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  • What Kinda Cables Do You Dudes Use?

    I am getting really sick of always needing to rebuild my George L's. The go out pretty often since I am always transporting my board. They would be great if I was shreddin in the bedroom but I gig twice a week and it is getting frustrating. They will randomly get loose and make my tone funny sometimes too.



    What are you guys using for patch cables? I am interested in the Lava mini coils currently. They seem like a great way for all my oddly shaped pedals to be able to reach one another. Anyone use them or have anything else to recommend?
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    Once upon a time I used Lava patch cables, but I lost them all because I drink quite a lot at most gigs.



    So now I use the cheap little Hosa cables like these.....



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    • #3
      How strange, I almost went with the Hosas since Im needing a quick fix! Are they pretty good cables for the price? Or did you just stop caring?
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      • #4
        They're fine.... They are a lot better than your average 3 dollar music shop cables.



        I didn't stop caring, but I definitely don't want to be losing 20 dollars every time I lose a patch cable at a bar.



        Most gigs I'm only using 2 or 3 patch cables as well.
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        • #5
          I just make my own. They sound better than any of the ones I could afford to buy and they're more durable.
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          • #6
            I make my own using cheapo pancake plugs (ghs usually) and evidence audio monorail cable. Usually runs me about $3-4 a cable, depending on how long I make it.



            Really quite easy and fun to do, once you learn how to solder, which doesn't take long either.
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            • #7
              Never had any problems with the plain ol' black fender ones.
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              • #8
                I bought a couple dozen R/A 1/4" switchcraft ends, some shrinkwrap, and some Lava ELC bulk cable once and made my own... soldering really isn't that hard and it's worth knowing how to do. I used to have solderless cables, and my board also used to crap out in the middle of shows, not anymore.
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                • #9
                  I don't tend to use expensive patch cables, more so because they are expensive more than anything else. I probably should but that money is better spent on booze and pedals =P.



                  My main jack leads always die, I have been considering getting a wireless system for some time.
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                  • #10
                    Lava mini ELC pedalboard kits - smallest plugs, easy to assemble, custom length, sound nice



                    Sommer GrindyCopBeast instrument cables - got these as a gift, they're badass!



                    Monster Speaker cable - eh, don't usually like Monster stuff. Quality doesn't reflect price but that lifetime warranty makes up for it.
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                    • #11
                      I use whatever ever is available and I sound fine (i think). I did make some half decent cables, but that was only to cut them to size to make my board neat.
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                      • #12
                        Make my own: Patch, instrument, snake.
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                        • #13
                          I had some ****************ty little patches I was using that were always cutting out on me, so I broke down when I bought a Pedaltrain and also got the planet waves pedalboard kit. Made all my own cables and haven't had a single issue since, really solid cables with heavy duty jacks that take maybe 10 seconds to make or re-make. I need to order some extra jacks as I've still got like 10 feet of spare cable though.
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                          • #14
                            I had the tip of the jack on a Hosa cable break off inside a pedal one time...I had to send the pedal back to get the input jack replaced....won't use Hosa cables since then.
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                            • #15
                              I've been using Planet Waves patch cables forever, and they're great. I'm considering making a few of my own, but only because I want to use pancake jacks on certain spots of my board.
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