1. avatar Daithi jasper
    Having not played my Epiphone Casino much since I left Jasper its kinda not in the best nick at the minute. When I plug it in the lead doesn't seem to sit in the guitar body right and it makes loud explosive noises whenever I try and move, almost as if I was banging the thing off the ground. Its absolutely impossible to play without it making these bangs. Its like the noise you make when you try to put the lead in and miss so I presume the lead is slipping out. Any one any ideas on how to sort that. I've taken a spanner to the connection to tighten the nut but it doesn't seem to help at all.
  2. avatar Riffmaster Steve
    If your jack socket has become a bit slack, it's usually a simple matter of opening her up and bending it back into shape... however, the Casino is a semi, is it not? If so, it might be kinda tricky to get in at it, unless it does actually have an opening at the back... you could try some switch cleaner first to see if that sorts it out, but if it is a floppy socket problem, it might be time for a trip to the guitar shop.

    If you hurry you could get it in the Telegraph before tomorrow night, and buy a decent guitar...

  3. avatar Daithi jasper
    Aye its all one piece and completely hollow, that coupled with its single coils makes it growl beautfully but impossible to touch the insides of it. What's swtich cleaner btw?

    And oi, watch it Flying V boy, I'll have you know Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller play Casinos...oh @#%$...point taken...ah well all the Beatles played them and its good for ska so @#%$ it

    Oh aye, thanks Steve
  4. avatar Riffmaster Steve
    Switch cleaner is a spray that cleans electrical contacts - you can pick it up in Belfast at the Electronics Centre or Maplin. I'm sure you can get it at any wee bits'n'bobs shop like that though. That'll only work if it's a bad connection you're getting, due to dirt or whatever, though. If it is actually a loose connection, then there's nothing else for it but to bend the socket back into shape, or replace it. Easy enough on most regular guitars (unless the socket is a sealed barrel type one), but on your semi, could well be tricky.

    Looking at a picture of one, the f-hole is a good bit away from the jack socket, so even jamming a screw driver in there to bend it would be tricky enough... one thing you could try is a better cable - I can recommend the Planet Waves ones - they have "compression springs" to
    "ensure positive connection"... very good they are too. Check out [url]http://www.highlystrung.net/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Leads__Guitar__217.html[/url]

  5. avatar Daithi jasper
    Cheers Steve, they look nice I must say