Cable Building

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  1. Thenewerguy009

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    Did you use Hal-O Jr. dampers or the more expensive ones?
     
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    This is definitely working, many thanks! I thought about peeling a few away but worried about botching the cut job; I hadn't considered using wirecutters, though it seems obvious now. Again, thanks everyone!
     
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    Cool thread. Maybe I'll learn something new :D

    Keep 'em coming, boys!
     
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    Meh, and here's me hoping that you were going to post your dirty secrets- your work is lovely :)
     
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    Thanks. Since you're such a sport, one 'secret' I'll share. One of the most fundamental things is all semi-products, but the wire itself is the most important one. Before trying dozens of them, I was convinced that that's not the case, but when I sniped one which turned out to be far better in comparison to everything else, well... this does make a big difference. After cherry-picking the priciest option by far, then geometry kicked in, then solder etc. It might sound like bullshit to many people, which is fair, but to my ears it's not. Years ago I also thought that USB or power cables are all alike...

    And here are some bad news. It's very difficult to get one's hands on something that's actually great for the job. Places which provide a wire which can be said to be great are only several on our planet. And talk with each of these 'places' starts from huge pile of money involved. In my case five figures costly orders REGULARLY and FREQUENTLY, otherwise they don't even bother. That's the commitment I have to make in order to keep the same quality in my cables in check. There's no cutting corners here and I don't intend to. Consistency is crucial even in case of boutique products.

    That one place in particular I work with for years now customize my orders to my specifics. What's done to my cable before it's wrapped in insulation is the secret sauce I can't spill. But that process alone also makes my wallet bleed.

    Additionally, extremely pricey products were never my goal. I wanted to deliver something very good, yet priced reasonably and I'm happy that it worked out and still does since late 2011 (that's the date when I established my business). I could sell several very costly products per month, but the decision was made to do the opposite; make them more affordable, with lesser cut per product for me, yet selling more in the process.

    Cheers!
     
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    the older ones, white teflon tube with silicon like bumpers
     

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