Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:26 AM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:46 AM
As with any cable, if it's been improperly coiled, especially over someone's arm with no attention paid to the way it wants to go, then it's damaged permanently. It probably won't stop working, at least in the short term, but there's no practical way to fix it.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:36 AM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 01:51 PM
Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:48 AM
I made sure that the guys that did it never did it again however.
Edited by Matthew Parnell, 25 June 2006 - 01:49 AM.
Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:35 PM
At the end of every week, when we returned home, we would visit a 5-story parking garage. We would tie off the cables to the back of the van and hang them over the edge and eat our fast food dinner and BS about what we did that week. By the end of dinner, the twists would have worked themselves out, and we could retrieve the cables and get a nice coil (although, 100' speaker cables are real deltoid busters).
My last year on tour we bought these cable spools that had a hand crank (you see them sometimes used with garden hoses). You just yanked out enough cable to reach the speakers, and then hand cranked them back in at the end of the show. It was like we had discovered fire. Marvelous devices.