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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:36 pm    Post subject: For the tech savvy, building a Stagebox/snake Reply with quote

So I ordered a stagebox recently hoping it was a super cheap fully wired snake, when it arrived I realised this was not the case and that I had a pre-loaded stage box with 16 in and 4 return un-wired female xlrs.

So now I need to source a (preferably not so expensive) 20 way multicore cable and 20 male xlrs and although I know how to wire it up all the technical jargon is causing me some problems.

So if anyone could help me by showing me what I need I would be truly appreciative.

I need about 5 metres of cable and for it to be of decent quality. thank you in advance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a good soldering iron if you don't have one. Hopefully someone in the UK can chime in with sources of bulk cable in the UK. I know several in the US but not sure that would be very helpful. I can post some links to stuff if you just want to know what to look for.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.studiospares.com/

Definitely take a look around that site. It might not be the cheapest but they have a lot of stuff available. I'm not saying they're expensive, they might be the best for price as far as I know, I just don't have any recent experience with them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok I have a decent soldering Iron and the skills I just need help with working out what I need, one friend has recommended I buy the individual cables separately and make up the multi coil snake myself. In which I would need 5 metres x 20 of this (I think)...

http://www.adamhall.com/uk/AH_p--project_27__b--KMK223BLK

plus some sort of jacket for the whole thing and some male xlr ends (I'll go with neutrik for them)

or I could just buy this but I am not sure if the quality will be great,

http://www.studiospares.com/cable-multicore-/budget-jckt-24-pair/invt/548370/

can anyone some light?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely go with the multicore cable; and the one you linked looks ok. Not sure what the whole "budget" thing is all about; but if you won't be hauling this thing around a bunch it should be robust enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grandnoise wrote:
http://www.studiospares.com/cable-multicore-/budget-jckt-24-pair/invt/548370/

Don't know how they do it for the price. The Adam Hall one gives me the impression it's more for studio and conference centre type permanent installations than gigging.
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