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Mike M
spinning my own cords
Thu Jul 5, 2018 22:34
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"maybe" lost one or two cables that did not dry out properly or simply were junk anyway as that was during the years I bought the $5 cables from Musicians Friend. Now I buy better cables and have not had a single one fail for any reason."

Several years ago a bought a 500' roll of XLR cable, and two 250' rolls of Carol 12/4 SJOOW speaker cable...plus a load of Neutrik connectors.

I spent two winters worth of "Nor'easters" (significant snow /wind winter storms...similar to small hurricanes...but below freezing temps) rolling my own cables....

Once I get soldering I can punch-out several mic cables in an hour.
The speaker cables take a bit longer as the wire/jacket/assembly is a bit more cumbersome..

Every July (during a normal 90 degree heat-wave) I will lay-out all of my speaker cables in my back yard to "relax" in the sun and, after a few hours, I roll them properly..

I also do this with my mic cables....

FWIW: I have never lost one of my "home spun" cables...they have been great!



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