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Anybody ever use a small bullet casing for a Y split?

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Originally Posted by nbriles2000 View Post
 

Anybody ever use a small bullet casing for a Y split?

 

Not that I know of (not that my knowledge of such things is extensive) but it sounds cool. 

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I'm having a friend send me a couple to try out... Seems like it could be cool! I figured I would split them with heat shrink like everybody else then put the case on and use hot glue to secure
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I think the hard part will be getting the cable to go through it, while still leaving enough "stuff" (primer and text) behind to identify it as the casing from a bullet. 

 

But things worth doing are seldom easy.

 

Even if it doesn't work, you will probably have fun anyways. 

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Just had a great idea! 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Instead of drilling into the "back" of the casing, drill into the sides. This way you do not damage the primer cap/writing at all. 

 

Click if you get stuck...


Edited by nikongod - 2/14/14 at 12:03pm
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That's not a bad idea actually. I'm probably gonna get a handful of different calibur shells so I'll try some different things to see what I like best. I'm thinking I'm just gonna drill out the primer and see if it'll fit like that
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To all those that care.  I just found a 4 pin xlr that isn't made by neutrik.  I don't know about anyone else but I personally was not happy with the fact that 4 pin xlr's where only made by neutrik.  Anyway, I just found that DHC sells one as well in cunjunction with valabs.  http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=143  It looks fantastic by the way, even if its a bit expensive.  

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I have some made by Monacor (model NC-504/P) from Audiophonics, cost around €5.
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

To all those that care.  I just found a 4 pin xlr that isn't made by neutrik.  I don't know about anyone else but I personally was not happy with the fact that 4 pin xlr's where only made by neutrik.  Anyway, I just found that DHC sells one as well in cunjunction with valabs.  http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=143  It looks fantastic by the way, even if its a bit expensive.  
I have Neutrik, Switchcraft and the DHC Valabs 4 pin XLR. Will post pics later for comparison. The only downside to the 4 pin Valab is that there is no female for it. I had to mod a switchcraft female insert to make myself an extension plus the Valab's shell is quite heavy in comparison to the others
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These are just Valab plugs that have the inserts replaced with an insert from another. You just need to find one that perfectly fits. Valab do not offer or make a 4Pin version of the male or female.

 


Edited by Toxic Cables - 2/16/14 at 1:27pm
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Hi guys what's the best tool to cut this Neutrik plug along the colored line?

 

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As for 4-pin XLRs I have a Deltron and an Amphenol connector at home, so defintely a whole lot more than just Neutrik out there.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Hi guys what's the best tool to cut this Neutrik plug along the colored line?

 

 

 

A lathe. 

 

The strain relief probably wont work after you cut that part though. 


Edited by nikongod - 2/16/14 at 6:30pm
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A lathe. 

 

The strain relief wont work after you cut that part though. 

 

Yeah I know. Where can I get a simple lathe which gets the job done? Any link for the tool? Thanks

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A lathe. 

 

The strain relief wont work after you cut that part though. 

 

Yeah I know. Where can I get a simple lathe which gets the job done? Any link for the tool? Thanks

Lathes are pretty expensive. Don't think it's worth spending 200+ to trim a plug case.

You could use a dremel tool with a metal cut-off wheel.

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