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Old 06-16-2022, 07:08 AM
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Help me on this, folks: for some time, I've been using an X-Vive wireless system. As I play with different guitars, I need to use all of them with wireless systems. Everything's fine. . . except for one of my guitars.

My Ovation Folklore happens to be my oldest guitar, at 40. Everything is stock, except for a new Ovation UST. The electronics work perfectly using a normal cable; but when I use the wireless, there are many times in which there are cutoffs and it's annoying as hell. That doesn't happen with my other guitars, even with my other Ovation, which is not a young lad either. So far, I'm putting the blame on the Folklore's preamp.

What's your take on this situation?
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:02 AM
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my guess something with the output jack not making great contact with the 1/4 male jack on the wireless?
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Old 06-17-2022, 05:49 AM
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Definitely sounds like an issue with the guitar.
You may need to have a new jack installed.
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Old 06-17-2022, 06:18 AM
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I think both of you are right.

I realized the cable fit the jack perfectly; but the transmitter doesn't go all the way in no matter how hard I push it in, which is probably the cause of the cutoffs.
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Old 06-17-2022, 08:12 AM
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I think both of you are right.

I realized the cable fit the jack perfectly; but the transmitter doesn't go all the way in no matter how hard I push it in, which is probably the cause of the cutoffs.
yep! that'll do it!!!
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Old 06-17-2022, 02:06 PM
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A couple of weeks ago I replaced the jack in a friendís very old Ovation with the same symptoms. Used an original Ovation jack with the lead wire already attached. Fixed it right up. It was pretty easy. He was fighting with that for at least a year. Now he thanks me pretty much every time he sees me.
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Old 06-17-2022, 03:38 PM
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A 6" patch (male-female, not the typical male-male) would solve the problem.

Take a look at the nut that holds the output jack in the guitar. If it is thicker than the one on your other Ovation, that might cause the clearance problem that seems to be the source of the cutouts. Replacing it might solve the problem without having to replace the jack entirely.

Inside the guitar, the contact for the end of the transmitter's plug maybe could be bent a little inward or downward to make better contact.

Good luck.
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Old 06-18-2022, 04:51 AM
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A 6" patch (male-female, not the typical male-male) would solve the problem.

Take a look at the nut that holds the output jack in the guitar. If it is thicker than the one on your other Ovation, that might cause the clearance problem that seems to be the source of the cutouts. Replacing it might solve the problem without having to replace the jack entirely.

Inside the guitar, the contact for the end of the transmitter's plug maybe could be bent a little inward or downward to make better contact.

Good luck.
that's a good piece of advice, def worth trying.
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