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closed jacks in a 1590B?
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:25:31 AM »
Dear all,

i would like to try to make a PCB for the 3PDT and the jacks for a 1590B.
I was checking the available space in the pedal with a few closed jacks i have lying around and they are too long to fit in the box by couple millimeters...

Am i using the wrong part? i am sure that some commercial pedals (MXR) use pcb mounted jacks in 1590B.
or maybe i can just shave the extrmity of the jack with a sharp blade?

How do you do this?
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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 01:28:29 AM »


Here is a picture explaining the problem

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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 01:35:31 AM »
IIRC, a slot is cut for the narrow part of the back to fall through.

Check the datasheet for the part, if one is available.
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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 01:51:08 AM »
Thanks for your answer Alan but I'm afraid I don't get it. What do you mean by IIRC?


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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 01:51:34 AM »
Thanks for your answer Alan but I'm afraid I don't get it. What do you mean by IIRC?


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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 02:08:22 AM »
IIRC == If I Recall Correctly.

What model jacks are these? Speaking as someone who hates doing wiring, you're better off with chassis mounted jacks in a DIY pedal, unless you're getting into F(FX) or EHX level production.
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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 02:27:12 AM »
No plan for going commercial at all :D
But i'd love to do that for once, for the sake of making it happen.
To be honest, these jacks are lying in a bag for so long that i don't have the slightest idea where i got them and how i could get the datasheet.

Are there other parts available someplace that would solve the problem?

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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 08:08:09 AM »
Cut the nub off the end where the jacks touch. The cable itself doesn't go in that far.

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Re: closed jacks in a 1590B?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 11:57:10 PM »
Wonderful! thanks for this information!