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Frankenstein cable!
Old 10th September 2007
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Frankenstein cable!

I recently built a new footswitch for my ENGL Powerball, to replace the Z5 board as I only really use the Master A/B thing and 2 channels so I don't like using that monster! I also use a couple of pedals in front of the amp. It got me to thinking.. it would be great to have one behemoth cable coming from the amp to a pedal board at the front of the stage that carries the following:
Signal from guitar to preamp (ie. plug guitar into box at front of stage rather than amp)
Signal from amp to effects, and back again
Power rail for pedals
A few other lines for the amp footswitch

I'd be surprised if nobody's done something like this before. Really my question is would it be feasible to do this with one multi-conductor cable? How would it need to be shielded? Any other caveats?

Cheers!
Old 10th September 2007
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I'm not aware of a multiple core coax cable that would be suitable. I'd probably just cut individual cables to length and then cover them all with Flexo. The image below is from Tecnec, but many other vendors sell Flexo.
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