Cheaper George L/Lava Cable Alternative?

blk albm

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I want to rewire my board with something a bit better than the mass amounts of 6" and 1' cables I have bought from guitarcenter. The way the right angles go into my loopmaster are hard on the internal plugs on the device so I want to go to something smaller. I am looking for solderless plugs that I can use with some bulk George L cable I can buy here http://www.ebay.com/itm/George-Ls-155-PEDALBOARD-EFFECTS-BULK-CABLE-Per-Foot/290536496785?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17214%26meid%3D733902624621580934%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D8039%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D251322646544%26#ht_602wt_1103.

I don't want to spend like $170 on my just cabling for my board. Any suggestions are welcome.

Here is my board as reference,

 

dbun

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If you want solderless then I really wouldn't cheap out. If you want to go cheaper, then definitely buy parts and solder them up yourself.

Solderless kits rely on solid mechanical connections to maintain signal integrity, and I just don't have faith in cheaper kits to be reliable in the long run.

I know cables seem like an easy way to cut costs on a rebuild, but if your board craps out in the middle of a gig, you'll very quickly regret it.
 

lord preset

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The Chandler plugs don't look like they are solderless. I don't think there are any solderless plugs that are wildly cheaper except the Bill Lawrence ones, but they are not right angle.

If you want to save $ get GLS pancake and/or standard right angle plugs and solder away.
 

jurfin

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i was looking for a cheap option, and i bought pancakes plugs from orange county speaker repair, and evidence audio monorail cable.

they make awesome patch cables and definitely inexpensive.
 

blk albm

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If you want solderless then I really wouldn't cheap out. If you want to go cheaper, then definitely buy parts and solder them up yourself.

Solderless kits rely on solid mechanical connections to maintain signal integrity, and I just don't have faith in cheaper kits to be reliable in the long run.

I know cables seem like an easy way to cut costs on a rebuild, but if your board craps out in the middle of a gig, you'll very quickly regret it.

I don't mind the soldering myself part, what are some good kits that look the same but are solder ones (right angle)
 

crazyneddie

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George L's are great. You have a nice board I say spend the cash for the good stuffs. And get rid of the altoid tin hipster!

Sorry I couldn't resist.
 
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mcnabbanov

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i ordered the patch cable kit from GLS and it is fantastic. they supply with more than enough cable (for me at least) and i just ordered a few extra pancake jacks to fit my board's needs.

piece of cake to solder once you get it down, and you can make everything custom for yourself.

http://www.speakerrepair.com/page/product/guitarcables/37-382.html

and

http://www.speakerrepair.com/page/product/pandj-quarterinch/32-248x20.html

or this if you don't want pancake:

http://www.speakerrepair.com/page/product/guitarcables/37-376.html
 

L0ki

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:aok

Thanks, I've been thinking about this, too. $25 and some solder sounds like a plan to me.
 




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