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custom stage snakes

Discussion in 'Accessories & Connections' started by Bradson Recording, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. does anyone know of the best places for me to get a custom snake
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Moderator Resource Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    "custom" in what way?

    length / #channels / stagebox format / fan end config. / #returns / connectors on returns / multipin(s) at either end ?
  3. Front End Audio

    Front End Audio Active Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    here is a company I found just browsing the internet!
    RAMTECH - Manufacturers of Pro Audio Snakes, Stageboxes, Multi-Pin Connectors and Cables

  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Most of the major players custom make snakes. Whirlwind, Pro-Co, Horizon etc. Many of us make our own snakes too. It just kind of depends on how handy you are and how much cash you are prepared to drop. For live sound, some of the things to think about similar to DVDHawk's post, having different lengths of main trunks with multipin connectors to attach fans and/or stage boxes. Also, for stage boxes is this a transformer split for FOH & MON or even a three way split for FOH MON and a broadcast truck. Maybe digital is the way to go.

    The axiom "it's all just wire" is true in the Boy Scout sense but if you have high quality gear on stage and at the consoles you don't want the cheapest snake and connectors on the market.
  5. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
    Rapco built a split snake to my specs. I'm sure they can build about anything you need.
  6. Live Sound Audio

    Live Sound Audio Active Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Hey don't forget disconnects on each end if it's a fixed setup. It saves an incredible amount of time.

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