Lava Cables Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by gitarzilla, Jun 14, 2006.


  1. gitarzilla

    gitarzilla Member

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    Needed some new cabling, so I checked into Lava's large selection. Couldn't decide, so I contacted Mark, who recommended the Sommer Spirit 1, and I ordered a couple. Excellent stuff: sounds fantastic and is of extremely high quality -- all at a great price, delivered promptly and with great service (confirmation emails, etc). This is my 3rd purchase from Lava and they've all gone as well. Highly recommended.
     
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    agreed mark is top notch!:dude and has made me some awesome pieces.
     
  3. Moe45673

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    Been using my Lava Canares for almost a year, and they are piece of mind on a stick! Mark is extraordinary at customer service as well. Lord knows how many times I've given him a list, then modified it, then modified it again, ad infinitum
     
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    Mark's service is great. He kept me update and the cable's shipped extremely fast. i couldn't believe they were waiting for me on the porch already!

    I won't buy cable anywhere else. He's won my business.
     
  5. Den

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    Mark was rude to me and took an entire 24 hours to ship my cables!!! Just kidding ... Mark rocks!

    Can you guess what cables I like best ??

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    Great selection, fantactic service, & good prices ... I'm a totally satisfied customer!
     
  7. cvansickle

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    It was clear to me last August at the Charlotte Guitar Show that Mark is very passionate about his cable building. Every time I would walk by his table, he was barking like a hot dog vendor at a ball game!

    He needn't have to shout too much. These cables are speaking for themselves.

    Today, I received the two 20' Sommer Spirits I ordered on Sunday. Shipped fast for sure! Taking these long black beauties out of the package was an utter joy. The construction is flawless! That smooth black cable, those gleaming golden plugs, I gotta say I'm real proud to own something that is built so beautifully.

    Yeah, yeah, but how's the sound? Well, it was like every cliche you've ever heard - like taking a blanket off of my amp, like turning everything up louder, like hearing angels sing.... But the tone tells the tale! There is a new brightness and presence in my sound that I didn't have with the Whirlwinds I was using.

    Now I realize that this is only the beginning. I have a couple of effects loops that are gonna need upgrades too. Good thing Friday is payday, so I can order more next week!

    Mark, my hat's off to you. See in Charlotte this year?
     
  8. Bajan

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    I received my Sommer cables today as well and they are very nice. I am also using Canare GS-6 on my pedalboard so I am now 100% Lava Cable in my rig.

    Shane
     
  9. LavaMan

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    Thanks for all the kind compliments as they are much appreciated!

    Charlotte was a loss for me last year...ugh...I think if I do it, I am going to set up an assembly station and make to order at the show...that way I do not end up having excess inventory...what do you think of that?
     
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    Great idea! I hope you have some assistants to help you out.

    Hmmm, sounds like a good time to introduce....

    THE LAVA GIRLS!!!!!
     
  11. LavaMan

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    I have a friend who has a really cool orange Harley, and my idea for a cool ad is to get a hooter girl (orange shorts white t-shirt nice ahhhh you know...) to sit on the bike with my cables wrapped all around her and on the ground, and the caption would read:

    LAVA CABLE NOT ONLY DOES IT SOUND GOOD IT LAYS WELL...
     
  12. Steve L

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    I've bought cables from Mark and will buy from him in the future, too! Great products, service, delivery. What else is there?
     
  13. big mike

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    Made me a groovy 1 into 2 out to feed my Marshall clone. Top notch.
     
  14. mgrier1

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    I have ordered twice from Mark as I set up my pedalboard and rig...

    I have Evidence all round and am loving it... Great guy and great service - the best!
     
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    I have a couple candidates for you!
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  16. GaryMcT

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    What kind of pedal board is that? I LOVE the I/O connectors on the outside of the pedal board rather than connecting directly to stuff on the board.
     
  17. Moe45673

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    I'd hit that
     
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    Wow ... the new Lava girls will rock our world!
     
  20. John Price

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    Another believer in Lava Cables!!!! I received my order of the Lava ELC Clear Connect cables and just re-wired my pedalboard with them! I have to say what a difference these cables made in my sound!

    Great Stuff!!!!
    Hope to get some more soon......

    :RoCkIn
     

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