- High Quality Stereo Endpin Jack with Ebony Button
- Specially Designed for Mandolins
- No Drilling Required!
- Provides Battery Switching
- Replaces Existing Strap Pin
- Includes Right-Angle Plug
At last you can enjoy the benefits of having a pickup installed in your vintage mandolin without having to worry about damage or loss of value. The Tapastring Vintage Jack replaces your endpin to make your instrument pickup ready -- NO DRILLING REQUIRED.
Tapastring has incorporated the highest quality stereo output jack available into a precision machined brass end pin. Now you can properly install pickups in your instrument without having to drill out the end pin hole or use some other less than ideal system, such as a stick on external jack. The Vintage Jack will fit most guitars, mandolins, and similar instruments equipped with taper fit end pins. The Vintage Jack is securely retained by the taper fit of the mating parts -- no adhesives required.
The Vintage Jack comes stereo wired* with 18" leads of fully shielded mil-spec coaxial cable and is ready to be hard wired to your pickups. A heavy duty right angle 1/8" to 1/4" plug is included (which must be soldered to your 1/4" instrument cable) to assure positive contact and secure connection for superior performance and reliability. Complete output cable assemblies are available as an option.
*Compatible with both mono and stereo pickup systems. The Vintage Jack is also wired to provide battery switching for active pickup systems.
Top of taper: 0.345
Bottom of taper: 0.300
Taper length: 0.80
Strap Button: 0.55 W x 0.44 H
Strap Button Material: Ebony
Feel free to call us direct if you have any questions about this product. We are open Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Pacific time (GMT-0800) except holidays.
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Standard Shipping is FREE within the United States via United States Postal Service (USPS), to the following locations:
- All 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii
- US possessions, including American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
- APO/FPO (military) addresses, including AA, AE and AP
Shipping days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Most orders are shipped the same day if the order is received before 12:00 noon Pacific time (GMT-0800). For fastest service, please include a daytime phone number in case we have any questions about your order. We can ship to a PO box or any valid street address. We do not provide walk-in service, but local shipments to the San Diego area will normally arrive the next day.
USPS Priority Mail delivery is 1-3 days average to most U.S. locations, trackable and insured. Delivery times are reliable, but not guaranteed.
USPS Express Mail delivery is 1-2 days guaranteed to most U.S. locations. Express Mail shipments are normally shipped the same day if ordered before 12:00 noon Pacific time. Shipping days are Monday through Friday only, and delivery days are Monday through Saturday. Delivery is usually separate from your regular mail service, and a signature is required on delivery.
Please note that some locations do not provide next day or Saturday delivery for Express Mail -- if you need overnight delivery, please call before ordering.
We can ship this item to almost anywhere in the world using the United States Postal Service (USPS). We have shipped thousands of products to more than 100 countries worldwide. We charge the actual USPS postal rate or less based on the shipping weight, and do not add any packing or handling fees. Click on the Shipping and Payments tab at the top of this listing for shipping costs and availability to your country. We can combine shipping costs for multiple items purchased and paid for at the same time.
CUSTOMS - We are very experienced at processing international shipments and Customs paperwork. Please check with your local Customs office for information about taxes, duties and Customs fees prior to purchasing this item.
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DELIVERY - Delivery times are estimates and do not include delays caused by Customs or local delivery services. Please note that USPS stated delivery times do not include time spent in Customs, which can vary. If you have not received your package within two weeks, please contact your local Customs office for more information.
USPS PRIORITY EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL (also known as USPS Express Mail International) - Delivery time is 3-5 days plus time in Customs (typically about 1-2 weeks total), trackable and insured with delivery confirmation. USPS Priority Express International has a guaranteed delivery time of 3-5 business days (including time in Customs) to Australia, China, France (except Corsica and Monaco), Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Spain (except Canary Islands).
