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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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How come a few extra cable meters suck out all my treble??

I was just wiring up my rig and i noticed that when my guitar
is connected straight to the amp i get a decent sound (5 meter cable).

When i connect the guitar through my over drive (pedal is turned off),
i lose alot of treble (maybe because the added cable is another 5 meters).

So i tried to connect a 1.5 meter cable (a very thin and simple cable)
straight to the amp and it sounded even better than the better 5 meter
cable i tried at first.

How come two or three meters affect the sound so much?

Does anyone know if my over drive is true bypass? FullTone FullDrive II MOSFET

Roi.
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Re: How come a few extra cable meters suck out all my treble??

"Tone sucking" huh?

Every inch of cable produce that and different brands of cable produce different sounds, some of them color the sound, others just a little and others simple allow the full sound of your guitar.

You need to use good cables (I prefer dimarzio braided cables for their great sound) and use a "buffer" with your pedals. That will give you the sound of your amp back.
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Re: How come a few extra cable meters suck out all my treble??

It's caused by increased capacitance. The more cable the more you lose tone. Buy good quality cables, it'll be less of an issue. If you have heaps of pedals make sure a pedal with buffered bypass or a buffer are in place to help sort out the capacitance issues.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How come a few extra cable meters suck out all my treble??

I guess i will just shorten the cables to the exact length i need.

I think a buffer won't be necessary because im using only an over drive
pedal before the amp.

Thanks guys,
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