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Old 9th May 2006
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by ulysses
When you need two snakes each with DB25s on one end and something else on the other end (XLR or TRS, for example), here's a good solution:

Buy a single snake cable from the likes of Have, Inc. that is twice as long as you need, and has DB25s on both ends. Cut it in half, and terminate the new ends with whatever you need. Thusly you've saved yourself a bag of money by doing the individual channel connectors yourself, while avoiding the hair-pulling hassle of dealing with the DB25s yourself. It's a compromise between labor and capital, and I think it works out pretty well.
Very clever idea! Wish I'd thought of it long ago, before I made my own snakes for a Tascam MX2424. Making the DB-25 ends was highly time consuming and tedious to the point of madness.

If you're fast and clean with a soldering iron and a fast cable-prep, go for it. Otherwise: