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Harley Benton Solder-Free Patch Cable KIT

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Kit for solderless patch cables

  • Consisting of 3 metres of cable and 10 angled plugs
  • Solder-free plug for precise mounting in seconds to the exact lengths required, for an individual pedalboard cabling
  • Excellent signal flow and low capacity for maximum transparency
  • 7x 0.15 mm copper conductor
  • Semi-conducting PVC and a braided copper / aluminium shield protect effectively against interference
  • Extra slim gold plated metal plug
  • Incl. cable cutter, screwdriver and assembly instructions
Colour Red
Item number 410584
18,60 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
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2 stars for the number of live shows that these cables worked on. Great for home, not so great for life on the road!
Vlad Vartosu 22.09.2021
I bought 4 of these kits for my entire pedalboard, approx. 19 pedals. I wanted to rewire and bring some cleanliness to it, which it did. The jacks and cables are fairly discreet and can bend to whatever shape you please, thus making a busy board look a lot tidier.

However, quality-wise, I am waiting and hoping that Harley Benton will revise this kit and make it a lot more reliable. Please bear in mind, this is not a good solution if you are a touring musician, and your show depends on your pedalboard. The connection of these cables is held together by a screw, and if you add that to a board that sits in a back of a car and bus, gets pulled to the stage in and out night after night, this system is doomed to fail in no time.

I am speaking out of personal experience, the cables failed me after only two live shows on the road.

However, I would recommend this kit to anyone who wants to build a board at home, wants full control of customization, and doesn't want to spend a fortune on patch cables.

I thought they were going to be the ideal solution for my pedalboard, but I will go back to soldered connections.

Thank you nonetheless, it was a good lesson learned.
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I'm very VERY impressed
ZappaKrimson 14.03.2020
I'm completely bowled over by these having just re-jigged a large pedal board. The plugs and cable are of really good quality and I can tell no difference sound wise (by ear) to the far more expensive Evidence Audio cable I've used. The most impressive thing is the ease with which you're able to make these cables. Just make sure to cut the cable at a proper right angle (use sharp scissors instead of the provided cutter) push it really hard into the slot, do up the screw tightly and you've got a clean sounding cable of the exact length in one minute flat! They also look really tidy on your board too, I couldn't have a bad word to say about these. I see others saying that they have had slight problems with them but I can't see how? I just made up ten patch cables and at the first time of ever trying every one of them worked straight away. At four times the price I am now disappointed that I bought the Evidence Audio solder-less cables kit.

Phil, England.
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Hard to fault
tremblox 21.06.2021
Not sure what I can bring new to the table here. i agree with a lot of the other reviews.
So I've been replacing a lot of Harley Benton pro - gold flat patch cables on my board. Why? Because they are microphonic. Don't believe me? Well just tap the black plastic cover on the rear of the connector and listen. I probably didn't need to replace them but I did anyway.
So yes I agree with others - ditch the enclosed wire cutter/stripper - just use a sharp carpet knife, Stanley, or similar. Ditch the screwdriver -sooner of later the shaft is just going to turn in the handle. Use another.
I've bought two of the kits and an extra connector pack too (great that Thomann now offers this), and have made up probably in excess of 15 patch cables (not exactly sure). All connections except one were fine first try. The flakey one I found with the multimeter straight away and corrected within 2 minutes.
The cables are incredibly quick to confection, it's fun too. I would say that key is to use a very sharp knife and to ensure that the cut is as near perpendicular to the cable as you can get. If there's any screwness to the cut just trim off a sliver of the cable to get it right. Do use a multimeter to test your cable for open or short circuits before applying it to the board.

The connectors are very low profile and are not microphonic. The cable is thin, flexible and has a very low capacitance. I think I measured something like 130 pF/meter but as it's been a while ago now please don't quote me on that. The audio transmission is certainly very transparent and I've detected no pre-buffer, high frequency loading of the signal. It's a joy to route with such cable.
Now many will say that soldered connections are more robust and reliable and I'd agree with them. I can't say how robust these mechanical connections are or will be with time. Right now they feel good. I would not chose to use this cable and solder-free connections for an instrument cable (although in a pinch it would probably do the job fine). And to be honest I don't know whether I could find a right angled solderable connector with this low a profile.

But right now there's so much right about using this kit for your own custom patch cables. The price is right and the quality feels like more than you pay for (just ignore the supplied tools). So right now, highly recommended. Should I have any future problems I'll update this review.
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Easy, Functional and Affordable
LJH81 01.09.2021
This kit was so easy to use, I had my board cabled up within minutes of opening the pack. Just make sure you hold the cable in the plug securely while screwing in the screw, and make sure it's nice and tight.

I've not used the more expensive versions of the solderless cable kits but this one does the job and so far I have no need to look at anything else.

Would definitely buy again when my board expands.
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