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Old 01-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Offworld92
Not sure about Monster but I know Live Wire uses a black sleeve instead of the blue on their instrument cables.

I would get one more different than just that. Last thing you need is to grab the wrong cable in the dark at a show. Tapping off the jacks is a must as well.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #62
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I don't know about other people's setups, but I couldn't mess that up. The speaker cable is the only 3' cable I have, the rest are all either 15' and longer, or 6" patch cables.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #63
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My speaker cables are made out of mains extension cables. No chance of mixing those up with instrument cables, even in the dark.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #64
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you guys are mamin me paranoid about speaker cables. so i ordered a mogami gold speaker cable today, i assume thats its good, i have 2 mogami instrument cables. their improved my so by a substantial amount. anyone who says cables dnt make a difference in tone clearly has not had a good cable. (also, i ordered a cae wah today
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 AM   #65
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. (also, i ordered a cae wah today

You are going to love that, I just got mine Thursday. It's a creampuff.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:07 AM   #66
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Originally Posted by Offworld92
That's a good idea. I always wanted to put colored tape on my cables and colored tape under/over the jacks they correspond to, but that's a good idea as well.

I've already done that with my Effects Loop

I planned on doing it with my entire rig, but ran out of tape colors


I'm with you on the 3' length versus the length of any instrument cables.

I only have two cables that are gold-tipped, too. My instrument cable, which is 21' and my Speaker cable, which is 3'

If you can confuse those, dark be damned, you are good at confusing shit. It also helps that the instrument cable has an angled jack on one end.

This whole conversation reminds me that I need to get some new cables for my effects loop and a new XLR cable.

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:17 AM   #67
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colored zip ties (of course clipping the end). i have like eight different colors, keeps sanity for the most part. and yuck tape is sticky once you take it off.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:50 AM   #68
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Originally Posted by Viban
I know there is no correlation between the thickness and quality. However wouldn't a thicker cable make for less voltage drop and allow more signal through?

Current is what drives a speaker. Voltage drop is so insignificant as to not matter. The resistances we're talking about are fractions of an Ohm, even with a really shitty cable. Speaker cable mojo is pretty much bull shit, as there aren't really any factors regarding why they should sound different like instrument cables.
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