GreyBLES HIT THE MARKET

July 1, 2017

The first line of instrument cables introduced by G&H, GreyBLES, hits the market. http://www.ghplugs.com/product-line/ Read more

THE STUBBY PLUG

August 1, 2016

G&H introduces the Stubby Plug to the market. Read more

JOE HALLORAN, REST IN PEACE

April 1, 2016

Joe Halloran passed away. Read more

FIRST SHIPMENT OF SOLDERLESS CONNECTOR KITS

November 1, 2015

G&H Plugs first shipment of Solderless Pedal Board Kits! Read more

JOE & JIM PURCHASE ABBATRON

July 1, 2014

Brothers, Joe Halloran and Jim Sitter purchase Abbatron. Read more

QUIET PLUGS FIRST SHIPMENT

April 1, 2013

Our first order of Quiet Plugs ships out to Gibson Guitar. For the win! Read more

XLR PLUGS

April 1, 2013

Over the years a lot of small changes were made and custom plugs were created for specific customers. There were a lot of requests for an XLR. The challenge was, what can we do to make a real improvement? As we gained more experience with materials and learned more about how little improvements in conductivity can be heard by the musician, we came up with our first XLR's. The originals sounded great, but there were supply issues. The XLR went on hold while the bugs of moving a manufacturing operation were worked out.... Read more

G&H CHANGES HANDS

March 1, 2010

In March 2010, Abbatron purchased G&H from Paul and Bob. Bob Ganger retired during the transition and Paul Haas stayed on board to continue with product development and customer support. Read more

SOLDERLESS PLUGS

November 1, 1997

This patented plug currently represents the peak in the evolution of our plugs. Our first solderless plug came in the late 90's when we took an idea from some plugs made decades before; however, our version utilized a needle to make the hot and a mechanical crimp to do the ground. The housing was pressed on. It was the predecessor to the X24 plug for Lava Cable and the patented Pure Plug used in (Clear Connect from Lava, Genesis Pure from Analysis Plus, and GreyBLES from G&H). With this plug, material transitions are minimized and machine crimped connections minimize contact resistance losses. Read more

TT PLUGS

January 1, 1989

The TT plugs were the next request from Whirlwind. They wanted TT plugs that were solderable, weren't wire specific, and were shielded... and by the way, "it would be nice if you could put two next to each other in a patch bay". That last requirement made it a little tricky.... Read more

DUAL BANANA PLUG

November 1, 1988

The dual Banana plug was first brought up by Whirlwind. They wanted one that would take larger diameter 30 AMP speaker wire. Other customers confirmed the need and mentioned that the springs on the bananas available often broke. Paul had a sample of a lantern spring in his “junk drawer”, which he'd picked up at a trade show some 20 years before and it was one of those things where you knew it would find its application someday. This was its time. The sculpting of the body, the lantern spring contacts, two slots for using a wire tie strain relief, and the clamp type termination made for a plug that would accept large diameter wire, fit in the back of an amp, and not break. And so was born, the dual banana plug. Read more

QUIET PLUGS

June 1, 1988

Paul was visiting Proco and checking out some inventory they were trying to unload. Among the lot were a few Switchcraft silent plugs. One of the salesmen flicked the button a few times and it flew off. He said that was precisely why they were getting rid of them, and although they worked great, sooner or later either the button would fly off or dirt would get in the contact and prevent shorting. Paul asked if they were in demand and the answer was DEFINITELY. It became the topic of one of our weekly meetings back at the shop and about a month later one of our employees came up with the idea of the... Read more

STEREO & HIGH CLARITY MONO PLUGS

April 1, 1988

The stereo plug came next, along with the high clarity mono plug. The stereo plug was another necessary addition to the line, like the right angle. But while we were doing that, we made provisions in the tooling for the mono version, which became the High Clarity plug. By this time we'd made numerous custom plugs with unplated copper terminals. As we made connections more solid, improved the conductivity of the materials, and eliminated material transitions in the signal path... THE SOUND KEPT GETTING BETTER. The people that asked for them told us that they were cleaner sounding with a little less “attack” than the BF2P. We ran them by musicians who didn't know what we'd done, and they all recognized the difference immediately. #winning Read more

1/2″ RIGHT ANGLE PLUG

January 1, 1988

You can't stay in this business with just a 1/4” straight plug. The next product to come along was the right angle plug. The big complaints about the Switchcraft were loosening screws that held it together and difficulty soldering the ground to the steel case. We came up with the RF2P that eliminated the screws and had a ground clamp that was easy to solder to. It was the first ever patented 1/2” right angle plug. Read more

FIRST PLUG SHIPMENT

September 1, 1987

The first plugs were shipped in September of 1987. That first year G&H sold exclusively to Proco Sound, as they debugged and improved their production processes. After that first year many other customers quickly came on board, and soon after their first international customers. Read more

EST 1987

May 1, 1987

G&H was established in 1987 by Bob Ganger and Paul Haas. Paul had been working as a manufacturing consultant with Proco Sound when the company ran into problems with the grounds loosening up on the Switchcraft 280's they'd been using to make their instrument and speaker cables. On behalf of Proco Sound, Paul worked with Switchcraft, visiting their factory and discussing the problem with their production people. Switchcraft made many efforts to address the problem, but the never got to the bottom of it. Paul discussed the problem with Bob with whom he had worked for several years and they came up with a simple solution; crimp the ground to the sleeve of the plug. They discussed finishing the design and decided to use OFC copper for the hot conductor because of its conductivity. When they had it complete they presented their prototype to Charlie Wicks, the owner of... Read more