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Anybody else do this?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Clinks, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Clinks


    Apr 10, 2012
    Fort Drum, NY
    Not quite sure what to call it.

    When all I had was my Squier™ P-Bass, I use to buy all my cables with a single 90° end. Now that I have two Ibanez SR-series basses I have to use the straight end, I do this …


    ...to minimize stress in the connector. Anybody else doing this as well?
  2. That's clever-I get it-but I think you're WAY too concerned about it. Just let a loop of cable dangle a bit before it goes under your strap.
  3. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Unless you're playing so far away it's completely taught, the loops on the ground do the same thing...
  4. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Not me. Over the strap button works fine.
  5. Nope, and over the strap button is good enough for me too.
  6. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I see no advantage to that. I've always ran my cable between the strap and the bass - with a healthy loop as a safety against stepping on the cable.
  7. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    I don't get it. What does that extra loop do that looping the cable once or twice behind the strap doesn't?
  8. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon

    I do this regardless of a straight or 90° connector.
  9. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    +1 over strap button, but I play coily cords with angled jacks anyway most of the time.
  10. Liv3rman


    Dec 28, 2012
  11. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Looks like a resounding "NO!" judging from early polling returns....
  12. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Here's the thing, it doesn't do what you hope. Your tied loop will pull on the connector exactly the same as if it wasn't there. There is nothing that "gives". This is why most people let 8 inches or so dangle in a loop. If you step on the cable, that will "give" before it tugs at the connector.
  13. Clinks


    Apr 10, 2012
    Fort Drum, NY
    Well here's WHY I started doing this; when I bought Rocksmith™ I only had my Squier™ P-Bass - which has a straight input jack. Considering that would have to buy the cable online OR buy a second copy of the game, I did the same thing (but with a zip tie on the "real tone" cable).

    Thanks for the replies, y'all.
  14. Clinks


    Apr 10, 2012
    Fort Drum, NY
    I forgot to post this pic with my first post ...


    ... I also use it as a hanging loop.
  15. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    REALLY ????:rolleyes:
  16. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Nope, looped in through the strap button.
  17. vinnie6


    Dec 25, 2011
    Looks way too much like a treble clef for my comfort. ;-)
  18. joshmat


    Nov 20, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Im also a between the strap button kinda guy.

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