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VDI cable disconnects when slightly bumped near guitar

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The VDI cable disconnect issue: I think I may have found the issue here. The cables I bought don't have the shrink tubing ( sweetwater vdi cable ). Mine both have a black knurled "nut" shown by the red arrows and if those aren't tight, the jack inside can move in an out. This may have been causing my disconnects if the cable was bumped in that area.

 

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If you're smacking the cable hard enough to interrupt the physical connection, shrink-wrap isn't gonna save you. 

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Doesn't take much of a bump when the actual contacts at the guitar end of the cable can move when the Jack housing is not moving.

Maybe I just imagined the whole thing. :-)

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I had this problem with my Variax 700 Acoustic and a new Line6 VDI cable. My old cable works fine. There appears to be some variation in the connectors and that seems to be enough to cause problems in some cases.

 

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