#1
So I'm looking at putting together a pedalboard pretty soon here, but I'm not sure what brand of 1/4" cables to use to connect them all. There doesn't really seem to be an industry standard for this purpose either.

I was kind of looking at getting these: http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/5325/Guitars/Cables/Apex_Electronics/6_Inch_1_4_to_1_4_Angled_Pack_of_6.htm.

Just some cheap patch cables, as I figure since the distance is so short the treble bleed will be negligible. And the connectors look decent.

However, these are kind of cool too: http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/4447/Guitars/Cables/Planet_Waves/PW-P047B_-_1_4_to_1_4_Male_Mono_offset.htm

Those might get annoying though as the pedals will have to be right next to each other.

What do you use?
#2
I've used lots of brands, and have had no problem. I just dont use the cheap ones.
#3
I use the cheaper Monster patch cables. I don't really think a cable that is 6 inches long is gonna have that big of an impact on your tone. If it does, it's so small of a difference that I have yet to hear it.
#5
try to avoid the direct male to male plugs. They do help tone if you have a ton of pedals, but they rarely fit between different brands or models. Even if they do, they don't absorb any of the shock of stomping the pedal, which can break the plug or the jack. If you want really short cables, try a do-it-yourself kit (try http://www.bulletcable.com/bullet-cable-shop/slug-connector-kit/ or similar).
#6
Making your own cables is an excellent idea. I second it.
What?! There's a clean channel on my amp?!

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omfg i totally forgot about that, you sir are jesus christ.
#7
Quote by Paddledude
try to avoid the direct male to male plugs. They do help tone if you have a ton of pedals, but they rarely fit between different brands or models. Even if they do, they don't absorb any of the shock of stomping the pedal, which can break the plug or the jack. If you want really short cables, try a do-it-yourself kit (try http://www.bulletcable.com/bullet-cable-shop/slug-connector-kit/ or similar).


Yeah, that would be the best I assume. However, I really only need 3 short cables for the rig I'm going for, and it's hard for me to justify spending 70 bucks on that....