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  • #91
    I use Monster cables.They're hella expensive but worth it.

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    • #92
      Lava ELC

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      • #93
        Wrote this on another forum but it applies here as well:

        Don't buy Monster - premium for marketing rather than quality.

        Don't buy any so called high end cable (Evidence, Zaolla, Van Den Hul, VOVOX) - premium for presumed improvement in quality. Yes, they're nice cables but seriously, are they worth twice as much as a good cable? Especially when the manufacturer can't state anything but marketing speak for why it's better and nobody else has been able to prove it either other than "I can hear it sounds better".

        Don't buy cheapos either. They are truly crap - if they don't suck tone then they break in a few weeks.

        Don't buy any cables that have molded ends. If there's a problem you can't just cut the cable and resolder the plugs. Also don't bother falling into any gold plated plugs stuff either. It has absolutely no relevance in any musical instrument cables.

        Make sure the cable you buy has either Neutrik or Switchcraft plugs. They are easy to repair and very durable.

        I'd recommend Klotz, but I understand that they're more expensive in USA than they are in Europe. Over here they're very reasonably priced and very high quality. Canare, Mogami etc are also in the good, reasonably priced category. Soldering your own cables is worth it, it's not difficult and will save you some money plus you get the exact length you need.
        "Walking the fine line between bacon and Christian."

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        • #94
          I use Monster cables.They're hella expensive but worth it.


          I've tried a couple of Monster cables, and generally found that I paid too much and got too little. Reliability wasn't there under heavy use, and the sound quality was no better than Rapco or Whirlwind Leader. [FWIW, I patently refuse to even consider Monster speaker cables - they actually use much smaller conductors than 'equivalent' cables and cost a lot more. In short, you pay more and get less.]

          OTOH, I have a couple of Whirlwind Leader 20' guitar cables that have worked without fail, quietly, and with good sound for over 20 years.

          Price definitely does not equate to quality in guitar cables.
          "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." ------------------ Pope John Paul II

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          • #95
            Wrote this on another forum but it applies here as well:

            Don't buy Monster - premium for marketing rather than quality.

            Don't buy any so called high end cable (Evidence, Zaolla, Van Den Hul, VOVOX) - premium for presumed improvement in quality. Yes, they're nice cables but seriously, are they worth twice as much as a good cable? Especially when the manufacturer can't state anything but marketing speak for why it's better and nobody else has been able to prove it either other than "I can hear it sounds better".

            Don't buy cheapos either. They are truly crap - if they don't suck tone then they break in a few weeks.

            Don't buy any cables that have molded ends. If there's a problem you can't just cut the cable and resolder the plugs. Also don't bother falling into any gold plated plugs stuff either. It has absolutely no relevance in any musical instrument cables.

            Make sure the cable you buy has either Neutrik or Switchcraft plugs. They are easy to repair and very durable.

            I'd recommend Klotz, but I understand that they're more expensive in USA than they are in Europe. Over here they're very reasonably priced and very high quality. Canare, Mogami etc are also in the good, reasonably priced category. Soldering your own cables is worth it, it's not difficult and will save you some money plus you get the exact length you need.


            Hmmmmmm........I was losing a little gain using my shure wireless and mid-grade cables.Went to the monster cables and problem solved.

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            • #96
              Don't buy Monster - premium for marketing rather than quality.

              Don't buy any so called high end cable - premium for presumed improvement in quality. Yes, they're nice cables but seriously, are they worth twice as much as a good cable? Especially when the manufacturer can't state anything but marketing speak for why it's better and nobody else has been able to prove it either other than "I can hear it sounds better".

              Don't buy cheapos either. They are truly crap - if they don't suck tone then they break in a few weeks.

              Don't buy any cables that have molded ends. If there's a problem you can't just cut the cable and resolder the plugs. Also don't bother falling into any gold plated plugs stuff either. It has absolutely no relevance in any musical instrument cables.

              Make sure the cable you buy has either Neutrik or Switchcraft plugs. They are easy to repair and very durable.

              Soldering your own cables is worth it, it's not difficult and will save you some money plus you get the exact length you need.


