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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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speaker cables

can someone please reccomened me a great speaker cable to run from a blackstar HT-5 5 watt amp head to a Carvin Legacy 2x12 cab with Celestion Vintage 30s. this will be my first amp thats not solid state so i know nothing about speaker cable. im glad some one told me that guitar cable and speaker cable are not the same. im loking for the higest quality and i think ill only need about 2 feet. thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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Re: speaker cables

Hey Paul, it doesn't really make a difference what kind of amp you have for requiring speaker cables. The point is that a guitar cable carries much less electrical current from guitar to amp than the speaker cable carries from amp to speaker. I'd recommend going with Mogami cables in general for your purposes, but Livewire stuff isn't bad either and it's a bit cheaper. The main thing is to get a cable that comes with a lifetime warranty, because most places will just give you a brand new cable if it breaks down on you when you have that warranty. There are lots of other more boutique quality cables but either brand I mentioned should suit your needs, I'd recommend 3-6 feet, just in case you ever have a situation where you can't sit the head right on top of the cab.
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Hey Paul, it doesn't really make a difference what kind of amp you have for requiring speaker cables. The point is that a guitar cable carries much less electrical current from guitar to amp than the speaker cable carries from amp to speaker. I'd recommend going with Mogami cables in general for your purposes, but Livewire stuff isn't bad either and it's a bit cheaper. The main thing is to get a cable that comes with a lifetime warranty, because most places will just give you a brand new cable if it breaks down on you when you have that warranty. There are lots of other more boutique quality cables but either brand I mentioned should suit your needs, I'd recommend 3-6 feet, just in case you ever have a situation where you can't sit the head right on top of the cab.
thanks dave and yopu the man! you always seem to pop up in the time of need. i will look into what you suggested and thanks again. ill keep you posted.
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Re: speaker cables

I recommend going with a relatively thick speaker cable. I use an 8 gauge Yorkville cable that's great. It's nearly as thick as my index finger.
I also have a Planet Waves speaker cable that is good because it has retaining springs at the tips that help secure the cable into the jack. Which is an added bonus especially because you definitely don't want a speaker cable to slip out of the amps or cabs jack.
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I recommend going with a relatively thick speaker cable. I use an 8 gauge Yorkville cable that's great. It's nearly as thick as my index finger.
I also have a Planet Waves speaker cable that is good because it has retaining springs at the tips that help secure the cable into the jack. Which is an added bonus especially because you definitely don't want a speaker cable to slip out of the amps or cabs jack.
do you have a link for the 8 guage Yorkville cable? and thanks.
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do you have a link for the 8 guage Yorkville cable? and thanks.
Sorry no link, I bought the cable 4 years ago and can't seem find another like it.
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Sorry no link, I bought the cable 4 years ago and can't seem find another like it.
ok thanks anyway man.
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