#2
you're fine with a normal one, those just probably last longer than normal for bass
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#3
dude read the reviews on the page. get it.
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#4
A cord is a cord is a cord. The only difference between Monster cables and any other cable is the lifetime no questions asked warranty.
#6
ya there is really no diffrence in sound (i have one) but its the only cable that has yet to completly crap out on my
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ya there is really no diffrence in sound (i have one) but its the only cable that has yet to completly crap out on my

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#9
Monster is a scam in my opinion.
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#10
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Monster is a scam in my opinion.

in what way there more expensive but there quality cables
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#11
The main thing to look out for for in a Guitar/Bass lead is noise, poor quality cable can be noisy when shaken other than that it's sales jargon, believe it or not I have a lead/cord that was made up in Nicosia Cyprus 42 years ago and it still works fine (I don't use it now too short).
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#13
They did a blind test with self-proclaimed "audiophiles" awhile back. They showed them two identical sound systems with identical settings. They told them the only difference was that one had a boutique cable and the other had a budget cable. All agreed the system with the expensive cable had a slightly better sound quality. Turns out the budget cable was an expensive one, and the so-called boutique cable was actually a coat hanger. Now this might seem a little extreme, but the point is there's really no difference. As long as it conducts electricity and shields interference a bit you're fine.
#14
Basically the only real difference in cables is their capacitance....some of them can work kind of like a tone pot. Oddly enough, a lot of the "boutique" cables actually have capacitance that is much higher than what should be tolerable...they actually kill some high end instead of preserving the signal like a good cable should.

As far as normal cables and bass cables, the general consensus is that buying one makes about as much sense as buying a pet rock.
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#15
I just went to the store, saw a cable that had a lifetime warranty, and bought it. I compared it to my other cheaper cable and it sounded the same but I still have it because it looks nice and I like the name.
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#17
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Monster is a scam in my opinion.



Oh yeah...$25 for a lifetime of cables. What a scam..
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#18
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ha ha, now that is funny. so you are saying there is no difference in quality in a £3 and a £20 pro level with Neutrik connectors?
#19
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Oh yeah...$25 for a lifetime of cables. What a scam..


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#20
I use planet waves and monster. And yes I can't hear the difference between a "bass" cable and non bass cable.

I will say monster does uphold their warranty--no questions asked.
#21
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ha ha, now that is funny. so you are saying there is no difference in quality in a £3 and a £20 pro level with Neutrik connectors?


I don't think anyone is saying anything about types of connectors, what I find and anarkee also finds is that there isn't any difference regarding sound quality, reliability and longevity maybe but sound no.
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#22
But the sound quality comes not just from the cable, but the connector too. I have just moved to Pirahna cables, and without doubt i can notice the difference. There is definitely less noise, John.
#23
i use the 21" monster pro. The only difference I feel is a tighter connection and the guage of the tubing is impressive, less likely to tear. Where I really like monster though is the small patch cables... Seems like a lot of money to fork over for just one or 2 feet, but it really does make a difference in an effects loop. When you have tube tone going through 3 sets of cables in one effect loop, you'd better not be using cheap cables from the cup next to the register.
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#24
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I use planet waves and monster. And yes I can't hear the difference between a "bass" cable and non bass cable.

I will say monster does uphold their warranty--no questions asked.

I don't think I know anyone who has had to use one.

in case of nuclear fallout, I'm weaving myself a monster cable blanket to protect myself from the resulting Tamzilla.
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#25
Cliff note version:

Cat bites cable, cable shorts. Tams brings cable to store, store replaces. Tam pays nothing.
#26
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Cat bites cable, cable shorts. Tams brings cable to store, store replaces. Tam pays nothing.

wow... Just wow. I knew monster and brands like that protected you, but not to that extent.
#28
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I don't think I know anyone who has had to use one.

in case of nuclear fallout, I'm weaving myself a monster cable blanket to protect myself from the resulting Tamzilla.



looooooool xD damm that was funny
#29
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ha ha, now that is funny. so you are saying there is no difference in quality in a £3 and a £20 pro level with Neutrik connectors?

Well, I don't know about you, but most of the low end cables near me have neutrik connectors. I picked up a 10 ft cable the other day for $10 and it came with neutrik connectors and sounded no different than my Live Wire one.

Edit: Although, if you're really poor you can buy some CoAx cable and some neutrik connectors and make them your self for about $.50 a ft.