#1
I know this question might seem odd to some people, but I've always wondered who makes the best instrument cables out there. I mean with the best sound quality, the best unwanted noise reduction, and best durability. I have heard some say that Monster makes pretty good instrument cables, but I really don't know who to trust
#2
I use Monster cables, more expensive than normal cables, but they're worth it, plus for me cables last ages, so I'm not changing them every few months
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#3
I saw some cables with the interior stuff made with pure gold. in Guitar world (AUG 05). 1000$ per foot. But I'm guessing they will probably outlive you, and have enough noise reduction to make you cry.
#4
planet waves makes a quality cable
lifetime warranty...how can you go wrong!
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planet waves makes a quality cable
lifetime warranty...how can you go wrong!


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#6
Quote by NoneMoreBlack
I saw some cables with the interior stuff made with pure gold. in Guitar world (AUG 05). 1000$ per foot. But I'm guessing they will probably outlive you, and have enough noise reduction to make you cry.



Seriously? $1000 per foot? I don't think any cable is that good
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#7
MONSTER CABLES!!
haha i must look like a right fanboy there,,/ but seriously they were so much better than my plant wave ones, much more tone and truer sound
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deff worth the price
#8
Monster cables are good. but the inner stuff is stiff and can snap in half. its happend to me twice and to other people i know. i use to use planet waves until it got stolen after one gig.....sucks anyways planet waves and monster cable are good equally and they both have a lifetime warrenty. and and also...radioshack gold cables arent that bad....surprizingly
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#9
here are a lot of good ones
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#10
+1000000000000000000000 for monster cables!
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#11
I know a distributor for monster cables stuff. There is no shit, sometimes a 500% markup on that shit. It is grossely over priced. He told me that first hand.
#15
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/12/17/18338281.php

There are many more accounts w/monster and workers rights than this.

I know these things happen, but monster has a grown black cloud over its head. They have been under fire for sometime over workers rights. I'm sure I own lots of stuff (without knowing) where the company has F'ed over thousands of people to make a buck but monster's half assed cables I do not. Get George L's or Planet Waves.
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#16
I've got a Planet wave and I don't really like the locking type thing it has; it makes it hard to get it in and out and sometimes you push it far enough in and it works, but then bump it and it stops. You have to ram it in really hard ( ) to get it to stay and work.
#17
Quote by timmEH
planet waves makes a quality cable
lifetime warranty...how can you go wrong!


I've broken two, just by overuse as far as I can tell. I know they've got the warranty and everything, but it is a little frustrating.
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#19
Really I have no damn clue. I use DiMarzio cables because they're pretty tough, I like the silver look, and well... I dunno.
#20
haa, i've been using monster and planet waves cables because i thought they'd be durable and last. but unfortunately they repeatedly crapped out on me.

surprisingly, i've been using some generic brand cords from my local radio shack and they sound great and show no signs of wear after about 6 months.
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#21
george L's. greatest. cables. ever.
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#22
thanks guys, i actually got dimarzio from musician's friend...it actually seemes to have the most good reviews compared to the others....just wanted to try something different, and actually, to the guy who said radio shack cables, I have one but it has new connectors on either end. The way they screw their gold connectors into the plastic shell sucks because i was playing a gig once, stepped on the cable and it completely snapped out. My dad took it to work though, added some much better connectors and now it works fine.
#23
There's all these boutique-style cables out there now, very pricy for such a short distance.
I'm happy with my Planet Waves for now.
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#24
The Monster cables don't look right, just like Planet Waves. I don't like molded plugs, because I can't fix it if a wire goes loose. Since I've started using Neutrik jacks I'm never going back to anything else (unless I find something better), I just have problems findig good cable I can attach the jacks too. I've heard that George L's cable is supposed to be great, and that their connectors suck ass (they're solderless, no wonder).
#26
Me.

Hella cheaper than Monster or any other overpriced, over-hyped crap.
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#27
bullet cables are cool. gold plated heavy duty and coil up so you don't trip.
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#28
I've used the same $10 twenty foot no name cable for 5 years. Never failed on me, better tone then other cables i've used.

I don't see why people go all out and pay alot for cables. Lifetime warranty or not...cables break. Though the locking planet waves is cool...just "string" your cable over your strap button, through the strap. If you step on it accidentally, its not going anywhere.



Edit: ^random pic i grabbed off google.
#29
I use monster cables, a litlte more expensive but they have a lifetime warranty as well
#31
meh, theyre all really similar. I'm not to fussy about it, all your really paying for is durability..

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#32
At first I used Guv'Nor cables, now I use Live Wire proffesional cables. I've had no problems with them either.
#33
I'd sayp lanet waves, or george Ls And I wrap my cord over my strap like that picture does with all of my cords. Cords are meant to pop out easily (besides planet waves) so for extra measure I always wrap it around. Plus it looks like I know what I'm doing