Guitar Cables... Preference?

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  1. p.mo

    p.mo Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have a particular preference to the make and type of guitar cable they use? Why?

    My two most used are a Vox Coily and a Tweed Spectraflex... I think the coily is more manageable while playing but takes up more room in my case so I take the straight Spectraflex when I'm out. Can't tell if there is any tone difference.
     
  2. Tachymetres

    Tachymetres Supporting Member

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    I like George L cables. Sound great, easy to repair and not very expensive if you make them yourself. Also, being so thin they easily fit into a guitar case.
     
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    They're pricey but I really like Solid Cables from Portland, Oregon.
     
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    Any Mogami or Canare cable with Neutrik connectors ... no need to spend money on boutique cables.
     
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    Bullet Cable. I've had two of the coiled cables for years now and they are still going strong.
     
  7. RLD

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    Cables?...Once you go wireless you never go back.
     
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    I like the bullet coiled cables, but the ones that they are selling now are not exactly the same as the ones they sold a few years ago, before they went out of business for a while. I have a couple of the old ones, and one new one.

    Ernie Ball just came out with a 30' coiled cable....I have one on the way.
     
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    Rapco Road Hogs. I abused a few for over 12 years and never had a failure. Then I got a wireless, so they will likely last a very long time.
     
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    Cordial cables. Very good.
     
  11. GuitarGuy66

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    I just use whatever and swap out the ends for Neutrik. When we gig I use a Line6 G50 wireless.
     
  12. thewhit

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    Mogami and Neutrik here .......
     
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    Lava coils for guitar to board. Planet Waves American Stage for board to amp. Pedalboards vary; my main board is DiMarzio jumper cables, others are Lava ELC soldered or Evidence Audio SiS
     
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    I try and buy cables that have a lifetime guarantee and can be easily exchanged at a local music store ... there are several brands. I don't find much if any tonal difference but when they go bad, I can exchange them for a new one. I've exchanged maybe 5-6 over the years.
     
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    Mine are a mix of Mogami, Canare & Planet Waves.

    I specifically avoid cables that have a lifetime guarantee (read: Monster). My experience is that they also have a "failure within a few months" guarantee. Replacements may be free but not crapping out in the middle of my gig = priceless.
     
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    still dimarzio
    made in america
    built to last
    low capacitance
    haven't had one fail

    lava is second place, but a distant second
     
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    Mogami or Canare w/Neutrik connectors, although live I use a wireless system to the board. The board used to have mogami interconnects, but I've temporarily gone back to George L's on the board. I've also had great service from GC's house brand, Live Wire, especially their "Elite" line.
     
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    Is Butch at Bayou Cables still around?

    When making my own, I use Belden(R) cable with a Neoprene(R) jacket, I love that cable. I don't recall the p/n or model number. I haven't needed to buy more in 10 years or so, I still have > 50 feet left
     
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    Bestronics BTPA

    I haven't found a better cable at any price.
     
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