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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
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

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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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.

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5.0

Good jacks, good price.

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

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

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5.0

Packaging says Rapco but it's a Switchcraft plug.

By Dan

from Niles, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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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      5.0

      good deal

      By mojoscot

      from New england

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          cheaper than new cords

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          5.0

          Top Notch !

          By J.

          from undisclosed

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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 Brian

              from Waterford, Pa.

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              Verified Buyer

              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 Mike B

                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 Rock Cop

                  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

                    By Norm Bass

                    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 bleeper4

                    from Blacksburg, VA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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