Pedalboard Patch Cable
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Choose any of these fine cables… Mogami 2524, Gepco X-Band, Canare GS-6 or VTG Audio.
The typical tolerance for the measured length is (-0.0 / +0.5″). Therefore a 12 inch cable would be about 12.0″ to 12.5″ long measured as in the descriptions below. Metric Length Conversion: cm / 2.54 = inches.
Therefore a combination of right angle and straight plugs would be measured from the center of the right angle to the shoulder of the straight plug as shown.
One of the options is to have an “opposing/asymmetrical/S-shape” right angle plug configuration. The right angled plugs can be orientated in the opposite direction along the length of the cable, viewed when the cable is laying in a straight line. In some situations, opposing right angles let you avoid having to twist it into position. Please study this option carefully to avoid any confusion.
Top: Opposing “S” plug configuration.
Center: Standard right angle configuration.
Bottom: One right angle and one straight plug. Right angle orientation is insignificant when one end is straight.
G&H – Black gun metal or nickel plated finish.
The G&H BigFoot series “Show Savers” are designed and manufactured to be the most reliable in the industry and feature “Copper Core” technology. This means no loose grounds or broken tips while getting the highest fidelity signal. These distinctive plugs with the “copper tip” are the best in the world. They will spare you the embarrassment, time and cost of having to make repairs to your audio system due to plug failure. That translates into lasting value. You can be assured of many years of fail-safe operation.
Switchcraft – Nickel plated finish.
At Stompin-Ground, we really appreciate Switchcraft’s consistency of producing precision parts. Very reliable and well made. There’s a reason why they are a staple resource for studios and stage production companies. We use them exclusively for all our TRS connectors because they are simply the best TRS plugs available. Switchcraft is a leading supplier of a broad line of components for the audio, video, telecommunication, computer, medical, military, appliance, transportation and instrumentation industries. Switchcraft has a proud history of manufacturing products in the United States with a basic line of over 5,000 products and thousands of variations.
Short frame straight vs. standard length straight plug
This is a detailed picture that shows the difference between a regular G&H straight plug and our exclusive short frame G&H plug. We use the G&H short frame plug by default for pedalboard patch cables. If you would like the regular length straight plug, just let us know in the optional notes above, the cart messages or in a separate email. The regular straight plugs have a somewhat stronger strain relief and in some cases it’s nice to have a little extra length on the handle to grasp.
Here’s an example showing eight of the strain relief colors we offer installed under the plug housings. Regular straight and right angle plugs are shown in this example with the black “gun metal” finish. Black tubing installed OVER the housings (not shown here but see “Length” section above) is still an available option however the tubing under the housing allows us to reinforce the strain relief a little better. If ordering strain relief OVER the housing, we will use nickel housings by default since it gets completely covered anyway.
Below are some nickel housings with the short frame straight plugs and right angles. Click to start a slide show. Further below are more close-ups of black housings standard straight plugs.
Beauty is in the details… And you will find beauty in every aspect of the sound, form and function of these excellent cables. We invested numerous hours testing many of the top quality cables and connectors for the best electrical properties, physical construction and sound quality. We undoubtedly found the best combination of plugs and cable hand soldered together with premium silver based solder to suit professional pedalboard applications. Just choose your cable, length, plugs and some options and you’ll have the best custom cables. It’s that easy!
Any Length… Any Plug Type
Features & Benefits:
• Highly accurate and transparent
• Wide dynamic range
• Low capacitance
• Very low noise
• Polyethylene dielectric
• Precise shielding
• Protective strain relief
• Durable pro quality
The photo above shows a few cables plugged into some effects. The signal goes from Guitar > Wah > 9″ RR Cable > Compressor > 9″ RS Cable > Volume Pedal > 7″ RS Cable > Digital Delay > Amp. When measuring for your pedals, keep in mind the metal handle of the plug does not flex as shown above.
Extremely Rugged Good Flexibility Very Reliable Great Tone
Forget the hype, we’re offering the finest pedalboard effects cables for the real world.
G&H Plug Comparison: Read about the difference between G&H plugs and others. See why the “Show Saver” plugs are the Best Plugs in the World according to G&H. Adobe .pdf Format. They make some valid points.
Conductivity of metals: (data by G&H)
• Copper – 100% (Baseline)
• Zinc – 30%
• Brass – 25%
• Nickel – 22%
• Steel – 15%
• Lead – 8%
Tests were conducted on the G&H Show Saver™ by Chalice Studios in LA. “After countless hours of blind listening tests the G&H 1/4″ instrument connector was the clear winner. There is no question that they make the best sounding and most robust connector I have ever used. Even clients with name brand cables have asked to have the connectors changed after hearing how much of a sonic difference they make!”
— Stacey Dodds, Technical Manger
3 Reviews for Pedalboard Patch Cable
I'll be back... - Friday, August 11, 2017 Jeff FarrisI looked and looked for pre-made options that fit what I needed and eventually found this site, thanks goodness.
Here's my follow-up email to Troy:
"Just got them, they are PERFECT, thanks!
Just got my board built yesterday and these were the final piece of the puzzle - thanks for such quick turnaround - you'll be hearing from me again.
I placed my order on a Sunday and received them on Thursday - he even followed up with me before making them to make sure everything would work for my situation.
Awesome cables and awesome, old-school service - Thanks Troy!
Awsome!!! - Sunday, September 4, 2016 Trey JensenI absolutely love these cables. They've made a bunch of these for me over the years and they're perfect!
The best I've seen - Friday, January 8, 2016 Robbie JacobsThese are the best cables for my pedalboard that I have ever had. Thanks.