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Quick question about George L's

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by ryanformato, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. ryanformato

    ryanformato Member

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    I am going to buy some George L's from an Ebay dealer but do not know which ones to get. I like the blue color so at least I decided that. Here are the 3 links.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-DEALER-George-Ls-Pedalboard-Cable-Kit-BLUE_W0QQitemZ130035874920QQihZ003QQcategoryZ47075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-DEALER-George-Ls-Pedalboard-Cable-Kit-Jkts-BLUE_W0QQitemZ130035875520QQihZ003QQcategoryZ47075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTH-DEALER-George-Ls-DELUXE-Pedalboard-Kit-BLUE_W0QQitemZ130035876750QQihZ003QQcategoryZ47075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Do I get the regular George L kit, the one with added stress relieve jackets, or the one with gold plugs and stress relief jackets? Which is necessary/unnecessary. Thanks!!

     
  2. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd get the stress relief jackets, they prevent the screw tops from loosening (which loses the circuit). I'd only use George Ls if you don't screw with your board a lot-they don't take well to repeated plugging/unplugging (or else recheck for continuity after each round of pedal changing). they do rout well and sound good, though. I'd go with plain ends with strain relief.
     
  3. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    The right angle plugs are not any good caps or not, I always had problems. The straight plugs have never failed me. Believe me I've read and re-read how to make the connections on the angled plugs, it doesn't matter they still loosen up. The wire just has a colored jacket nothing more.
     
  4. NyteOwl

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    If you have George L cables that are failing, the fault does not lie with the cable. Sorry if I'm stepping on anyone's toes, but the only reason a George L cable will fail is if it's not put togther properly and there are a lot more people using them successfully than there are people who say they don't work. The right angle plugs on my pedal board are at least three years old if not more. I've never had a problem with any of them and the cable that runs from my guitar to my board, which is just as old and has straight connectors, has never failed me either.
     
  5. steveb

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    Thank you. I don't have ANY problems with mine other that when I did one in a hurry. Going on 7-8 years with most of the same ones. Even yanking the straight ones out of my Strat by the wire still hasn't caused any problems. Old style, no strain relief.

    Steve
     
  6. dividedsky

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    I have right angles, jackets, not gold. Never had a single problem with them. Always worked perfect from the very first time, but some people report problems...who knows?
     
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    Never had any problems with the right angles. If ya have problems then I don't know what to tell ya, it doesn't get much simpler.
     
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    I've had some issues with the angled connectors, so I recently made new fresh connections and used Lok-Tite on the screw threads. I have high hopes!!
     
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    No problems with mine ever.
     
  11. Andy J.

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    Now, how many of you that dont ever have problems change your board frequently?

    I'd love to get some (use monster now (very good cables imo), but i like the idea of custom lengths), but I change it weekly, and i can't imagine those cables holding up to the movement and flexibility that i would need them to hold up against...
     
  13. Enjoyer

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    I play around with my chain all the time and have various lengths of GL's that allow me to do that at a whim - or I can build 'em to fit with spare parts. No problems if you do it right the first time and keep 'em tight. I have absolutely no complaints. Struggled with good connections for a while, but once I learned how to cut them clean, I have had no issues.
     
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    I bought Lok-tite in anticipation of a loose cap scenario when I first got my George Ls. But after putting them together and checking them out, I deemed it overkill. They're working just fine. Although I have it just in case...
     
  15. Guinness Lad

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    This is the whole reason I have gotten rid of the angled ends. I don't use a board and just grab whatever appeals to me that given night. This is probably why they didn't hold up...glad everyone else is happy but for me I'll stick with the straight ends.
     
  16. K-man

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    Yes I know how to screw them together. And yes the connections DO come loose if you remove them frequently. However if you don't unplug them often then you shouldn't have a problem.
     
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    I use batteries so I unplug all mine at least once a day. Maybe I've just been lucky.
     
  18. NyteOwl

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    Maybe I don't rearrange my board as often as the next guy, but whenever I do unplug a right angle George L cable I check to make sure the screw cap is snug before I plug it in again. Do that and I'd be willing to bet you'd be a member of the "no problems at all" camp, too.
     
  19. Andy J.

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    +1!
     

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