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duane massey

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Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 11:47:58 am »

Open up the ends and look at them. Amazing what this will reveal.
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Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 11:53:53 am »

Open up the ends and look at them. Amazing what this will reveal.
I did a festival once at the Bicentennial park in Baytown. Mix position was across a small saltwater creek from the stage. A helper managed to dip the fan of my snake in the saltwater, unknown to me. I went ahead and did the gig. The phantom power from my mixer evidently was enough to react with the salt. Inside every XLR was gunk that looked like a really bad connection on a car battery. I had to change them all out, there was no cleaning possible.
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Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 05:34:33 pm »

I did a festival once at the Bicentennial park in Baytown. Mix position was across a small saltwater creek from the stage. A helper managed to dip the fan of my snake in the saltwater, unknown to me. I went ahead and did the gig. The phantom power from my mixer evidently was enough to react with the salt. Inside every XLR was gunk that looked like a really bad connection on a car battery. I had to change them all out, there was no cleaning possible.
Geez. I would have been abouts at that guy if it happened to me. Must have been time consuming changing every single connector.
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Re: Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 07:35:10 pm »

Geez. I would have been abouts at that guy if it happened to me. Must have been time consuming changing every single connector.

Someone a number of years ago had a story about a drunk pissing into the back of an amp rack.
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Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 01:28:34 am »

Someone a number of years ago had a story about a drunk pissing into the back of an amp rack.
That's even worse. I would be really pissed if that happened to me.

Imagine what the conversation between the insurance company...
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Re: What makes a audio lead dirty?
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