most durable guitar cable

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  1. Dave Shoop

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    Not the one that reproduces sounds only dogs can hear but the one that does a good job and has lasted you the longest time gigging with it. If you sit at home they can last for ever. If you gig it's a little more demanding.

    I used to have good luck with Monster cables but the last two disappointed and broke.

    What are you recommending for a durable cable.
     
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    I make my own, using either Switchcraft or Neutrik ends, and Canare GS-6.

    They never break.
     
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    I've not replaced any of my Solid Cables or Divine Noise in the last decade. I don't even look at cables anymore.
     
  4. ellis dee

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    south creek audio...
    someone recommended them here. i bought 2 ten footers for 25.00 out the door shipped.
    most likely get a few more of them.
     
  5. Dave Shoop

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    yikes, these are so inexpensive it makes me nervous. I could buy three for less than what I normally pay for one but do they short out like most inexpensive cables ?
     
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    they seem to be pretty bad ass! i may have to get a few more,
    so i can have 2 at the shop 2 at home and 2 in the gig bag, under $75.00

    i have a few cable here with mogami wire and neutrik connectors. and they are great however
    these cables are pretty bullet proof. they have impressive strain relief... really cant go wrong for 12 dollars.

    a 20 footer is only a couple dollars more.
     
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    My pedal snake has three Lava Blue Demon cables in it. After 5 years of gigging (50-75 gigs a year) I've had to have one replaced. Lava sent me a replacement no questions asked...
     
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    I've had two 15ft George L's for 15 years and never had to fix them once. Stellar!
     
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  10. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I build my own. Best quality USA cable you can find and switchcraft jacks. I forget now what I used, it's been 20 years :huh Of course you need to know how to solder it up properly.
     
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  11. Dave Shoop

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    Don't have that skill.
     
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    Divine Noise but them forget about them
    sound great too
     
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    I got a free PRS cable a few years back when I bought a PRS guitar. It is pink and has 90 degree ends. OMG!!!!! Best darn cable I have EVER had!!! Stands up to ++ abuse. I believe it is made by Van Damme in UK.
     
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    Well, ok on the other hand, I would research cable and see what is rated the best. The hardware is the easy part. I don't know if current Switch craft jacks are as good as the old ones, but mine have lasted a long time.

    It's weird that the Monster cables gave up. I use those for my speaker cables and so far so good. As you surely know, like everything else, you have to treat your cables nice and not tug or step on them.
     
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    That's the problem on stage they tend to get stepped on, maybe damaged winding them up etc. I guess I'm too careless that's why I want the most rugged I can find.
     
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    I've still got Whirlwind cables form long ago that get used every week!
     
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    Rapco Road Hogs. I've been using several since 2004 and never had a short/failure. They've been pulled and stepped on hundreds of times but no problems ever.
     
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    have you looked at the "tour hard" from BTPA/Bestronics? mine are indestructible. I've only found one thing that will destroy them - a 30" heavy ride being dropped on its edge on the cable - cut it about 1/2 way through. I clipped it at the cut and resoldered it and it still works fantastic.
     
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    I've had really good luck with my monsters. Bought them 20 years ago, replaced once.
     

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