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Post by inrainbows » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:00 pm

Hey guys,
So ive heard the quality of patch cord you use makes quite a difference with preserving your natural guitar signal. what kind of cables can you recommend to connect pedals with? i use monster patch cords but im wondering if its worth it to shell out the big $$ for good pedal cords ie: monster
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Post by kittenface » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:06 pm

monster's are perfectly fine
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Post by BListic » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:26 pm

i have monster cords between all my equipment, but on my pedal board i just have the ones you get from gutiar center. im wondering if i should upgrade these as well?..
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Post by kittenface » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:36 pm

IMHO to spend more than what a Monster costs (8" = $24.95 500 series @ Musicians Friend) is a BIG waste of $$ and is just plain stupid - IMHO
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Post by inrainbows » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:59 pm

so you're saying monster is the most you should throw down for cords?

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Post by billynightingale » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:04 am

www.lavacable.com
Email mark, and tell him what you need, and he'll give you price quotes for pretty much all the different brands he offers. At one point in time I was running about 15 or 16 pedals on my board, and my tone was getting so thin and compressed I couldn't stand it anymore. I spent around $250 on patch cables for my whole board and I immediately noticed a difference. Everything opened back up again. Anyone who says that good patch cables won't make a difference, simply hasn't tried good patch cables.
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Post by Neiloler » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:08 am

I would say that $25 for a 8" cable is WAY TOO MUCH for a patch cable. You could make your own for $10. The most expensive thing in patch cables (if you're doing the bulk figures for the whole project) is buying the jacks. The cable costs $0.69 (the Canare cable I use is great, in my opinion of course), so you can buy 10 feet and make enough 8" patch cable lengths to even work for Andy's pedal board. ;)

The jacks, on the other hand, cost in the range of $2.50 a piece, so you're paying $5 for plugs, and less than $1 for cable. But it's still really great quality, and it's nearly half as cheap (or more!) as buying monster.

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Post by GuitarMD » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:22 am

Neil is the MAN.

You should be buying Canare cable and making your own.
OR George Ls cable. 5 GREAT quality cables for $65.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... c=3SOSWXXA

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Post by billynightingale » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:26 am

I thought the george l's were kind of...meh. Didn't sound that amazing, and they'd crap out constantly(given they're really easy to fix, when you've to trouble shoot between 15 pedals, it's a bit of a Pain in the.... to find the culprit)
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Post by notagain » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:35 am

I still use George L's between pedals when I need a longer run.
I do try to use these as much as possible however...
even over the George L's.
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Post by inrainbows » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:10 am

where did you get those?! great idea

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Post by Bluz57 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:41 am

I use George L's. They can crap out on you though so be aware of that.
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Post by notagain » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:30 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by inrainbows</i>
<br />where did you get those?! great idea
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I got them all off of ebay.
the plastic ones are Planet waves;

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Planet-Waves-1- ... dZViewItem

and there are these;

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Crank-Style-Guita ... dZViewItem

and somemore;

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-5-each-1-4-to-1 ... dZViewItem

some more, never tried these;

http://cgi.ebay.com/6-NEW-Horizon-Guita ... dZViewItem


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Post by BrianGT » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:32 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"> got them all off of ebay.
the plastic ones are Planet waves;
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On this occasion....as Marks agent.............there will be no charge for this information! :D
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Post by notagain » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:42 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by BrianGT</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"> got them all off of ebay.
the plastic ones are Planet waves;
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On this occasion....as Marks agent.............there will be no charge for this information! :D
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Brian send me a bill, I must owe you a few grand by now for being my
agent! ;)

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