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Dual straight, dual right angle, or mixed?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by elgecko, Apr 22, 2015.


  1. Dual straight plugs

    17 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. Dual right angle plugs

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. One straight/one right angle

    100 vote(s)
    75.2%
  4. I terminate my cables with carrots

    9 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I just installed right angle jacks on a bunch of my cables. I prefer one straight/one right angle. Aside from a Strat style jack, I can't think of another situation where I wouldn't prefer a right angle coming out of a bass.
     
  2. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Depends on the bass for me. I like the straight/right angle for basses with the output jack on the bottom of the body; but prefer straight/straight when the jack is on the face of the bass. I guess it's just another example of "different strokes"...
     
  3. BazzTard

    BazzTard Banned

    do we really need to discuss this?

    Buy a right angle adaptor,turn any cable into what you want, or not, it's YOUR cable.

    GPP-151_RGB_856-350x230.
     
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  4. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Adapters decouple and get lost.
     
  5. BazzTard

    BazzTard Banned

    yes and the decoupling saves your cable and your bass from damage from stepping on the cord and yanking it. I bought three, I can lose two before buying more. I can't believe you are disagreeing about using an adaptor, but that's TB........
     
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  6. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I can't believe you're advocating adding another link in the chain. ;)
     
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  7. Dash Lashes

    Dash Lashes Banned

    Feb 20, 2015
    ima dual straight
     
  8. Dash Lashes

    Dash Lashes Banned

    Feb 20, 2015
    it's a good way to sell buffers :woot::roflmao:
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    If you remember to loop your cable through your strap or use a wireless, then it really doesn't matter.

    Right angle connectors are good if you ever sit down to play, but the downside is it puts a lot more pressure on the inside of the jack if the cable gets stepped on/pulled down compared to a straight plug.
     
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  10. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    I prefer straight/straight, mostly because all my basses have jacks on the front, and a straight jack plug behaves better with the bass on a stand.
     
  11. I soldered up a right angle/right angle cable years ago. I hate it. Terrible to plug into an amp. Even worse when it's time to unplug from the amp--hard to grip.
     
  12. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Depends on which bass I'm using. when jack is on the front I use right angle, when on the side the straight.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015
  13. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I used to use Straight/Right Angle, but to cut down on the number of "weak links" in the signal chain now I just hard wire the bass cable right from it's preamp into the amps circuit board. Of course, I use only Oxygen Free point to point wiring.
     
  14. Innocuous

    Innocuous In Memoriam

    May 5, 2014
    N. E. Ohio
    I'm hardwired from guitar to amp. No plugs necessary.
    :speechless::whistle::help:
     
  15. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    Usually I do one straight, one right angle. I prefer the right angle at the instrument jack, to keep it low profile, but if for some reason I'm playing an instrument that has a recessed jack I can swap ends without any issues.
     
  16. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I like angled into a bass guitar, straight into the amp or wherever else the plug might be going, and straight into the upright bass. All have carrots for tips. Carrots are far better in the signal path than oxygen free copper, even though they are kinda sorta the same color.
     
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  17. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm gonna design and market a series of 45ยบ angle connector cables for the indecisive among us.

    "DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A RIGHT ANGLE TO BE THE RIGHT ANGLE"
     
  18. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Who are these people who keep stepping on their cables?

    I've always done that but I find that some cables can slip and end up causing unnecessary strain.
     
  19. I couldn't care less - whatever is to hand that works is fine with me. This means it will be chunky cable with metal ends. straight or bent doesn't matter.
     
  20. tonemachine

    tonemachine Banned

    Mar 23, 2010
    Chicagoland
    P
    No, YOU dont need to discuss it.
     
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