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Maybe the dumbest question ever asked in the history of TGP

gearmeup

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I was looking through the post your rig page.

How do you guys get your petals so close together?

Do you use special small cables? All my cables between pedals looks like "U's" or "n's".
 

slap_back05

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I use Lava cable, which has an exceptionally small plug. Then the 'U' shape you are talking about still happens, but it's a flexible cable and it's all under the plugs themselves. Pretty much invisible from above.
 

Grainslayer

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Haha..As a new member to tgp,I've been holding back on asking alot of questions..I've been learning alot on pedalboards and effects gear as I try to figure out what I want and the best way to go about it...there is so much stuff out there..I've found like 4-5 pedals I didn't know existed that I want...
 

jurfin

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i assure you there are at least one thousand questions far below yours on the intelligence scale ^__^

there are a whole lot of cable manufacturers who specialize in making tiny custom plugs for this very reason. some require soldering, while others have solder-less designs. here are some names you might want to look into if you are looking to minimize the amount of space your cables take up;

evidence audio (monorail and SIS system)
lava cable
george L's

i personally decided to make my own with evidence audio monorail cable and pancake plugs that i got from these guys;

http://www.speakerrepair.com/page/product/pandj-quarterinch/32-232x20.html

this is certainly a cost effective solution!

if you don't want to sink a ton of cash into patch cables, and aren't crazy about the DIY approach, these cables have the smallest pancake plug i have ever seen, and are pretty reasonably priced;

http://elderly.com/accessories/items/IRG-100.htm
http://elderly.com/accessories/items/IRG-101.htm
http://elderly.com/accessories/items/IRG-103.htm

hope that helps you!
 

coltonius

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Haha..As a new member to tgp,I've been holding back on asking alot of questions..I've been learning alot on pedalboards and effects gear as I try to figure out what I want and the best way to go about it...there is so much stuff out there..I've found like 4-5 pedals I didn't know existed that I want...
If you've only found 4-5 pedals you want, you're in good shape. :aok

On topic.. I have found that virtually any custom cabling will allow you more flexibility when Tetris-izing your board and getting your pedals closer together. The premade patch cables you can buy at GC (6", 12", etc..) are tremendously bulky.
 

mac jones

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I've bought 'low profile cables' off Ebay. 6 pack for $19 US. (flat ends)

I suggest you buy your cables off of Ebay. A lot of specialty shops make their own. High end stuff for less than retail

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221519276001&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160


I then use two sided velcro strips to neaten things up.

Now you can get those super expensive cables if your far gone into this stuff. But i chose not to go there with this topic :D I rather argue religion.....politics

Your move :)
 

Grainslayer

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I like the idea of those pancake cables but they don't look like the will clear the power input on pedals like my mxr carbon copy.?? I was also looking at patch cables that are direct plug to plug with no cables which I thought might be a good option for pedals that have input/outputs in the same spots like connecting a few boss pedals together..
 

JinX78

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Check out tight sqeez cables on reverb.com. he does good work, is super reasonable and quick to answer questions..i bought the evidence audio monorails from him.
 

jrockbridge

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Hosa makes an IRG6005 6 inch connector cable that works great on most stomp boxes. I used them on my PT Nano board to get the stomps close together. They work for pedals right next to each other.

[EDIT] I just noticed that Jurfin, in post #5, listed other Hosa options.
 
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slopeshoulder

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I use Lava. Mine are close.
BUT with big feet, poor balance, and live excitement it means I have to pay close attention to ergonomics, where the pedals are, which ones I switch during songs as opposed to between them.
 
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I'll have to try lava cables on my new board. I build my own boards and I usually drill out a little hole to stick the "u" in there... Keeps it looking neat. I have monster cables on my current board and they're a pain.
 




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