Let's talk cables

Let's talk cables

Postby Jäke » Thu May 17, 2018 9:58 am

Not a super sexy topic or anything, but I wanted to solicit you guys' opinions on instrument cables.

Have recently been using 20' Planet Waves "American Stage" series but have had a couple of failures on fairly newish ones. I run three of these from the board to a bi-amp setup (one to each amp, one for channel switching), and it's about $50/per cable. Not awesome. I should also mention that I use pretty sturdy Bullet coily cables from the guitar to the board—but I expect those to need changed out more often due to the additional flailing and stepping-on that those will get.

So, mostly looking for something that can really take a beating but doesn't sound like crap. If you have a good bulk component recommendation, I'm definitely not against building the cables myself.

PS: If you've got any patch/jumper cable brands that have served you well, please feel free to share those too.

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Re: Let's talk cables

Postby Finskjaere » Fri May 18, 2018 5:01 pm


Here you go. Some tutorials, for making your own cables and patch cables. They explain which components you should buy, depending on what you're searching for. By the way, this blog is really great for doomsters (lots of tutorials about fuzz, and even making your own Model T preamp ;) ).

For cables : https://www.coda-effects.com/2015/05/ho ... -step.html
For patch cables : https://www.coda-effects.com/2015/05/ho ... -step.html

Have a nice weekend!

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Re: Let's talk cables

Postby Bassist_Diver » Thu May 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Re: "something that can really take a beating but doesn't sound like crap."

Mogami Gold. A little pricier but will definitely last forever.
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Re: Let's talk cables

Postby StephanCOH » Fri May 25, 2018 5:18 am

Built a couple of cables and patch-cables from Sommer The Spirit with angled Neutrik Jacks.
Pretty tough, good sound and if you solder your own you can source the parts for a good price.
The soldering the angled jacks took some time though.

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Re: Let's talk cables

Postby sylnau » Tue May 29, 2018 3:46 pm

I'm using Divine Noise cables. Great and no bullshit about directional cables etc...
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