Re: broken microphone cable

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Subject: Re: broken microphone cable
Name: Bob
Date: 1/13/2006 5:43:51 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: broken microphone cable posted by briguy

Soldering is best only most wire sets like these are shielded (called ground) which is surrounded by bare wire. I should point out that the shied should be maintained & the tiny wires are a big pain to work with very hard & you must take your time & do it right. The shielded wire needs a good amount of heat to solder right & sometimes I had to use a special flux to help the solder along.
Even I with lots of experience have messed up soldering that tiny wire onto a new plug & I have had to redo it many times before I got it right. For me the easiest way is if you have something already broken using the 1/8 sterio plug & some of the good wire left like a two feet. If you dont have anything broken you could buy something cheap only theres a good chance that the cheaper set will have even smaller wire (not as strong).
A cheat I do with the splices is the inside wires strip, twist, twist together, solder & cover with good tape, then do the second pair. With the two inside wires fixed, solder a bare wire between the grounds & then wrap a strip of alumimun foil over the ground & cover with whatever you like.

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