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Banana Question

Post by sascha.victoria » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:19 pm

On the Charles Cohen Buchla video he has some nifty banana things that plug 2 adjacent jacks together.



Is this pretty much the same thing he's using? Has anyone used this or a similar item with a Serge?

http://www.testpath.com/Items/Double-Ba ... 14-980.htm

I just got my first Serge panel last week and I think something like that would be pretty useful in terms of managing the cable jungle.

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Post by prscrptn » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:24 pm

Yes, they are the same thing... :tu:

I don't know how well they work with a Serge, but they are very handy for close patches on a Buchla, (ie. between a 281e and 292e).

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Post by parasitk » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:27 pm

Yep, you want a shorting bar/plug.

They're only going to work with jacks that are .75" apart, but that's the average/usual Serge vertical grid, so it works.

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Post by cebec » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:57 pm

That's what I use and it comes in handy in several places, primarily for patching a DTG/DSG for cycle mode.

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Post by BananaPlug » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:55 pm

They seem clever but I have a lot of 4" Pomona cables and find them to be a more universal solution. Having a separate thing that only works for jacks 0.75" apart seems counterproductive to me.

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Post by Randaleem » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:59 pm

BananaPlug wrote:They seem clever but I have a lot of 4" Pomona cables and find them to be a more universal solution. Having a separate thing that only works for jacks 0.75" apart seems counterproductive to me.
Hi BP,

For serge use, I'd agree. The dual bananjacks are at their apex in designes planning for their use. I.e., Buchla. Like the music easel. When they are planned into the design, their utility is greatly increased.

Kind regards, Randal

Side question: could you confirm for me that the serge panel mounting screws are .25" 6.34mm in from the panel edge? Or are they .188" in from the top and bottom edge of the panel? (screw heads 6-1/2" or 6-5/8" apart?)PM me?

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Post by sascha.victoria » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:00 pm

cebec wrote:That's what I use and it comes in handy in several places, primarily for patching a DTG/DSG for cycle mode.
thats exactly what i was thinking.

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