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Cable Interconnects... Build myself or buy kit?

jonlarsen002

Member
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634
Should I spend $90 on 5 interconnects or should I buy some switchcraft angle plugs and cable and solder them myself? I haven't tried this before... is it difficult? Any drawbacks to doing this versus a kit like lava or george L?
 

Hugo123

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
135
Well, it's real easy, I've managed to get great results by soldering my own patchcables, very solid connection too.
 

landru64

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,420
if you haven't soldered before, i'm not sure i'd advise it. lava's kit is pretty good and the cable sounds good. i think the george l's stuff is horrendous and really actually takes some skill to put together. not quite soldering skill, but it is nowhere near as obvious as it's presented.
 

GSVBagpuss

Member
Messages
199
I've had fairly hit and miss results making my own cables with the George L kit, there must be a knack ot it but I don't have it!

Will try again soon, need some custom lengths for my new board I'm building
 

dosmun

Member
Messages
1,761
Making your own cables is something every guitar player should know how to do. As mentioned take an old cable to practice on and do a little research on the web about soldering and go for it.
 

PEImatrix

Member
Messages
402
For the guys that are having trouble with the George L's, how did you cut the cable? I use a little $2 cutter from PW, and I've never had a problem.
 

ferg

Member
Messages
126
Hi all,

I have been a reader of these forums for over a year now, and on this subject I feel compelled to post.

Any cable that is not soldered is compromised no question!
Soldering is not hard and if you are serious about being an electric guitar player this is up there with reading charts... just do it! ... and use the best quality cable you can afford, it will not only give you good tone but last for years and as a bonus they fit exactly to your pedal board.

The skills of soldering help to put new pots and switches/ pickups in your guitar, as stated previously use an old cable to practice on, read up on the many web pages on how to.......give it a go.. what have you got to loose?

good luck

David:)
 




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