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The Clarence/Jimi cable is back!

 
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Silverface



Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Location: Hermosa Beach CA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: The Clarence/Jimi cable is back! Reply with quote

I actually found this wandering through the "guitar store" inside Best Buy (a REALLY good place to check out every few weeks - I've gotten 24 sets of Fender and DR strings at $1.99/set, Fender nickel bass strings for FIVE BUCKS...something seems to always be on sale that's usable).

Anyway, I found, on a rack turned facing a wall:



You can't see in the photo, but it's actually a directional cord with arrows on it - the instrument end is a right-angle (fits Teles and Strats) and the "manual" (I'm serious) talks about the direction, capacitance, the affect of the originals on tone and why layers liked 'em - it's molded construction but feels VERY sturdy, and amazingly is cheesily microphonic and kicks the mids just like the old molded ones (and NOT like the Radio Shack cables). Just for fun stuck it up against my throat and actually could record my voice! It's eerily retro.

I think it was $20 - really not bad for a decent cable. It's the only one I use for guitar-to-board (or amp) other than my 50' military-grade one I use when I'm having trouble with a sound guy....)
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Matt



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Location: St Louis, MO

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bullet is also offering the coiled cable with higher quality construction.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Bullet-Cable-Premium-Vintage-Coil-Cable-Straight-to-Angled-Ends-330072-i1128312.gc
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Raybob



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get it. How can you stick a right-angle plug into a standard Tele jack?
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Silverface



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's made with an end that protrudes enough to fit the jack cup...in fact it fits flush - I think it was designed specifically to stay secure.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim you got that cord in Best Buy?
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Silverface



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep -

Weirdly, they are the only ones in town that stock those cables and the 5-way Fender "superswitch"! Ask about either at the Big Box stores (SA and GC) and you get the deer-in-the-headlights look....
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