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CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by DENIXXX from IP: 222.123.127.78 on 07/07/10

HEY MIKE, now u use mostly STIMA HYPER, u use CLIP CORD or RCA contact?

just curiosity...ha..ha...

U ARE THE BEST...



 
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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by BMK from IP: 92.251.255.12 on 07/07/10
Ireland

I have been using the stigmas for 2 years. The best option is the rca.

I had problems with the clipcord option not very consistent power and one time when i was doing a guestspot the back of the machine was spitting out blue sparks. I finally figured that when i was moving my machine while tattooing the clip's of the cord were touching the rca attachment !! So i covered the rca attachment with Blue tack. ( It's a sticky for posters etc)

Hope this helps

BMK


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Posted by mike D from IP: 98.148.247.47 on 07/07/10
northridge ca

Its true about the clip cord on certain angles when working it could hit the rca plug and the machine will stop, I have only ran into that a few times,not enough to worry about it, you can stick a piece of tape on the rca plug if it happens or do what Bmk says he does. But I much prefer using a clip cord over the rca, I haven't found an rca cord that actually stays on after a week of use, or if you accidentally yank to hard the rca cord pulls out to easy, and you can mix your coils in with your setup easier when you use the traditional clipcord,but its all preference.


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Posted by darkink from IP: 75.117.220.240 on 07/07/10

Hi mike

I had the same problem with the rca jacks one machine is to tight one is to lose. I bought every rca cord out there. They all sucked….. But I loved how consistence it was with using rca jacks.

After researching there is no standard rca connection plug all are a bit bigger or smaller. Than the next

So I built my own cord so it doesn’t pull out and I tracked down an rca plug that will tighten down. This may seem like a lot of work to tighten but just put blue tap on one part and bag the rest of the cord and u can adjust machine to machine.

I just can’t handle how clip cords skip. Rca is much better.
With that being said I made 4 of these cords and the wire is laced in silver. I think it’s the truest power I have gotten.

By the way on another topic my cx2 power runs my hyper very well.
Anyway mike if you want one of my cords it’s on me. I’m not going to market them and 3 is enough for me. I promise the cord I send have never been used or even in my tattoo shop. They are still on my work bench at home except the one I’m using.

Again I double soldered not to pull out and with the rca being able to tighten it’s a nice cord. I’ve also notice if you snug it tight at the start of a tattoo. it will fit all rca connections. Then by the end changing it will loosen some. But a fast turn before the next tattoo and ur good to go. So what I’m saying is u don’t have to tighten it ever time u change a machine. More like tight before u start a tattoo.

Let me know and ill ship it out. the plug looks a bit longer than most but it’s really not and its weighs nothing nor does it throw of the balance. The wire is 18 gage and weightless


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by DENIXXX from IP: 117.47.31.191 on 07/08/10

THANX AT ALL FOR THE FAST REPLY...

GREETS


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by BMK from IP: 92.251.255.11 on 07/08/10

If your looking for a really good rca cord.
I would recommend Gastons cord's. They fit real good. I had problems before with the rca attachments becoming loose, but with the above mentioned no problems at all.

www.fkirons.com

Real nice guy and fast delivery


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by mike d from IP: 98.148.247.47 on 07/08/10
northridge ca

Yeah ill try out that RCA,if you don't mind sending it, I'll give it a go.Thanks!
Address to send it is on the studio site at the top.http://www.mdtattoostudio.com/


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by darkink from IP: 71.30.210.129 on 07/10/10

Cord will be in the mail today, you will see how it tightens but. You will think UN screw to tighten toward the rca jack. Instead its turn it toward the cord to make it tight… at other end. It’s an odd little plug lol but works great. It’s also a 10 foot cord.

I have heard good things about fkirons cords. I have a liner of his and its rca just didn’t know he sold them at the time .and a lot of my plugs very so I thought I’d make one that will lock down if need be.


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Posted by ZYm from IP: 84.227.11.209 on 07/14/10
Baden, Aargau,Switzerland

HY TO EVERYONE, THERE IS A RCA CABLE SOLUTION!
I USED MANY YEARS ON MY COIL MACHINES RCA CONNECTOR,IF YOU WANT A GOOD CABLE MAKE IT BY YOUR OWN. I'VE USED RCA
JACKS WITH LOCK WHICH MEANS ONE PART YOU CAN SCREW
AND THEN ADJUST IT. FOR ME IT WORKED PERFECT.


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Posted by Aussie Pete from IP: 58.179.135.226 on 09/21/10
Australia

I've used the RCA cords from both FK and Eikon and they're actually quite difficult to get off the machine. They grip extremely well and are still holding tight after many months and hours of use later.


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by chopd from IP: 67.249.105.193 on 11/07/10
Central NY USA Earth

Using a clip-cord is no better than twisting stripped wires around a terminal instead of soldering! lol

RCA is a good step up, but as mentioned above (over and over)
there are still a few flaws. *dead-shorting and friction*

I set up my rigs with 1/8" auxiliary jacks and I've never had a prob!

To do this, you'll have to visit an electronics store, and grab an 1/8" FEMALE / MONO aux port, and wire that part to the machine.

For a cable, just a standard (mono) 1/4"-to-1/8" cable will do the trick.

I made my own, until I found out that music shops sell these cords or cord 'kits' for electric guitars, stomp pedals, etc..

They click in/out great, and the female ports are usually plastic sealed.

Mine are on rotary machines, so obviously, if you're retrofitting this setup to a coil frame, the only thing you'd have to fab is a 'mounting bracket'.

Hope that helps a bit!

Sam -


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RE:CLIP CORD or RCA ???

Posted by DEATHLESS from IP: 96.244.118.59 on 06/30/13
pasadena, md, usa

Check out DEATHgrip Locking RCA cords at deathlesscords.com New lighter weight ELITE cords are now available. Ultra flexible and adjusts to fit tight and loose fitting machines. Reinforced with Kevlar/neoprene heat shrink and marine grade heavy-duty epoxy.


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