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I have a Samick Bass guitar: it's been reliable and

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i have a Samick Bass guitar: it's been reliable and never had problems until recently: it's making a horrible noise when I move the jack a certain way, and someone said it was the jack itself with a loose wire...but i took it apart and both wires are securely soldered to the jack. Do i just need to replace the jack itself?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience. My name is Michael. I will be helping you with your question today.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know what else i can provide: took bass apart and saw that both leads to the jack were secure. yet, when I moved it during a performance it created an awful sound that was only silence when i moved the jack to a certain position....I thought that meant the jack was "jacked"
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Good pun! It might be, but also consider the cable you are plugging into it. Either could be the cause. If the cable is OK. Then replace the jack. It can be the connections inside the jack that are causing the problem.