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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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recommend cables

what are some really quality cables i should use for my amp, speaker, and rack units?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 02:50 AM
 
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i will always stik with my monsters, not only cause they sound fine, but that if there are ANY problems with it, u take it back, and they will streight up hand u a new one, no proof of purchase necesary and no questions asked.
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george L's are great cables.
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i second btangel, ive been using only george L's cables , and they are great...
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 09:46 AM
 
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i make my own. that way, i know they work, and i know they will last....or on my head be it! i use sommer cable and neutrik jacks, and find them to be great.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 11:31 AM
 
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If you want really really good cables, get the Evidence (theyre extremely expensive) , Zaolla's are also awesome
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i will always stik with my monsters, not only cause they sound fine, but that if there are ANY problems with it, u take it back, and they will streight up hand u a new one, no proof of purchase necesary and no questions asked.
Yep - $ 35-40 and you have a guitar cable for life
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I reccommend planet waves, but all of the above mentioned would be good, even though i havnt tried them.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 03:22 PM
 
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i liked my planet waves.. but i have one beef with them.. the compression springs tore off inside my boss ME8. i have no clue how.. but now it is the permanent output cable for that pedal.. good thing i only use it for practicing. I plan on moving to george Ls. especially since i have a pedal board and rack to wire up. I've heard nothing but good about GL's
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Mogami, theyre cheap , and pretty good actually! i forgot to mention those
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Re: recommend cables

I definitely think the cables mentioned so far are quality cables. Especially since I've owned all of them. Couple comments though if you want 'em ...

1) Planet Waves- the compression springs have either sqashed on themselves or broken a couple times, and over time one clearly 'wore' the jack on one of my guitars just that much wider (because of the width of the compression spring). Now, any other cable is a little loose in that jack. Very uncool.

2) George L's- for an instrument cable from your guitar to the amp (or board), I didn't like how rigid they were... they don't lay nicely. Something very wire-y about them. Almost like you can crimp/bend them and they'd just stay that way. But for hooking pedals to eachother, great.

3) Klotz LaGrange- Really like the fidelity and rugged build of the cable. Heavy duty cable, big-ass Neutrik connectors. But it's very thick and not very flexible. Almost too heavy-duty. Great sound though. And seems indestructable.

4) Spectraflex- really good all-around cable. Not the clearest sounding, but so easy to deal with, rugged enough, and cheap.

5) DiMarzio- again, a fine cable. But that braided exeterior jacket just irritates the hell out of me. It's like a constantly 'starched' cable. I use it still for patching things or other stuff... Certainly above average, but no way I'd plug my guitar into this snake with rigor mortis.

Currently, I'm using Bayou cable for my instrument cable, and got one of their 3' speaker cables (way impressive) too, to run from a head to a cab. The instrument cable is nice Canare cable, and Neutrik connectors are offered although I opted for G&H connectors. It's 90% as good sounding as the Klotz, but as flexible and easy to deal with as the Planet Waves cable. And inexpensive too. My current #1. Check 'em if you want to:
http://www.bayoucables.com/

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george L's are great cables.
I second that. I only use George L's
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Another vote for George L's here, but there are lots of good ones. Just not radio shack... ;-)
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 10:57 AM
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I would recommend using George Ls for pedal patching, pedalboard to amp (or rack), and definitely for hooking up rack effects, the ability to cut them to custom length is great and makes everything really neat. They aren't he sturdiest cord for running from your guitar to your pedalboard, amp, rack, whatever, so if you step on your cord alot and put alot of stress on it, I would look at something else. I use a George L from my guitar at home or for recording, I have a Spectraflex for when I'm not so gentle on it.

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Get anything that's fat. I use Monsters... because they're the best aside from the $1000 cables (insanity!) and they have a lifetime warranty. George L's are good and if you can find an old Carvin Steve Vai sig cable, those are supposed to be well made.

Avoid Planet Waves at all costs. They are fairly cheap and well made, but the jacks are too fat on them and can eventually bend the input of the guitar to only work with them.
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