Input Jack Replacement

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  1. m3l

    m3l New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a Marshall Valvestate VS30R. I've been having trouble with the input jack for awhile. I took the amp apart and found that one of the terminal pieces on the underside of the jack was missing and there was a slight burn on the PCB where it should have been. I was wondering if these types of stereo input jacks (1/4, I believe) are interchangeable. Some are offered at Radio Shack. But would I definitely need to get a marshall replacement ? And if so, where should I look to order it online ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. m3l

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    Any ideas ?
     
  3. Pie

    Pie New Member

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    Any jack will do. If it's a guitar imput, you want a mono input.
    EDIT: If there are any components attached to the jack, make sure you copy those over onto the new one.
     
  4. m3l

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    So, as I understand it, there's the jack and then there's the actual housing for it which must be soldered to the PCB. And you're saying that for both of those any 1/4 mono replacement will do ? This is assuming that the replacement part also has 4 terminals.
     
  5. Mr Songwriter

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    I would do a Google shopping search for something like "1/4" mono jack socket pcb mount" and see if it returns anything that matches what you've got, if there's a brand name printed on the housing that might help. Make sure the pins match up with the holes on the PCB too.
     
  6. m3l

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    Does anyone know of any stores that would sell this component or a decent substitute ?
     
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    I was told about another option. I can use a jumper wire to bridge the terminal and PCB gap for a temporary solution ? Is this just copper wire soldered to the end of the terminal ?
     

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