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Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug   

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Heavy-duty machined copper alloy handle, tip, and body for unsurpassed ruggedness. Bright nickel plating on exterior surfaces will not chip or corrod...Read More

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The proven industry standard phone plug for audio applications.

Heavy-duty machined copper alloy handle, tip, and body for unsurpassed ruggedness. Bright nickel plating on exterior surfaces will not chip or corrode. Solder terminals are tin electroplated for ease of soldering. One-piece tip rod staked into tip terminal to ensure electrical continuity. Heavy-duty cable clamp provides secure strain relief.

FEATURES
  • Machined copper alloy handle, tip, and body
  • Bright nickel plating on exterior surfaces
  • Tin electroplated soldering terminals
  • One-piece tip rod staked into tip terminal
  • Heavy-duty cable clamp

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Switchcraft280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stupid packaging

I have no problems with the jacks themselves, however the packaging seems a bit overkill. I order these in bulk (20 at a time) and while the price is admittedly the best I...Read complete review

I have no problems with the jacks themselves, however the packaging seems a bit overkill. I order these in bulk (20 at a time) and while the price is admittedly the best I could find, I think these could sell cheaper if they weren't individually shrink-wrapped to a piece of cardboard. This wouldn't be so bad except that the shrink-wrap really sticks to the ends. If you don't get the plastic off, it won't connect. So I'm sitting here right now individually peeling 20 plugs from their shrink-wrap cocoons.

Would just like to suggest that maybe you could provide a bulk option where these were not individually wrapped. Product is great, nice and sturdy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible Packaging

These are my favorite plugs for making custom guitar cables, but there is hot glue all over them from the packaging and its really messy & tough to get clean. Not cool! I'm...Read complete review

These are my favorite plugs for making custom guitar cables, but there is hot glue all over them from the packaging and its really messy & tough to get clean. Not cool! I'm going to try rubbing alcohol, but I shouldn't have to. They should be packed better.

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5.0

Top Notch !

By 

from midwest

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

      The bottom line is that Switchcraft is the best. Been using then for 35 years. I make my own speaker cables. Regular size or the jumbo for heavier wire. Don't waste your money on other brands. These will do the job and last !

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      5.0

      Easy install, perfect sound.

      By 

      from Waterford, Pa.

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

        This plug was used to replace a 90 degree bass guitar amp cord plug. The change was fast and easy. The quality was great. The sound was now clean and pure with no crackling and popping that the 90 degree plug created. This straight phone plug is of high quality material that is perfect for plug replacement or new cord assembly.

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        5.0

        Always reliable!

        By 

        from Myrtle Beach SC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Tough

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Everyday Use
          • Practicing

          Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

          Switchcraft jacks are easy to install and they don't break down very often.They'll last forever if you treat them with respect. I have cables with Switchcraft jacks that are over thirty years old and are still getting the job done.

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          5.0

          Pro phone plug

          By 

          from Springfield TN.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

            It is so nice to be able to buy a good 1/4 Switchcraft phone plug at a real good price!

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            4.0

            Switchcraft 1/4" Plugs

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            from Brooklyn, NY

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            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult Packaging

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

            I used these plugs to replace the ends on a 20 Ft cable i own. It breathed new life into a cable that was previously intermittent. Good buy, yet i wish they were sold in bulk without the bulletproof packaging.

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            5.0

            price is right

            By 

            from Blacksburg, VA

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            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

              The price is right for this great plug. Works as advertised. Like others said, the hot glue used to attach the plug to its packaging is a pain to get off; I had to use pliers to pull it off.

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              4.0

              smaller wire gage only, not for 12 gage

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              from Cortez, CO

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                    Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

                    Purchased with the 12 gage wire sold on this sight and found it impossible to use for this wire size.

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                    5.0

                    Good

                    By 

                    from Champaign, IL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

                        Used these to assemble my own speaker cables and they work great.

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                        5.0

                        Met requirements

                        By 

                        from Crofton, Md

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

                              Product and service was excellent.

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                              5.0

                              Would tell others about the product

                              By 

                              from NC

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Switchcraft 280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug:

                                Being an Electrician it was a 5 minute job to replace two cable ends. But I think that anyone that can use a soldering iron wouldn't have any trouble. There also appears to be a screw hole for the main conductor. Just get the right screw at you local hardware store. Screw didn't come with product.

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