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Pancake plug recommendations please

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These seem to come in budget batches of multiple units for very little money or plugs like this which are over £3 each.

Anyone have any opinions on this fascinating subject?

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Pssst - you have a recursive link.

I'd beware of cheap plugs - I've bought some and they've been pretty poor quality.

One batch I bought was actually too big to go into half my pedals !

 

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14 minutes ago, ahpook said:

Pssst - you have a recursive link.

I'd beware of cheap plugs - I've bought some and they've been pretty poor quality.

One batch I bought was actually too big to go into half my pedals !

 

I didn't know what a recursive link was, so thanks for that!

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22 hours ago, stewblack said:

Yep, those are the ones i was wondering about - do you use them?

 

Yep. Great plug. I built a huge pedalboard for a band I work with using these. I probably wouldn't use anything else now.

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I find pancake plugs real sods to solder!

I went to Dawsons once looking for cables with pancake plugs and they said they'd never heard of them.

These days, for in-pedalboard, I use EBS Flats.

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1 hour ago, prowla said:

I find pancake plugs real sods to solder!

I went to Dawsons once looking for cables with pancake plugs and they said they'd never heard of them.

These days, for in-pedalboard, I use EBS Flats.

Van Damme Pro Grade XKE - Sorted. 

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I have not used those, I use the Sommer HiCon. Although a different shape, they look to be similar quality. The hicons are black though.

I have just noticed that these are for cable if a maximum diameter of 4.6mm maximum outside diameter. That rules out the  majority of guitar cables. 

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On 17/10/2019 at 16:42, Chienmortbb said:

I have not used those, I use the Sommer HiCon. Although a different shape, they look to be similar quality. The hicons are black though.

I have just noticed that these are for cable if a maximum diameter of 4.6mm maximum outside diameter. That rules out the  majority of guitar cables. 


They are for patch leads not guitar leads!

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I've been using the Donner one's from Amazon for the last few months. I've re-purposed a few to make longer patch cables using old guitar leads, very happy so far. Probably the best bang for your money.

 

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On 17/10/2019 at 19:36, DanEly said:


They are for patch leads not guitar lead!

Not great for Strats either!

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On 28/10/2019 at 13:00, Chienmortbb said:

I see that but I do use the HiCons on my pedal board.

The HiCon's seem vary in quality from connector too connector. The SP400's are one of the best quality plugs you can buy for compact/tight pedalboard builds.

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14 hours ago, DanEly said:

The HiCon's seem vary in quality from connector too connector. The SP400's are one of the best quality plugs you can buy for compact/tight pedalboard builds.

I have used  about 20 of the HiCon pancake plugs and had no problem.

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On 30/10/2019 at 09:53, Chienmortbb said:

I have used  about 20 of the HiCon pancake plugs and had no problem.

They work sure, but I personally think there are better options out there. 

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16 minutes ago, DanEly said:

They work sure, but I personally think there are better options out there. 

I am not being funny but can you tell me which ones are better?

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16 minutes ago, Chienmortbb said:

I am not being funny but can you tell me which ones are better?

SP400's for a start

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