Let's discuss cables!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by teddy boy, Dec 17, 2005.


  1. teddy boy

    teddy boy Member

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    Ok,

    We're always talking about patch cables here, but what do you think are the best guitar cables from guitar to amp?

    Let rip!

    Tom
     
  2. Ben C.

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    I've given up deciding on one... it depends on the month.

    Right now, I seem to think my Spectraflex sounds better (more highs, even lows) than my small-shop Canare w/G&H plugs (seemed more muddy)... and I only like my Klotz when I am in a mindset to deal with the thickness of that cable. And then there's a bunch of others in the basement (PW, GL's, etc.). And that's going from guitar to pedalboard.

    From pedalboard to amp I'm liking my old George L's cable... finally found a good use for it ;)

    -Ben
     
  3. iualum

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    O.K., www.BayouCables.com . Butch Ammons makes cables that are 2nd to none. Some others may be as good, none are better. Very reasonable prices. :dude :dude Plus, your choice of a number of color & connectors. Prompt shipment. Can not go wrong. Take a look at what he offers. Decide for yourself.
     
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    There seem to be quite a few good ones out there now, the ones I use are Bayou and Fulltone cable. I use the Fulltone cable from guitar to pedals and the bayou from pedals to amp.
     
  5. ducmike

    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    I have Bayou, Sabre and George L's. I like the Bayou best going strait from the guitar to the amp. Right now I like Bayou to the board, GL's on the board, and Sabre from the board to the amp.
     
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    Hey guys,

    thanks for the answers! I've got a spectraflex going into my pedalboard and a Leader Whirwind from pedalboard to amp. I have the Spectraflex classic (or whatever) but they have some really pro-looking ones too. Anybody tried those?

    I've been thinking about the Fulltone-cables but I'll check out the Bayou-cables too.

    Keep on ranging that tone!
     
  7. BillyK

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    I guess it's becoming a standard answer here:

    Bayou from guitar to board
    GL's/BL's on the board

    I use a GL or BL from board to amp.
     
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    GL - George L's cable
    BL - Bill Lawrence cable

    Plenty of posts on these cables around here as well as HCFX, FDP.
     
  11. Matt Gordon

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    Mogami 2524 with those great G&H plugs works for me. Super flexible, sounds great, and very inexpensive for those of us with shallow pockets!
     
  12. Charles#5

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    There's 3 that I really like: a 6 ft. Spectraflex Fats-O-Flex for recording, a 20 ft. Planet Waves for bigger stages and an old coiled Fender cord for small stages. That's all going from guitar to (small) pedalboard. From the board to my amp I use a cord that I made myself using a fat quality cable and Neutrik plugs.

    Cheers,

    Johan.
     
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    I'm now using: Bayou from guitar and on the pedalboard; Evidence from the the pedalboard to the amp and from amp to cab. I've been very pleased with this combination.
     
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    I have Planet Waves Circuitbreaker from guitar to board and a Proco Excalibur from pedal to amp. Works great.
     
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    Radio Shack coiled one's....like SRV used.
     
  16. devbro

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    If you believe that your tone is improved by a cable that removes highs from your signal, then this discussion is purely subjective and you could talk the Hendrix argument all day :rolleyes: . If on the other hand you believe that passing as much of your signal / highs to the amp as possible improves your tone (as I do) then the answer is quite simple, very measurable and not subjective.

    The lower the capacitance rating of a cable, the more highs it will allow to pass unobstructed. Do the math and buy the cable that best suits your needs: I swear by the Mogami 2524. ItÂ’s cheap, low capacitance and quite durable. You can even buy it by the foot at Redco. Below are some examples:



    Evidence Lyric
    (32.0pF/Ft)

    Evidence Website

    Mogami 2524
    130pF/m (39.7pF/Ft)
    Mogami's Website


    Canare GS-6
    160pF/m (49.0pF/Ft)
    Canare's Website
     
  17. phoenix 7

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    I used 500 and 1000 model Monster guitar cables for a couple of years. Got a Lyric HG guitar cable and realize that my Monster 100 was adding significant mud to the signal -- less detail and resolution. Lyric HG is a great guitar cable.
     
  18. Last Nerve

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    Lava Cables....damn nice, both on sound and one the wallet!
     
  19. Moe45673

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    +1. Use lava cables throughout my rig and mark is a standup guy
     
  20. nondeplume

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    +1...using about four of those. A few short GL's, a 2rock Crystal Clear and a VansEvers Green Mamba....mix & match.
     

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