Amp to cabinet cable, what are you using?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 77 StingRayBass, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

    Sep 15, 2011
    I need a new speaker cable for my amp, and I'm looking at this Gold series MOGAMI 3082 SPEAKER CABLE 3'. Need some suggestion's on a cable.
  2. 3' #12 Speakon cable bought from eBay -- I've never been able to hear the difference in speaker cable, as long as the gauge is thick enough.
  3. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    I make my own with cable from Home Depot and connectors from Parts Express.
    Costs less than $10 and few few minutes of my time.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'm running 3' ProCo FatMax, but I don't think you can get it any more. Being 8 gauge it's pretty much overkill for anything.
  5. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Cable made by the guy in the local shop, good enough for Killing Joke.
  6. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Rickenbacker Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
  7. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

    Sep 15, 2011
    Thanks Cat's!

  8. +1 I made all new 14ga cables with Home Depot SO wire and Parts Express connectors. Excellent.
  9. wango55


    Dec 21, 2011
    Currently, a Pyle Pro Speakon to 1/4 cable I got on Amazon for like 11 bucks. So far, so good - no problems yet!
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I grabbed some heavy gauge speaker cable cutoffs from the local boom car shop for a buck or two and added Speakon connectors. Almost fifteen years later, they're still going strong...

    I doubt the pair of them cost me $25 to build.
  11. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    Had to come up w/one in a hurry last time ... bought a heavy AC extension cable at a corner store, cannibalized 1/4" connectors from a bad guitar cable in the car, soldered it all togeather, still using it 3 years later.
  12. been there done that... excellent.
  13. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Got you all beat. I have a PA speaker cable that I put together over 30 years ago! :D

    The outer jacket is dried out and cracked, but it still sees frequent use. All I've done to it is change the connectors from 1/4" to Speakon a few years ago.
  14. You guys with high dollar cables are spending needlessly.
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I use homemade speakon cables, $10 in ends and I can usually get a small length of comm cable for free.
  16. Your choices become a lot easier when you realize how small the wire gauge is inside your amp from the output rail to the speaker jack and the jack to the speaker is inside your cab. Not to mention the minutely small amount of loss and added resistance in the three feet run between the two. Not that knowing that ever stopped me from using jumper cables and Speakon connectors on my rig! ;)
  18. Bassmann1968


    Feb 17, 2009
    Most important for me is that they used Neutrik connectors!
  19. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Some off-brand 1/4" from the local music store. I might've paid ten bucks for it. Works like a charm.
  20. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    All my speaker cables have been made by me. Bought a length of bulk and attach my own ends...