#1
To make the most of the FX loop on my amp and make my pedalboard and signal as a whole that little bit neater, I've got three wires going between pedalboard and amp..

1 - Tuner, wah, distortions to the preamp
2 - Preamp back to the board
3 - Modulation effects back to the power amp

Obviously three wires is a pain in the ass, especially on a small stage.. So I wanna tie them together. Someone once said to me that having two cables with signals going in opposite directions can mess with each other so you'd want to wrap them around each other as oppose to having them running straight alongside one another. Is that true?

In short, will I have to weave the three cables between each other before tying them together, or can I just tie them in a straight run? Looks a lot neater :P
PRS SE Chris Robertson
PRS SE EG
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Yamaha SF1000 (Both of 'em)

Laney L20H Lionheart
Marshall 1936 w/ Eminence

Rather large pedalboard..
#3
Straight run. The cables are all shielded. Twisting them around each other will just increase the likelihood of damaging the cables.
#4
Thought as much, cheers guys!
PRS SE Chris Robertson
PRS SE EG
PRS SE Angelus Custom
Yamaha SF1000 (Both of 'em)

Laney L20H Lionheart
Marshall 1936 w/ Eminence

Rather large pedalboard..
#5
Yeah just ziptie them together and make a sort of snake out of instrument cables. Works nicely and saves some time. I'd color code or label the ends of each somehow though.

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#7
Quote by Vendetta V
It might be me but... that statement seems really dumb to me, whoever said that had no idea about basic electronics I guess
They knew just enough to be dangerous. Twisted pair is a common method of noise and crosstalk rejection on unshielded wires.
#8
Quote by makutoid
Someone once said to me that having two cables with signals going in opposite directions can mess with each other


No it's bollocks that.

Guitar cables are screened so the signals can't get out anyway.
#10
If there was any crosstalk between two cables zip tied together then your cables are totally borked and need replacing.
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#11
just a general tip, you can get a shitload of zipties from harbor frieght for just a few bucks. thats how i identify each end of my cables. i blue ziptie on each side of one so i know where that goes, and have about six different colors.

it is a sanity thing, especially with snaking cables together.

you are fine don't worry.
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#12
I do that for my FX loop pair but that's all. Colour coding all cables is a mighty fine idea. I like that. Simple and cheap.
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#13
Quote by Cathbard
I do that for my FX loop pair but that's all. Colour coding all cables is a mighty fine idea. I like that. Simple and cheap.


i have about a dozen cables with different ends marked with different patterns. i am running two amps to two different pedalboards and its the only way. then i have a single cord that runs from the guitar to the beginning of the preamp pedal on whatever i am using.
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#14
Quote by trashedlostfdup
just a general tip, you can get a shitload of zipties from harbor frieght for just a few bucks. thats how i identify each end of my cables. i blue ziptie on each side of one so i know where that goes, and have about six different colors.

it is a sanity thing, especially with snaking cables together.

you are fine don't worry.


I did something like that when I built my cables.
I put a few wraps of colored electrical tape around each end, then used clear shrink sleeving over the tape.
Each cable got a different color.


You can use these as well :

Write on them, then put some clear fingernail polish over the text.


TS, look into getting some of this stuff :

This:


Or this :


Or this :

#15
I have one from guitar to pedalboard and four from the board to the amp. Still, colour coding would be damn handy.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#16
Cables are directional.

I don't even care.
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