Anyone recommend where to get short power cords for a rack?

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  1. andrew

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    I have a power distributor in my rack. I'd like to find 1 foot (or less) power cords for my amp and preamps to lessen cluttered cords in the back of my rack.

    Anyone know where to buy these online?
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  5. DiabolusInMusic

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    He is in Canada, buying local is cheaper.

    Go to an electronics supply store, bulk will be cheapest. I use B&E but I do not think they go that far west. If the drive to an electronics supply store is to much, find the nearest cheap PC place, they will have usable power cables.

    EDIT: I am a fool... did not see he wanted to buy online... still cheaper offline...
  6. andrew

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    Thanks guys. I should have worded my post a bit more specifically. I know how to use google, my point of asking was I hoped someone might have a recommendation of where to buy from positive personal experience, and also that a recommend might've come for someone who I'd be happier giving my money to over a bigger supplier.

    For example, I've had good experience buying from Bayou Audio
    in the past. They don't have what I need in this case, but I like supporting a fellow bass player's store over Amazon. My hope was I might luck into a recommendation for a source for them like that.

    But your recommends will work too.
  7. wcriley

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    I just chop my IEC power cords to the length I want and use a plug from a hardware on the power strip end.
  8. andrew

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    Thanks everyone, found a local place to get them that seems pretty good.
  9. andrew

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    I did that before too but the only ends they had in stock ended up being a hair too fat around to sit side by side in the power bar.
    D'oh! :D
  10. CAW

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    http://www.monoprice.com/

    They make pretty much any cable you want, in all kinds of lengths. Quality cables without the crazy expensive prices. You do kinda need to order a bunch of cables at once, though, or the shipping can cost more than the cable. But that's where I get all my one and three foot power/audio/etc cables.

    I don't know what they're like shipping to Canada, though.
  11. andrew

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  12. BassmanPaul

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    When I put a rack together I use the cable that came with each unit. Measure out the length I need and cut the plug off. Using the Yellow "hospital" style plugs from Home Despot etal I replace the plug. QED :)

    If there are a lot of such cables in the rack, I shrink identifying colours to each end.
  13. beans-on-toast

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    It may be too late buy Lee Valley sends me emails and they had short power cords a while back. I couldn't see them in their catalog but they may have them in a local store.
  14. moff40

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    Yup, Monoprice is where I ended up going too. Just to buy the male connectors at Home Depot or Crappy Tire were somewhere around $15 each IIRC.
  15. BurningSkies

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    In the same vein, anyone know where to find those 'piggyback' IEC cables? I remember Butch @ Bayou sold them for a while.
  16. Luthier Atlanta

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    Just cut down the one that is there.
  17. andrew

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    As far as I can see Butch still does. They're still on the Bayou site but I'm not sure how up to date the Bayou site is.
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    I ordered from him quite a bit early on in his business...but things got a bit upside down for him and there were some horror stories, so I'll probably keep a distance unless I hear otherwise... But I found a few sources anyway...
  20. BassmanPaul

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    i would consider that the weight of the socket with a plug inserted would not be too good for the iEC socket. I think that with the abuse our equipment gets in transit, that the IEC could crack and break.

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