George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by Monsta-Tone » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:35 pm

Thanks Dom, I'll try that.
The instructions said to strip 1/2" otherwise I would have just jammed them in there.
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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by domct203 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:42 pm

domct203 wrote:I've never stripped a George L's cable. I just cut square and insert it in the connector until I feel it hit the center pin then push in about another 1/8 or so. The screw on cap has a conical cutter that will cut through the insulation and make contact with the braid when screwed on all the way.

I'll post some pics when I get home later.

Try it without stripping the cable.

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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by Don » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Monsta-Tone wrote:Thanks Dom, I'll try that.
The instructions said to strip 1/2" otherwise I would have just jammed them in there.
I've been using George L's for years and have never stripped them, either. I cut the cable square with very sharp shears, push the cable into the connector until I feel the pin penetrate the end of the wire and screw on the cap while bending the cable as little as possible.

Mine look just like Dom's.

There was a learning curve to doing it right. Early on, I had problems with them, but they've been great for years now.

I found that the screw on caps seem to back out over time so I put a drop of Loctite on them.

If the instructions say to strip the cables it's a new way to do it.

From the George L's site

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RIGHT ANGLE (see top diagram)

Cut your cable straight across. Remove the top
of your right angle plug and put the plug on your
cable. Bend the cable over into the slot on the
side of the plug just enough to get the top back
on the plug. (DO NOT TAKE YOUR THUMB AND
PUSH THE CABLE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE
SLOT!!) Screw your top all the way down
completely. This is your ground connection.

http://www.georgelsstore.com/faq.html

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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by Monsta-Tone » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:53 pm

:shock: Man am I stupid! I just re-read the instructions.
Apparently, I was reading the instructions for the right angle speaker connectors!

I'll replace all connections and probably have no more problems.

Thanks for putting up with me! :mrgreen:
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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by gonzo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:58 am

stick with the straight plugs.

zero problems, in 30 years.

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Re: George L's Cables - WTF!!!!!!!

Post by Monsta-Tone » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:03 am

I re-did all of my cables on Saturday. I only had one failure.
:lol: Guess it helps to do it right the 1st time....... :lol:
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