Is this cable any good for a patch cable?

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  1. rogue.guineapig

    rogue.guineapig Member

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    This is RG6 cables we use at my job.
    It can transfer data at a rate of 30 GB/sec.
    That's 30,000mbps, or a bazillion times faster then a CAT5e cable for those of you in Rio Linda.
    It's shielded, and it's got a nice conducter in the center there.
    It's also stiff as a board, meaning that I can see using it for patch cables
    between effects, but not between the amp and the guitar...the longer lengths.
    Any reason that it couldn't, or shouldn't, or you wouldn't do it?
    thanks!
    R.GP
     
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    What's all that data got to do with it? Are you using a digital guitar, pedals? Or are you still in the analog realm? Try it and see, report back.
     
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    I was simply providing as much info about the cable as I had...
    was just curious if there were any huge red flags on whether or not
    to use it.
    I sure as heck will try it though...only a few bucks in connectors to lose.
    R.GP
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. There's two wires, so the current will pass through it correctly. Just a matter of finding out if it has a negative or postive impact on the sound - all depends on what type of impedence the cable will have when made up as a patch. For a patch it's a short distance anyway, so unless you're going to be using a lot of them the impact may be negligible. There's a lot of hype about cables but I always remeber that Stevie Ray Vaughn shunned boutique cables but loved cheap guiter cables as he thought they gave him a better sound.
     
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    right now I am running my sisters cheap Strat in this manner.

    LS-2--->GE-7(EQ)>DD3>POD2>PC Speakers (semi-decent ones actually)

    Yes I know it sucks, tell me about it, I need an amp.
    The "--->" is the cable I am swapping out.
    I am not using the DD3 ATM, just the EQ and the POD are active.
    With my beefy Fender-right-angled cable I played for a while.
    Then I swapped in my RG6 coax cable, with cheap connecters.
    It is NOT soldered at this point. They are simply held together with
    the set screws (the braided and the leads that is).
    The Fender cable is DEFINITELY quieter then the RG6 Coax.
    They both seem to have no negative impact on the overall
    noise level, which is low. The RG6 is louder, and I think it sounds
    dirtier as in more clipping/OD/whatever since the overall level is higher.
    So, I am assuming louder is more gooder?
    Or is it a measure of quantity, and not necessarily quality?
    I'mma keep testing and see what I finds.
    Maybe it's time to make it official and solder the sucker.
    r.gp
     

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