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Musician's Gear Stage Snake   (Open Box)
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Product# 620862
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

Get an indispensable tool for live sound!

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Musician's GearStage Snake
 
2.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

    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.

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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

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointed.

              By Gman-UTY6o

              from Tulsa, OK

              About Me Experienced

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              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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Shield Wired Wrong!!!

                      By JPS1

                      from Rockaway Beach, OR

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                          I bought this snake for use at our conference center. It sat in storage for a little over a year, and I just pulled it out the other to set up for a big group. As soon as I hooked it up to the mixer I got a terrible hum on every channel. I thought maybe I had some power line too close or something... tried separating lines, moved the box around... no effect. Finally I opened up the box and to my astonishment I found that the shield and signal grounds were revered on every lead... both ends!!! The shield was feeding directly into the signal. I had no choice but to re-solder every connection, because I needed the snake right away. What a waste of my time. There is no way that this was tested in the factory because it could not have worked in any circumstance as far as I can tell. Simple quality control would go a long way on this one.

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Price VS quality found

                          By Oliperrier

                          from Quebec, QC, CANADA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                              Very good snake for the price! Easy to install and no effect on input sound.

                              Higly recommended for home studios, rehearsal spaces.

                              Comment on this review

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Don't Purchase

                              By Whb3

                              from Washington DC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                                  First time we used it I thought there was some user error with newbie av helpers. But after I completely set it up correctly I discovered 5-7 channels were bad. We had used it once for 2 hrs and stored in tote by itself. I bought the snake because of the price. I was using it for church band & singers on stage. Would never recommend to anyone.

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                                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Big Headache

                                  By FK Studios

                                  from Monrovia,CA

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Ask me a question

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Price

                                  Cons

                                  • Came Improperly Wired
                                  • Not Functional
                                  • Poor Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Paper Weight

                                  Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                                  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.

                                  Comment on this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  NO HARD TIME GIVEN!!

                                  By Morty

                                  from Virginia

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Musician's Gear Stage Snake:

                                  I am very glad with the service I have got from them. No one gives u hard time in case u have a problem. Very accomotative customer service.Unlike other big companies these days.

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