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ConcertinaChap



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Very pretty mic cables
      #1098949 - 22/04/14 10:16 AM
On ebay. Well I had to get a couple, they look just like the lead on my Mum's iron back in the 60s.


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DGL.



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1098953 - 22/04/14 10:39 AM
and sommer/neutrik too! so pretty much guaranteed quality


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turbodave



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1098957 - 22/04/14 10:50 AM
Let us know what they are like CC? Dave

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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: turbodave]
      #1098960 - 22/04/14 10:56 AM
Well they arrived this morning and I think the applicable word is definitely cool ... very cool. I can't hear any impact on the quality of recordings made with them (I'd be upset if I could), but, yes, cool ...

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1098987 - 22/04/14 12:27 PM
Good stuff!...Do they feel robust? Dave

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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: turbodave]
      #1099006 - 22/04/14 02:06 PM
I've just given them a thorough prodding and pulling and the connectors feel pretty solidly attached to the cable and there's no play anywhere. So, yes, they do.

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099008 - 22/04/14 02:16 PM
I do love braid sheathed cables, but they don't half pick up the dirt.

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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: zenguitar]
      #1099022 - 22/04/14 03:23 PM
Dirt! How authentic. They just get better and better!



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099033 - 22/04/14 04:15 PM
I had to buy one. Lead vox use, I think!

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099046 - 22/04/14 06:15 PM
Not wishing to rain on your parade CC, but if they're anything like the braided cables I have then they are very difficult to coil easily and to make like flat and straight on stages etc.

Here's hoping yours aren't like mine...


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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #1099061 - 22/04/14 07:06 PM
Strictly for studio use, Mike. Admittedly I haven't had them long (not even one day ) but there doesn't seem to be a particular issue with them having a mind of their own. They come with a rather neat velcro cable tidy too. TBH I'm quite impressed with them.

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099069 - 22/04/14 07:41 PM
I don't have any need for these but I'm tempted to buy one simply for the cool factor

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #1099141 - 23/04/14 08:30 AM
Quote Mike Stranks:

Not wishing to rain on your parade CC, but if they're anything like the braided cables I have then they are very difficult to coil easily and to make like flat and straight on stages etc.





When I had a Saturday job in an electrical shop we used to sell the braided mains cable. I always remember being shown how to coil it neatly and have ended up using the same technique with most cables. Essentially it is similar to the normal over/under technique but you have to feel which way the cable wants to go on each turn and wind it that way. So you may well go over over over under over over under under under... rather than over under over under...

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1099143 - 23/04/14 09:03 AM
Quote James Perrett:

When I had a Saturday job in an electrical shop we used to sell the braided mains cable. I always remember being shown how to coil it neatly and have ended up using the same technique with most cables. Essentially it is similar to the normal over/under technique but you have to feel which way the cable wants to go on each turn and wind it that way. So you may well go over over over under over over under under under... rather than over under over under...




There should be a YouTube tutorial of this technique, for those of use with bags full of black spaghetti.

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099148 - 23/04/14 09:35 AM
there are youtube vids…

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099681 - 26/04/14 03:31 PM
Ah, designacable!!

Yes, they do specialise in offering some very elegant--looking plug and cable options (I bought some gold-plated DIN plugs for MIDI use on my steampunk synth )

http://www.designacable.com/components/connectors/5-pin-nys3...



I was tempted by the braided cable for the same project, and would have gone for it were I going to buy pre-made custom cables.

However, for those of a DIY bent who only require short fancy leads or synth patchcords, here are a few photos showing what you can do with shoelaces and 'luggage elastic':







Cool or what? (and don't say what )


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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #1099687 - 26/04/14 04:17 PM
Cool! Any photos of the synth anywhere?

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1099700 - 26/04/14 06:35 PM
Very nice too.
If it's of any interest, I was taught how to make wire loop terminations for 'telephone' cables, complete with the binding to stop the braid ends fraying - none of your heatshrink rubbish!

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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1100018 - 28/04/14 02:05 PM
Quote ConcertinaChap:

Cool! Any photos of the synth anywhere?

CC




Not yet I'm afraid, but I'll let you know when I finally get around to taking some


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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1100058 - 28/04/14 06:32 PM
Quote James Perrett:

Quote Mike Stranks:

Not wishing to rain on your parade CC, but if they're anything like the braided cables I have then they are very difficult to coil easily and to make like flat and straight on stages etc.





When I had a Saturday job in an electrical shop we used to sell the braided mains cable. I always remember being shown how to coil it neatly and have ended up using the same technique with most cables. Essentially it is similar to the normal over/under technique but you have to feel which way the cable wants to go on each turn and wind it that way. So you may well go over over over under over over under under under... rather than over under over under...




I always wonder, when I see people using the hand/elbow technique, how they manage to undo them at the next gig!


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Re: Very pretty mic cables new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #1100350 - 30/04/14 02:11 PM
One way, you throw it out holding the 'middle' end. The other way is more tedious to do and if you get the right end is a bit better, BUT get it the wrong way and you get umpteen granny knots!

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