MightySumo
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#1
Are they any good? I'd like to upgrade to some high quality cables and a buddy recommended them.
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#2
Yes, in my opinion Mogami make great cables. My main cable is a Mogami and I plan on grabbing one or two more next time I'm in Guitar Center.

Really, the best thing about Mogami is the lifetime exchange warranty. If it breaks you can take it back and get a brand new one.
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Monster has lifetime and you can find them anywhere.
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Everything in your signal chain matters. Do your research. Mogami is very high quality cable. They make different types of cables for different uses AND budgets so do your homework. Monster is great as well. They also make different cables for different uses and budgets. Botj have lifetime warranties. Again, everything in your signal chain matters. Fingers, strings, humbucker/pickup wiring, instrument cable, order of your pedals and their patch cables, amplifier, speaker cable, and finally speakers. Everything matters.
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Mogami are better than Monster IMO, Lave are great too.

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Quote by Perverockstar69
Mogami is better than Monster IMO, Lave are great too.


Better? Seriously?

Can you hear the difference?
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Quote by Perverockstar69
Mogami is better than Monster IMO, Lave are great too.


Better? Seriously?

Can you hear the difference? Or construction?

Monster cables are everywhere. You break one and can get it replaced in no time at all.
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For the price of course, you can get cheaper Mogami's of top quality.

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#10
I personally stick to Monster, but my advice is to get whatever cable appeals the most to you and your budget that has a lifetime warranty. As long is it has that, it's gonna be a good cable, or the company would go under from replacing their cables.
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#11
Monster has always sucked to me, no better than Live Wires which I do like. Mogami's are great cables but if you're looking for a great main guitar cable I cannot recommend Bullet coil cables enough. Nothing comes close in function and style imo. Honestly the worst purchase you can make is Monster, too much $$ for crap, not kidding when I say I'd rather have Live Wires, they are the best bang for the buck and I use them for my pedal board. You gotta always have an epic guitar cable tho and that's where the Bullet coil comes in!
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Quote by Blktiger0
I personally stick to Monster, but my advice is to get whatever cable appeals the most to you and your budget that has a lifetime warranty. As long is it has that, it's gonna be a good cable, or the company would go under from replacing their cables.


i stick to Monster as well. i have killed three in 10 years (all in the last year) and i walked up to a salesman at GC and he hands me a pretty new cable in pretty packaging, and i am out the door three minutes later.

some say moogami are better, and its all subjective, but as far as warranty goes, not as many places carry them compared to monster. you may have to drive further to get to one.

i have probably fifteen 21' Monster Rock cables (i got most of them probably twelve at half price at samash when i won a contest at sam ash).
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#13
Mogami Gold cables are very good; Mogami Platinum cables are extremely good. The gold are affordable; the platinum are not.

I've found Monster cables work as well as anything. Some people have had bad luck with them, but I haven't.
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Mogami Gold cables are very good; Mogami Platinum cables are extremely good. The gold are affordable; the platinum are not.

I've found Monster cables work as well as anything. Some people have had bad luck with them, but I haven't.


also if you screw off the gold back part, you will see that the wires are soldered and encased in resin. it would be near impossible to short, the only way mine broke was i did something careless with them.

most other cables just have the two wires there (which would take two minutes if you are good with a soldering iron) but aren't as reliable. i don't know how the moogamis are.
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Haven't used a recent Monster cable, but the older instrument cables had a 1/4" plug that was slightly larger than the regular diameter, and would eventually cause loose input jacks when using other cables. I mean, that happens with regular cables anyways, but the monsters did it faster.

I hear they changed it to the regular diameter, so it's probably all good right now. To be honest, they're probably about the same as the mogami's, which I use. I dont' think it matters too much unless we are talking about balanced lines, and mogami's definitely have the edge there, since for the most part, they are quad cable.
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Quote by Reincaster
Haven't used a recent Monster cable, but the older instrument cables had a 1/4" plug that was slightly larger than the regular diameter, and would eventually cause loose input jacks when using other cables. I mean, that happens with regular cables anyways, but the monsters did it faster.

I hear they changed it to the regular diameter, so it's probably all good right now. To be honest, they're probably about the same as the mogami's, which I use. I dont' think it matters too much unless we are talking about balanced lines, and mogami's definitely have the edge there, since for the most part, they are quad cable.


i have never had any major issue with loose input jacks, i have had that problem with planet waves (i am pretty sure) some of them i have used at a friends house hardly fit my guitar.

i agree with them being on par with moogami, realistically i don't think you can tell the difference in tone. length you run probably has more of a difference in tone more than monster v. moogami.
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#17
I recommend spending the money on a Mogami Platinum cable as they are well worth the money spent.
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#18
Quote by dark Mass
I recommend spending the money on a Mogami Platinum cable as they are well worth the money spent.

so true!
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Awesome! Thanks everybody for the recommendations on cables. I primarily use monster bu I'm looking at mogami for a Mini xlr to 1/4" for my wireless. I found a dealer locally and just wanted to know before I buy.
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#20
Are you guys serious about the Mogami Platinums? You really spend $100-200 on each cable?

Honestly curious.
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Quote by Offworld92
Are you guys serious about the Mogami Platinums? You really spend $100-200 on each cable?

Honestly curious.


It's so they can get every last drop of horrid tone through their MG or spider iii
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Quote by Offworld92
Are you guys serious about the Mogami Platinums? You really spend $100-200 on each cable?

Honestly curious.


That much money is cray. Even my high end 20' Lava Ultramafics were like $80 a piece.

As far as Mogami goes, it's the best available everywhere cable, IMO. Measuring capacitance, it's better than nearly everything else in its price range except for Canare. Lifetime warranty is as good as Monster's and they aren't a steaming pile of shit company like Monster.
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