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Amps

Ampeg
  SVT Classic Shuts Off
  SVT-VR Won't Balance
Fender
  DeVille Input Jack
  Mini-Twin Conversion
  Princeton 5F2-A ReCap
  Super Twin Inspection
Kay
  703-C Filter Caps
Marshall
  DSL100 Choke & Bleed
Peavey
  6505+ Tube Filaments
  Classic-30 Repair
Selmer
  Little Giant Mk 3
Vox
  Valvetronix AD50VT

Keyboards

Akai
  MPC2000XL Jog Wheel
Farfisa
  Mini Compact Dividers
Korg
  01/W Keybed Removal
  M1 Worn-Out Buttons
  Poly-61 Envelopes
  Triton Disassembly
  Triton Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Floppy Drive
  Keys & Contacts:
    M1, 01W, triton, i30 ...

M-Audio
  KeyStation USB Jack
Moog
  Micromoog Repair
  Minimoog Bushings
  Prodigy Key Contacts
  Rogue Power Jack
Roland
  D-50 Key Contacts
Sequential Circuits
  Pro-One Key Contacts
Yamaha
  MOTIF6,7 Disassembly
  MOTIF Worn-out Buttons
  Keys & Contacts:
    motif, es, DX7, sy85 ...

Technique

  Installing IC Sockets
  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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