Buchla Banana Color Coding Convention

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Buchla Banana Color Coding Convention

Post by jimfowler » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:35 pm

I'm finding conflicting data. The "official" Buchla banana cables appear to come in

Violet - 5"
Orange - 10"
Green - 20"
Blue - 30"
Violet - 40"

Elsewhere I've seen:

Red - 8"
Yellow - 18"
Green - 24"
Blue - 36"
Orange - 60"

I've seen plenty of systems with other colors. As well, the Buchla cables are non-standard lengths as compared to Pomonas. Is there any convention anywhere for color-coding Pomonas by length for use within the format?

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Re: Buchla Banana Color Coding Convention

Post by levelhead3 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:39 pm

jimfowler wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Elsewhere I've seen:

Red - 8"
Yellow - 18"
Green - 24"
Blue - 36"
Orange - 60"
These are what mine are, but only because I'm slightly OCD and those are the general length/colors of BMM's tinijax cables. So maybe they're setting the standard?

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Re: Buchla Banana Color Coding Convention

Post by mutierend » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 pm

I think color-coding is a matter of personal preference. Suzanne seems to love yellow and orange. Todd Barton uses a lot of yellow. I think Nathan Moody uses green and blue a lot.

I use red for pulse, yellow and orange for CV. I have the blue, purple, and green Buchla branded cables, which are colored by length, by default. So it's a mix for me.

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Re: Buchla Banana Color Coding Convention

Post by jimfowler » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:48 am

For what it's worth, here's my attempt at codifying Pomona cables by length/color. I tried to mush all the available data into one cohesive/logical order. I don't know if this info it already out there. I'm not sure anybody really cares. Here it is nonetheless:

4" - B-4-0 - black
8" - B-8-2 - red
12" - B-12-3 - orange
18" - B-18-4 - yellow
24" - B-25-5 - green
36" - B-36-6 - blue
48" - B-48-7 - violet
60" - B-60-8 - gray
72" - B-72-9 - white

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