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Soldering Phone Plugs

Soldering Phone Plugs    Sustain Pedal Cord

Cheap, molded plastic, straight barrel, quarter-inch, phone plug

This plug, cut off of a sustain-pedal cord, shows the residual effects of gravity combined with downward pulling.

As commonly happens with straight, molded plugs like this, an electrical break occurs within the bent section, causing the pedal to fail or to work intermittently.

Solid metal, Switchcraft, right-angle, quarter-inch, phone plug

This sturdy, Switchcraft #226 right-angle plug is great for keyboard pedals.  It keeps the cable wires from fraying and is less prone to broken or intermittent connections.

If you have a soldering iron and a vice, you can fix your sustain pedal plug for good.

Click for Soldering Instructions Battleship-Ready Sustain Pedal Plug

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