I changed the socked in my rosewood telecaster because the original one did not work properly with my new Neutrik silent plug cable. Are they any longer than normal jacks/plugs? Anyway, this socket is really solidly made (very thick German silver contact springs!). I did not have any problems soldering the contacts. It also seems to be stronger than the old one because the jack/plug is really tight now and does not wobble in the socket. So I can really confirm the "ultra firm riveting" in the product description. And not to forget, it is obviously compatible with these Neutrik silent plugs. I can only recommend this cheap spare part. I am planning to use another one in one of my stomp boxes.The price is really, really good (compared with the cheaper Harley Benton ones and the more expensive Allparts socket). So it is no wonder that Thomann uses this as their standard socket for guitars and basses.