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Straight or 90° connectors in rack? Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 31st December 2010
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Straight or 90° connectors in rack?

What do you prefer? I'll be connecting a pre to a comp to an interface.

Seems to me 90s would be neater and less likely to be bumped, but they are a PITA to solder. Not that it matters, if that's what I need I'll make 'em.
Old 31st December 2010
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the only 90s I have anywhere in my studio are on one end of maybe 2 or 3 guitar cords.


IME, when space is tight, the angled plugs are more often the problematic ones. Of course it depends what dimension you are tight on.
Old 31st December 2010
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Thanks.

I have room in the back, I was thinking more of the stress on the sockets. I guess with a short cable, that would be minor.
Old 31st December 2010
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Go with straight ones, dear Goat, they aren't heavy enough to break their socket, and much more easy to solder… and cheaper, by the way !
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Go with straight ones, dear Goat, they aren't heavy enough to break their socket, and much more easy to solder… and cheaper, by the way !
Good enough for me, mon Colonel.

Two votes for straight connectors. Off to Redco we go!
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I find the 90 degree connectors neater for rack units.

This was particularly apparent when connecting a client to the rack mounted version of the Line 6 POD at a recent session...
Old 31st December 2010
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Angled plugs would get in the way in my rack. With connectors above and below each other (like in a patchbay) it would make angled plugs nearly impossable. The only anlged plugs I have are the back of my MIDI controler for the foot controler and switch so I can have it closer to the wall. I have one on the foot controller also because the jack is on the side and having the cord sticking out got in the way.

Besides, I buy all my cables pre-made unless I need something weird.
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Straight or 90° connectors in rack?

I find Neutrik rt.angled connectors no more difficult to solder than normal ones.


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Old 31st December 2010
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I find the 90 degree connectors neater for rack units.

This was particularly apparent when connecting a client to the rack mounted version of the Line 6 POD at a recent session...
you mean the guitar cable had an angled plug?

I think Old Goat is asking about plugs for cabling 'inside the rack'
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