Best cables/leads for linking pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Skit1, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Skit1

    Skit1 Guest

    Jul 2, 2004
    Well xmas is coming up and I've decided now would be a good time to start my pedal collection :D

    I plan on getting around 4-5 pedals and I dont want lots of trailing cables by using 1ft leads for connecting the pedals.

    Can anyone recommend me some short leads for connecting the pedals (some have outputs on top some on the side) that are long lasting and dont sap my signal/tone.

    Thanks :hyper:
  2. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    I have a set up of 6 pedals and connect them all together with planet waves patch cables. You can get them here.

    They aren't the cheapest on the market but in my experience they don't interfere with tone and are only 6 inches long so, given my lack of space, totally remove the problem of tripping over leads all the time. You can get cheaper, and have a good selection.
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I've found venom cables to be great, the little 6" ones for connecting.

    I'm about to make the move to George L's.
  4. uly_


    Jul 4, 2005
    +1 on george l :)
  5. +1 on George L' s. Very easy to assemble and compact on a peadal board.
  6. anyone tries the new planet waves solderless cables?... U buy a pack with a long peice of cable, several jacks and apparently u just cut the cable to desired length, push the jack onto it and screw it in a little bit ( or something like that ).
  7. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    georgeL's right angel plugs work well for fixed pedal boards.

  8. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    yes...I have used the planet wave ends with GeorgeL cable as well. works like a charm :)
  9. BassIan

    BassIan Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Cupertino, California
    Yes, I bought a package of these for my pedalboard. The package comes with a little cable cutting tool, 10' of cable, and 10 ends. Enough to make 5 2' cables, or any other combination of lenths totalling to 10'. I used about half of the cable provided, if that, and 8 of the connectors. I compared the pricing of this to a similar setup with George L's, and this was less expensive, but (in my opinion) a bit nicer.

    Lifetime warranty still applies from Planet Waves too, as far as I know.