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SWriverstone

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Cable routing and strain relief for ZX?
« on: January 31, 2008, 11:55:37 AM »

Just so I don't reinvent the wheel, I'm curious to know if there's a "best way" you folks have worked out to route the MIDI cable from the Zendrum ZX to the merge brick? (I'm sure I'd figure something out, but just figured I'd see what others have done...)


Thanks!
Scott
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Re: Cable routing and strain relief for ZX?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 12:06:44 PM »

Hey Scott,
ALWAYS wrap the end around the straplock before you plug it in for the strain relief- like a guitarist would.
Try for the same idea on the MergeBrick side as well.
The cables are the most exposed and vulnerable part.
Take care of them and they will last a long time.
Let me know if anything ever breaks and I'll replace it.
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Re: Cable routing and strain relief for ZX?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 03:31:25 PM »

I use a strip of Velcro and secure the midi cable to the strap just above the rear straplock.  This takes all the strain off the connector to the ZD.  You can step on the cord all you want and not tear it out of the connector.  Makes those expensive midi cables last a long long time.

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Re: Cable routing and strain relief for ZX?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 10:02:13 AM »

Avast Thar Matey,

     I do as the good Inspector 109 does and tie a simple square to the end of my cable before I plug it in.  This relieves the strain on th ecable ends.  I have never had to replace my cable yet. Shiver me timbers, my MIDI cable has lasted longer than me Pyrate Ship's steering cables.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
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