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Postby Dave71 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Does anybody use those silent guitar leads, the ones that allegedly mute as soon as they are pulled out.

Reason i ask is that i do several open mic nights a month and am fed up with people finishing their sets and instantly ripping the guitar leads out of their acoustics before i can switch them off. I know i have really good limiters on my active cabs but thats not the point.

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Re: silent guitar leads

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:32 pm

Yes, the silent lea work, but you might have trouble hanging on to them.

How long does it take to pull down the back line group fader?

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Re: silent guitar leads

Postby ronmac » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:51 pm

Some of them work well, sometimes, in my experience.

You would think that a performer who can remember the score and words to hundreds of song could also remember to get the "all clear" nod before removing the plug
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Re: silent guitar leads

Postby Dave71 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:59 pm

So far i've not lost a single lead so thats a bonus. I could always secure them to my DI boxes anyway.
I just cant hit the mute button fast enough on occasions (need to isolate monitors too) Last night somebody was merrily playing away, finished a song and instantly grabbed the lead. I didn't even know she had finished her set. Its like a game of quick draw.

Will pick a couple up to try, any manufactures you recommend?

Education - not a word i associate with guitarists

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Re: silent guitar leads

Postby ef37a » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:26 pm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rapid-Cables-Guitar-Neutrik-NP2X-AU/dp/B007WPILHK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361643289&sr=8-2
I have one, uses Klotz cable. Bit of a funny story.....
About 2yrs ago I picked up what I thought was a cheap "Neutrik" guitar cable from Maplin's bargain bin. When I got it home I found that 1) it was a speaker cable and 2)it was clearly not a genuine Neutrik product.
I therefore contacted Neutrik who were very pleased that I had and sent me a 5mtr complimentory silent plug lead! Maplin apologized and offered a refund but in truth as speaker cable the "copy" was fine and I had a good result anyway!

The silent plugs use a reed switch AFAIK and are guaranteed 10,000 insertions?

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Re: silent guitar leads

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:45 pm

Haha, yes at open mic nights some people plug out before the last chord has died away. I think they are just very fearful and not used to performing in public.
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