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Check the plug clamping to the cable!
on 11 December 2014
At first the cable seemed ok, but then after only a day or two we started to get cutting out. On closer inspection there were a couple of loose strands from one of the soldered joints touching the other terminal in one plug, so I remedied this quite easily, by removing them.
All was well then for some weeks, but then it stopped working entirely. Again, on inspecting one of the plugs the central core had completely sheared from it's soldered position in the plug, so the connection was totally broken.
This was caused by the cable not being properly clamped in position, so the load of the loose end plugged into the guitar was hanging solely on the soldered joint, not surprising it broke.
Fortunately I have a soldering iron so I was able to repair the joint in half an hour and clamp the cable properly this time (just squeezing with pliers!) so it works again.
But I would be wary of accepting another, without first taking a good look at the security of the plugs and how well they are fixed to the cable.