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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
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (25)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Functional (15)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (11)

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

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

THIS is the bar

By shred

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      There's a reason I buy my own (Switchcraft) plugs/jacks and make my own cables: choice over the quality of the components. By using Switchcraft hardware and quality raw cable, I end up with sturdy, reliable cables that sound great, perform consistently, and last. That can't be said for any pre-made cable in existence that meets the cost of making my own.
      Maybe when I'm rich enough to spend piles of money on top-quality cables, I won't have to do this. But for now, this is my solution to being poor and wanting good gear.

       
      5.0

      280 1/4" straight Phone Plug

      By truefret

      from Milton, Wisconsin

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amplifier Test Equipment

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

        I use these high quality plugs to make options to be used as test equipment for amp repair/troubleshooting. I find this product to be high quality resulting in great results.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Dan711

        from Jacksonville, FL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I use these connectors on the audio cables for my keyboards.

             
            5.0

            280 1/4" Straight Phone Plug

            By Dan711

            from Jacksonville, FL

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

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

              This is a good quality product for such a low price.

               
              5.0

              Plug me up, Scotty

              By Boon Giddy

              from Missoula, Mt

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              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Good plug, butt not easy to solder the common post. A little hole in the common (-) post would make this a snap to do. The positive post has a hole. Why not the common post? I would buy another, butt, plug really needs another hole.

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice solid plug

                  By namefunnel

                  from Lexington, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

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

                      Solid

                       
                      5.0

                      I will use these

                      By degolele

                      from fli

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality
                      • upgrade for poorly designed or fabricated plugs.

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          The problem that develops with instrument cables is usually because of a flimsy bradded or staked connection to the inner part of the plug going to the tip conductor. There is also a type that has no real solid connection to the outer conductor that isn't even pressed together very well, for which there is no excuse! What you need is as close as you can get to infinity (0.00 ohms) using a good VOM tip/tip and barrel/barrel. If you can spin the "barrel" or the tip of the plug (while holding the cord side) you need to upgrade your plug to at least this Switchcraft plug. For the money these are pretty decent. They accept solder easily and the alloy/plating used apparently resists corrosion and the effect of electrolysis (usually of dissimilar metals).

                           
                          5.0

                          phone plug

                          By grandpa

                          from Iberia. MO

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

                          haven't used any yet got in stock

                           
                          5.0

                          Switchcraft no need to say more.

                          By NY Rocker

                          from New York

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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:

                            The name says it all. You cant go wrong with this product.

                             
                            5.0

                            Standard of the industry

                            By VJ

                            from Black Hills, SD

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

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

                                The best product . The best price.

                                 
                                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

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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 Boston 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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