashed it a little more so it wrapped around the strings a bit more: problem solved. Even If I forget and use a straight jack, it stays put.
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Re: Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby kungfusheriff » Thu May 10, 2012 8:30 am

I used a cheap Guitar Center cable with right-angle plug while I was still running a Bass Max and never had a problem. The easiest way to fix your problem would be to slide the clip toward the bridge, where the afterlengths are usually further apart and would keep the clip under more tension.
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Postby ghiadub » Thu May 10, 2012 7:49 pm

Good point, like playing near the bridge for the tighter tension.
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Re: Right Angle 1/4" Cable Issues

Postby Golem » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:31 pm

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I find that all versions of right angle plugs with metal jackets are
kinda fussy about what jacks they get along with ... except for
the George-L cables. You may even find that the non-right-angle
version of the George-L is ideal for you. It protrudes verrry little
as compared to conventional straight plugs.

The economy line of Monster that has the molded [non-metal]
jacket are also non-fussy.

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