Author Topic: Alternative to Roland's 13 pin connector and cable  (Read 143 times)

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Offline Flamguy1

Alternative to Roland's 13 pin connector and cable
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:21:17 PM »
Hi, After reading through many post on various threads I decided just to start a new one. For those that are using the internal Gk-3 kit and are looking for a rock solid alternative to the Roland 13 pin connecting system. Mouser electronics (and other suppliers) have a great selection of Amphenol, Mil Spec, multi pin, twist lock connectors. These things are approved for expensive military hardware and are easy to wire/solder if you buy the pin insertion tool. Remember, it doesn't hurt to have a few extra pins, you don't have to have exactly 13, you don't even have to insert the the spares. Besides you could use them for some other reason, just make sure they are shielded (with a separate drain in your cable) so you don't bleed into the Roland signals. Or you can cut the end off the original Roland cable and solder on the new pins in its place, then insert them with the tool. Just don't get the wires mixed up! I've used these things extensively and they have never failed me! 

Offline Elantric

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