#1
Me well i roll it up like the way it was sold is this the best way to keep it and i use some kind of strap that came with it to keep it rolled.
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#3
Velcro straps, rolled nicely
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#4
I keep my cables wrapped at 14.5" loops, with a 1/8 turn each wrap, to keep the coil at optimal performance levels. I sometimes deviate to 15.5" loops, with 3/16 turn, when said cable may be used with my SG, but usually I stick with what works - 14.5" loops.
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#5
Quote by LEPIV
I keep my cables wrapped at 14.5" loops, with a 1/8 turn each wrap, to keep the coil at optimal performance levels. I sometimes deviate to 15.5" loops, with 3/16 turn, when said cable may be used with my SG, but usually I stick with what works - 14.5" loops.


haha super specific but yeah i agree with your specific technique
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#6
All over the floor and twisted and tangled

I don't really care i have decent cables and i've never had an issue with cables dying on me so meh.
#7
You mean for storage?
Fold them in 1/2, then again, then again...when the right size, tie it in an overhand knot.
Have never needed to replace a cable yet.
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#9
coiled evenly in a circle
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#10
I don't. My cables stay plugged into my guitar/amp at all times. If I need to take my gear somewhere I just grab the cables and roll them up and shove them in my car.
#11
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I don't. My cables stay plugged into my guitar/amp at all times. If I need to take my gear somewhere I just grab the cables and roll them up and shove them in my car.

This, or at best I'll fold them a couple times and drape them over my amp. I've had the same (cheap) cable for almost 6 years now and its still going, so my method (or lack thereof) can't be that bad.
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#12
I've always like the little velcro bands but they aren't that necessary if you coil you cable properly. This is a common mistake made by beginners. When coiling a cable it will have a natural lay like a rope. Don't coil it around your arm just coil it up in the way that it naturally wants to fall. If you've done it right it will lay flat when you drop it on the floor and none of it should spring up. Using a tie afterwards is nice because you can throw them at your roady but if coiled properly they will sit in the crate without tangling badly.
Coiling it properly will also prolong the life of the cable significantly.
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#13
Sprawled across my bedroom floor. Then i stand on the plugs when i get up to piss in the middle of the night and react with lots of bitching.
#14
I roll them palm-to-elbow... like a normal person.
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#15
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I roll them palm-to-elbow... like a normal person.

Which is of course the worst possible way to do it. Exactly what I was warning against, not only won't they lay flay but they'll die a lot quicker.
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#16
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Which is of course the worst possible way to do it. Exactly what I was warning against, not only won't they lay flay but they'll die a lot quicker.


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#18
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Which is of course the worst possible way to do it. Exactly what I was warning against, not only won't they lay flay but they'll die a lot quicker.

How long is "quicker"? Because I've been doing this for 15 months with my first Planet Waves cable, and I've also been doing this for 3 years with my 18 year old Peavey cable, and I've had zero problems.
#19
Can cut it's life expectancy in half, especially if it has woven braid. What it's doing is twisting the cable bit by bit until it's all destroyed. They go noisy first.
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#20
Done right, the palm to elbow is fine. Hold it loosely while wrapping, so it can twist on it's own (actually NOT twisting, but rotating to eliminate twist).
I like the fold in half repeatedly until you tie it in an overhand knot. No twisting, no velcro, and you can toss them across the room, and NO tangles.
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#21
Quote by Vinson
Done right, the palm to elbow is fine. Hold it loosely while wrapping, so it can twist on it's own (actually NOT twisting, but rotating to eliminate twist).
I like the fold in half repeatedly until you tie it in an overhand knot. No twisting, no velcro, and you can toss them across the room, and NO tangles.

+1

I've done palm to elbow for 6 years on the same shitty braided cable with no issues. I just don't pull the loops tight, I just roll it up the way it naturally lays. People always argue with me and say 'your cable won't lay flat if you do that' but it does... After 6 years.
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