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  • Who made the right-angle dished speaker plug for Fender years ago?

    I got to thinking about those round right-angle dished speaker plugs Fender used years ago, and went to check what was attached to our Fender Silver-Face Twin Reverb (with the JBL Orange-frame D120F spkrs). Here's some photos of the plug:

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    It does look like a Switchcraft shaft/tip. I'm nervous to try and pry off the Fender molded cap, as it may shatter, it being well over 40 yrs old (CBS Musical Instruments).

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    Maybe H.H. Smith, or perhaps Keystone? I don't find it in Switchcraft's engineering catalog...though this plug IS over 40 yrs old.
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  • #2
    Drop a line to Switchcraft and ask them.
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    • #3
      I don't worry about replicating that. If the original is broken, I just use the more modern right angle jack with the metal cover plate and screws.
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      • #4
        A problem is that right angle plugs of decent build, eg neutrik, amphenol, switchcraft, tend to be too deep, protrude out, so making it a problem to lay the amp on its back.
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        • #5
          FWIW: I was talking about this type and haven't had a problem with them sticking out too far.

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          • #6
            I have used the flat type Dude shows for decades and they have no clearance problems. The ones that look like a guitar plug bent 90 degrees are too big.


            But I can see Nevet's point, it is easy to replace that with a functional modern part, but the vintage amp will lose that bit of vintageness. Imagine taking your vintage 1956 T-bird to a garage for a maintenance and you get it back with the wide white gangster walls replaced with plain old black tires.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Dude View Post
              FWIW: I was talking about this type and haven't had a problem with them sticking out too far.
              A problem with that type is that they’re generic rather than of known manufacture. So they’re not all the same, I’ve bought some that were a joke, soldering wrecked the insulation.
              Over here, high street shop Maplin used to sell a good version, but since they went under, Ive not found a solid alternative.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by pdf64 View Post
                A problem with that type is that they’re generic rather than of known manufacture. So they’re not all the same, I’ve bought some that were a joke, soldering wrecked the insulation.
                Over here, high street shop Maplin used to sell a good version, but since they went under, Ive not found a solid alternative.
                Yup I bought some of those plugs and yes the soldering caused all sorts of troubles with the insulation. I was able to add my own insulation to the plug but it was a real pain.
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                • #9
                  Mojotone has them, but you have to buy the plug and F cap separately.
                  It's weird, because it WAS working fine.....

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                  • #10
                    I like the Switchcraft No.228:

                    https://www.mouser.de/ProductDetail/...26hyNiusgUmA==
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                    • #11
                      Yes, that's the one I was talking about. I've never had a problem wrecking the insulation via soldering. The picture I posted in post #5 isn't a Swithcraft. I just grabbed the first picture in a google search as an example of the plug type. I also use the Switchcraft plugs.
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                      • #12
                        yeah, we use the switchcraft version of that type.
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