... I had to pull the plug out by the wire, which didn't seem to hurt anything.....
. . . then becky done gone and left himI thought he had nothing to do with the BL cables? I saw the BL pickups and cables booth at NAMM and there were disclaimers about how he was not involved, it was just his name.
As far as I know, they do. . . under the WildeUSA brand. . .Too confusing for me... the guy at NAMM (not Bill) was this one
Disclaimer: Jzchak Wajcman dba “Bill Lawrence USA“, is not associated with the designer Bill Lawrence since 1984.
Jzchak Wajcman is the founder of the original 1965 “Bill Lawrence” Guitar Pickup Company (Lawrence Electro Sound)
The “Bill Lawrence" trademark is solely owned by Jzchak Wajcman, dba “Bill Lawrence USA” and is the one and only legal source and manufacturer of all “Bill Lawrence” musical products.
What is a trademark? A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.
In 1984 Third National Bank sold to Wajcman's company Degalim inc. all the assets covered by lender’s lien including and without limitation all copyrights, trademarks and trade names including the trademark and trade name “Bill Lawrence and “Lawrence Products”, and any derivation thereof.
In 1985 Degalim and Bank assigned the “BILL "LAWRENCE" Trademark and trade name to Jzchak Wajcman.
and I see Bill is still around too at http://www.billlawrence.com
and has this disclaimer:
Disclaimer: Designer Bill Lawrence is Not associated with Jzchak Wajcman dba Bill Lawrence Products
The latter one had the connectors at NAMM, does Bill himself make them too?
Bill and him used to be business partners in the 70ies. They split in the eighties. The "other guy" still uses the design of the L-500 they came up with together. His website is even worse than that of the "real" BL.Strange. . . .didn't know about the billlawrence usa guy. Doesn't sell the cables on his website. . . . he does have one pickup that seems to be identical to the bill I know though. . . the L500. Interesting. Maybe Becky and Bill lost their name in the 80s to this cat. . . it appears he "bought" it in 1984-5. . . . . .
Bill Lawrence "Wilde" Cable? That's his branding. Was this Bill and Becky Lawrence....or the infamous Bill Lawrence USA? Oh, ok....I just saw the other posts...yeah you were in the wrong camp there Analogman.I thought he had nothing to do with the BL cables? I saw the BL pickups and cables booth at NAMM and there were disclaimers about how he was not involved, it was just his name.
I know you're a cable expert Mark...and many will agree with you; but I will say that there is a very real, audible and discernable difference between George L cable and Bill Lawrences' Wilde cable. The BL sounds better hands down. It is not the bright, thin sounding cable the GL is. It also has much better clarity when chording. Great balanced cable. However, I would only recommend using it for pedalboard applications as it is only available in the small diameter.Yes - they are both esentially the same exact cable. Same size, contruction etc...