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Making Cables!

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15 years 5 months

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......


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15 years 4 months

dementedchord Tue, 01/16/2007 - 16:29
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??

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

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zemlin Tue, 01/16/2007 - 16:35
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

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zemlin Tue, 01/16/2007 - 19:53
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.