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    1965 Supro Vibra Verb 6498VR help

    I'm am restoring a Supro Vibra-Verb 6498VR. After hours searching still no schematic.

    It's in rough shape but I think it'll be a cool amp when I'm finished.

    I'm needing to replace the 8 pin cable that goes from the power pack to the chassis. This carries the 120v to PT and heater voltage back to chassis.

    Does anyone know what the "official" name is? Having a hard time finding a replacement?

    This would be the same part as in a Valco, Airline , Gretsch, and many other amps that were built by Valco that have the power pack in the bottom of the amp cabinet.

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Can you upload pictures of cable and/or socket? I doubt you'll find a cable, but it's possible you could get connectors and make one. I'm not sure what sort of cable we're talking about.

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    Sorry for the "quick" bad pics. I have the power pack and the chassis pulled out of the cabinet now.
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    this is not my Supro but close. The cable I'm talking about is plugged into the chassis on the far right next to the can capacitor.

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    Can't tell for sure. Is that a regular octal socket? Looks like maybe. If so, you could order a couple octal tube sockets, some wire and make your own. Not sure what's wrong with the cable you have. If it's connections wire to socket (molded ends), you could even re-use the wire.

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    Yep it's octal. Belden makes this 8 conductor cable and I may have to splice into it. The molded end is good for about 4" then it is broken in 3 places.
    The story is I found this amp in an old barn where it has sat for years. At some point someone cut this cable, speaker connections, and the reverb cable. I have no idea why,
    I'm just starting on this rusty old project but very optimistic.
    Thanks for your help. You may be hearing from me again on this amp.

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    I'm thinking something like this for connectors:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/QQQ-Black-P...-/312051772404

    As far as wire, IMO, you don't need it all in one jacket. You could use separate wires and tie or twist them together or even shrink wrap them. Here's a picture to illustrate what I'm talking about.

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    I believe I've located something that will work.
    Audio Cables

    The 6" Octal jumper cord.

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    Yes. You're right. That would work great!
    Thanks

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