so you are saying, do not cut the shield on any cables that will be plugged to a mic on one end. Besides, mics are there any other gear that I should not cut one end of the shields with.
As for the patchbay grounding. I have a rean and db trs patchbay, with those removable little circuit board blocks. Its not one of those industrail broadcast type expensive ones, these are like 100 us. So how do I ground that. The connectors on it is plastic, so even though the sockets of the patchbays touch the metal rack containment, it still does not conduct to the rack frame for me ground the rack frame. So do I just ignore grounding the patchbay.
It's definitely Alden, I still await receiving it though to confirm, but apparently it clearly states on it that its Alden made in USA.