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Tweed champ 57 cable

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by vishnu, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. vishnu

    vishnu Tele-Holic

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    Daft question of the year.........how do you store yours, in the back or what?

    Trying to ensure it does not end up like my old mom's Iron cable :)
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Cables get all twisted from improper wrapping.
    The inner and outer shift around.
    People who wrap a lot of cables (and anchor and life preserver ropes) know this well.
    One loop over, the next under.
    In the movie biz it used to be called the RCA wrap.
    Done correctly, you can hold the end in one hand, the coil in the other, and throw out a 100' cable without a tangle.
     
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  3. vishnu

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    Thanks cc :)

    anyone else manage to have their cable last a long time with some special care tips?
     
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    I have been using the same instrument cable for almost 20 years... it just lays around, gets stepped on a lot and never malfunctioned, knock on wood.
     
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    If it's a fixed cable, or even if it isn't, obtain a velcro cable retainy-loop-thingy ( there are words, but I are dumz ) and attach it to the cabinet somewhere convenient with an existing screw. Coil the cable ( correctly! ) after use and store it on the outside rear of the cabinet.
    Laney did this with their Cub series, and it's a neat way of not wrecking your cable, or losing it.
    I'm wary of lobbing things into amp cabinets. Things with pointy prongs in close proximity to speaker cones?. Heavy things loose and close to valves?. Nah. Folk have been doing it for years. Still doesn't make it a smart thing to do.
     
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