Today’s Free Shirt Wednesday post, is actually not a shirt.. but buttons. Remember, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘shirt’. This weeks Free Shirt Wednesday is featuring Cordinated Cables “Cables that Compliment”. A couple of weeks ago Juli @cordinatedcable mentioned that she didn’t have a shirt and asked if I would accept buttons.. so I said “Sure!”.
So what’s deal with Cordinated Cables? They’re taking a unique and modern take on vintage cloth cables from the 50s and 60s. These cables are quality built, hand soldered and hand wrapped with durable yarn. The yarn is Scotch Guarded to protect against dirt and grime, etc.
They offer a couple of varieties of cables – Top Notch and Classic. Top Notch is their boutique line. Highly shielded and low capacitance. Top Notch also use Neutrik X-Series or C-Series 1/4″ plugs. Classic cables are built using industry standard cord stock and standard 1/4″ plugs.
I asked the following question to Juli – What got you into doing this?
Dan and I (Juli) have both been musicians for over 15 years. I am a graphic designer (as well as a super cable wrapper) and was really disappointed with the look and feel of a lot of the music that is available. The design of most musical equipment is dull, unaesthetic and / or marketed to boys. Being a female bassist I am not usually inclined to buy a bass cab that looks like it was forged from a monster truck. I just feel that music is an art and the tools we use to make it should look as good as they sound. Also music tends to be a very visual medium as well as auditory (Album Art / Stage Productions / Show Posters, etc.). Why not carry this visual medium over into our equipment?
Cordinated was started with this philosophy in mind. I was an avid knitter and had tons and tons of yarn lying around my house and at the same time Dan (an engineer by trade) was starting to build amps and effects pedals as a hobby. One day it all just clicked! Dan had ordered some supplies to make his own cables since he was already a soldering pro. He made me one and I wanted to make it more unique and noticeably my own. I pride myself on being unique and this new idea was something I had never seen or heard of before. Cordinated combines my love of design with my love of music. I just thought it might work, and I’ve been making these cables ever since.
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Now, if you want to be featured on Free Shirt Wednesday.. it’s really quite simple. Send me a shirt, if it’s music related (ie: guitar builder, band, pedal builder, guitar shop, recording studio, etc) I’ll dedicate a blog post about your biz, band, etc. I’ll take a photo with my aging, slightly pudgy mug and post it. Great simple, cheap form of advertising. Still interested? Then check this page for more info