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The best microphone cable ties EVAR

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | by


Best velcro microphone cable tiesMy pal Michael Capella turned me on to the best cable ties for microphones that I’ve ever seen.

They’re made of two-sided Velcro. Loop one end around the cable and pull it tight; the Velcro will snug up so the tie doesn’t slide around when the cable is in use.

The ties don’t rattle during a session. They don’t break when you step on them. They don’t take up any space to speak of. They’re long enough to tie up your longest cables. And they only cost about 9¢ apiece.

These things are a win all the way around.

Amazon sells 100-packs for under $10. That’s enough ties for your patch cords, power cords, and computer cords too, with some left over for you to, I don’t know, hang up some very small bass traps maybe? Well, maybe not that. Still, it’s the best $9.29 upgrade your studio will see this year.

Amazon link: Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties, 0.5 Inches x 8 Inches Long, Black, 100 Ties per Pack (91140)


Update: Sven of Foundation Recording Studio suggested in the comments to check out a rubber cable tie called “Wrap-n-Strap.” They come in 6-inch and 9-inch lengths and look like they’ll last forever. They’re a good bit more expensive — nearly $2 apiece — but they look nicer than the Velcro ties.

Musician’s Friend link: Wrap-n-Strap Cable Ties

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5 Responses to “The best microphone cable ties EVAR”

  1. Eric

    September 24th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I got a mess of these at Home Depot. Saved my bacon on tour more than once.

  2. SteveC

    September 25th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I have hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds) of these in use and never go anywhere without at least a 50-roll in my bag. I challenge anyone who asks about them to find one cord or cable in my home that doesn’t have one on it. 🙂

  3. Sven

    November 7th, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I can’t stand the velcro ties. They are a PITA to work with, IMHO. I like the rubber Wrap-N-Strap way better. Of course they are $2 each in a 6pack. But worth it to me! …hate those velcro things…

  4. Ian

    November 11th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I use these on everything. Picked them up at Meijer, and won’t ever go without them. Some of the older ones have tons lint and stuff on them now, but they’re cheap to replace its no big deal. Plus, my whole house/studio is hardwood, so…

  5. Alex

    April 5th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I found that these little straps don’t get wrapped tight enough around cables when they come back to the shop. It makes the cables slip and they come undone anyways. If anyone knows where PRG gets their velcro wraps – please do tell – that is a whole different story in my opinion.

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