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Qenzoz
post Apr 14 2012, 12:35 PM
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Ey! biggrin.gif, so I want to talk a little 'bout cables, now I don't know a lot about them, except I can connect my guitar to my amp with them xD.
So I was wondering, if someone here knows which cables are the ones to go with? smile.gif

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post Apr 14 2012, 12:54 PM
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High ,
i am not a specialist about all that gear stuff but i use KLOTZ LA GRANGE Cable.

Before that i bought some cheap cables about 7 Euro and it wasn't satisfying - i own good guitars and a good amp so i decided to test Klotz ( about 29 Euro) and what a big different against the cheap one - brilliant sound to me .

I thing it is although import what kind of sound someone like - brighter or deeper sounding - some kind of character what ever.

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post Apr 14 2012, 02:17 PM
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I was also wondering if anyone knows good side by side pedal cables, since I need a few of those smile.gif


Okay biggrin.gif, sadly doesn't seem like Thomann sells Klotz cables, hm..
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High ,
i am not a specialist about all that gear stuff but i use KLOTZ LA GRANGE Cable.

Before that i bought some cheap cables about 7 Euro and it wasn't satisfying - i own good guitars and a good amp so i decided to test Klotz ( about 29 Euro) and what a big different against the cheap one - brilliant sound to me .

I thing it is although import what kind of sound someone like - brighter or deeper sounding - some kind of character what ever.

Good Time
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post Apr 14 2012, 07:06 PM
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I bought my cable from Thomann - but yes at the moment it looks like the don't have Klotz in there sortiment.

I checked the actually price in Germany - about 35 Euro now .
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post Apr 15 2012, 01:18 AM
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A basic decent cable will do ($30-$40). You will see stuff like gold plated, titanium or whatever, but all that really matters is the quality of the wiring and insulation to produce a clearer signal. Granted, you will not hear a difference between a $20 6 foot cable, and a $50 6 foot cable, it just has none, or a negligible amount of effect.

Also, shorter the better. A 6 foot cable will cover your recording needs unless you need to sit further back from your equipment (pickup hiss from it, etc.)

Lastly, make an investment to learn how to make your own cables, get a decent soldiering station with gun (which I have seen for as cheap as $45) and learn about which wire and insulation to buy. That investment will save you money in the long run, I make my own cables so its nice to have custom lengths that don't get in the way or bind up.
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post Apr 15 2012, 03:12 AM
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I've used 3 Brands

Monster Cable - Average cable nothing special but I got it on sale for a decent price lasted like 2 years.

Planet Waves - I've owned 4 still have 3. My first one had a weird jack tip on it and it locked in and you had to hit like a button to
get the jack out. I use I believe its a 3ft cable it is about a 4 gauge wire shielded quite well payed around $40USD for it. It goes
from my head to my cabinet, it cut down a ton of noise for me.

Mogami - I'm still using it and I like it, not sure what it did because I bought it with other new equipment. It did cost me an arm
and a leg tho. I want to say I spent $80USD on it.


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Lastly, make an investment to learn how to make your own cables, get a decent soldiering station with gun (which I have seen for as cheap as $45) and learn about which wire and insulation to buy. That investment will save you money in the long run, I make my own cables so its nice to have custom lengths that don't get in the way or bind up.
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Same here it's worth the effort to learn how to solder cables. A few practice runs on an old cable and you should get the hang. Also it helps so you can repair faulty or crackling cables saving you money on buying again. Personally I buy Van Damme cables and Neutrik Jacks and you can also sell them on to other players to get a bit of money back wink.gif
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post Apr 15 2012, 03:30 PM
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I use regular cables, as in not expensive, and not crap, cables.

I'd thought about getting a 40$ cable, but what good would that be, since it would go straight into my boss TU-2, and then signal goes through a LOT more regular cables before reaching the amp. And I'm not in the mood to buy 2 large expensive cacbles, plus four very short ones, to connect each stomp so...

Tone is in the fingers. That's why a cable won't help me laugh.gif


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post Apr 16 2012, 06:48 AM
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One very important thing to look out for when buying a guitar cable is its capacitance. The cable actually acts as a low pass filter. A higher capacitance will result in more highs being rolled off. Every foot of length of the guitar cable will increase its capacitance. For clean tones you want the lowest capacitance you can find. With a distorted tone a very low capacitance cable may not be the best. Of course, tone is completely subjective, so ultimately you'll have to choose which one works best for you.

You can find some very good cables with low capacitance for a good price. A good example is the one made by none other than Bill Lawrence himself.


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Top quality cables and kits can be bought from Lavacables. I'm coveting their Retro Coil guitar cable, but I've got some decent cables made for me that haven't crapped out in 3 yrs so I have no need at the moment


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post Apr 16 2012, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Apr 16 2012, 05:53 AM) *
Top quality cables and kits can be bought from Lavacables. I'm coveting their Retro Coil guitar cable, but I've got some decent cables made for me that haven't crapped out in 3 yrs so I have no need at the moment

They come in colors?!!! mad.gif I want payday, I have the need for some new cables. My 20ft patch cable isn't cutting it. laugh.gif


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