Lava Coily Cable

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  1. toast487

    toast487 Member

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    Thinking about getting one. Is it low capacitance even though it's a coily? I haven't been able to find any specs on them.
     
  2. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I have one and love it...I don't know what the capacitance is or any of that but I can tell you that it's nothing like the old coiled cables I used to have...it's MUCH more more clear than that!
     
  3. modernp

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    If its a lava cable I would buy it without knowing anything at all about it. Thats how well they are made.
     
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    I have one on order. If I notice a slight drop in treble, I will reach over to my amp and turn the treble knob a little bit clockwise. If you want the cable, get it. :)
     
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    I have one and it's great. It's definitely a higher quality cable, but isn't as pristine as say the Soar. However, it'll stand up well against other cables equally or more expensive.
     
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    I've been thinking of getting either the Lava, or a Bullet ever since my VOX coily died. I'm leaning towards the Bullet, but they've been out of stock for a while
     
  7. AceBSpankin

    AceBSpankin Prince of Ales Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I went Lava when my Vox died after only 3-4 months of use:huh and the Lava is a much Much better product!!
     
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    I've been using Sommer's The Spirit for quite some time now, bought an orange Lava Coily a couple of weeks back and first plugged it in at soundcheck: noticed that I didn't have to do any adjustments to my usual settings, felt happy, rocked hard and sounded good during that weekend's gigs!

    My only gripe is that the straight part of the cable could be a couple of inches longer: I wrap my cable through the strap and it is a bit tight... The RA end would help with this with my LP, but wouldn't work with my Tele.
     
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    My Lava coily just died this weekend after maybe 5-6 months of @ home use no gigging.:huh
     
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    No treble loss with Lava, but it's way too tightly coiled for my taste. I much prefer my Vox coilies.
     
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  12. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    Please email me your address and we will send a new one out. Sorry for the issue very rare to replace Coils.
     
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    ^That's customer services! :)

    I have one for a while now, gigged a lot with it with no issue so far! Love it!

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    How does it handle being wrapped through the strap? This is what I would be doing with mine, and this may be why the VOX coily died on me.
     
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    So far so good. I always wrap my cables like this, and the coily is doing great. I think that putting some coil in the strap could help with the weight, so that the straight part don't get to much pull down on it...
     
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    Never used a Bullet cable, but I'd save up the extra scratch for a Lava. Good cables don't need to get upgraded like pedals. You buy them good and don't worry about it after that, IMO
     
  18. tonyhay

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    Seeing those always reminds me of the 70's...

    maybe I should get one...
     
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    I use a Lava coiled cable, and I love it. If I could make one suggestion, though, it would be to add maybe two inches of straight cable to the guitar side. This would make it easier to wrap the cord through the strap. I don't like the coily part of the cable being snagged inside the strap, but the straight part of the cable is short enough that it seems to put some strain on the cable, right where the jack is connected. Consequently, I just plug the cable straight into the jack, and let it hang. I prefer to have the cable hang from the stap button, rather than from the input jack, only because the cable stays away from my legs.
     

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