#1
I'm gettin some pedals n **** for chrismas, so what are the best patch cables, and i figure I'll prolly put extra cash into new full length cables, so what is the best on the preformance/cost ratio? I just want something quite and tough, they've gotta hold up to a good bit of abuse. Oh, and what are the pros/cons to the coiled cables?
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#2
Coiled cables are longer, so you'll get more capacitance, thus a darker sound.

We need a budget, cost/tone ratio is subjective, but we can tell you whats a good cable for a given price. If you really want the "best" then you're looking at a lot of money.
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#3
You didn't give us a budget, like Kevin said.

I'll recommend George L's regardless.
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#4
I havent exactly shopped for cables enough to know what a price range would be, but middle of the road price range, nothing super high end, (I dont need it). I have one Monster, and the rest of my cables are just random **** that has somehow come into my posession. sorry if that doesnt help much


Btw, Kevin, you always post in my threads, and for that, I thank you.
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#5


Wish I could help you more with cables, but I dont' have much experience. I've pretty much stuck to livewires and they haven't let me down. I have been thinking about building some cables from high cable and switchcraft jacks.
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You didn't give us a budget, like Kevin said.

I'll recommend George L's regardless.


+1

See also Klotz, Lava Cables, Mogami.
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#7
90% of cables are of such an incredibly high quality that you'll never be able to tell a difference. 95% of cables are of such an incredibly high quality that you'll never be able to tell the difference after it's been mic'ed up and is running through a PA at a live gig. The affect of the quality of the cable you use on your sound is somewhere between the thickness of the pick and that fly buzzing around the room about 100 feet from your pick-ups. 99% of it is marketing bull****. By the way, all these statistics were completely made up so I tried to err on the conservative side.
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90% of cables are of such an incredibly high quality that you'll never be able to tell a difference. 95% of cables are of such an incredibly high quality that you'll never be able to tell the difference after it's been mic'ed up and is running through a PA at a live gig. The affect of the quality of the cable you use on your sound is somewhere between the thickness of the pick and that fly buzzing around the room about 100 feet from your pick-ups. 99% of it is marketing bull****. By the way, all these statistics were completely made up so I tried to err on the conservative side.

I think thats pretty accurate.

You can hear the difference between a cheap cheap cheap cable and a cheap/mediocre one, but beyond that, its mostly nonsense really. there's a great article someone linked to in another thread giving scientific evidence of how it really made a practically unnoticeable difference.
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#10
just get livewires or whirlwind. Don't waste your money with these highend patch cables. There is a certain point where you will not beable to hear the difference in quality, and I believe livewires and whirlwind still exceed that point.
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just get livewires or whirlwind. Don't waste your money with these highend patch cables. There is a certain point where you will not beable to hear the difference in quality, and I believe livewires and whirlwind still exceed that point.


True... to an extent. I switched from livewires to George L's and there's definitely a difference. I get what seems like a brighter, less compressed signal from them.

Not to mention, the livewire cable i was using took a **** at a gig. Not cool at all.
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