using my speaker cable as a guitar cable bad?

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  1. Pointbreakd

    Pointbreakd Member

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    I'm about to use my speaker cable as a guitar cable cause i cant find a guitar cable...

    is this a bad idea?
     
  2. aleclee

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    Won't hurt anything but your tone while using it.
     
  3. Pointbreakd

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    michael patrick Supporting Member

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    Like Alec said, it isn't a great idea, but it won't hurt your amp. The other way around (using a guitar cable as a speaker cable) can definitely hurt your amp.
     
  5. Pointbreakd

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    cool. ya im actually just using it to go direct into pro tools to record myself...thanks for the input.
     
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    With all of the other gear you have you can't come up with a guitar cable?:confused:
     
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    Too funny ... but then again, my Protools has a plug-in for noise cancelling unshielded cables.

    :moon
     
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    Speaker cables are unshielded so, as a guitar cable, they would be very subject to pick up a lot of noise, hum, and maybe a radio station or two.
     
  9. Pointbreakd

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    haha i don't have that much gear (I actually just convinced my girlfriend to get me a fender pro junior for xmas).
    anyway the other guitarist in my band has the guitar cables in his gear box which is locked up in his room. Inspiration struck and I needed to record...the speaker cable and Guitar rig served the purpose.
     
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    just get two 1/4 inch jacks and some lamp cord. Wire/solder it up while observing polarity
     
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    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    You can get a guitar cord for $10 at GC. Everyone should have the basic neccesities, it's like only having a guitar with 4 strings.
     
  12. Richard Guy

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    A guitar cord is not a speaker cord.
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Supporting Member

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    I use mind over matter. I don't need no stinkin' cable.
     
  14. Luke V

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    If you want to record a noisy sh***y sounding guitar track, go for it.
     
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    Screw it, just go wireless ... you get much better radio stations.

    :YinYang
     
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    haha wow i haven't been here for awhile I forgot what it was like.


    Everything worked out fine.. To be honest the sound wasn't that bad at all. Def served the purpose. And for the record I do have guitar cables, i was just in a rush to record an idea.
     

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