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Line 6 Spider 2x12 100w combo - Input jack issue

I have a Line 6 Spider 2x12 100w combo amp (with the red/orange face plate). Input jack is not working properly and I need to pull the guitar cord either to the left or the right and hold it in place to keep the sound from cutting in & out. I presume the jack needs to be replaced but I can't seem to find one anywhere. Anyone know where to find it and how much this part will cost? Thanks!!

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  • nixxname Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks so much! I figured I was in for a $75 fix....

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    input jack is messed up except I get no sound from it.

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Its a 1/4" mono Panel-Mount Audio Jack
and can be bought at
Radio Shack, Best Buy, Any Music Store
Click Here

Average price about $3.00

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  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher Mar 11, 2009

    You must be really happy then also they sell the on/off switches for them and guitar ends cables and all kinds of connectors to hook up your guitar to all kinds of stuff.

  • You may be wrong. The Spider IV 75 that I have has a module built around the 1/4 and it has very special wiring.

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