EST 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 Proco Sound. He liked it but was unwilling at first to change; however, very soon after that Switchcraft told Wicks that if he didn’t like the plugs the way they were, they wouldn’t sell them to him. Wicks called in Bob and Paul and told them what had happened and proposed for them to make his plugs. And there you have it. G&H was formed in May of 1987 and set about getting tooling made, buying equipment, and finding vendors for components. This is how the G&H legacy began…