Wrong jack for a flat top LP?

David

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I recently received my new LP flat top body.  I had the body routed with a 1/2" jack hole.  (The little boy in me giggles whenever I type the words "jack hole"). 

Here is the jack I have:  DPJ1 - Switchcraft Brand Deep Panel Mono Jack. To be used with a 1/2" Side Jack Hole.

Here is the problem, the jack is not long enough for me to fasten the bolt in the control cavity-- it does not stick out past the wood.

What can I do?  Did I screw up this order?
 

dbw

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I don't think that's the right jack for a LP.  No biggie, you can just go to Radio Shack and buy a plain old 1/4" mono jack for $2
 

ByteFrenzy

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I doubt if that would work if the body is drilled with a 1/2" hole...

On the Warmoth site, it mentions that for the LP bodies, "Very conventional stock-standard controls are the norm as is a 7/8" diameter side jack hole". That makes me wonder if they really are suited to 1/2" holes. As a first check on the obvious, you did remove all hardware from the jack except an o-ring, so nothing is keeping it from going in as far as it should?

If so, I would see if you can recess the area around the hole from the inside of the body, so that you create a 'step' that can receive the nut for the jack. If you can get in at a suitable angle, you could carefully drill it out a bit with a 3/8" drill, otherwise maybe take a dremel to it...
 

stubhead

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Radio Shack sells jacks suitable for a 3/4" or 7/8" hole, the only jack that will fit a 1/2" hole are the "deep panel" types. I would talk to Warmoth first before doing any wood work, it's hard to imagine why the hole they drilled doesn't work with the jack they sell for that hole....
 

simple

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David said:
I recently received my new LP flat top body.  I had the body routed with a 1/2" jack hole.  (The little boy in me giggles whenever I type the words "jack hole"). 

Here is the jack I have:  DPJ1 - Switchcraft Brand Deep Panel Mono Jack. To be used with a 1/2" Side Jack Hole.

Here is the problem, the jack is not long enough for me to fasten the bolt in the control cavity-- it does not stick out past the wood.

What can I do?  Did I screw up this order?

Dave, call Rob Rounds at Warmoth after 9 am PST today and discuss it with him. Sorry you're having an issue.
 
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