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D5M Midnight Mod on Rhodes Janus Preamp...
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:14:45 AM »

I found an old used Switchcraft D3MB connector in the basement.  It is the old-style black XLR panel-mount male. 

I thought a black XLR would look better on the black faceplate of the Rhodes Janus preamp.  I swear I was shopping for a D5MBAU last week, but I didn't want to make the $50 minimum order at the only two websites that have them in stock.

A few quick turns on the reverse-threaded screw that holds the 5-pin insert let it slide out the back of the nickel connector.  Then I swapped the black connector shell for the nickel one, and pushed the 5-pin insert back in place.  The two #4-40 mounting screws were quickly hit with the poor-man's Anodize treatment (black Sharpie magic marker).

It was truly a five-minute mod.  I am so foolishly pleased with the results!

This is what it looked like before:

And now it looks like this:


« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 12:18:21 AM by sean »