NOTE! USPS Priority Express International shipping is not available to some locations. However, eBay may still display the this shipping option during checkout, even if this shipping service is not actually available in your location. If you select this shipping option and it is not available to your location, you will be notified prior to shipping and given the option to switch to USPS Priority Mail International (if available) and receive a refund of any difference in shipping costs, or to cancel your order and receive a full refund.
USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL - Delivery time is about 1 to 2 weeks to Canada, and 3 to 5 weeks to most other countries (where available), depending on time spent in Customs. We ship using USPS Priority Mail International Standard (not Flat Rate), which is insured and trackable to major destinations and can be less expensive for some shipments, but it is also slower than USPS Express Mail International. USPS Priority Mail International does not provide a guaranteed delivery time and shipping times can vary. This shipping option is not available to some countries.
USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL - We now offer USPS First Class Mail International shipping to Canada, trackable and insured, about 2-3 weeks delivery. We may also be able to ship using First Class Mail International to the following countries, by request only: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. Please contact us for availability of this shipping option before purchasing.
NOTE: We do not use Fedex, UPS, DHL or other carriers for international shipments. We reserve the right to use an equivalent or better shipping method at our sole discretion.
INSTRUCTIONS - Please use the ENGLISH version of your shipping address and include a local phone number for the shipper in case they have any questions about your delivery. You will receive a tracking number once the order has been shipped. If you have not received your package after two weeks, please contact your local postal service or Customs office for delivery information. Packages returned to us refused, unclaimed or undeliverable are subject to a restocking fee, and shipping costs are not refundable.
IMPORTANT! If you have any questions about international shipping, please contact us BEFORE purchasing this item. We ship very quickly, and may not be able to make changes to your order after the order has been placed.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (U.S. only)
- We DO NOT accept cash payments or bank transfers
- We DO NOT accept international credit cards
PayPal - For PayPal payments, we will ship only to the PayPal shipping address, and the address must be specified in English. Be sure to add your shipping address to your PayPal account before sending a PayPal payment, or the payment will need to be resubmitted. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can set one up for free at www.paypal.com.
U.S. Credit Cards - For credit cards issued by a bank within the United States, we require address verification and we will only ship to the verified credit card billing address. If you wish to ship to an address other than your billing address, you can call your bank to add the alternate address to your credit card, or use your credit card to send a PayPal payment instead.
International Credit Cards - We do not accept international credit cards, but you can use your international credit card to send a PayPal payment.
Gift Cards - If you are using a gift card, you must first authorize the card AND add your shipping address to the card before using it, as we cannot accept gift cards that do not have the shipping address added to the card.
Payment is due within 3 days of purchase. You will receive a payment request as soon as the auction ends, and another within 48 hours if you have not yet paid for this item. If the payment is not received within 7 days from the end of auction, we will cancel your order and the item will be released for sale.
Warranty and Returns
Warranty - The products we sell are brand new in the box and covered under the manufacturer's warranty, unless otherwise specified in the auction listing. We do not perform warranty repairs -- all warranty service and replacement is performed by the manufacturer. Buyer should contact the manufacturer of the product for warranty service during the warranty period.
International Warranty- When an item is shipped outside of the United States, it is covered by the U.S. warranty only, and must be serviced in the United States. If the product is defective or requires warranty service, it must be sent back to us for service. This includes products that are defective on arrival, as they may have been damaged in transit or during installation. You (buyer) are responsible for the cost of shipping in both directions for warranty items. Please contact us for a return authorization before returning any items for warranty service.
Returns - We accept returns of new, unopened items within 30 days of purchase. We do not accept returns of opened or installed items, or where an installation has been attempted. Returned items must be in brand new, mint condition with all of the original parts and packaging intact and unmodified. A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) is required for returns - all packages shipped to us without a return authorization will be refused. A 10% minimum restocking fee applies to all returns, and shipping costs are not refundable and may be deducted from any refund due. Please see our web site for more details about our return policy.