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Discussion in 'Dealer Emporium' started by jbealsmusic, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    The SquarePlug(s) and mini cabling will be excellent for pedal boards!

    20 gauge centre conductor is so nice to work with.
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  2. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Indeed! We got the SquarePlugs in today. Our mini cable is a perfect fit! Very tight and secure.
     
  3. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Solder tabs and cover feature. Nice!!
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  4. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Just received a bag full of Schaller strap knobs.

    This will save me beaucoups $.

    Until I found out NextGen sold the knobs withOUT the strap portions, I had to buy the complete set for every guitar.

    I have a bag FULL of un-needed strap portions.

    The last set I bought was more than $40.

    For less than that I received enough knobs from NextGen to do 8 guitars.
     
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  5. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Awesome! I do the same thing. I generally use one or two straps for all of my guitars, and don't want to be forced to buy full sets for every guitar.
     
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  6. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Exactly.

    I have at least six sets of strap portions in a bag I’ll likely never use.

    Plus I have at least six straps already with Schaller locks.

    All I needed were the knobs.

    Arigato!
     
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  7. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    The quality of these SquarePlugs is much better than I was expecting... Some quick observations after building a few cables with them:
    - Good quality material. Solder flows easily and bonds quickly to the lugs.
    - The flat/smooth channel for strain relief is perfectly snug (with the right sized cable). It's very reassuring to know there is equal pressure being applied around the entire cable, rather than it being pinched in a couple of spots. At first, I thought the lack of "ribs" would be a negative, but I would call it an improvement.
    - When I saw the black insulator, I thought it was plastic like what is typically used on lower quality plugs. Higher quality plugs generally use nylon. I asked the manufacturer, and they informed me it's a high grade poly-carbonate. Much more durable and heat resistant than plastic or nylon.
    - Most importantly, they use philips head screws. Yes, you read that correctly. No more slotted screws to slip out of and strip while assembling your plug! Fantastic!! ;)

    Consider me converted! These aren't just the smallest pancake plugs on the market today, but they could very well be the best damned pancake plug I've ever used, period. And y'all know how much of an SC lover I am.
     
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  8. greco

    greco Gold Member

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  9. SG-Rocker

    SG-Rocker

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    Any word on when you'll have 100K metal film resistors back in stock?
     
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  10. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Mid-December... Our resistor and capacitor stock has taken quite a hit recently. We barely used to sell anything but the typical "guitar" values, so we never stocked much. Since we added more pedal parts to our selection (diodes, transistors, etc.), they've been flying off out the door. Good problem to have, but it will take a little time to quantify the new level of demand and keep on top of it.
     
  11. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Adding a 4" option soon (package of 3x 4" cables).

    Also incoming (hopefully this week), 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" heatshrink.
     
  12. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Excellent idea.
    I'm assuming these are the inside diameters of the tubing BEFORE SHRINKING.
     
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  13. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Yes. Just a hair larger actually. 1/2" probably has a diameter of 33/64" or something like that. Then they shrink at a 2:1 ratio. 1/2" will shrink down to 1/4" when heated, etc.
     
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  14. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Thanks for clarifying. I hate assuming anything.
     
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  15. SG-Rocker

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    Any word on Black Friday deals?


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