NASHVILLE, JULY 11, 2013 ― The RapcoHorizon Company’s RoadHog Cables (Summer NAMM, Booth 1112) will be live on stage when alternative rock group Fall Out Boy heads out on its U.S. Save Rock and Roll arena tour this fall. Fresh off a series of stops in the Midwest this June, the band relies on the RoadHog cables along with a series of custom looms and rack panels to ensure its fans get a top-notch performance every night.
Designed for the working musician, the RoadHog cables are road ready and tour tough, employing the most rugged constructions without sacrificing sound quality. Fall Out Boy will once again call on its RapcoHorizon cables this September to provide pristine sound in a durable casing.
“There’s a definite difference in the quality of RapcoHorizon products compared to other brands on the market,” says Fall Out Boy Guitar/Bass Tech Brian Diaz. “Like the RoadHog Cables, all of the gear they make is rock solid. We’re very happy with what we’ve gotten from them so far.”
RapcoHorizon RoadHog cables are designed to work perfectly no matter how often they are put to use. They are built with PVC outer jackets that are durable and thick, yet flexible, and pure copper conductors and shields. Another benefit of the RapcoHorizon cables is their ability to coil well. The quality of the cables and flexible jacket ensures that they not only lay flat on stage, but also roll up easily without causing bends. This design ensures that the RoadHog cables provide an advanced sound and reliable operation for Fall Out Boy and other touring bands.
“I was introduced to RapcoHorizon through our Front of House Engineer, Brent Okuley, who had been using the cables on a previous project with the band Underoath,” continues Diaz. “He’d had such a good experience with the company and its products that he suggested we invest in them for Fall Out Boy.”
Prior to using RapcoHorizon, Diaz was cutting cabling and creating looms entirely on his own from the limited resources he had available on the road. “I was just making looms and wrapping them up in zip ties or electrical tape,” he explains. “I also only ever used black cables and I would have to label them, but RapcoHorizon set me up with a variety of colors, whichever I wanted. They also have a very wide variety of products that I can choose from to make any type of custom-built loom or system. If I tell them I need something of a very specific length, like 47.5 feet, they’ll make it 47.5 feet for me. That’s pretty neat, because it cuts out a lot of extra work that I’d have to be doing to do that.”
Diaz is especially fond of the custom rear-mounted rack panels that were created for him by The RapcoHorizon Company. “The rack panels are really cool,” he shares. “I’ve had to make those before and I know it is very labor-intensive to make them. They require very specific settings, but RapcoHorizon will just make them and ship them out right away, which is a really big time-saver for me.”
Hailing from Long Island, NY, Diaz has been the guitar/bass tech for Fall Out Boy since 2006. In addition to working with Fall Out Boy, he also hits the road with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Motion City Soundtrack, Anthrax, Primus and Sum 41.He also previously performed with the bands Edna’s Goldfishand The Reunion Show.
Fall Out Boy is currently promoting its new album, Save Rock and Roll, released on April 16, 2013. Spending most of the summer at home, the band will continue its U.S. tour on September 5, 2013.
The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications interfacing products. Comprising RapcoHorizon, Momentum, Pro Co, Pro Co Data, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, each RapcoHorizon Company brand has developed a reputation in many industries for reliability, and superior sound performance. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, the company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The RapcoHorizon Company also has a state-of-the-art Custom Shop to modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.