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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 12:22 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #51

    This looks very promising indeed.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Here the red bits could be just the wiring from the cable left in place or something soldered between 2 pieces of wire.

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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 12:30 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #52

    mgoob said: View Post
    This looks very promising indeed.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Here the red bits could be just the wiring from the cable left in place or something soldered between 2 pieces of wire.

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    that would be wires from the female end.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 12:38 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #53

    trooper said: View Post
    that would be wires from the female end.
    So that is the part, which sits INSIDE of the actual UE400/ 700, yes ?!
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 12:44 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #54

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    So that is the part, which sits INSIDE of the actual UE400/ 700, yes ?!
    yes. I'm hoping it is a commonly used female end and not some super rare female end.
    I have a ue400 on it's way. I will post my finds
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #55

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    the red light is not from the macros, but the moisture evaporator in the background
    Yeah, stupid of me to rely just on photos instead of watching the film to confirm.
    Wipes egg off face...
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 1:27 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #56



    This is the inside female port off the ue400.


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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 1:55 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #57

    Be careful! There are several versions of this plug, some are plastic, some are metal, and even some of the metal ones are not exactly the same as the one that comes with the Ibanez, if you look closely.

    veektohr said: View Post
    I believe I've found an affordable source for these. Give me a couple days to lock it down & confirm. If I'm right, these cables run about $25-40 (at least until the SW savages have their way with market value), and you get two connectors on each. I have one coming my way, so once I know for sure I'll let everyone know

    My question: is it just the male connector on the macros, or is the female port attached to the connector as well? My source would only be for the male side.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:00 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #58

    MastahBlastah said: View Post
    Be careful! There are several versions of this plug, some are plastic, some are metal, and even some of the metal ones are not exactly the same as the one that comes with the Ibanez, if you look closely.
    Yeah that's what I'm waiting to confirm before getting too excited. They look promising, though.




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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:02 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #59

    veektohr said: View Post
    Yeah that's what I'm waiting to confirm before getting too excited. They look promising, though.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9c9c961f62.jpg
    Yeah, that's the one I found and have ordered as well. It's very close, but if you look closely, it's not identical. pm'ing you ...
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:08 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #60

    veektohr said: View Post
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f37ea5708.jpeg

    This is the inside female port off the ue400.


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    that is one variation I have seen, I don't believe it's correct
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:12 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #61

    It looks as if the cable alone is not what we need.

    For me the inner rounded metalpiece of the 400 is needed, too. So, no cheap way out.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:23 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #62

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    this doe not appear to be on the back side of some ue400's
    but here is another pick of the inside of one, there is more to it


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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:27 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #63

    I'm by no means sold that this exact piece definitely comes from an Ibanez footswitch. This format was used on other old tech, seems if we find the matching female piece, we've found the source for the mystery box, though there are a few versions of the male piece that are very close (and perhaps identical) that could work, like on the Ibanez. Time will tell!
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:30 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #64

    Lichtbringer said: View Post
    It looks as if the cable alone is not what we need.

    For me the inner rounded metalpiece of the 400 is needed, too. So, no cheap way out.
    I agree with you. We will need the plug and inner piece. Not bad. Only $400-$500 a piece. Omg. I think we dump one in a mold and cast up a bunch minus the pins.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:33 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #65

    MastahBlastah said: View Post
    I'm by no means sold that this exact piece definitely comes from an Ibanez footswitch. This format was used on other old tech, seems if we find the matching female piece, we've found the source for the mystery box, though there are a few versions of the male piece that are very close (and perhaps identical) that could work, like on the Ibanez. Time will tell!
    My thoughts exactly


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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 2:38 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #66

    Spent all night googling. This connector was used on vintage VTRs Panasonic TV monitors and others and also computer and video components. Problem I'm seeing is that it would obviously be 70s and those cables are scarce. In fact I've found many posts from people looking for these connectors and resorting to replacing the input plug bit. By the way this hunt is fun as hell.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #67

    I think what we may be seeing on the outside of the female connector is the remains of a 4 pin connector or 2 of them since we can't see the lower area in shadow. this is a common way to connect wires to the back side of a connector to make it easier to replace the plug component.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:16 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #68

    Cameron said: View Post
    I think what we may be seeing on the outside of the female connector is the remains of a 4 pin connector or 2 of them since we can't see the lower area in shadow. this is a common way to connect wires to the back side of a connector to make it easier to replace the plug component.
    crazy how close we were on our interpretations, we just needed to blend the two together
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:22 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #69

    Here's my question: Which version is our Mystery Box?

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    Older version of the male plug found on Ibanez board (right) or semi-newer version of the male plug found on cables for other tech (left) ??? Notice the difference in thickness in the metal contact on the side of the plug ...which matches the macros? I keep going back and forth. Is it a third version with a thickness in between the two?

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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:30 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #70

    trooper said: View Post
    crazy how close we were on our interpretations, we just needed to blend the two together
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    Absolutely..Question for ya. What did you base the round thing on the back end on. As we see now there is a connector on the back of the real deal but what picture reference made you add that?
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:33 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #71

    the front of the second pic has more to it, I don't think it is that particular one. also the release button/tab does not appear to be as wide on macro
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:33 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #72

    MastahBlastah said: View Post
    Here's my question: Which version is our Mystery Box?

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    Older version of the male plug found on Ibanez board (right) or semi-newer version of the male plug found on cables for other tech (left) ??? Notice the difference in thickness in the metal contact on the side of the plug ...which matches the macros? I keep going back and forth. Is it a third version with a thickness in between the two?

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    I believe its the one on the right. Also, the screws have possible been taken out. The more I look at the original I think its individual pin connectors we are seeing on the outside of the female piece due to the difference in closeness to the plug.

    UPDATE Ok....now I went back a bunch more times and Im confused as well......
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:38 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #73

    Cameron said: View Post
    I believe its the one on the right. Also, the screws have possible been taken out. The more I look at the original I think its individual pin connectors we are seeing on the outside of the female piece due to the difference in closeness to the plug.

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    here is a blow up, I could see something round with a raised edge. I can see the shadow on the eumig and judged the lea from that


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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:43 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #74

    trooper said: View Post
    from this picClick image for larger version. 

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    here is a blow up, I could see something round with a raised edge. I can see the shadow on the eumig and judged the lea from that


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    Nice! Never saw the shadow. Crazy how 2 people can look at the same thing for hours and see different things.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 19, 2017, 3:56 PM - Re: Build: Luke Macrobinoculars (ANH Hero) #75

    Cameron said: View Post
    Nice! Never saw the shadow. Crazy how 2 people can look at the same thing for hours and see different things.

    the other thing, I got half right, is the screws

    I can now see a faint image of the top screw from the female connector

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    here is the bottom one I could see fairly clear and incorporated it in my resin part


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