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Old 23rd July 2013, 10:03 PM   #641
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Nothing 'unsafe' about it - no way it possibly could be.

no, I guess not...if you like the sound when the jack falls out at full blast
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Old 24th July 2013, 09:02 AM   #642
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use a locking XLR.
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Old 24th July 2013, 10:10 AM   #643
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locking XLR on a guitar ...

actually, Neutrik makes locking jack plugs too, but for amps or speakers....not for guitar

but with better quality plugs the jack does not come loose so easily
gosh...
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Old 24th July 2013, 10:17 AM   #644
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no, I guess not...if you like the sound when the jack falls out at full blast
Still not 'unsafe' - and you only get a very brief 'blip' as it falls out anyway - but I can't say I've ever seen a guitar where the lead easily falls out?.

As AndrewT said, replacing the jack with a locking XLR would 'cure' it, but perhaps improving your playing style might be all that's needed?.
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Old 24th July 2013, 10:23 AM   #645
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Most stage performers are already familiar with locking XLR on their microphones.

Why accept a lesser standard on other portable equipment?
That's a question to anyone that can explain the existence of " trs, other than being "cheap skate".
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Old 24th July 2013, 11:30 AM   #646
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a natural development of 1/4" jacks used on telephonepatch panels - ideal for a large horizontal "in your face" switching matrix.

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Why accept a lesser standard on other portable equipment?
That's a question to anyone that can explain the existence of " trs, other than being "cheap skate".
Why spend extra on an expensive connector when a cheaper one is perfectly satisfactory? - and 1/4 inch jacks were used on mikes for many years as well.

As you don't need a balanced connector on a guitar, that's another reason not to use an XLR.

Reverting to the previous 'unsafe' comments, a locking XLR on a guitar is probably far MORE 'unsafe' than a jack - where a jack plug will pull out if excessively strained, a locking XLR won't, perhaps making you fall over, or pulling heavy equipment on top of you (both far more unsafe than the jack harmlessly falling on the floor).
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Neutrik makes locking 1/4'' jacks as well.
One place where I really don't like standard 1/4'' jacks is on amp's speaker connection. That or banana plugs on PA systems. That is potentially dangerous. Neutrik Speakon connectors with twist locking are very good, fast to set up and better connection.
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Still not 'unsafe' - and you only get a very brief 'blip' as it falls out anyway -
If you have an active instrument with the standard power switching scheme the full battery voltage hits the tip as the plug comes out and the tip contacts the middle connection on the jack. That can and will blow drivers in some cases, and definitely sounds horrendous IME.
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.... That can and will blow drivers in some cases, and definitely sounds horrendous IME.
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