“Socket” to the static!
Open plug sockets allow dirt and corrosion to enter your instrument, amplifier or effects unit. This is especially so in the case of equipment fitted with an exhaust fan (it effectively turns the unit into a vacuum cleaner, sucking crud into the equipment, which settles on connector contacts).
What’s the solution? Well, you could leave a cable permanently plugged into the instrument/amp/effects unit (obviously a very poor idea for any instrument or effects unit with battery-powered active electronics), but that’s generally neither practical nor, in fact, at all effective in terms of reducing corrosion.
Introducing Krackle Killers™ – an effective, non-abrasive method for keeping your connectors clean and free of noise-producing corrosion.
Simply take a Krackle Killers™ plug, wet it with quality electronic contact-cleaning fluid and insert it in the socket to be cleaned. Taking care not to exert lateral or rotational force on the plug (you wouldn’t want to snap it off in the socket – that’d be disastrous!), insert and remove it until the grime or corrosion’s been cleaned away.
Naturally, though, there are some things Krackle Killers™ just can’t fix – for example, if the socket has been damaged through long, careless use or it’s literally been several decades since it was last cleaned, we can’t promise that Krackle Killers™ will bring it back to “as new” condition.
I mean – hey! They’re very good for keeping your sockets clean and tidy, but you can’t expect miracles, right?