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where to get 1/4 and 1/8 jacks for cheap

Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:19 pm

does anyone know of a source for some cheapo 1/4 and 1/8 inch female jacks?

Im looking at mouser.com, but holy crist playing bingo their site is just too cluttered and annoying. :?

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Post by felix » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:20 pm

yeah the mouser site is rather awful. I have to surf their site *with* the catalogue to find anything in short order...seems ridiculous doesn't it?

You could try Digikey (which is just as bad IMO) or Allied. Allied has the cleanest website, but doesn't seem to have as low of prices all the time, or as much stock. jacks shouldn't be trouble though.
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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:31 am

sweet, thanks :)

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Post by consumed » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:45 am

im not sure about "cheapo", but the audio connectors begin on page 1073 in the mouser catalog.

i prefer to use switchcraft 112apcx (pcb mount) or 112ax (solder lug) 1/4" jacks (not cheap!). there are some switchcraft knockoffs that dont look as nice from the front because of the washer, but are much cheaper. i think that bridechamber went in on a big purchase of some of these, you might check out his website.

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Post by KyleEasterly » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:20 pm

Does anyone have a manufacturer/part # for the 1/8" jacks used on Doepfer modules?

Or does anyone have any recommendation for better jacks? I figured if it's good enough for Doepfer, it's good enough for me!

I'm attempting a conversion on a pedal effect into a Euro module... Will post pics/info when done.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:45 pm

here are some great mouser 1/8" ones:
http://us.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=16PJ135

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Post by Junk Rhythm » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:47 pm

KyleEasterly wrote:Does anyone have a manufacturer/part # for the 1/8" jacks used on Doepfer modules?
Doepfer uses the Cliff CL13841. There is a variant of it called the CL1384 which has been reported to cause problems depending on the 3.5mm plug being inserted. Recently I was looking into purchasing a large quantity of the CL13841, but Cliff USA refuses to respond to emails. I sent a few inquiries over the last month without a response. Instead I went with the Switchcraft 42A since they are easier to come across.

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Post by KyleEasterly » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:08 pm

Junk Rhythm wrote: Doepfer uses the Cliff CL13841. There is a variant of it called the CL1384 which has been reported to cause problems depending on the 3.5mm plug being inserted. Recently I was looking into purchasing a large quantity of the CL13841, but Cliff USA refuses to respond to emails. I sent a few inquiries over the last month without a response.
I remember Mr. Peter You-know-who of Plan You-know-what-letter ranting about difficulties with Cliff. Looks like I'll stick to Switchcraft or Kobiconn.

Edit: I did a little more research online, and apparently someone was able to get about 20 jacks directly from Cliff back in January. I just shot them an e-mail, I'll post up details when (if) I hear back.

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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:39 pm

TEDSS is where you want to go for Switchcraft 1/4" jacks! :party:

http://www.tedss.com/switchcraft

$2.00 each (minimum quantity 5) OR only $1.25 each if you buy 100 or more. (I got a batch of 100 back when the price was still $0.66 each! :jawdrop: )

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Post by flight » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:59 pm

The Mouser 16PJ135 jacks that wetterberg mentioned are what I and several other manufacturers use. Great quality and damn cheap. But they also have the 16PJ137, which is the same jack, just white, and is quite a bit cheaper (and is the one I use). Here's the pricing:
16PJ135:
1: $0.39
10: $0.26
100: $0.24
500: $0.22

16PJ137:
1: $0.29
10: $0.23
100: $0.20
500: $0.19

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Post by Junk Rhythm » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:16 pm

flight wrote:The Mouser 16PJ135 jacks that wetterberg mentioned are what I and several other manufacturers use. Great quality and damn cheap. But they also have the 16PJ137, which is the same jack, just white, and is quite a bit cheaper (and is the one I use). Here's the pricing:
16PJ135:
1: $0.39
10: $0.26
100: $0.24
500: $0.22

16PJ137:
1: $0.29
10: $0.23
100: $0.20
500: $0.19

The price on those are amazing. It beats the $0.82 I paid for the Switchcraft 42A. I'll order a few of those in my next Mouser order to check out for the future.

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Post by RF » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:19 am

I've used Neutrik 1/4 inch jacks and have been pretty satisfied with them.
From Mouser :
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.65 each if you buy 100

http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDet ... GiXvHsA%3d

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Post by cbm » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:45 am

Junk Rhythm wrote:The price on those are amazing. It beats the $0.82 I paid for the Switchcraft 42A. I'll order a few of those in my next Mouser order to check out for the future.
If you really need mini jacks (erroneously know as 1/8"), as opposed to 3.5 mm jacks, Switchcraft is about the only game in town, I think.
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Post by suboptimal » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:54 pm

Serious nubsauce question here, folks. I'm thinking I'll roll my own mults and passive attenuators. Are the jacks Flight suggests above the right thing to use for Euro mults? I expect I'll use whatever I can find lying around for the faceplate, but it'll have to be thin enough to mount on - I can deal with that, I think. Maybe.

I think I'm square on the stats I need for attenuator pots (50k) but if anyone has a part number for both lin and log pots that work well for this, I'd :sb: in your honor. Sorting through the parts is an astonishingly confusing process without a frame of reference.

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Post by flight » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:52 pm

Any jack can be used for a multiple, but yeah, the 16PJ13x will work fine. They can be used on panels up to about 0.1" thick, I know they fit fine on 0.092" panels.

Here's a page from the Mouser catalog for commonly-used pots:
http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogUSD/638/683.pdf
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Post by suboptimal » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:34 pm

Gracias, flight. :sb:

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