Need Help with Mogami Cables!!!!!!
This whole rack thing is very new to me. Normally I've used a pedal tuner but now I've finally gotten a Racktuner (Specifically...a Rocktron Versatune). Prior to having a racktuner or basically a RACK anything I used a pedal. 20' ft monster cable in and then another 20' ft out to the amp. Now I'm confused as to whether I use 3ft instrument cables or 3' ft patch cables. I m using MOGAMI cables vs. Monster. I heard many positive thins about them regarding clarity and noise reduction. Can somebody help????
Guess you can teach an OLD DOG NEW TRICKS!!!
Thanks Fellow Bottom Enders
There's really no difference.
Just use a short cable to go out of the tuner into your amp. Either one will be fine. You're getting caught up in the cable hype and you don't need to.
Build your own. You can learn to solder in an afternoon and it will give you a lifetime of savings. A patch cable using Mogami and cable and Neutrik ends from Redco.com will be very cheap and once you get your technique down, you end up with a better cable than you can buy for way less. I've been doing this for a long time and I can't remember the last cable failure I've had. It was definitely in the previous century and my gear goes to lots of gigs (and includes a whole stage full of mic cables and splitter for my in ears.). If I can do this, you can too.
Use short cables whenever possible, when you only need to go a short distance. Long cables are for longer distances, duh, but the longer the cable, the more it may darken your tone and pick up noise and hum (depending on many factors). Use your 20' to go from bass to rack, and very short cables for the rest.
"Patch" cables are just short cables. Patch just means short, in this context.
Monster is mostly bogus hype, but like the other guy said--don't worry about brands, most of it is hype that you do not need to bother about. Use any decently-made cable.
^^^ What he said. Bongo knows more about cables than anyone else on this forum. Mogami are great cables, you'll be very happy with them. Use the shortest cables you can, for everything, use high quality cables, and you'll never go wrong - oh, but stay away from Monster. They use non-standard ends, and will ruin your jacks.
I agree with Bongo, but I will say many cables that people consider "Decently built", are not built all that decently. All my cables are Mogami Gold, 4 or 5 years old and have never given me a single problem. The new US made Planet Waves cables have sparked my interest, but I haven't tried them. To me, Mogami Golds were well worth it. The piece of mind they have given me for years now has made it one less thing I ever have to worry about going wrong on a gig.
FWIW, Monster no longer uses enlarged jacks. I still wouldn't own one though.
Thanks guys!!!! I knew I could count on you.
Monster is an interesting case. They give you that lifetime warranty but they're the only cables I've seen that really require such a warranty, although you pay extra in terms of downtime and frustration. Plus, there's this. It's truly awesome.
I would trust this guy. He seems to make cables as I would.
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