Let's discuss cables!

teddy boy

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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
 

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
 

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.
 

jlagrassa

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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.
 

ducmike

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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.
 

teddy boy

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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!
 

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.
 

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!
 

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.
 

suhr_rodney

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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.
 

svanangen

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I have Planet Waves Circuitbreaker from guitar to board and a Proco Excalibur from pedal to amp. Works great.
 

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. It’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
 

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.
 

Last Nerve

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

nondeplume

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VaughnC said:
Radio Shack coiled one's....like SRV used.
+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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