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post Nov 15 2007, 08:55 AM
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I had a cable problem last weekend actually. I had cheap cables from Musician's Friend, like 9 dollars each. I plugged into my wah and terrible noises exploded and then silence. I feared my Carvin had taken a dump on me , switch the cable , it was fine for 2 minutes and then the same thing. Fortunate I had 2 old Dimarzio cables in my bag. I since ordered a few 21 foot Monster Cables from Musician's Friend, 40 something bucks each, they are great , no noise and have a lifetime warranty. I was told I could cut it in half with scissors and they would still replace it. +1 for the monsters man , good cables.


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post Nov 15 2007, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Understudy @ Nov 15 2007, 02:55 AM) *
I had a cable problem last weekend actually. I had cheap cables from Musician's Friend, like 9 dollars each. I plugged into my wah and terrible noises exploded and then silence. I feared my Carvin had taken a dump on me , switch the cable , it was fine for 2 minutes and then the same thing. Fortunate I had 2 old Dimarzio cables in my bag. I since ordered a few 21 foot Monster Cables from Musician's Friend, 40 something bucks each, they are great , no noise and have a lifetime warranty. I was told I could cut it in half with scissors and they would still replace it. +1 for the monsters man , good cables.


I agree. You can't skimp on cables especially if you have spent some dough on a quality guitar and amp. Good cables definitely make a difference. I also chose Monster due to their quality and lifetime replacement policy.
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post Nov 15 2007, 12:14 PM
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I have a 25' cable that I got when I first started and thought it was fine until I bought a 12' monster cable. I could hear everything I was doing so much better, which at this point is not necessarily a good thing.


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post Nov 15 2007, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 14 2007, 09:18 PM) *
I have Ibanez 15 footers also and they sound like sh*t.
You could look for ratings on a guitar site like musiciansfriend.com or just read the details on it. I'll look for an example and post it.

They dont suck, what are you talking about?


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post Nov 17 2007, 10:52 AM
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To be honest you don't need High End cables. Just make sure you're not getting junk cables and you should be fine. If you are regularly performing then perhaps you can look into high-grade cables but the improvement in sound from moderate cables will be minute.

Some Cable examples....

Crap cable:
Musicians Friend Brand

Moderate cable:
Dimarzio Brand

High-End cable:
Monster Cable

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post Nov 18 2007, 03:37 AM
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If you want to buy some Monster Cables go for gold tips because they are meant to give your *rock* sound a much clear definition than standard cables. I don't have one but my Monster Cables are the best. You can't go wrong either because if your monster stop working for any, and I mean any, reason then Guitar Center will replace it no questions asked.

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