Guitar lead trick

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  1. alxne

    alxne Member

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    I've seen other people get their leads together very quickly in a neat circle, I'm too ashamed to ask how they do it. Therefore mine are always a mess shoved in a bag. Any explain how it is done? :(

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    When I untie this new lead it will be forever in a mess otherwise.
     
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    The technique is called "over-under".

     
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    Just twist it between your fingers, helping it to go in its natural curve. It has to be able to move freely for that.
     
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    Proper wrap and Planet Waves cable clips keeps them that way
     
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    Too much thinking going into this. I used to wrap the cord up and throw it into the back of my amp. Now I wrap it up and toss it into a bag/milk crate.
     
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    I thought the thread was going to be about guitar solos ;)
     
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    Those how to wrap cables videos are helpful.
    A mark of a pro is the ability to toss out a long cable without knots.
     
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    I thought I was going to learn how to play behind my back!
     
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    Roll the top of the loop. Works every time.
     
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    Grip the cable tightly, and wrap it around your other arm over the shoulder and elbow. Keep it tight on your Winding hand. Works like a charm and just look at the results
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    Seriously though, this guy is the type of guy I hate. Even after you ask them to please not coil that way, they do it anyway because “it is faster”
     
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    Once you get the actual over under technique down, it is second nature.. even my phone charging cables and ear buds wires get coiled "properly."
     
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    I use these ties. 1 pack should be plenty for most people. Just loop them around on themselves once tight on the cable and they'll stay on.
     
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    I just get my roadie underlings to do it for me while the band and I head to the next gig in our (separate) private jets. For all I know they just buy new cables for every show.

    By the way, I'm selling cables with my famous striped design on them, hand-painted by me, and each one comes with a video of me personally plugging it in. $5,150 MSRP.

    Hope this helps.
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    Eddie Van Halen
     
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    One rarely mentioned tip you learn the hard way: Hold the plug with your left hand (assuming you're righ-handed) and hold the plug pointing forward, now grab the cable with your right hand, outside... up... complete the loop towards you... never letting go with your left hand... grab and repeat. Sounds stupid right?

    Now try it the opposite way, plug pointing at you, and do it fast, like you're in a hurry to the next gig, and right when there's about 2 feet left... BAM! Plug right in the nuts. Now you know why you do it the other way.

    Other than that, just let the cable do the work, it has a natural shape, just lay it straight across the room the first time and it'll let you know whare it wants to go. Stick to that and it'll last forever.
     
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    Do that with 750 mcm copper and you’ll never do it again!
     
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    I'm not sure, I mean, aren't you supposed to remember what happened to learn from your mistakes? That **** would just leave you unconscious!
     
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    Over under for mic cables. Wireless unit for guitars/basses.
     
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    You just wish you were unconscious.
     
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