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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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pedal cables suggestions

i need suggestions on *cheap* and effective cables to patch effects pedals together. no more than a foot long.

opinions/reviews appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 03:31 PM
 
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Use whatever is available. 1 foot long cable is unlikely to make any difference especially considering low impedance output of a typical pedal. I'd go for the ones with L shaped plugs. Spend the rest of the money on your guitar cable (this one does make a subtle difference).
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 05:12 PM
 
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Get George L's cables, and make them whatever length you want.
There is straight and angled tips, and they require no solder.
They also are the best sounding cables you can buy.
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They also are the best sounding cables you can buy.
Why is that? Is there anything different about the material used or the connection obtained with these vs. a top of the line Monster cable or something?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 07:24 PM
 
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Well Monster cables are garbage any way you look at them. They are simply overpriced with fancy ends.
Yes... The cable they use in George L's is Coaxial cable and not standard cable. They have been rated in several magazines as being the best sounding too.
I have personally tested several cables with a frequency modulator with a spectrum analyzer and a scope, and found that they do create less noise, pick up less noise, and pass more frequencies through them.
I've been using them for many years and never had a single one break, fail, or give me problems.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 08:13 PM
 
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Nice. What do they cost in comparison? I don't waste my money on high end Monster instrument cable although im sure youd argue that any Monster is a waste of money. Im not all that picky about my cables really. If they have good shielding, aren't that noisy and have good response with a lifetime warranty should **** break or go awol on me im happy I've been using the Monster Standard 100's for a while....
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Well Monster cables are garbage any way you look at them. They are simply overpriced with fancy ends.
Yes... The cable they use in George L's is Coaxial cable and not standard cable. They have been rated in several magazines as being the best sounding too.
I have personally tested several cables with a frequency modulator with a spectrum analyzer and a scope, and found that they do create less noise, pick up less noise, and pass more frequencies through them.
I've been using them for many years and never had a single one break, fail, or give me problems.
Any guitar cable is coaxial cable. Coaxial means that there's one conductor in the center and it's shielded by another conductor on the outside. 1 foot of cable won't make any difference even if guitar mags (which seem to be run by technically illiterate people) say otherwise.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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the only reason i want 1 foot cables is because at the moment i use regular instrument cables and they create a huge mess on the floor! i'll be off to school next month so i need to get something that's cheap and doesn't create a mess like that.

i've heard of george l's cables, guess i'll have to check/price them out.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-10-2003, 03:24 AM
 
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George L's cables won the pretty extensive GP shootout. It's in some issue from '97, the one that says "Who killed Rock Guitar" or something on the cover.
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