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Re: A "Boring Thing" That Drives Me Nuts In The Studio

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:37 am

Not a huge fan of spiral wrapping here, especially for long runs because the resulting loom becomes very stiff and inflexible and tends to take on a mind of its own... That said, it is handy if you have a loom with a lot of cables exiting at different points along the run, and it's okay where it's installed in the back of something and left alone for ten years...

Where it's a loom for cables to something that gets moved around, I much prefer to use expanding braid, secured with heatshrink sleeves at each end. It looks neater, it doesn't snag on things, and it remains flexible...
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Re: A "Boring Thing" That Drives Me Nuts In The Studio

Postby Folderol » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:41 am

I've been using spiral wrap for years, only I cut it into short lengths and space them out. Much quicker and easier to fit, and the whole thing doesn't become stiff and unmanageable.
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Re: A "Boring Thing" That Drives Me Nuts In The Studio

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:02 am

Folderol wrote:I cut it into short lengths and space them out. Much quicker and easier to fit, and the whole thing doesn't become stiff and unmanageable.

:D Yes, I do that too... Very practical for holding cables together in the backs or racks etc. Doesn't get the domestic seal of approval though.
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