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So far, EBS still appears to be the winner of this category. But has anyone seen a depth comparison of the current contenders in the flat patch cable segment?
The copper inside is not flat. The rubber ribbon jacket is. Or at least this is how the EBS is done:I can see wanting flat patch cables from an ergonomic perspective, but as electronic design it makes no sense; You'd just be increasing the surface area of the wire &/or shielding relative to the conductor cross-section area and inviting radio interference.
Well I'm glad the core is sound, but unless the outer jacket is just there to have something to grab, or at least stop flexure on one axis, wouldn't something like a tighter diameter braided-nylon shell make more sense?
I think it is somewhat negligible. But they do kinda fold and tuck nicely. since most of the noodles I use between cables tend to be on a flat plane, the flat cabling seems to be just fine.Well I'm glad the core is sound, but unless the outer jacket is just there to have something to grab, or at least stop flexure on one axis, wouldn't something like a tighter diameter braided-nylon shell make more sense?
I would be careful about trying to cram too many pedals too closely together. While it certainly makes for a nice and tidy-looking pedalboard, in practice, having so much so close together can pose other problems. No one wants a huge and unwieldy board, but I'd personally rather have something that's slightly wider if it means a much more ergonomic and practical layout of my pedals.Nah, I think it's cool to discuss all the aspects of them. I just am basically wondering which ones actually take up the least amount of depth if they are plugged in directly next to each other.
I just don't really care for those one piece 1/4" male turnarounds because even in a situation where the exact same brand is being used side by side, a flexible pedal board can lead to a bit of unwanted stress on the pedal.
All of this comes from not wanting my board to be any bigger than 24" wide, but still wanting about 12 - 14 full sized pedals on it. I wish everyone did topjacks and this wouldn't be much of an issue. But Spaceman still does sidejacks and therein lies my rub.