chord thickness

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by beyondhairy, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. hey, didnt really know where to put this..

    does the thickness of the cord matter to the signal transfered by it?, i dont mean the thickness of the actual jack, i mean teh thickness of the cord itself...
  2. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    Not really. Thickness AKA Gauge is only really a big deal when you start pushing a lot of wattage (thousands) through the cable. Most bass rigs will be fine with 16 or 18 gauge though some guys will swear that their 12 gauge Monster cable is the best sounding thing on earth. All that aside, technically speaking you probably wont need to worry about the gauge for most purposes. 18 is about the smallest I would go. I like 16.
  3. i just bought this monster cable yesturday, well i had some friends pick it up for me cuz i was busy, but i got it home and noticed it was a lot thicker them my other cables..

    thanks :)
  4. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    You need to specify what kind of cable you are talking about. Is is an instrument cable or a speaker cable? It sounds like you are talking about a instrument cable. Monster cable is thicker because they make the jacketing really thick, but it amounts to nothing because the shield is still just average. I have a monster bass cable and I really don't like it, does not flex well. To big and for no reason, sounds fine though.
  5. yea, instrument cable.. i was wondering why u were talking about 1000watts before.. lol

    its flexy enough.. as long as i can walk around the stage with it.. :)
  6. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005
  7. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    If you really want to learn about Monster Cable Marketing that is. :D
  8. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Thicker cables may not offer much of an advantage in terms of power or sound, but in my expirience they do tend to hold up to the rigors of "real life" better. You know things like getting stepped on, getting rolled over by a 100lb cabinet, getting eaten by the drummers dog, etc.

  9. haha, i know what u mean.. thats why i HAD to buy this one..

    my gear is right by teh door so when i jam i leave everything a mess, so my cables are always all ovre the place.. so when ever we do shopping and drag teh shoping cart in, they always get rolled over, so my other one is dieing on me,hehe