Today's Musicians Friend stupid deal of the day is a ProCo stageMaster 24x4 100ft snake for $299. Good deal?
Ok, do you or anyone know how good the quality is for these snakes? My band currently has a 16x4 100ft snake and it's been plenty long for us so far. Our current problem has been not having enough channels, especially returns. Our board is a Mackie Onyx 1640 which had 16 mono channels and 6 pre/post auxs. With a 24x4 I can use adapters to convert some of the sends into returns to get enough returns. The snake we're using now isn't in very good shape and is being borrowed from a friend until we get our own. I've been planning on getting a 24x8 EWI snake but this one is almost half of what one of those cost. I just don't want to buy a crappy snake that won't last. TommySent from my Milestone X using Tapatalk 2
Tommy, the EWI snake from Audiopile.net appears to be much better in the build quality dept, has the number of returns you need, etc. ProCo builds some nice stuff and some lesser quality goods. The Stagemaster series is their "value" line. I won't say "don't buy it" but would you buy it if it were at normal price, especially when compared to the EWI?
Well the "normal" price for it is $569, given that an EWI snake with more channels is less than that($519 shipped to me) I would definitely go with the EWI. But at 299 the Pro Co is tempting. I'll be talking to some of the other band members later today about it. Any more thoughts on it? TommySent from my Milestone X using Tapatalk 2
Had a stagemaster 16 x 4 at one time. The wiring at the box end (inside the box) is not as robust as you will see on better models, and the cabling itself had some cheaper plastic sleeving at the fan end, but never any problems with light use. Have an EWI 16 x 8 now and love it.
Well we decided to hold off on getting one for now. We're planning to get a EWI snake(probably a reel snake) after we get the money saved up. We'll probably end up with a 24x8 or at least a 16x8. For a portable rig is there any reason not to get a reel snake? Sent from my Milestone X using Tapatalk 2
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