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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (16)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (9)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (8)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good, standard plug.

By A.C.C. Soundman

from Petaluma CA.

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

Good enough to keep a few extra around,
(good for light speaker cable, or instrument cable).
Simple basic plug.
Good plating, well "staked" center.
Good value,fair price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

smaller wire gage only, not for 12 gage

By Bill

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Plug - Easy to Use

By DrummerBoy61

from Kansas

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

Plug is very easy to use - we made two new speaker cables in less than an hour - including soldering the connections. Past reviews were very good - no reason for me to state otherwise.

 
5.0

works well

By chuck's other brother

from michigan

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    does what it should very well.

     
    5.0

    The best 1/4" straight cable connectors I can find.

    By BustinJieber

    from Standish, MI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    I make all my own cables after finding that for me, the Monsters are not totally reliable, despite TLC when using them. "Switchcraft" are good quality basic no frills connectors with good contact points and plenty of room for all soldering levels. I also use 20 AWG core instrument cable, which to my ears, is superior in sound than 22, 24, or 26 AWG. (The copper is also oxygen free and has a good heavy stranding shield), and if you are going to the trouble of making your own, I recommend the heavier quality cable.

     
    5.0

    As long as they keep making them, I'll keep buying them

    By Scarecrow

    from Massachusetts

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Same old Switchcraft plugs. I've never had one fail. Can't think of any reason to try another brand or style.

       
      5.0

      I'll buy more of theses

      By Evil

      from Kingsport Tn

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Needed it to fix broken connector on my Wireless unit. this did the trick nicely

         
        1.0

        Rapco Horizon plugs Assembled in MEXICO!

        By Relics Rocker

        from Woodstock GA

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

        I purchased these think I would get SwitchCraft product... it came as Rapco Horizon product. The other reviews on this page are correct, SwitchCraft makes a good product here in the USA. These Rapco plugs clearly state on the back of package "Assembled in Mexico". Bait and switch.. let the buyer beware.

         
        5.0

        Good jacks, good price.

        By OlRokr

        from Mobile, AL

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

        These seem sturdy and should last a long time. I'm happy with them.

         
        5.0

        Packaging says Rapco but it's a Switchcraft plug.

        By Dan

        from Niles, MI

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        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I bought 8 of these to make up my own patch cables since the length I needed wasn't available. The only complaint I have is packaging. The shrink wrap is very obstinate about coming off the jack.

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