wiring hell - Switchcraft longframe plugs

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by hollywood_steve, Sep 3, 2001.

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  1. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

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    OK, we all realize that audio electronics wiring is done at painfully small scale, especially as we get older, it all seems to get even smaller. But these damn Switchcraft longframe patch cord plugs have got to be the worst. The size of the little set screws for attaching the pos and neg wires are ridiculously small; and how are you supposed to secure the ground wire on the type 482 and 483 plugs? At least the 480 plug has a 3rd screw for the ground. But nobody sells 480 plugs. I have been happily wiring up a patchbay all summer, but I'll be damned if I'm going to make my own patch cables - these plugs are not scaled for humans. God, what must the TT plugs be like?

    Steve
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  2. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

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    Before I start shopping for prefab longframe patch cords, can anyone recommend any plugs that are easier to assemble than the Switchcraft 482/483? (but that are still well made, durable, etc.)

    Does Neutrik even make longframe plugs?
    How about ADC - I know that ACD makes them, but are they any less frustrating to assemble than the Switchcraft 482's?

    Thanks
    Steve
    sjp@pacbell.net
     

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