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Old 07-24-2009, 07:01 PM
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Default mic cable rings?

I always see big, touring bands with little colored flat rings around their mic cables, up near the end of the cable by the mic for identification. I need some of those! Does anyone know who makes them?
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: mic cable rings?

these?
http://www.neutrik.com/us/en/audio/2...-__detail.aspxhttp://www.neutrik.com/us/en/audio/2...-__detail.aspx

or these?
http://www.neutrik.com/us/en/audio/2...-__detail.aspx

if you do not have a local supply house try here:
http://www.markertek.com/
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: mic cable rings?

Standard procedure is a label of your choice with clear heatshrink over. 1' or so from the male end.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:56 PM
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Colored electrical tape is fast and easy(and cheap) too. I have always color-coded mic cables for length(habit from having several dozen of every length available....ah, the good ol' days).
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:16 PM
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+1 for colour coding.

Use the resistor colour band system for easy identification.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:30 PM
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Switchcraft has colored boots that you can use to replace the black ones on their XLR connectors.

http://www.switchcraft.com/products/connectors-2.html
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:32 PM
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+1 for colour coding.

Use the resistor colour band system for easy identification.
Yes, notice that Switrchcraft uses the resistor color code to number their colors.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:06 AM
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Colored electrical tape is fast and easy(and cheap) too. I have always color-coded mic cables for length(habit from having several dozen of every length available....ah, the good ol' days).
Wow, that was stupid of me not to think of! Now that you mention it, what I've seen other bands do MUST be electrical tape. It's a few inches away from the female mic end -- sometimes striped (two or three strips taped around with a space between them.) I'm thinking that they're doing what you're talking about -- the color could designate which mic is which, and the number of strips refers to the length?

Thanks for saving me money and finally resolving this question I've had for a long time!
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