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Please recommend plug and cable for making TRS patch cables

Discussion in 'PBC General Discussion' started by eastern, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. eastern

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    Hi all! I'm making a new pedalboard with PBC/6X and would like to solder some TRS patch cables for routing Expression pedal and function switchers. Which lower profile plugs and cables that you would recommend to me?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
     
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    Additionally, Squareplugs now has a right angle TRS:
    https://btpa.com/sp550-s.html

    Best-tronics sells TRS versions of their "stubby" straight plugs (I know because I'm using them), but I don't see them on their site, you'd have to contact them for those.
     
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    Thanks, JimB and Ron. I will check with BTPA.
     
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    I found the BTPA part numbers for the TRS stubby plugs:

    1/4" TRS stubby, small cable opening: MC-3641M
    1/4" TRS stubby, large cable opening: MC-3641

    They're still not listed on their site, but if you contact them directly, you should be able to order them.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I went with some SP400 and BTPA TRS stubby plugs.
     
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    Yes they do, though you need to raise up the PBC about .25-.5" in the back to give a bit to give the cable room to turn out and away from the PBC. I personally use double strips of normal profile dual lock to give me the height I need.
     
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    What cable do you recommend using for the TRS Squareplug SP550-S? I used Mogami w2528 dual cable wire before with larger plugs, but it won't fit the tiny Squareplug opening. I want to use the Squareplug TRS plug for my stereo loops on my PBC10.
     
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    I have my first batch of SP550-S on the way as we speak. I think I'm going to try using star quad cable - I'm only going to be using it for TRS MIDI connections, so it should be fine. There might be too much crosstalk between wires to use for stereo audio, though. I recommend asking Karim at Squareplug or the guys at Best-tronics. They would have suggestions. When I get the connectors in, I'll play around with all the cable I have here and see if I have any other ones that would work.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. This is such a niche use case that I was wondering if I would find any relevant info. I would consider your input on the matter definitive gold, Ron. Thank you for any help you can offer! I definitely want to minimize crosstalk, but I would like to be able to use the TRS squareplugs.
     
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    Mogami 2528 does work with Squareplug SP550-S plugs, though it's a very tight fit. I used the combo on my personal board with excellent results and zero issues thus far.

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    Whoa! That's such great news! Thank you for the info. Did you manage to squeeze the rubber insulation of both channels of wire into the clamp section of the squareplug? I would love to see a pic of one of these plugs opened up if you have time.
     
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    Won't have time to pull things apart to get a picture, but I did get the insulation in! It's pretty easy once everything is soldered in and held in place.
     
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    Good enough! Thanks again, man.
     
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