#1
My cable just went on me about 10 mins ago, i tried to fix it, when i move the cable around i can hear it being dragged through the amp. Any suggestions? If i were going to get another cable, i think planet waves are the way to go. I hear Monster Cables aren't as good as they say.
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#2
get a new one. its easier

and no monster cable!!!!!!!!!!
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#3
To be honest, I've bought evry kind of cable under the sun and they all break sooner or later. Venom leads have a 10 year guarantee, mine lasted 2 weeks, I took it back to the shop and got another one, that broke, I went back and got another one... this happened about 4 times. I decided not to waste my time with fancy leads because they WILL break. I find cheaper leads last just as long as 'special' leads.
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#4
People dont take cables seriously enough I think, espescially since they are the lifeline of great tone.

But just by a new cable
#5
Anyone recmmoned a brand?
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#6
i use hosa cables. brands arent much of a big deal. something that is sturdy, and is above 3 bucks and under 20 (for a decent length cable)
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#7
I pay between $16 and $20 fo ra 20 foot cable at one local store, Horizon cables. Cable sseem to last for a good long while, sound good, and this particular store lets you return any cable that stops working and they replace it for free, no questions asked, no receipt needed or anything. They test it, if it doesn't work, they chuck it and tell you to get a new one off of the wall. Pretty sweet deal, I've gone through three guitar cords in the last few years, but have only bought one. One mic cable (horizon) went bad, replaced in a jiffy. I don't buy cables any other place.
#9
Ive been using Rapcos, and they seem to be great.

I also have a Monster Rock Gold cable. It sounds great.
#10
i guess ill just go with Planet Waves, with that handy circuit breaker.
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#12
yeah anything above the 'dirt cheap' range will do fine. Cables dont make that huge of a tonal difference anywyas...
#13
I need a cable that last long, but my friend jsut told me they dont last long.
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#14
i just go with monsters

sure, they're reeeally expensive, but if they break, you always have the lifetime guarrantee
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#15
^ cables? they do if youre good to them. I have an original chord from the mid-seventies...its one of those coiled ones that are only like 5 feet long...and then as you pull on it it stretches to like 20 feet. Its hella cool, and it sounds brand new. Very Retro.
#16
^^ what brand? i know fender makes one like that
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#18
haha tight...i wish my parents were musicians...too bad they were just geeks in the 70's
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#19
I use monster and/or fender cables, ive never had a cable break, either im insanely lucky or all you people that complain about cables going bad after 4 weeks are seriously abusing them, im leaning towards the latter. But yeah monster cables are fine ive never had a problem with them and they have a lifetime garuntee so you can get them replaced for free.
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#20
yeah, i take really good care of my cables

my sister's boyfriend took recording in college so he showed me how to wrap studio cables and i do that very carefully and put them in a shopping bag [from skip's music =D] and just be really careful with them...
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#21
How do you wrap cables the right way? I didnt really take time, to learn how. Sounds stupid, but hell how do you do it?
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#22
meh it's hard to explain...i'd have to show you, but when you're done you should be able to throw it while holding onto one end and it will completely unravel
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#24
so does every industrial company...welcome to the american way =D
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#25
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yeah anything above the 'dirt cheap' range will do fine. Cables dont make that huge of a tonal difference anywyas...


Cables are litterally the lifeline of good tone, how would they not affect your tone? People have told me that a good cable can affect your tone nearly as much as an amp.
#26
^cables are no more important than your guitar, your amp, your pick, your technique, the shielding and the RFI of the things in the room you are playing, and your sound system. If any o fthose are bad, your sound will suffer, and most of those will affect your sound WAY more than a cable.

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There was a video I had at one point showing how to wrap cables. i lost it. I could make one, but my brother broke our family's nice video camera. Plus, my computer blew up and I'm still trying to fix it, and it's what I edit on. You can wrap them the way shown on that site, or without flipping the cable oddly the second wrap, i like the over-under technique, it makes cables coil less, esepcially ones covered in fabric. If anyone here wants, googl esomething like "controlbooth.com video cable wrapping" and you might be able to find it....I know the link is on controlbooth.com somewhere.
#27
my dad complained to guitar center today that my crappy $5 cable was defective and they gave me a free 18.5 foot cable that is usally $50
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#28
damn...that's pretty tight...the glories of yelling =D

once i took back a livewire cable that was broken and the warranty didn't cover it...so guitar center gave me a new cable for like 3 bucks
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#29
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Cables are litterally the lifeline of good tone, how would they not affect your tone? People have told me that a good cable can affect your tone nearly as much as an amp.


Dont rely on what people tell you. Yes theres a difference between a standard $6-$15 cable and a custom made $150 one...but when youre in the "normal" range of cables theyre all pretty much the same.
#30
MOGAMI!!! I love mogami, i get such a clear sound with them. It reduced half of my feedback if not more when i stopped using Ernie Ball and used Mogami.
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#31
Mogami or Planet Waves. Other good cable brands don't seem too accessible to the public, unless you order online.
#32
Pro Co cables work well for me. My monster cable isn't that great, it's starting to go. I've had it ~2 months. Try the DynaMike cables by Pro Co. Very stiff, durable.. feels like it's built to last, great reviews on MF.
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