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There seems to be something wrong with the lead input socket on my guitar...it only seems to work (i.e. get a sound through to the amp) when the jack is wiggled around in the socket on the guitar and even then sometimes that won't stay in position so i'm having trouble getting any sound out of it at all guitar is a telecaster derryck whibbley black thanks James Belsey

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Yeah, sounds like a bad connection. If you are handy, you can take the jack out yourself and determine if it is a loose wire or solder connection. If everything looks fine then you should squeeze the connections togather inside the jack itself. Sometimes it just gets pushed apart and does not hit around the male end secure enough.

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