Instrument cables



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Re: Instrument cables

Postby jrfox92 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:40 am

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Re: Instrument cables

Postby The Eristic » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 am

I've used the same 18' Peavey cable that came with my first guitar basically daily for over 18 years and on every single gig in a crapload of different situations. I'll buy a fucking boat to give it a Viking funeral in the unlikely occurrence of its death.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby PanicProne » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 am

jwar wrote: I think instrument cables are the one thing people don't invest in and they are extremely important. Your signal is better with better quality.

Secondededededed.


I always had cables break (had a lava cable blue demon I loved, which lived for half a tour, for example) but eventually invested in a pair of these:
https://shop.klotz-ais.com/6251-titanium-r-sp.html through recommendation of my friend who works in a music shop in town.

I've had them for at least four years now, rehearsed for ages and done at least as many tours with them. They still feel like new and I move a lot and throw my instrument around like an idiot on stage. The "silent" plug is a great thing to have too. As much as I've had trouble with patch cables, my problem with instrument cables stopped once I got these. They sound super nice too. It's a lot of money, but then again, I probably won't be buying new cables any time soon. My friend who recommended them has a similar stage persona and has toured twice as much as me tha last few years and is still on his first buy of them too so.. Highly recommended.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby crochambeau » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 am

JonnyAngle wrote:I don't have the capability to do strain relief jackets (I don't think). I don't have a heat gun.


You can buy a heat gun for about the same price as a Monster cable, and since you were considering going that route it's probably time to level up.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby popvulture » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:32 am

As I said in a recent patch cable thread, I use Divine Noise. Guaranteed for life, sound great, don't look stupid.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby whoismarykelly » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:39 pm

You don't need a heat gun to work with heat shrink. A $1 lighter will do the job just fine.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby AlexGlassLungs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 pm

I play Rattlesnake cables and they're bullet proof. Just spend the money and never think about it again. Hank is reasonably priced though to be honest.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby jrfox92 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:21 pm

AlexGlassLungs wrote:I play Rattlesnake cables and they're bullet proof.

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Re: Instrument cables

Postby MechaGodzilla » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm

jwar wrote:Or just get a coily cable. That's what I want. YOLO.

I had this 70s coily cable and it was thick and heavy and looked AMAZING but it went noisy :cry:

I have some too-long hosas and they're fine. Very cheap, too.

Are bullet cables any good?
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby whoismarykelly » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm

Bullet cables are just another brand like monster. I wouldn't trust any cable that has a gimmicky custom plug on the end. If its not Switchcraft, G&H, or Neutrik, its not worth your time.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby jrfox92 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Fuck bullet cables.

I bought one right before they folded for a while, a few years ago (maybe 6 or 7 years ago, I guess).
It broke almost instantly and I couldn't get a hold of anyone to warranty it.
That's actually why I learned to solder cables. :lol:

Also, fuck the shitty plugs they use in their coilys: they encase them in resin so repairs basically require that you clip off the plug (I actually managed to just melt the resin with a lighter, but it almost totally ruined the plug, anyway).

If you're looking at coilys, I'd just get a Vox. They're cheap. They're in every guitar center. They seem to last forever.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby codetocontra » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:33 pm

Sounds like the kids are the problem. Do they have a warranty?
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby ibarakishi » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:42 am

+1 for peavey cables. Never had a problem with them
good deals with: JonnyAngle, rdw102
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby Bon Hoga » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:52 am

I made my cables almost 15 yrs ago using Neutrik plugs and Klotz cable. Two million gigs and rehearsals later they still work fine.
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Re: Instrument cables

Postby Invisible Man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 am

PeteeBee wrote:Maybe it is the kids... I had never had one give out for years, now I've had three die recently.


CPS is on the way, you monster.
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