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Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:56:38 PM »
After some ok 1/4Ē jacks. Some Iíve had from China recently have been utter dog turd. They feel even cheaper and wonít tighten to the enclosure.


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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 01:31:04 PM »
I use these: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/568-NYS234-3?r=568-NYS234-3

Basically the tayda one linked above, but with better build quality.

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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 02:35:17 PM »
I've had good luck with the ones dan.schumaker mentioned from tayda. I've also used the Neutrik jacks from BLMS on a ton of builds (including multiple bypass loopers) and they've always been great.

https://lovemyswitches.com/1-4-mono-jack-neutrik-rean-nys229/

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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 03:27:15 PM »
I use these: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/568-NYS234-3?r=568-NYS234-3

Basically the tayda one linked above, but with better build quality.

Interestingly, these are worlds better than the open Neutrik jacks, which I consider to be absolute junk.  These closed Neutrik/Rean jacks actually are quite decent.

The closed Amphenol jacks are interesting as well as they have sharp flanges that scrape against the enclosure when screwed down, sort of locking them in place.  The washers they supply are pretty crappy, but those can be replaced if necessary (which it isn't really).  The jacks themselves work very well.
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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 04:06:18 PM »
The tayda ones are my new favs.


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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 04:48:21 PM »
I like these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-Thread-lock-panel-mount-1-4-6-35-mm-stereo-phone-Jack-Headphone-socket-3/32757986844.html

From the ones I've had before me, these have the smallest profile looking in on the jack itself, 13 x 11 mm (plus the soldering tabs). Only issue is that they stick out a bit too far for aesthetics when mounted, so I end up using a few washers on the inside so the jack end is pretty much flush with the nut.

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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 08:26:41 PM »
I like these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-Thread-lock-panel-mount-1-4-6-35-mm-stereo-phone-Jack-Headphone-socket-3/32757986844.html

From the ones I've had before me, these have the smallest profile looking in on the jack itself, 13 x 11 mm (plus the soldering tabs). Only issue is that they stick out a bit too far for aesthetics when mounted, so I end up using a few washers on the inside so the jack end is pretty much flush with the nut.

I love these jacks as well, but yeah, the bushing definitely sticks out too far. I found that one additional nut on the inside is about the exact distance they need to be spaced back in order to look right.

Definitely go for higher quantities if you can... they're $1.20 each at qty 10, but $0.36 each at 500:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/500pcs-Thread-lock-panel-mount-1-4-6-35-mm-stereo-phone-Jack-Headphone-socket-3/32760171352.html
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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 10:45:18 PM »
Used the tayda ones for a few years now with no problems.


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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 10:48:56 PM »
I have the lumberg mini mono's as well.  In lots of 20 they bulk discount to $1.60 aud, converter to usd, works out around $1.20 usd. They are very good:

http://www.diyguitarpedals.com.au/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=337

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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 01:04:08 AM »
+1 to Paul's Lumberg copys.  They're great.

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 01:18:09 AM »
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Thanks willy but note they arent copies :)
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Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 12:28:55 AM »
I had some Tayda ones with the black insulation. Just sitting in a parts bin the metal became discolored.  One was acting up in a build so I tried to bend the connector.  It bent way too easy and way too far.  (thatís what she said) I went through and replaced them all in older builds and threw the rest away. Get good ones. Youíre gonna save a dollar on a build but if/when it fails your pedal donít work no mo. Not worth it. (just one manís opinion)
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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 01:40:12 AM »
Cannot recommend Tayda jacks at all, I'm afraid. The metal is cheap and crappy.

Edit -- except for the plastic PCB mount ones, they're okay. The plastic threads are, oddly, better than the metal threads in the other jacks!
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Re: Cheap but reasonable quality jacks
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 02:03:06 AM »
Sorry Paul, for some reason I thought they were.  Either way, they rock.