Originally Posted by bluesman714
Full Compass says that the Neutrik branded 1/4" phone plug model #NYS228 that they sell for $1.37 ea is indeed mfd in China. They might be every bit as good as the Lichtenstein product, but other Chinese cable ends that I have used vary in size and quality. Switchcraft product, as far as I know, is made in Mexico.
Ahh, those ones. ick, yuck, pffft. Thats what I meant by verifying which 1/4" were said to be marked as China. I don't use those, not for the reason of where they're made. Crappy strain relief.
The larger size 1/4" (not a fan of the size, but design makes up for it) have the strain relief that increases it's tension as the cable gets pulled on which is the common design on the Neu. XLRs.
I thought the Switchcraft were made in US. Well, I look more at the design of the unit than where it is manufactured
As for gold connections, gold itself does not corrode, or oxidize, but its primary alloy materials, silver and copper, will do so. I haven't seen a bad gold connection in many years, but the early versions had some bad alloy mixes. Overall nickel connections are