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Every 4.7 years the polarity of your bass cables change!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassist31588, May 22, 2003.


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  1. its a scientific fact. Kinda like the ocean floor spreading!:D
     
  2. Jbass987

    Jbass987

    Mar 20, 2002
    Rapid City, SD
    Na!!!!!!!
     
  3. :D:p
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I can't wait.
     
  5. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Polarization has been the plauge of all cable using bassists since the steam powered amp. I think monster cables are depolarized, so they are probably safe. Thats why they are so expensive!;)
     
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    In that case, I've got a few cables that have flip-flopped 6 or 7 times. :eek:
     
  7. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Riiiiggggghhhhht! Just about the same time the earth's poles reverse, right?

    Did Munjibunga put you up to this?:rolleyes:
     
  8. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    What direction are they going now? :D
     
  9. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I think my cable's headed North-by-Northwest at this point, but only because it missed that left at Albuquerque.
     
  10. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    My cables are always pointing to the right and I can't figure out why.
     
  11. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Are they Republican?
     
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    naaah, coriolis force, they turn to the left in Australia... :p
     
  13. My cables used to have that problem, but I had them spayed and they behave now. If they could only learn to use the litter box...!
     
  14. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    That's why I only buy pre-aged cables. They're a lot like cheese that way.

    Once I bought a new cable, but it was ok because I marked one end with tape and made sure that I plugged it into the bass 1/2 the time, and the amp the other half.
     
  15. billys73

    billys73

    Apr 25, 2003
    This thread is funny as all heck; but seriously-does anyone believe that cables have an "electronic direction" ? I have asked electrical engineers (not in the instrument business) they say it's not possible.

    What do you guys think?
     
  16. jad

    jad

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Wow, I did not know this! Do all the cables go at once? Like the swallows returning to Capistrano? How do you know when they've changed?
     
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The polarity of my cable can change more than 20,000 times per SECOND! :bassist:
     
  18. heheheh
    Go ask some of the guys on the audiophile boards whether cables are directional....
    :D
    Some cables can be sort of directional if they're sheilded and the shield is only terminated at one end. But in general, cables that pass AC signals (like most cables of any kind) aren't directional in any way.
     
  19. You must have a really special cable, then!:D:p
    :bassist:
     
  20. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Your wife/girlfriend must be proud.:p
     



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