#1
Ok. So I have a pile of old shorted out patch cords in my closet from the past 3 and a half years. I was wondering if there was a way for me to be able to re-use them. I'm assuming only one of the ends (if that is what went wrong) would have shorted, so if I figured out which ends are still good, or bought some extra ends, would it work to solder them to the wires to make custom sized patch cords to go between pedals and such?

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#2
yeah, i've done that. but if the cable is shorted out, be sure not to use that part of the cable. i warn you though the quality of resoddering is not always good.
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#3
^ Is there a certain way to re-solder the wires together? I've never done anything like this, and it's be nice not to have to buy more patch cords.
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#4
well first you cut the skins off about 2 inches up the patch chord, take off the plastic coating, unwind the wires, and then sauder them to the metal piece that connects to the phono jack. fairly simple. but trust me, your better off bying another patch chord. because if ity shorted out once, its likly to short out again
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#5
I've done this plenty of times. I've recycled patch cord into cheapo mic cables, pedal connector cables, foot-switch cord...It's pretty much how I taught myself to solder/wire stuff.
u never know when old patch cords come in handy.
#7
I was looking at the end of one of my cords and it has a capacitor. Do all cables have them? I'm not stealing the thread, just figured it fit nicely
#8
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I was looking at the end of one of my cords and it has a capacitor. Do all cables have them? I'm not stealing the thread, just figured it fit nicely


No. What kind of capacitor is it? High/low rating; high/low voltage?
#10
Your wireless unit? That might make more sense. It's probably due to the wiring of the unit itself.

How do you know it was the jacks themselves that shorted? If it is, fixing them could be as simple as bending a metal contact.

But now I have to recommend you go buy some quality bulk cable, and some quality jacks. I've heard Planet Waves have good jacks, and I know they sell bulk cable.
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