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Making Cables!

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by xX5thQuarterXx, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    Hi,

    So im thinking about making a snake. But mainly im really needing some longer cables. I know how to make them but im struggling trying to find a place that sells like cable and XLR plugs in bulk or cheap packages.

    Where would I find Bulk cable and XLR Plugs?

    i did find this but they only sell cheap cable......

    https://www.cablesforless.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=282
     
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    admittedly they dont look all that together.... but just a quick look at the bulk mic cable ... doesnt look all that bad... oxygen free... 95% sheild... but there's nothing about the capacitence... and that's a little troubling for me.... cant remember was the price that good??

    http://www.redco.com/default.asp

    i havent used these guys myself but have heard good things.... YMMV
     
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I don't get too worried about lower end cables for live work, but if you're recording I'd be a lot more careful. All of my "good" cables are ho-made from Canare L-4E6S star-quad with a 95% braided shield. Mogami is also very good stuff.

    I buy connectors and cables from Full Compass
     
  4. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    well at the site i posted it was $50 US for 500 feet! That comes to like .09 cents US a foot! so i think its worth a try cuz that is a steal! How much shoul i spend on connectors, this is where im gettin troubbled?
     
  5. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    IMHO, buying the cheapest crap you can find is a mistake. I buy Neutrik or Switchcraft connectors at about $3 each. I prefer Neutrik, but the Switchcrafts are sometimes less expensive. Consider getting a variety of colored heat shrink tubing and color-coding the ends of your cables.
     
  6. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    Well im not going all out cheap. Finding a good deal is finding a good deal no matter what. Paying $50 to see if its a good deal to me is fine. But yea i think i am going for the Neutrik connectors
     
  7. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    curiousity got the better of me so i checked out that redco site myself....

    FWIW....
    using neutrik connectors in both cases.... cable length 25'

    house brand cable $17.80
    mogami 2 conductor $22
     

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