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  • #31
    Originally posted by Danocoustic View Post

    Ask any purist bluegrasser or folkie
    Yeah, I hear they're not big on 'lectricity either.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

      Yeah, I hear they're not big on 'lectricity either.
      My hubcap guitar is plenty loud.

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      • daddymack
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        they also tend to look askance at non-traditional materials...do not bring a Rainsong to a bluegrass jam...

    • #33
      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
      Guilty as charged...

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      It's one thing if *I* trip over them, but if a client does, it's a potential injury and liability... but more importantly, they'd mess up my carefully positioned drum mikes!
      I can't believe you let your cables cross each other. Don't you know that that will generate unmusical harmonics?
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      • #34
        Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post


        That IS an interesting idea!

        Now about your cable management...


        I don't run many cables along the floor. They look bad and get tripped over which is a major cause of them failing. Instead I used hooks suspended from the ceiling where I can bundle all the cables overhead. In the case of the drums I use an 8 channel snake and it terminates over the drum set and then I just use short 6' drops from the ceiling.

        I usually have them clipped together in a bundle but I had them apart recently when I took some of the mics cables to a gig.

        Having a mic cable hang from the ceiling is a real blessing when swapping out mics too.
        If you don't have a semi permanent setup or you're worried about having cables hung I can see where leaving them on the floor is your only option.

        I do that with my guitar setup of course. I run the wires then use clips to gang them together then stiff throw rugs in areas where thay might be tripped over.

        NEVER use duct tape on cables. The sticky stuff gets on the cables, collects dirt and gets real nasty.
        If its fairly permanent, go to the dollar store and buy wire ties. you can get the smaller ones in a bag of 100 for a dollar, and the large ones 20 for a dollar. You have to use nippers to remove them.

        For temporary management, I use these all the time. I get them for free at work when I have office gear coming back from customers and you can clip a half dozen cables together with the big ones. The tongs can be hung on a screw in the wall of ceiling. I can even clip a cable to a desktop edge easily and remove it any time its necessary. Use a couple on a boom stand too. Keeps the cables neat and tight and I can run my Voice box tube along side when I use it.

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        • #35
          Originally posted by WRGKMC View Post
          NEVER use duct tape on cables. The sticky stuff gets on the cables, collects dirt and gets real nasty.
          Yup - I learned that lesson the hard way decades ago.

          If its fairly permanent, go to the dollar store and buy wire ties. you can get the smaller ones in a bag of 100 for a dollar, and the large ones 20 for a dollar. You have to use nippers to remove them.
          There are actually some nylon ties that have a tab that allows you to remove them without having to cut them, although you're correct that the vast majority have to be cut off once applied.

          For temporary management, I use these all the time. I get them for free at work when I have office gear coming back from customers and you can clip a half dozen cables together with the big ones. The tongs can be hung on a screw in the wall of ceiling. I can even clip a cable to a desktop edge easily and remove it any time its necessary. Use a couple on a boom stand too. Keeps the cables neat and tight and I can run my Voice box tube along side when I use it.

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          I use those occasionally too - they can definitely come in handy.

          Ball-end elastic hair ties are also something I use fairly often - they're much faster and easier to use on coiled cables than velcro straps.


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          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
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          • #36
            Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post


            Guilty as charged...

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            It's one thing if *I* trip over them, but if a client does, it's a potential injury and liability... but more importantly, they'd mess up my carefully positioned drum mikes!
            Phil...you need to build a riser for that drum kit and put a bank of XLR jacks around the perimeter. I did this in my old home studio, and I also had mic cables routed across the ceiling through a series of eye bolts and hooks, and then I could just drop the connectors over the mic locations ...
            we've also done overhead drops in the 'new' Alta Dena studio's drum room, but I have not built the perimeter strip yet...that's on next year's schedule. I will also be making 'custom' length XLR cables for the house drum kit mics...
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            • #37
              running cable overhead sometimes works for me in a limited space unless very tall people get their heads caught up

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              • #38
                Originally posted by daddymack View Post
                Phil...you need to build a riser for that drum kit and put a bank of XLR jacks around the perimeter.
                A studio I was CE at had installed a riser before I started there - I asked them to remove it, which they did once I showed them a frequency response plot of the drums recorded sitting on the riser vs. sitting on the concrete floor. Unless they're done just right, the dang things can be huge bass resonators. I'm not really a fan... YMMV.


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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • daddymack
                  daddymack commented
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                  yes, they have to be done right, and not left empty and open underneath.
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