What is the best cable for suppleness?

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  1. dazco

    dazco Member

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    Wasn't sure how else to put it in the title, but what i mean is cable that not only has low capacitence, but one that lays down and doesn't kink up too much. Talking bulk cable here, not premade. I have some mogami 2524 whick is highly regarded for it's clarity, but man this stuf kinks and coils up and sticks up from the floor in coils that i then step thru and....well, you get the picture. I need something that has some weight to it and lays down. And again, low cap like the mogami.
     
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    The mogami is not particularly low cap. You should just try to find a quality built cable that has the physical attributes you want and see how it sounds. Many of the low cap cable just don't sound nice.
     
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    I have some some those braided cables that I like for this very reason. They don't get tangled, and they tend to lay flat on the ground.
     
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    A plus on this cable. I can't stand cables that stay in loops off the floor & trip me up on stage. The blue Gotham is my fav cable. Very good sound, good durability, low tangle factor and reasonable price. I have 4 that I have used for years with no issues.
     
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    Van Damme pro grade classic XKE

    Awesome cable
     
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    Canare is rugged but flexible.
    sounds good even if a bit higher in cap.
     
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    I use George L's, but although very slim, it is not what I'd consider supple at all. I've been using their cable for quite awhile because I like the way it sounds, but it has always seemed to tangle pretty easily - and is not particularly rugged, either. I may have to check out the Gotham.
     
  10. Guitarwiz007

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    For this very reason I went with the Line 6 G50 wireless. Best wireless I've ever owned including Shure, Sennheiser, and AT. Easily the best gear investment I've made in a while. And the thing sounds pristine. I will NOT gig without it. Been using it for about 3 years (about 100 gig/yr) now with zero issues. Beats the hell out of a cable every time.
     
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    Yeah, I've been looking at them myself. Had an earlier AT system which was ok, for a relatively inexpensive rig. Hadn't used it in years, and broke it out the other night... and it sounded like CRAP! :eek: Anyway, if I start gigging again, I am giving very serious consideration to the Line6 system - have heard lots of good things about them.
     
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    I've used the Canare GS-6 for years, and it works well for me.

    I tried to Mogami and it sounded like something was choking the sound, so I switched back.
     
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    Well, the mogami i have sounds great. Not the slightest bit of "something choking the sound". But please lets stick to cable brands, not premade which may be called joe's cable but made with canare or mogami or whatever. I need raw cable names, as i will be making my own. I will look at the raw cable brands that have been mentioned so far.
     
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    I make all my own. I just didn't like the way the Mogami felt when I played, it was very different than the GS-6 I was used to.

    It took me a while to realize it was the cable.
     
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    Low cap, feels and lays like an oversized, broken in shoelace.
     
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    Where can i find it in the US In bulk? Again....i'm not looking for premade cables, i want to buy it by the foot.
     
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    I've been nothing but impressed with the G50. It actually sounds better than any cable I've ever used. Know several players in the area that use either this or the G70. Haven't heard one complaint and all thumbs up. That being said, my bass player ordered the G30 and that was ok but had a plastic transmitter and he wanted the features mine has so sent it back to AMS and got the G50. Loves it.
     

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