Best Guitar Cable ?

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  1. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Thanks for the excellent explanation! It was a day late for me after I bought a Mogami Gold. Nevertheless I have a PRS van damme on order. The Mogami is a vast improvement to the crap cords from a particular guitar company I used for years. Cheers
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Thanks for the pics. And, yes, working from home DOES rock!
     
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  3. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I don’t know if I could work from home every day, I’ll be too distracted by playing guitar. Unless of course that was my job
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I thought that, too. Turns out work keeps me busier than I thought. If I were wasting two hours a day commuting, I’d be way behind, and never have time to play.
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I tended to work with more intensity at home, though often it would be 7-11 and then 2-6.
     
  6. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Now that makes sense!
     
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  7. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Question... I'm an mfx user. Would that mean I need 2 good cables (like the Van Damme), 1 for guitar to mfx and another 1 for mfx to amp?
     
  8. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i solder my cables into the guitar and amp because point to point.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Your roadies love you!
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Bingo!
     
  11. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    The PRS Van Damme silent cable came in the mail yesterday. I checked it out, everything sounds great. I can’t believe the flexibility and it’s virtually tangle proof. Thanks for the advice all. Next I will look into wireless G10
     
  12. claythomas

    claythomas Nothing but the best!

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    I have tried many brands of cables over the years and have settled on George L's. They sound extremely clear, easy to build, and take a lot of abuse.
     
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  13. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Was looking to get a new Tuner for a grab'n'go board for a friend and was looking at the TC Polytune 3 which has a built in buffer, then I looked at all his old cables he brought me, then it just occurred to me:
    Wouldn't a buffer help your signal if the cable isn't the best?
    Would it be best to change all your cabling, or just add a good buffer?
     
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  14. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    buffered cables.
     
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    bluefade New Member

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    I've been using George "L",s for years...Are these that much better than the "L",s ?
     
  16. Justcantshred

    Justcantshred New Member

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    I've been using Free The Tone cables and was pretty amazed by how great they sound compared to a standard cable. It's like your signal gets an immediate volume boost.
     
  17. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I've just bought myself a Van Damme cable with the silent plug on after reading about them here. I needed a new cable anyway as the one I normally use has started to get noisy when being moved.
    So far I'm really liking it, they're not crazy expensive and the silent plug end works great. I didn't realize that they are also made in the UK which is bonus
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The problem is that the cable capacitance attenuates the high frequencies between the guitar and the buffer. The buffer can’t restore what’s already lost. It can only preserve the signal it receives.

    The goal is to preserve the high frequencies traveling from the guitar before they hit pedalboard and the buffer.

    So yes, a good buffer helps the signal following the buffer, but does nothing for the signal traveling from the guitar to the pedalboard, and that’s the source of a very big tone loss due to capacitance, because your pickups put out a pretty weak signal.
     
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  19. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Of course, this is clearly understandable Les.
    I wish I took a pic of all the interconnect cables he brought me...
    Some of them were on his old board not connected to anything... o_O
     
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  20. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    Coming at it from a practical living room novice angle... my main cables are all Orange because they match my Orange amp and they were premium cables I got for less than half price. My pedalboard patch cables are all Roland premium Gold, again because they’re premium cables I got for less than half price. I haven’t measured capacitance or anything but they’re both well made high quality cables and I still had enough money left over for food.

    It all sounds pretty good in the man cave, everything I want to hear and nothing I don’t :)
     

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