What case should I get?

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by DougieNorrie, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Every case I get is immediately stenciled with my name in white paint, then plastered with stickers.

    I don't really know how important that foam wedge is - if a neck is so poorly constructed as to be prone to problems from being put in a case, you have more to worry about than what case you bought.

    -m
     
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope ...original unwritten rule here has always been :
    " Pics or it didn't happen " :)
     
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  3. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    Put in a jackplate! :p
     
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  4. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

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    yeah, just put my spin on it.
     
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  5. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

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    I'm a bit scared to do this. I've just been super careful plugging/unplugging. Do they provide support around the jack to prevent damage aside from scrapes, etc.?
     
  6. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    You forgot this part- "Except for SGs, cuz that would look silly...";)
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    atta boy
     
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  8. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    When you or anyone stands on your lead, the stress better divided across a bigger surface instead of just the jack. You can find a lot of pictures online about jacks being torn out of the wood. It's a cheap and easy to install insurance.
     
  9. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

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    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey

    I'll ask my luthier how much to get it done. I won't be gigging w/ my guitar until I get more proficient, but, I do like the idea of having it.
     
  10. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    imho a hollow body guitar should have a jackplate and should have a proper case :) other then that, go nuts
     
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  11. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

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    Well, I'm 1/2 way there... :cool:

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  12. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

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    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    It's a straight forward mod. A search here for jack plates will kick up several discussions. I put painters tape on the guitar by the jack. Using a wooden dowel to hold the jack in place, I then put the plate in place, marked hole placement on the tape and drilled the pilot holes. I put some bar soap on the screw threads and carefully screwed them in. Slow and steady is the key. There are different styles and sizes. Here is my G2622:

    G2622 Jackplate.jpg
     
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  13. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

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    Apr 3, 2021
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    Nice, ty, looks good, I'm leaning towards oval chrome. If anyone has 1 installed, I'd like to see it. For something like this, I'll use a set of manual mini-bits I have, no power tools near Gretschin', tyvm. :cool: Also wondering if a tiny dab of loctite would be a good idea for the jack nut.

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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You da man ..... you guys know my #1 pet-peeve ..... Every guitar should come with a case and a jack plate ! :mad:
     
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