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Bill Lawrence presents his newest accessory line -- offering the culmination of forty years experience in low capacitance guitar cables and "push-on" solderless plugs!

UPDATE 08/03/05 -- We offer two plugs --Long (see picture below) and Short. The Long Plug is for guitar and the Short Plug is for Pedal Board.
Bill wanted to offer an option for the Pedal Board that functioned properly and is affordably priced. ( Bill completed the push-on right angle plug design years ago but for a push-on right angle plug to function properly and stay connected, it would be double the price than our current options. See our incredibly low prices at bottom of page.) Since Bill's cable has it's own natural flexibilty, when assembled with the Short Plug, a right angle naturally forms.

Bill's plugs and cable are designed to last for many, many years of use......and remember -- the strain relief is built in!



The BL-15 Tri-Ring Plug™

Utilizing Bill's design expertise and craftsmanship, the BL-15 Tri-Ring plug will deliver guitarists years of trouble-free performance!

To assure perfect centering for a reliable connection, its shaft and grip are machined out of one piece of solid brass, and the specially-tapered tip and needle are machined from a single piece too. Heavy nickel plating of the brass parts and a stainless steel setscrew prevent corrosion!

The BL-150 Low Capacitance Cable

Bill says: "The hardest task was the cable. For maximum performance, I demanded low capacitance cable of 20 picofarads per foot, free of static electricity, and a high tensile strength that does not require an additional strain relief. Also important is that all insulators are free of any chemicals that can cause oxidation of the conductors."

The BL-150 cable's primary insulator, combined with the BL-15 solderless plug's setscrew, can withstand a lot of pull!

Why Low Capacitance?

1. The higher the capacitance of a cable, the less highs reach the amplifier.

2. High-capacitance cables shift the resonance towards the lower frequencies which dramatically alters tone. For example, Jimi Hendrix used a coiled cord with 3,000 picofarads (.003 microfarads), shifting the resonance below 2,000 Hertz on his Strats. This was the secret of Jimi's tone. Shifting the resonance frequency at 2,000 Hertz has a similar effect to a midrange boost. However, when he recorded and needed a typical Strat sound for some tracks, Jimi switched to a short, low-capacitance cable.

3. There are some very expensive high-capacitance cables on the market with a sound you might like for some tunes, but then you are stuck with that one sound. Using a low-capacitance cable, you can easily change the circuit capacitance by using a push-pull tone control to switch capacitors -- one capacitor for clean sounds and another for distortion. This allows you to choose the right capacitor values to match the pickups, aiming for a 600-700 Hertz resonance for clean sound and a 1500-2200 Hertz resonance for distortion.

Fast and Easy Assembly

1. Cut cable to the desired length with sharp blade.
2. Loosen the connector's setscrew with Allen wrench for a clear opening, and insert cable into barrel with a firm Push to connect securely with its needle tip.
3. Tighten setscrew till flush with connector for ground connection.

April 7, 2008 Price Increase!


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