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Karl Winkler

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 03:23:15 pm »

I just got some samples of this connector from my Neutrik rep and I plan to make up some active and passive guitar cables to do some testing. I have one well-known guitar god lined up to test one of these for me. I'll report back as soon as I have some solid info.

I like the connector a lot though, and I think Neutrik has once again done it right. I've used the two Switchcraft "silent" 1/4" connectors before. They work, but they have some problems. I hope that this one from Neutrik works as well as advertised because I think the problems with the other ones are solved in this new design.

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2007, 11:43:45 am »

Philip Roberts wrote on Sun, 17 December 2006 19:22

Mike Butler (media) wrote on Sun, 17 December 2006 17:25

 One thing crossed my mind is whether this is available in a 90-degree angle plug.


Yep they do the NP2RX-AU-SILENT, I saw it at AES.

How well does the muting work? Could you hear any popping?

I need to get my self some of these plugs.




Works fine, no pops, I found the same angle plug. It's all good.
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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 10:07:31 am »

I'm having a hell of a time finding guitar cables with Silent Plugs already on them, does anyone know where I get them for a reasonable price. I'm beginning to think I would be better off buying some cheap guitar cables and making my own.

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 01:21:18 pm »

Phil LaDue wrote on Sun, 14 January 2007 09:07

I'm beginning to think I would be better off buying some cheap guitar cables and making my own.

Nah, paying for connectors and labor that you're just going to chop off is silly.  Just purchase the raw wire & connectors and start from scratch.  Then you can get whatever color wire you want, and apply some heatshrink however you like.
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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007, 06:02:17 pm »

ProCo used to make some that were available through PartsExpress, but no longer it appears.  I like the ProCo MusicMover cable for guitar use.    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&PartNumber =100-297&DID=7

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2007, 07:44:58 pm »

All set now, found the plugs on Markertek and by the foot ProCo cable that Tim suggested on Parts Express.

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2007, 01:30:30 pm »

So I went ahead and made up two cables with these and did some testing. They work really well and IMO are much better than the Switchcraft ones. They were a little difficult to solder because I installed our JFET circuit board (for passive gtr pickups) but normally, most people wouldn't be doing that. I was a bit surprised that the circuit board fit in there.

I love the way these things work!

I'm giving these cables to someone at NAMM for further "real world" beta testing.

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2007, 07:41:16 pm »

Hey Karl;
So inquiring minds want to know- did you pass it on to someone at NAMM for further Beta testing?  I would be interested to get their take?
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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2007, 10:29:17 am »

Sara,

Sorry I just saw your question!

Yes, I gave a pair of custom cables with these connectors to Steve Stevens for his use and testing. He told me at the show that he's working on a solo record right now and probably wouldn't have a chance to test the cables for another few weeks. As soon as I have some input from him I'll post it here.

I've used my own cable made with one of these and I really like it. Since finding a bridge for my '67 Epiphone Olympic guitar at NAMM, I've been playing a little more guitar than in the past few years. This thing FINALLY plays in tune! (the original bridge was a fixed-saddle wrap-around with the 3rd saddle set for a wound string. Above the 4th fret you could really tell the difference. Yech!) This is one cool connector!

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Re: Neutrik Silent Plug
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2007, 06:58:47 pm »

This road test made me want to try some out. So i bought 4 from our supplier... I have a band that i do sound with that has a bass player thats notorious for this sort of stuff...

Needless to say... No more pops... it was great! The guitar player and I were relieved that we didn't have to worry about stupid time.

I'm making one for a good customer of mine for an open mic night at the local pub that he covers.... You should have seen his eye's light up when i mentioned that someone made a cable like this... He can't wait for this thursday!
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