Pure Tone - Multi-Contact 1/4" output jack socket
Pure Tone's alternative is a fairly new product to the market, and is quickly gaining popularity in the guitar world for it's high quality construction and improved design. A little more expensive than the Switchcraft unit, but not without reason. It features 4 points of contact for the jack lead, 2 positive and 2 negative, which provides a much more firmer 'seat' once the jack lead is plugged in. This to me, improves reliability over other jacks on the market. Worth the extra couple of quid? I think so, which is why it has joined the Home of Tone roster and is now an option on the entire harness range offered too! I think the possibility of hearing a tonal difference is a difficult one to judge, unless you have very refined hearing, but ultimately I think the firmer seat on the jack is worth the upgrade for reliability down the line too. I have used hundreds and hundreds of these in harnesses as well as offering individually and the customer response is always positive, so I'm proud to offer these items.
Here's what Pure Tone say!
"The patented Pure Tone jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and lowest possible noise. 100% greater surface area at all contact points creates a more stable connection; as a result, high and low frequencies are greatly improved creating a much more balanced sound while eliminating frequency spikes. No more noise crackle caused by pressure grounds!
The Pure Tone jack allows for increased current handling at 500 volts for high current applications. Tensioned design locks cable securely in place while the increased metal mass carries more signal."
The thread length on the Pure Tone jack is well suited to a wide variety of guitars, so it will comfortably fit body mounted models like that of a Gibson SG or 335 for example. But if you have a guitar where it is simply control plate mounted like a Strat for example, you may want to consider purchasing additional nuts/washers to reduce the amount of thread visible on the outside of the guitar/plate. I stock a range of 'pot' dress nuts and washers, these will also fit the pure tone jack! Those items are listed in the hardware section of the shop, HERE
I also offer these as 'Pre-Wired' Jack sockets, ideal for Fender type Strat/Tele guitars. Those are available to order HERE