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    Question about unshielded patch cables

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    This might be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask it anyway.
    Is there any way to turn an unshielded patch cable into a shielded cable?
    The method I think might work would be to wrap two layers of aluminum foil around the outside of the cable and tape the hell out of it.
    Am I idiotic? Will this maybe work?
    I would go out and buy some nice patches but I don't have any money.

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    Usually copper tape is used, but aluminum is worth a try. Be sure to ground the foil.

    You might try the aluminum foil tape that's used for HVAC, probably easier to worth with, if you're looking for something permanent.

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    An unshielded patch cable is called a SPEAKER cable.

    Don't use it - Please...?

    Hosa makes some decent and somewhat reliable TRS patch cables for nearly nuttin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtjdx
    Am I idiotic?
    Possibly......???

    Quote Originally Posted by xtjdx
    Will this maybe work?
    No.........
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    Here I dug up this site for you. If you can make your cables look like this:

    http://www.hinterlandmusic.net/AX44.htm

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    Bump that. I'll just get some money from some freebie clients tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestions.

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