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ELC DIY kit question..

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by GloryJones, May 18, 2011.

  1. GloryJones

    GloryJones Member

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    Looking to replace my LiveWire cables with Lava ELCs, the soldered kind. Few questions...

    I want this to (basically) be the last time I buy patch cables. Are the ELCs reliable? Will they help maintain a quality tone?

    I'd rather solder my own. I'm decent with a soldering iron (changed pickups, pots, caps). Will I be ok doing this by myself? I don't want to order the kit and be awful at it.

    Lastly, is this a good kit to order: http://www.lavacable.com/lava.html
    It looks like pancake jacks come with it...How do the G&H compare to the Switchcraft jacks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GloryJones

    GloryJones Member

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    Also, how do they compare to the EA Monorails?
     
  3. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    The DIY kit you mentioned is our Mini ELC cable < stranded> soldered kit that sells for 59.95



    Unless you meant our new kit that features our new Mini Soar cable that is a solid core cable and sells for 49.95[​IMG]


    Hope this helps. If you have any tech questions please let us know.
     
  4. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    Mini Soar - Same Outer Diameter - .155&#8221;, lower capacitance &#8211; 29 pF/ft and slightly more flexible because it 22 AWG instead of 20 AWG &#8211; solid core. The Mini Soar sells for .90 per foot.
     

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