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Ray Aberle

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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2015, 06:08:12 pm »

...but is there a way to put shrink wrap on a cable without having the remove the ends on it?

Nope. (Although you only need to remove one end, not both.) That's why it is easiest to do this when your cables are being assembled- whether you do it yourself, or you buy cables from a supplier that can include these pieces of heatshrink on the cable for you.

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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2015, 06:58:02 pm »

Nope. (Although you only need to remove one end, not both.) That's why it is easiest to do this when your cables are being assembled- whether you do it yourself, or you buy cables from a supplier that can include these pieces of heatshrink on the cable for you.

-Ray

And only put the label on the male end so you don't have the ugly label at the mic.

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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2015, 07:24:13 pm »

I use reflective tape, the type that shines brightly when hit with a light. One small strip is all you need, and at the end of the night hit the cables with a flashlight, which works even better if someone has put your cables into their case.
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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2015, 07:39:28 pm »

I have colored heat shrink on all of my cables. Each color is designated to a certain length cable. Helps me reduce stage clutter and keep track of what each cable run is. No one else seems to have the same blank heat shrink scheme so it's easy to tell them apart from others.
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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2015, 08:54:41 pm »

there are companies that print your name (or whatever) onthe velcro ties that are attached to the cables.

I have asked a friend to create some sand blast stencils for me. havent tried it yet so I may need to post back some time in the future if I ever get them.
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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 09:35:21 pm »

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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2015, 10:23:24 pm »

Wow, a lot of great suggestions here. I do really like the idea of shrink wrap with company info printed on it. That seems like the most legit and clean looking, but is there a way to put shrink wrap on a cable without having the remove the ends on it?

Also nail polish on the connectors sounds like a excellent subtle way to label the cables. How long does this last, do you have to constantly re-apply to keep them from scratching off?

Neutrik connectors last longest because the color gets in the grooves of the strain relief. Switchcraft and smooth metal adapters need touching up once in a while.


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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2015, 10:25:43 pm »

there are companies that print your name (or whatever) onthe velcro ties that are attached to the cables.

I have asked a friend to create some sand blast stencils for me. havent tried it yet so I may need to post back some time in the future if I ever get them.

I am told that if you have a business account with monoprice they will do this for velco ties.  I haven't actually seen it though.
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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2015, 11:15:58 am »

Heat shrink. I use blue for my XLR & Red for DMX, male end.



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Re: Identifying your own cables
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2015, 12:00:30 pm »

I use heat shrink over a colored weatherproof avery label underneath. Each cable is serialized with my company name and manufacture date. The color of the label underneath indicates the length of the cable.

Having the cables serialized makes it extremely convenient when you need to trace down a cable in a bunch.
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Re: Identifying your own cables
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