Cable plugs

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  1. GuitarArt1980

    GuitarArt1980 Member

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    If I'm using high quality cable, does it matter much what I use for connectors? I've noticed a sizable difference in clarity after switching to Mogami cable and have several extra feet that I could use with plugs from old no-name patch cables I have laying around. Is this a good idea or am I defeating the purpose of having high-quality cable?
     
  2. stinkfoot

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    Generally speaking, as long as the plugs conduct properly it shouldn't be much different. However, cheap plugs can fall apart (I've seen it happen countless times) and start becoming intermittent. But even if they work fine - if you've paid extra for high quality cable, why go cheap on the plugs?
     
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    Just as there a certain grades of cable you don't want to go below, there are certain cheap plugs that are well, just cheap pieces of crap. To me usually not worth it trying to salvage plugs, their so cheap.
     
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    I have a solder once rule on all plugs. They just can't handle multiple re-heating. Salvaging them is generally not worth it unless you really have no other choice.
     

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