using my speaker cable as a guitar cable bad?

Pointbreakd

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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?
 

michael patrick

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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.
 

gulliver

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dosmun said:
With all of the other gear you have you can't come up with a guitar cable?:confused:
Too funny ... but then again, my Protools has a plug-in for noise cancelling unshielded cables.

:moon
 

VaughnC

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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.
 

Pointbreakd

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dosmun said:
With all of the other gear you have you can't come up with a guitar cable?:confused:
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.
 

Guinness Lad

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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.
 

Luke V

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If you want to record a noisy sh***y sounding guitar track, go for it.
 

Pointbreakd

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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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