You’re about to go on tour, the van is packed but all of your cables are tangled and a mess. You know that if the cables are left this way, it will take an hour to make sense of them when you arrive at the next show. This is a common issue musicians have been facing over the years. However, the solution is actually rather simple. By using a variety of hook & loop products we can keep our gear neatly organized, secure, and ready to rock at a moments notice.
Through the magic of VELCRO® brand cable ties, you can clean up the studio, secure cables on stage, or route and bundle patch cords. You can even prevent cables from accidentally pulling apart during a gig by using special cord connecting products. The uses of hook & loop for sound techs and musicians is golden!
Patch Cords and Cables
One of our favorite applications for hook and loop ties and tape is around musical equipment. “While I might be a marginal musician at best, I enjoy tricking out my small home music studio,” says Speedtech’s Steve Pope. Steve goes on to say, “Once you spend all that money on recording gear, speakers, sound proofing and more, the last thing you want in your studio are cords dangling or flying all over the place! That would be like building a custom kitchen and failing to put all your utensils in a drawer.”
Steve uses a hook and loop straps on almost every patch cord or cable in his studio. His cables are routed and secured to one another or to other objects, with Speedwrap® and VELCRO® brand cable ties.
Steve also uses custom imprinted straps with his name on them so that when he’s at a gig, the sound guys don’t accidentally walk off with his cables. This is something that almost every performing musician has experienced at some point in time. Steve concludes, “I have my name and email printed on every hook and loop strap. They stay on the cable when in use and I use the hook and loop cable tie to wrap up the cords when they aren’t in use. Besides being practical, everyone compliments my gear. I guess I am a ‘Type-O’ musician, ‘O’ for organized.”
Find the right product for your gear, studio or stage:
To select the right product for your instrument, environment or application, decide whether you need a tie that ‘cinches’ down on cables for a tighter hold or if a standard hook and loop tie will work? Do you know the bundle diameter of the cables you want to wrap, or would you prefer a longer tie or roll of tape that you can cut-to-length during application?
Does your application call for an industrial grade hook and loop ties or fasteners, or can you use the lighter grade, economy version? While hook and loop fasteners have been around for decades, their designs have evolved with some cool new solutions. Give us a call today at (866) 427-1456 or (262) 221-8172 to find the right product for you.