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Musician's Gear Stage Snake   

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Musician's Gear Stage Snakes boast robust construction to stand up to the nightly use of working musicians and sound professionals. A durable, heavy-...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A reliable snake suitable for in-house or touring applications.

      Musician's Gear Stage Snakes boast robust construction to stand up to the nightly use of working musicians and sound professionals.

      A durable, heavy-gauge steel box protects all of the XLR connecters. Available in a variety of configurations from 8, 12, 16, and 24 channels (male) each with 4 XLR returns (female). The stage snake is available in 50' or 100' lengths.

      Each input is labeled and color-coded. Returns are coded alphabetically (A, B, C, and D). These affordable snakes are also great for fixed installation.

      FEATURES
      • Balanced XLR channel inputs
      • 4 balanced XLR returns
      • Durable steel stage box
      • Labeled and color-coded
      • Available in 8, 12, 16, and 24 channel configurations
      • 50' or 100' lengths
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      by PowerReviews
      Musician's GearStage Snake
       
      3.0

      (based on 30 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (11)

      44%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (6)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Good quality (4)

      Cons

      • Poor quality (6)
      • Not functional (5)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (4)
      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good equipment

      The shipping was prompt and the packaging was well designed. Stage box and XLR connectors are clearly marked. I appreciated the color coded strands. I checked all the the connections to make sure...Read complete review

      The shipping was prompt and the packaging was well designed. Stage box and XLR connectors are clearly marked. I appreciated the color coded strands. I checked all the the connections to make sure they were functional and they were. The XLR's plugged in tightly. Overall, for the money, this 16x4 is an excellent purchase. I anticipate using the snake only on a limited basis. The only criticism I have is of the riveted stage box. It makes it more difficult to take the box apart and maintain. In summary, for light to moderate use, it is a great deal.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Big Headache

      As with most gear you get what you pay for, but this included a headache and pain in the butt. I was excited once the package arrived and quickly attached the 16x4 snake to...Read complete review

      As with most gear you get what you pay for, but this included a headache and pain in the butt. I was excited once the package arrived and quickly attached the 16x4 snake to my mackie onyx mixer in the studio. Flipped on the mixer and tested it with my PA system to find the most obnoxious hum came out with no microphones plugged in. Obviously I was disappointed and sent the product back and requested a new one. Then once again excited when it arrived, but only to the same freaking issue. So rather than send back again me and our studio tech opened the connections and box to find out Pin 1 and Pin 3 connections where swapped. Basically the ground connection was wired wrong. This was on all 20 points on the box and 20 points on the cable ends. So after a long time of tedious soldering and correcting a problem that should not have occured in the first place I finally have a working snake. The order was shipped on January 30th and after sending back the first defective snake and then repairing the second defective snake I finally have a working snake as of March 27th.

      Reviewed by 30 customers

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      5.0

      would buy again

      By Stuart

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

      Use it for all our gigs does the job with no issues.

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      5.0

      Great Buy. Great Price

      By Phil

      from Fallbrook, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts

        Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

        Used this to expand onstage Aux returns. Works perfect

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        5.0

        MF is the best

        By Blind Squirrel

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Customer Service
        • Functional
        • Improves Sound
        • Virtually Noiseless

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • FOH Control
          • Live Show/Performance

          Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

          Bought the 12x4 to use as a backup at a great price for used. Got an email back from MF that they were sorry, but they didn't have the item they thought, and were going to upgrade me to show they were sorry for inconvenience. They shipped me, in perfect condition (ie, well-packed, etc) a brand-new 16x4, and it now supersedes my 'old' snake as the first string. You cannot beat the customer service here, and I've been buying from MF for five years. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          Does the Job

          By SoCal Live Sound

          from San Diego

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts

            Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

            Got a great deal on this used snake. There was some paint missing on the snake box, but all the cable ends were labeled and in good shape. Everything fully functional - used all 16 channels and 4 returns at a show the day after it arrived.

            A few Snake Box connectors seemed a little loose, could signal issues in the future but works great for now.

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            1.0

            Feedback Squeal on Every Channel

            By Podge

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                I purchased this 8x4 snake 9 months ago but just plugged it in to the PA for the first time. I got a horrible squeal on every channel before I even connected any mics. I haven't opened up the box yet, but I'm guessing I'll find crossed connexions as other reviewers have found.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Same Issue Different Day

                By Friendlyfader

                from Oxford Ms

                About Me Professional Musician

                Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                Like the majority of others who have reviewed this snake, my problem was the same. Each and every send and return was mis-wired. The shield/ground and negative leads to pins 1 & 3 were reversed and had to be corrected for the snake to function properly. I have few complaints about the company up to now, however this appears to be a problem that musicians friend would prefer to ignore than correct. It is because of that this that I leave this review so others may be aware. (Caveat Emptor)

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Nothing but noise!

                By joemac53

                from Cape Cod, MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                    This snake immediately introduced an unacceptable amount of noise into my mic mix. I tested it wth many combinations of mics/amps/cables with the same noisy result.

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Disappointed.

                    By Gary

                    from Oklahoma

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                        Arrived in good condition, well packed. Strung it out on stage and powered up. Immediately got RF issues. Had to use my old snake. Checked out later and every channel had RF. Am packing it up and sending back. Appears to be a quality control issue with the manufacturer. Probably will not try it again. I could have switched and re-soldered leads but that's what I paid someone else to do.

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Horribly made. Do not buy!

                        By PhayzR

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional
                          • Poor Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                            This device is a waste of money. Do yourself the favor and drop an extra 100 on one made by a reputable manufacturer.

                            This Snake has horrible hum on all channels because pins 1 and 3 are swapped. To get around this you have to spend hours upon hours soldering both ends of each line.

                            I wish I would have read the reviews of others before making my purchase. Now I'm stuck with another project, when this purchase was intended to be the final touch on my previous project.

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                            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            *** TERRIBLE GEAR ***

                            By yakuba42

                            from Oakland, CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • No Pros

                            Cons

                            • Aweful Quality
                            • Poor Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Never

                            Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                            I would not touch Musician's Friend wiring of any sort ever again. This snake has been nothing but trouble from the get go. Impossible to eliminate ground buzz. Thought I could save some money...unfortunately now I have to spend more to get it right. Other cables from Musician's friend have also failed on me quickly. In fact, I'm so angry with their quality I'll avoid doing business with this company from here on in.

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