effects loop cable?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by complexprocess, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Hey all. I did a search and didn't find my answer. I hope this isn't asked constantly.

    I'm wondering if there's a special type of cable I need for my effects loop. I know that I need a certain cable from head to cab, but are there any considerations to be aware of for the loop? Will regular instrument cables work?.
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Regular instrument cables will work. In general, I would use the shortest cable that you can get away with using. Music stores even sell 1 or 2 foot long patch cables that work really well for this purpose.
  3. Thanks guys. I'm planning to get cables between 1 and 3 feet. My new head only has a loop on the front, and my new compressor only has i/o on the back, so I need to work around that a little. That means I'll probably have to use cables a little longer than usual.