The Lost Cord How many times have you gone searching for a longer guitar cord (or just one that works), or wished the headphone cord was slightly (or a lot) longer? If you say not many, you ain't a pro yet. <g> Happens all the time. Sometimes you need to stick the singer in the bathroom with a mic and a set of headphones, cuz that's where he/she wants to sing, but the headphones won't reach. Whadaya do? If you're smart, you have some of these handy: They're XLR to 1/4" TRS, with the Tip wired to Pin 2, the Ring wired to Pin 3, and the Sleeve wired to Pin 1. Need a long guitar cord in a hurry? Grab a M/F XLR pair (with male 1/4" ends), a standard mic cable, and bingo, instant long cord. Need a long headphone extension cord? Grab a M/F pair, a mic cable and you're in business. Don't wanna run long separate cords on stage or in the studio? No problem, Use these on your snake into an empty channel to get a guitar or bass into the board without running another long cable. Switchcraft makes all of these adaptors, and when you really need them, they'll save your ass every time.