#1
Should cables last forever or do they eventually die because every single cable i have owned has crapped it self, either no sound at all or an on/off sort of sound (like you have to wiggle it into the right position for it to work)

I bought a new cable about 3 weeks ago and it is already playing up, im just wondering am i doing anything wrong to the cable ie does standing too close to the amp affect the cable or should i buy more expensive cables, my last one was about $12 dollars Australian (roughly $6 american i think). Also are there specialised cables for running to effects pedals that dont suck tone or hum etc
#3
all cables eventually burn out, unless u get life long cables. it is usually supposed to take about 7 months for them to burn out. but that depends on how much u play guitar. there might be sumthing wrong with the input on ur guitar aswell??
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#4
i found that with a lot of cheaper cables, then i got a venom cable free with some effects i bought at a store and it's really amazing, until then i never had a cable that i thought would definately work whenever i plug it in. invest, it's one of the most lame and boring investments you can make but it's definately one of the most important.
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#5
i've only ever bought the cheapest cables possible and have made them last years. how? everytime my cable "burnt out" it turned out to just be a short in or near the end. my 25 foot cable is now more like 23 foot because all i have done is cut off a little bit of cable. strip it back and resolder it back to the endjack.
#6
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i've only ever bought the cheapest cables possible and have made them last years. how? everytime my cable "burnt out" it turned out to just be a short in or near the end. my 25 foot cable is now more like 23 foot because all i have done is cut off a little bit of cable. strip it back and resolder it back to the endjack.

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Quote by _Sanitarium_
i've only ever bought the cheapest cables possible and have made them last years. how? everytime my cable "burnt out" it turned out to just be a short in or near the end. my 25 foot cable is now more like 23 foot because all i have done is cut off a little bit of cable. strip it back and resolder it back to the endjack.




i have a really, really long cable, a Stagg one (yes, budget brand) and it's lasted me through about 10 gigs over 2 years, and it's still like new

Quote by gunner_011
all cables eventually burn out, unless u get life long cables. it is usually supposed to take about 7 months for them to burn out. but that depends on how much u play guitar. there might be sumthing wrong with the input on ur guitar aswell??


Burn out isn't really the phrase to use. Deteriorate is a better word
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#9
i usually resolder cheap cables, it's usualyl to do with the crap soldering on the plug in the first plac.
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#11
Of course your cables will die if you pay six ****ing dollars for them!!

jesus christ, your guitar must sound like ****, by some monsters and theyll last for years!
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