              This should be a sticky!
              "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." ------------------ Pope John Paul II

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              • #97
                ive had a planet waves cable for 6 years with no hicups
                MY MUSIC! Cosmonaut Cabrera

                Current gear: FV Stevens electric (Manilas finest!), Fender Mustang 1, Line6 pocket pod and an Ibanez nylon string acoustic/electric

                2/23/2010 - Never Forget

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                • #98
                  MY favorites:

                  Zzyzx SnapJack: http://www.zzyzxsnapjack.com/

                  PJB: http://www.philjonesbass.com/TECH%20INFO/Cables.htm
                  "There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless that can not be touched without emotion" Edgar Allan Poe

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                  • #99
                    Planet Wave Custom Series

                    http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/products/242-planet_waves_pw_g_10_custom_series_instrument_cabl e_10ft
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                    • Klotz is my cable of choice.
                      IY106 for patch cables since it has a tighter bending radius, even though some companies use La-Grange GY107. This is great cable but for very short cables it is perhaps a little bit stiff. You might find your effects moving around slightly unpredictably. Cable really shouldn't be coiled tightly. It breaks the copper and the insulation down, so the cable capacitance rises and the sound can get progressively duller. A 6"cable is not going to colour sound a great deal.
                      For longer runs, very low colouration and really good anti-static and RFI performance GY107 La-grange, every time.

                      Also, beware some linen covered cables. The linen can twist the cable within over time. Anyone with an old kettle or toaster can show you what I mean by this.

                      Neutrik NP2XB and NP2RXB gold connectors are very sturdy and well made connectors. I use them exclusively. If you would like even better functionality from your cables Neutrik NP2C-AU-Silent, NP2X-AU-Silent and NP2RX-AU-Silent contain a magnetically actuated reed-switch which mutes the plug on removal.

                      The NP2RX-AU-Silent is also suitable for most Fender Telecaster guitars because it has a slightly longer collar than most other angled jack plugs.

                      Plenty more information here:

                      http://www.handmadecableco.com

                      *I*

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                      • Klotz is my cable of choice.
                        IY106 for patch cables since it has a tighter bending radius, even though some companies use La-Grange GY107. This is great cable but for very short cables it is perhaps a little bit stiff. You might find your effects moving around slightly unpredictably. Cable really shouldn't be coiled tightly. It breaks the copper and the insulation down, so the cable capacitance rises and the sound can get progressively duller. A 6"cable is not going to colour sound a great deal.
                        For longer runs, very low colouration and really good anti-static and RFI performance GY107 La-grange, every time.

                        Also, beware some linen covered cables. The linen can twist the cable within over time. Anyone with an old kettle or toaster can show you what I mean by this.

                        Neutrik NP2XB and NP2RXB gold connectors are very sturdy and well made connectors. I use them exclusively. If you would like even better functionality from your cables Neutrik NP2C-AU-Silent, NP2X-AU-Silent and NP2RX-AU-Silent contain a magnetically actuated reed-switch which mutes the plug on removal.

                        The NP2RX-AU-Silent is also suitable for most Fender Telecaster guitars because it has a slightly longer collar than most other angled jack plugs.

                        Plenty more information here:

                        http://www.handmadecableco.com

                        *I*


                        I have to ammend this to bring things up to date.

                        KLOTZ La-Grange GY107 cable is to be discontinued.

                        This is not a great problem because it is being replaced with an IDENTICAL cable in all but name. The specifications are EXACTLY the same. Shame they are losing the nice name though

                        The new cable is called Klotz AC110





                        *I*

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                        • i have had good luck with these. i like to get a new one whenever i change strings.


                          http://www.wildwestelectronics.net/g-oval-guitar-30ft.html

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                          • wow i'm certainly resurecting an old thread here... here goes.

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                            • Klotz titanium carries lifetime guarantee http://www.klotz-ais.com/cgi-bin/quickorder/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&artnum=TITANIUM&wkid=2 004g&ls=e. It's Klotz best guitar cable and reasonably priced / widely available with Neutrik silent plugs. Exceptional clarity and tone.

                              MIT Ripcord guitar cables also offer lifetime guarantee (no longer produced but may still be available). Designed with 2 passive filter networks, one at each end, that maintain tone and sonics and actually work. Reviewed in Sound on Sound magazine http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep98/articles/b_encounters.html

                              and online http://www.ink19.com/issues_F/98_07/wet_ink/gear/159_ripcord_nf.html

                              I use both and both are exceptional. I purchased a few of the remaining MIT cables inc patch when they were discounted end of line via the UK distributor for studio use. Klotz La Grange is excellent as well and cheaper.

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                              • Originally Posted by guitarmandp


                                But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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