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Author Topic: Drum Loom cable lengths?  (Read 1248 times)

Nate Zifra

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Re: Drum Loom cable lengths?
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2019, 11:54:55 am »

Another vote here for the Whirlwind Drum drop.  I used to use an 8 channel fan out, cut back to expose the cable lengths, and that worked well until the cables failed. Then I moved to individual 10 ft lengths, then to the Whirlwind drum drop. The time savings itself is worth the cost of the Drum drop.


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The Whirlwind Drum Drop was/is a life saver. The fan outs are all wrapped in tech-flex, so no binding of cables. Everything is clearly numbered, and the stage box (which has 4 additional inputs) can be easily tucked near the kit. Whirlwind has several lengths of fan outs (back to the stage box/mixer), so you can manage excess cable easily, and it doesn't matter where the stage box may be.

I've built my own looms in the past, but never again. The Drum Drop is/was money well spent.
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Re: Drum Loom cable lengths?
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2019, 12:02:13 pm »

Long length drum looms suck.  We made up a couple of them and spent more time getting out the knots and tangles than they saved us.  Shorter is mo' better.

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Re: Drum Loom cable lengths?
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2019, 02:38:06 pm »

I like to use a 16 channel sub snake at the drum riser, with plenty of short XLRs. The extra channel count helps with other upstage inputs, really keeps things neat.
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Re: Drum Loom cable lengths?
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2019, 03:26:18 pm »

I made a drum sub snake that is a 10 ch with 2 returns.
It covers the drums, the drum monitor, and back line if the drums haven't used them all.
Short XLRs to the mics.
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Re: Drum Loom cable lengths?
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2019, 12:39:04 am »

I made a drum sub snake that is a 10 ch with 2 returns.
It covers the drums, the drum monitor, and back line if the drums haven't used them all.
Short XLRs to the mics.

I modified a Whirlwind Drumdrop in a similar manner. Channels 1-8 have 8.5 ft tails, 9 and 10 are XLR Female on the box and 11-12 are XLR Male for returns and W1's to the stage box.  This works for 95% of what I do and it's very quick on the out. Otherwise, I like a 16x4 snake with short cables as previously mentioned.
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