Converting to Bananas...Who will give me troubles?

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Converting to Bananas...Who will give me troubles?

Post by Reese P. Dubin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:52 pm

OK so I am now thinking I may look into some contemporary modular gear, cuz there are a few things I cant make etc... BUT, I am sworn to the banana cult for life. I have seen some damn snazzy conversions of Euro and Frac stuff to bananas, and am wondering if some souls with hands on insight could shed some light on the subject.

Whose stuff is gonna present a problem? Who uses the most evil switching jacks? I am most interested in things like the miniwave, and maybe some livewire stuff cuz it looks kinda nutty.

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Post by parasitk » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:54 pm

I can't answer your question, but if you go banana, you can get a Modcan format MiniWave! :party:

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Post by BananaPlug » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:41 pm

I am sworn to the banana cult for life. I have seen some damn snazzy conversions of Euro and Frac stuff to bananas, and am wondering if some souls with hands on insight could shed some light on the subject.
Welcome banana brother! :party: I guess we should talk.
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The Miniwave is easy. I don't have any Livewire. Doepfers are sometimes hard to get the old jacks off without lifting traces. Blacet's generally a breeze. The Plan B modules I have were good too. Haven't seen any Cwejman in person but anything with the PCB parallel to the panel and close enough for board mounted jacks is probably a headache.

Switching jacks? I generally drill a hole nearby and add a switch.
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Post by felix » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:53 pm

Based on what you said about Cwejman, parallel faceplate and tight spaces, all the Livewire stuff will be tough, Harvestman probably really tough.

I've be considering doing the same thing to whatever euro modules that I decide to keep, should I move to Serge...sounds like that might be a tougher job than I thought.

I'm particularly worried about modifying the panel...I'd like to be able to return it back to 1/8" should I eventually want to sell it.
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Post by BananaPlug » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:25 pm

parallel faceplate and tight spaces
The banana jacks need about .75" behind the panel.
I'm particularly worried about modifying the panel...I'd like to be able to return it back to 1/8" should I eventually want to sell it.
The banana plugs sometimes fit the mini-jack holes and sometimes the holes need to be reamed out a little. I have a drawer full of mini jacks and in most cases could undo the mod cleanly. A bit of a nuisance but certainly an option. In cases where I've put in extra switches, well I guess that is a problem. On the other hand our Aussie friend known here as Amnesia managed to sell some of his bananafied modules quite easily - to me. :hihi:

Here's my Plan B Model 12 filter. As clean a conversion as can be. I unplugged the ribbon to the connector board, removed that board, made a new ribbon cable and wired it to banana jacks installed in the existing holes. The holes were actually a little too big so I put a tiny rubber band like orthodontists use around each jack so they line up nicely.
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Post by amnesia » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:00 pm

The Livewire Dual Cyclo you can banana, but the rest will be tough.

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Re: Converting to Bananas...Who will give me troubles?

Post by neandrewthal » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:37 pm

Reese P. Dubin wrote: evil switching jacks?
That was uncalled for.
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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:50 am

Dont get me wrong, I LOVE the idea of switching jacks. Scott Stites has elevated their use to high art. However in the US vs. THEM world of bananamen switching jacks are similar to SATAN LICKING THE TEARS OF AN ORPHAN ON XMAS EVE!!!!

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Post by parasitk » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:53 am

Reese P. Dubin wrote:SATAN LICKING THE TEARS OF AN ORPHAN ON XMAS EVE!!!!
How does everyone know about my xmas plans? Dammit. On that note, I love switching jacks! :cthulhu:

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Post by neandrewthal » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:20 pm

Reese P. Dubin wrote:Scott Stites has elevated their use to high art.
Could you please provide me with evidence to support that haughty claim?

I just need to know who I'm dealing with on my way to becoming the switching jack master :sb:
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Post by parasitk » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:33 pm

I've heard Hitler liked switching jacks.














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Post by johnnymad » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:35 pm

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Post by Kwote » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:05 pm

parasitk wrote:I've heard Hitler liked switching jacks.
He also liked exterminating Jews. Coincidence? I think not!!
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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:31 pm

Well ya know . . . it wouldn't be all that hard for some manufacturer to make a SWITCHING BANANA JACK! I can think of a few different feesable designs allthough what I'm thinking of would make them probably more expensive than 1/4" switching jacks.

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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:00 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Well ya know . . . it wouldn't be all that hard for some manufacturer to make a SWITCHING BANANA JACK! I can think of a few different feesable designs allthough what I'm thinking of would make them probably more expensive than 1/4" switching jacks.
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Or even better, stackable 3.5/6mm cables. That way you don't need to modify or retrofit anything.
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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:53 pm

Mono-splitters work fine for 'stacking'.
When in need even a stereo-splitter will work.
I tend to use these more often than multiples.
Disclaimer: I only have 1 4-way multiple and don't use it all that frequently.
Mono-splitters, albeit not the sleekest or prettiest ones are available at the 100yen store.
Maybe you can find something similar in a $1 store too.

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