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Monster Cables don't kill jacks, people do.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stinsok, Feb 16, 2014.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    The first pic is a Rapco Instrument cable, the second is a Monster Bass cable. Both cable's 1/4'' ends vary in diameter a bit up and down the shaft. It's hard to hold it and photograph at the same time but they are pretty much the same.
     

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  2. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Indeed! Monster fixed this issue some years back. It was definitely an issue with older cables.
     
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I've never had a problem with my Monster patch cables been using them for years but then again to be fair I don't plug and unplug my cables twenty times a day either.
     
  4. Joe Louvar

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    Yep - I've been a Monster cable user since the 80s and Monster stopped using oversized jacks many, many years ago. FWIW: I think I still have one of the original oversized Monster cables around here somewhere and it still worked the last time I used it too.
     
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  6. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    The older, oversize cables definitely 'work', but they can & do bend/stretch jack sleeves out so they become Intermittent + the capacitance of the older "Monster Bass" cable was really bad (thus the 'bass' being louder was actually the treble getting attenuated)!
     
  7. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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    when was this a problem? i have Monster cables from the friggin' 80's and never experienced the jack problem. even if it is a fraction of a millimeter bigger a quality jack should hold up, right? if not, just bend it back to spec!:)
     
  8. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    If you kept using the Monster cable, no problem! But if you put in a different plug, problems could occur. Not always, but it did & does happen. The jack sleeve itself would stretch out over time, not really easily 'fixable'.

    I have a side business doing setups and repairs here in Nashville. I have 2 regular clients that kept having intermittent problems with their guitars. About every year or two, the jacks would need replacing. Guess what cable they were both using?
     

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