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Intermediate Member
Username: muller1007

Post Number: 109
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, November 24, 2006 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

As most of you members of this club are suckers for custom built, check out

Chris Stubbs of Redco, designed the online ordering concept: "create your own custom cable". Here you can put together your own custom single or multi channel cable. You can choose from various top quality cable brands (e.g. Canare, Mogami) and compatible connectors (e.g. Neutrik, Switchcraft). By selecting these parts, you get an instant view of the parts you choose and the total price will update while you select the parts. After finishing, you walk through the ordering procedure and your custom cable will be fully built en shipped to you. Easy as can be.

Prices are highly competitive and the build quality is great. Delivery is fast and Chris is a nice guy to deal with.

I highly recommend this website!

Advanced Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 280
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 4:52 am:   Edit Post

These guys are great, and it also is nice to know is that they are a local business.

Check out the pre-punched modular rack panels & trays if you're ever in need of putting together a interface or patchbay for your rig!
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1395
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

Looks pretty good, moreso for buying components to make your own rather than ordering custom cables, though. Price-wise, the cable and connector prices are very good. It will cost you about an extra $10 for an average length cable to have them custom built above the cost of the components. That's reasonable for excellent solder work, but a bit much for a Speakon-equipped speaker cable that doesn't require expertise to construct well. It also gets a bit steep if you need a bunch of pedalboard patch cables, though I suppose one could ask about quantity discounts. It looks like you could probably get a Series connector cable for a very reasonable price. Also, he has excellent prices on HDMI cables for everyone who is upgrading their home entertainment system this holiday season.

I'd give the website an 8 out of 10. He could use more pics, especially of the "RedCo" products. I always like to see the inside of connectors to know how they are constructed and what kind of effort will be taken to put them together. I prefer the less bulky G&H connectors over the Neutrik, especially for 1/4" right angle, but Redco doesn't list them so the quality of the Redco brand version matters to me.

The Lava Cable site that was promoted a month or two ago included info about the build facility and methods, and about the qualifications of the builder. Both were a nice touch to build confidence in an otherwise unknown company.

Finally, a page of info describing shipping charges would be nice. It appears that charges are reasonable based upon weight rather than cost, and that USPS Priority Mail might be the best choice.

I may contact him to find out more about the Redco branded products and see if he can get G&H connectors.
Intermediate Member
Username: muller1007

Post Number: 112
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post


When you contact Redco for info about their products, don't hesitate to share your ideas about the website with them. They are very receptive to any suggestions to improve the website.


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