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Old 09-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Good guitar cables?

I'm sick of buying low end crappy cables, they only last some months before starting failing. I was hoping you guys could recomend me some nice cable brand / model. I'm looking for strong and durable cables, not very expensive.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Pretty much anything that has a lifetime warranty is going to be pretty solid cable, Monster is an overpriced but quality cable so you will more or less want to avoid those.

Planet Waves and Livewires are the only other cables I've heard good things about
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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Bullet coil cables are incredible.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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Fun story about Livewire cables and how damn durable they are:

I've faceplanted a Roland Jazz Chorus with one plugged in and it bent in half, and it still works as an angled cable.

I dropped a milkshake on a pile of them. they all still work.

I'll never buy another brand. haha
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Yea I got me a mix/extra of Planet Waves and Livewire patch cables and a 12' Monster Cable, and two 20 ft Livewires (The extra just in case). I pretty much will never have to buy another cable and if one breaks, the nearest guitar center is only about 10 minutes away.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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I've been using some of the same Live Wire cables for like 5 years now. Step on them, throw them around, tangle them every day. No issues.

Live Wire is the way to go for general purpose cables. And they have lifetime warranty as well. Monsters are a joke considering how much they cost.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:52 AM   #7
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:36 AM   #8
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I have a Monster cable because of a good store-closing sale and it kicks ass. I also have a Planet Waves one that kicks a little bit less ass but is cheaper. I have a few Rodam cords as well and I think they have a lifetime warranty but don't feel as sturdy as the Planet Waves.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #9
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Have heard amazing things about Mogami. I'm going to get a bunch of their cable, andsome Switchcraft jacks here pretty soon.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #10
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-Jack-To-...=item4d02f507e6

Is this the Live Wire cable you are talking about? I think I'm going to order this one.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #11
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No. That looks really cheap.

Get this.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/view...nid=50791517194

(Not sure if link will work or not, copy pasting on my phone.)
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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Planet waves cables are pretty good, Also the Dimarzio ones (more expensive) they look awesome and feel very durable to me.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-Jack-To-...=item4d02f507e6

Is this the Live Wire cable you are talking about? I think I'm going to order this one.


No that just seems like some kind of cheap copy. More like :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...nstrument-cable

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...nstrument-cable
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #14
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Monsters are great because you can walk into a store with a busted cable and get it replaced immediately - no receipt, no questions.

LiveWires are good because you can walk into any Guitar Center and get them swapped.

I prefer the Monsters over the LiveWires because of the solid connector (doesn't unscrew).

Having access to the wiring is moot because I'm not going to repair them, I just swap them out.

Planet Waves are OK, but getting one replaced under warranty is a hassle. Replacements are handled through an RMA process and they are mailed (I also think you need proof of purchase and you have to send in the busted cable).

If you gig, being able to swap out cables at a store-front without a receipt is huge.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #15
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Shocked I'm the only one that mentioned Bullet cables, countless products artists use Bullet coil cables. Monster cables are garbage for their price point. Live Wires are awesome for their price point.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #16
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I cannot buy things on Musiciansfriend.com because I'm from Europe (Portugal). And damn, all the cables you guys mentioned are damn expensive (ie Bullet Coil Cables por 35 / 45US$)! I was looking for spending a little less, 20 / 25$ max.

And about the Live Wire on the link I sent, are you sure that the cable is a copy? Usually I see that by the item location (fake when the source is Hong Kong or China). Since the cable's location is in the UK, I thought it wasn't a copy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #17
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If you look up reviews on the Bullet coil you'll prolly have no problem adding $20 to your budget, going cheap you'll end up spending more in the long run. Plus if you step on a coil it won't yank the cord out of your guitar, not to mention they look incredible! It stretches and returns with your running around so you won't trip over it or wrap it around pedal knobs or stands and stuff. Bullet makes the best coil, if you hold one you'll know what I mean, it's a beast of a cable!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #18
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Buy a roll of quality cable, some good quality Neutrik/Planet Waves jacks, make your own. George L's kits are decent.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:01 PM   #19
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what's your budget and (rough, country will do) location?

oh and i reported that adbot above.
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what's your budget and (rough, country will do) location?

oh and i reported that adbot above.

I was thinking about 20Eur as a budget. Like I said, I'm from Portugal and I don't mind buying from European stores or Amazon.co.uk or Ebay.
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