#1
ight so most of you probally know the cord that comes with your amp & cab that will be plugged into the back of the cab and the head.. i looked at it and it is the exact same peice as the part that plugs in from your head to guitar.. i have an old patch chord laying around that is longer. can i just use that. reason being is because i wanna have my head higher up then my cab

it's a blackstar HT-5h and a blackstar HT-5 1x10 cabinet

thanks,

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#2
WRONG.

The cables you use for your guitar or pedals (instrument cables) are different internally from the ones you use between your cab and your head (speaker cables).

Using instrument cables to connect your cab and head may cause your head to fail.
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Yeah, for sure make sure to use speaker cables.
Again, it can do damage to your head.
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On a related note, are there any ill effects if you use a speaker cord in place of an instrument cord?
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you won't wreck anything but you I believe you'd pick up a ton of outside noise and weaken your tone a bit.
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From personal experience, speaker cables are completely useless for instruments. You just get a feedback whine and no sound. Doesn't do any damage other than blow your speaker if it's really sensitive. I think.
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On a related note, are there any ill effects if you use a speaker cord in place of an instrument cord?


Not really I guess...sound quality will probably be affected. Using an instrument cable in place of a speaker cable can damage your output transformer over time.
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On a related note, are there any ill effects if you use a speaker cord in place of an instrument cord?

Lot's of noise. Like A LOT! I had to use one once. Jesus Christ. It's nearly unusable on clean and terribly unusable with distortion. Don't try.
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#11
I believe that a speaker cable is TRS.
One for Positive, one for negative, and 3rd for ground.
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