Speaker Cable

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  1. ddsl401

    ddsl401 Member

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    I thought I was buying an instrument cable on a flash deal. It was a speaker cable. I needed an instrument cable. Can I use the speaker cable as an instrument cable??? (For Guitar)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Trotter Supporting Member

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    it may work but it might be noisy and alter the sound possible (mainly because of capacitance)
     
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    Speaker cables aren't shielded so you would get some noise
     
  6. Tiny Montgomery

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    It's nothing to do with capacitance, let alone "mainly." Speaker cable has no shielding.

    Using an instrument cable as a speaker cable is much worse, and can actually damage an amp. Speaker cable as instrument cable will just be really noisy.
     
  7. broken_sound

    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm guessing it's a 20 foot monster cable? What's already been said, no shielding, no go.
     
  8. ddsl401

    ddsl401 Member

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    Correct. I messed up.
     
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    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey you got yourself a quality speaker cable at a great price, don't shoot yourself over it.
     
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    Well I did say it would be noisy - didn't I?.
     

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