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electroaudio 17th June 2004 02:56 PM

Multicable bindings?
I suppose this is the most fitting forum for this kind of question.

But, how do you bind your multicables(*) together.
Most rentalcompanies i have seen are using ordinary pvc tape, it works, and it does it job good.But it doesnt look good.
Are there any other solutions than tape out there?

(*) I mean the multi between the stage and FOH where most ppl lay both dmx, power and the mic-multi in paralell.

Bill Fitzpatrick 17th June 2004 04:35 PM

Cable ties!

electroaudio 17th June 2004 11:20 PM

Huh? Are you talking about those plastic things? They usually cut up the hands of the one who is laying och rewinding the multis.
Tape may look bad, but it works even after 10yrs, which i guess is the reason why most companies are using it.

But, there must be some other, more beutiful, solutin out there that still works as good as tape.

pinkmouse 18th June 2004 06:21 AM

Tape is simple and cheap, and has the advantage that if you need to swap out a cable, it is relatively easy. Any sort of sleeving that covered all the cables would be a pain to install and remove, especially if you're talking of the 100m runs that are quite common in the industry.

Bill Fitzpatrick 18th June 2004 07:14 AM

How about a long, heavy duty nylon fabric sleeve with a zipper (or snaps) running the length?

pinkmouse 18th June 2004 07:23 AM

Good idea in principle, but still likely to be much more expensive than PVC, and possibly not quite so robust.

electroaudio 23rd June 2004 06:59 PM


Originally posted by Bill Fitzpatrick
How about a long, heavy duty nylon fabric sleeve with a zipper (or snaps) running the length?
Thanks for the answer but i have tried that and the multi became stiff as a stick.
It is also a bit expensive, but not near as expensive as the cable itself.

purplepeople 23rd June 2004 09:42 PM

Take the longest cable in the and wind it around the rest. I've done this for short runs when I've run out of tape. It keeps it neat enough and doesn't seem to affect the signals.

I don't like cable ties (Zap Straps) unless I know I'm never gonna take it apart (like inside a component). If you've got money, get the velcro straps with the hook on one surface and loop on the other face. This has one larger end with a slot so you can permanently mount it to one of the cables and wrap around the rest. But as I said, if you've got money...


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