What are they? They are 1/4″ TS unbalanced connectors with a way to short the tip to the sleeve when unplugged. Why? When the tip is shorted to the ground it will keep it from causing any hum, pops, or noise when not plugged in. What are they for? They are intended for instrument use like guitars, basses, […]
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The Right Cable for the Right Job
Not unoften in the complicated world of connections that you’ll find the same connector type doing different jobs. It is important to know that just because the connection looks the same doesn’t mean that it carries the same signal or that the wire for the cable is the same. Let me give you a few […]Connections, RCA, Wire info, Wire Types, XLR
Video: Advanced Study of Guitar Cables
Here is a video series with an in-depth look at three aspects of guitar cables and connections. Part 1 covers Input and output impedance (17 min) Part 2 covers wire size (6:48 min) Part 3 covers the use of balanced cables and snake cable for guitar. (10:51 min) There is a lot of information to […]Advanced Info, Connections, Guitar, Sound, Video, Wiring
Video: Intro to XLR and 1/4″ connectors
I want to introduce our first informative video: Intro to XLR and 1/4″ connectors. Here are some details from the video: XLR Connectors: Normally 3 Pin Balanced signal for rejecting noise Latching The male connector is the output The female connector is the input Used for Microphones, line-level gear, console outs, etc. 1/4″ Connectors: Named […]1/4", Beginner info, Connections, Sound, Video, XLR
What is an insert?
We have more insert cable options than anyone else. We make them with right-angle, XLRs, Gold, Nickel, Zip cord, individual wire, direct out, direct in, and yes, normal straight. That is all good if you know what an insert is, so what is an insert? At the most basic, it lives up to its name: […]Beginner info, Connections, How to, Sound