Best Guitar Cable ?

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  1. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    I think they went out of business a few years back. A local shop had a couple in a bin, with an accessory pack of extra plugs. I think I got two 15' cables and a bag of 10-12 plugs (longer 1/4" for strats, RCA, XLR, USB, 1/8") for about $25.

    I've been using them with one of my groups ever since. I've been pretty happy, and like the option to throw on the 1/8" to play music from my phone/tablet if needed. I think they sound comparable to my Mogami Golds.
     
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  3. Frank McNerney

    Frank McNerney New Member

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    Apologies in advance - I'm sure this information is here somewhere but...

    Can someone explain the difference between the "silent" cable and the normal cable ?

    Thanks
     
  4. NBW

    NBW New Member

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    I think the silent cables short signal to ground unless connected.
     
  5. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    Yeah the silent cables have one end which automatically mute the signal when unplugged from the guitar. They seem to work quite well
     
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  6. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    As mentioned, there is a spring pin on the jack that shorts the circuit. The reason for shorting the circuit is so that when you change guitars with the cable plugged into the amp you won't get the loud buzz and crackle.
     
  7. Frank McNerney

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    Thanks
     
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    Frank McNerney New Member

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    Thanks
     
  9. littlebadboy

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    I always had cheap cables. I didn't believe in the hype. Out of curiosity, I tried a mid-priced Boss BIC-15A because I have a Sweetwater card with 0% interest for 24 months, it was like nothing. I noticed the tonal difference! It was definitely an improvement! I am not sure if I would go for one that is more expensive than this though. I'm already okay with what this offers.
     
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  10. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    All the cables I have fall in the 25-27 pf/ft range for a 12 ft length to 1st buffered device or amp. I typically use an old and no longer made Sommer Grindycop Beast (who came up with that name?!). It is quite flexible but the outer layer is a bit tacky/sticky and prone to tangling.

    The PRS/Van Damme with the silent plug sound like they might be better from an ease of use standpoint.
     
  11. singularity6

    singularity6 New Member

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    I bought some Monster Rock cables and few Monster patch cables back in 1999 when I worked at Guitar Center. I still have all of them, and they all work just fine. The only reason I bought'em was because I got them at wholesale.

    These days, I think I'd go with Planet Waves American Stage for my long cables if I had to replace my Monsters. The Donner patch cables with gold ends cost me $21 for 6. They work well enough to hook my pedals together!
     
  12. Rich5150

    Rich5150 New Member

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    Ive started just making my own this way I can get exactly what I want as far as connectors, lengths, and if I want a specific color. I order all of my stuff from Best-Tronics.

    And im digging the hell out of the SquarePlugs there so low profile, Back of my Rack(not the cleanest but my OCD was satisfied LOL) and the back of my FC-6 for my Exp Pedals

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  13. Justcantshred

    Justcantshred New Member

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    I'm partial to the Free The Tone instrument cables.
     
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    W. Scott Mohn New Member

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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wow! For that I hope it’s solid gold in tone :)
     
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  16. W. Scott Mohn

    W. Scott Mohn New Member

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    Hi,

    You are right. That's the way I felt at first. But I was disappointed with the wireless system I had that actually cost more. So I sold it and tried the chord. The sound is great. But, as I said, I can't afford another one. :)

    Regards, Scott
     
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  17. W. Scott Mohn

    W. Scott Mohn New Member

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    Hi again. I have one of the "soundless" cables as a back-up. :) Scott
     
  18. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    Lava cables!
     
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    W. Scott Mohn New Member

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    Thanks, never heard of them. But I will look! Regards, Scott
     
  20. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    spider sugar.
     
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