I hate barrel jacks!!
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  0
Save
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Emperor of VHLinks.com
    Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    75,514
    Posts Per Day
    9.92
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    Today @ 01:53 AM
    Likes (Given)
    57
    Likes (Received)
    182
    Thanks (Given)
    2125
    Thanks (Received)
    14173

    Achievements:
    Pic PosterMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily Poster350,000 VHL Life PointsThee King

    Default I hate barrel jacks!!

    The barrel jack on my 5150 is loose and my fingers are not small enough to get in there and tighten the hex nut. Even my daughter couldnít get her fingers in there. I canít even get a needle nose in there to turn it. And even if I could it would be almost impossible to get any leverage. The only way I can think of doing it is to desolder it, go buy a deep socket to get in there to reach it, tighten (which still isnít easy because you have to somehow hold the jack from the outside while you turn the hex), and then solder it again. *sigh* Does anyone have a suggestion of another way apart from that? I hate these fuckers!
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - The Internet's Largest Van Halen Fan Forum
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    Check Out My YouTube Guitar Videos!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar
    Direct Link To Subscribe To My Channel!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar?sub_confirmation=1

    Join the VHLinks Facebook Group!



  2. #2
    "Whoa, this is heavy."
    Jedi McFly's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.29.03
    Age
    32
    Posts
    5,286
    Posts Per Day
    0.85
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 05:13 PM
    Likes (Given)
    54
    Likes (Received)
    83
    Thanks (Given)
    3312
    Thanks (Received)
    3913


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!50,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    How deep is that route? I havenít gotten to the point of installing that jack yet so you may have just saved me some pain. Time to find my bottle of loctite...


  3. #3
    Top Of The World
    evhintexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.12.11
    Age
    52
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    4,062
    Posts Per Day
    1.29
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Push comes to shove
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 08:06 PM
    Likes (Given)
    6
    Likes (Received)
    5
    Thanks (Given)
    2040
    Thanks (Received)
    1285


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I always used a really small pair of needles nose...
    https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-Mini-N.../dp/B07CP19CKZ
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    ďA patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.Ē

  4. #4
    Big Bad Bill

    Join Date
    07.13.16
    Age
    56
    Location
    northern Illinois
    Posts
    1,123
    Posts Per Day
    0.77
    Favorite VH Album

    Zero thru FW
    Favorite VH Song

    One Sky Control Movies
    Last Online

    06.13.20 @ 07:25 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    947
    Thanks (Received)
    801

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserVeteranWell-Liked5,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Guys, just put a plastic bushing in there. I took the time to shape mine to fit the inside curve, a flat couldn't be any easier.
    I put this in 35 years ago, never had a problem;



    I countersunk mine too, for improved aerodynamics, LOL!
    But as you can see, my jack aim isn't so good, LOL!


  5. Jedi McFly thanked for this post.
  6. #5
    Emperor of VHLinks.com
    Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    75,514
    Posts Per Day
    9.92
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    Today @ 01:53 AM
    Likes (Given)
    57
    Likes (Received)
    182
    Thanks (Given)
    2125
    Thanks (Received)
    14173

    Achievements:
    Pic PosterMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily Poster350,000 VHL Life PointsThee King

    Default

    I donít know maybe itís not that deep but Iím gonna try with a needle nose.

    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - The Internet's Largest Van Halen Fan Forum
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    Check Out My YouTube Guitar Videos!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar
    Direct Link To Subscribe To My Channel!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar?sub_confirmation=1

    Join the VHLinks Facebook Group!



  7. #6
    Big Bad Bill

    Join Date
    07.13.16
    Age
    56
    Location
    northern Illinois
    Posts
    1,123
    Posts Per Day
    0.77
    Favorite VH Album

    Zero thru FW
    Favorite VH Song

    One Sky Control Movies
    Last Online

    06.13.20 @ 07:25 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    947
    Thanks (Received)
    801

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserVeteranWell-Liked5,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    They do make angled needle nose pliers, harbor freight has got them for 4 bucks.

  8. #7
    Emperor of VHLinks.com
    Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    75,514
    Posts Per Day
    9.92
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    Today @ 01:53 AM
    Likes (Given)
    57
    Likes (Received)
    182
    Thanks (Given)
    2125
    Thanks (Received)
    14173

    Achievements:
    Pic PosterMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily Poster350,000 VHL Life PointsThee King

    Default I hate barrel jacks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    They do make angled needle nose pliers, harbor freight has got them for 4 bucks.
    I might actually have some.
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - The Internet's Largest Van Halen Fan Forum
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    Check Out My YouTube Guitar Videos!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar
    Direct Link To Subscribe To My Channel!
    http://www.youtube.com/banoneguitar?sub_confirmation=1

    Join the VHLinks Facebook Group!



  9. #8
    D.O.A.
    Wruff_ajax's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.15.03
    Location
    US of America
    Posts
    11,703
    Posts Per Day
    1.85
    Favorite VH Album

    =VH= II
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 09:34 PM
    Likes (Given)
    28
    Likes (Received)
    65
    Thanks (Given)
    3055
    Thanks (Received)
    3104


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!50,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Those things suck. My Wolfgang's is always coming loose, and I jack up my fingers trying to tighten it, and needle nose gets nearly no grip/leverage either, so it's only ever barely tightened and inevitably always coming loose.
    Maybe those crooked needle nose would work better as suggested (not that I have any).
    ☩ ☩ ☩

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Obama to propose oil fee of $10 per barrel
    By crazyjbn in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02.05.16, 12:40 PM
  2. Barrel of Monkeys
    By InTheBeginning in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 231
    Last Post: 01.04.15, 07:09 PM
  3. Snap Jacks
    By tommywho5150 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10.26.10, 05:37 AM
  4. Anyone tried Snap Jacks?
    By SLEEPER5150 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02.09.09, 04:14 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •