Right Angle 1/4" Pedalboard Connector

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Stu_Bass, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Stu_Bass


    Nov 24, 2006
    Which ones do you prefer? Which one takes up the least amount of space for those tight situations? Can't find an answer in the archives .
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It depends on the individual pedals, but I can tell you, the straight plugs, (with no flex) can be murder on your pedals when taking them apart. I use 8" flexy right angle plugs, and also some longer ones, depending on the routing.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    George L's have long been my favorites for really tight packing of a board, but I change my pedals and pedal order so often that the George L's were constantly getting unscrewed, either intentionally or un. So I've gone to "regular" cables with GH brand plugs. Bulkier than George L, but pretty compact for the format, and high quality.
  4. danjerl


    Feb 10, 2009
    +1 on the GH plugs.

    I finally figured out the order in which I was going to setup my pedalboard. Once I knew for sure, I decided to make my own cables. I used Canare GS-6 cable and GH plugs. Yes, a little more bulky than George L's or Lava Cables but they are built solid...and not just cause I made them.
  5. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Solderin involved? I'm thinking about going this routinIOn addition to assembling my first pedal board ever (16 years of bass playin it's about time), I'm also putting together my Dad's PT Pro board for his guitar playing. Anychance you've got a nice tutorial with pics for soldering your own cables?

  6. There's a little soldering involved but assembling the cables is a piece of cake, really. I don't know of any tutorials specific to soldering instrument cables but there are probably several out there for soldering in general. Pick up a decent soldering iron (not a soldering gun) and practice on some cheap or scrap wire for a little while and you should have no problems.
  7. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Cool..thanks. I soldered piano wire architectural models in college almost a decade ago, but I wasn't running bass signal through the wire!! :) Time to revive my soldering skillz (yes with a Z).
  8. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Great thread,...I looked into the Pro Audio Wiring ebay store,...about 60 bucks for 24 of the G&H 1/4 Right TS plugs is comparable to switchcraft and less than a dollar a foot for the Canare GS-6 = a lot cheaper than a george l's kit.

    I think I found my first soldering project.
  9. I get my Canare cable from Full compass. 250' is $0.58 a foot, or 100' is $0.61 a foot.