#1
I feel that I would get a better question in here than GGA. So I was wondering, why do instrument cables break? I just looked at the ends of my broken cable, and everything looks normal. Does this mean that replacing the connectors won't fix it?
#2
Usually somewhere inside the wire splits or comes apart. That's why you have to be careful when you fold them away.

Also, you can sometimes seperate the jack from the wire if, for instance, you tread on the cable and move whilst playing. That's one of the reasons you should hook the wire through your cable rather than just letting it dangle to the floor.
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#3
the pixies inside the cables tat pass the information through it die, so the information can't pass through. shame really. they're all so friendly.
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the pixies inside the cables tat pass the information through it die, so the information can't pass through. shame really. they're all so friendly.


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If it can fit though.

TS, open up your cable, see if any of the solder connections are broken.
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#5
TS, open up your cable, see if any of the solder connections are broken.

yup
sometimes it can be fixed
#6
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why do instrument cables break?
repetitive, sharp bends in a localized region.
work hardening.
loss of ductility.
hydrogen embrittlement.
fracture.
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If it can fit though.

TS, open up your cable, see if any of the solder connections are broken.

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Common issue for cables breaking:
Kinks in the cable while in use.
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#8
Many times its the shielding braid near the jack thats breaks. There might be a few unbroken strands left but not enough to conduct well. Solution is to cut it back and resolder to the jack. Only thing is it next week it will be the other end, and your cable gets shorter and shorter.

Best bet in the end is to go lay out the cash and buy some good cables with a warranty, mogami, monster etc.
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Many times its the shielding braid near the jack thats breaks. There might be a few unbroken strands left but not enough to conduct well. Solution is to cut it back and resolder to the jack. Only thing is it next week it will be the other end, and your cable gets shorter and shorter.

Best bet in the end is to go lay out the cash and buy some good cables with a warranty, mogami, monster etc.


I disagree. It's much more cost effective to make your own cables, pending you buy decent cable (Mogami) and connectors (Switchcraft, Neutrik) and know how to solder. If you know what you're doing, you can make better quality cables for a fraction of the cost. Another bonus is you can make your cables exactly how long you want them.
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