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LastMinuteGearFilter; Where to buy a monotron in snowy Pioneer Valley?
February 13, 2014 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Headphone jack is busted and I can't fix it until after gig tomorrow night. In the meantime, I'm after a brick-and-mortar retailer for a replacement (it's my filter section!). Any ideas/advice greatly appreciated, including headphone jack quick fixes (don't have access to a soldering iron, but a heatless option would work). Thanks, Meta!
posted by alexandermatheson to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
Radio Shack might have something for you.

It's rare to find a Radio Shack employee who knows what electronics parts their store actually has, so go ahead and look in the bins even if they think they don't have what you are looking for.

You could also buy a soldering iron there, which might be cheaper than a monotron.

There's a product out there called "solder glue", but I'd never trust it for a gig. It doesn't make a mechanical connection, and tends to fail with temperature changes.

I've never heard of Pioneer Valley, and have no idea what's there, but you might try an ad on Craigslist's "wanted" section if it's lean on stores.
posted by yohko at 8:08 AM on February 13


I bought mine at a small independent musical instrument shop.
posted by ODiV at 8:14 AM on February 13


Sorry, neglected to add; this is western Massachusetts, namely Amherst/Northampton.
posted by alexandermatheson at 8:20 AM on February 13


Where have you tried/called so far? Downtown Sounds and Birdhouse Music in NoHo would be the first places I'd try.
posted by mskyle at 8:24 AM on February 13


Definitely Downtown Sounds in Noho!
posted by sonmi at 8:27 AM on February 13


If all else fails, I'm sure someone could ship you one overnight. (E.g. amazon's 1-day shipping looks like it would add about $20. I can't tell if they give a time of day.)

I currently have a monotron checked out from my local public library. But I assume my library's weird and chances of chances of a local library having one there are very small.....
posted by bfields at 9:02 AM on February 13


Thank you all. Of course Downtown Sounds, slipped my mind in the panic.
posted by alexandermatheson at 9:14 AM on February 13


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