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meatandpotatas



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: What kind of cable? Reply with quote

What kind of instrument cable do you guys use?

I've always avoided the cheap ones that fall apart, but I've never worried too much about the sonic properties. In fact, for a while now I've been using the vintage-style coil cable from Bullet Cables. It looks cool, has proven to be fairly robust, but if cables significantly impact the tone, this can't be the best choice due to its length.
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Matt



Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Location: St Louis, MO

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few weeks back I bought a complete pedalboard kit (lava mini elc) and a pair of 15' gepco cables from Mark at Lava Cable.

http://www.lavacable.com/

Mark has a page devoted to the tecnical aspects of what causes a cable to sound a certain way...I found it helpful in understanding some stuff.

This was my first real step in the direction of "good" cables. I've always went with off the shelf stuff at my local music store. The cables I bought from Mark are "mid-grade" as far as his stuff goes. But, I can safely say the stuff from whirlwind, monster, Rapco, etc doesn't hold a candle to this stuff.

I have a pretty limited pedal board right now (5 pedals). I immediately noticed more clarity, low-end, and a reduction in noise after soldering up the patch cables and trying the new 15' cables with neutrik ends.


hope this helps!
-Matt
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