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Favorite instrument cables to connect bass to amp?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG] - NEW!' started by Kipp Harrington, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Just wondering what you guys prefer out there. I own a couple of Fulltone cables that I have had for many years. I just bought a 12 ft Mogami (I think it's a silver). Thoughts?
  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    I have some Planet Waves cables that are I don't know how old--never had a problem with them yet. So I haven't had to look at new cables yet--not sure what I'd go with, but I'd like to find something comparable.

    In the past I used Monster, Fender, and Mogami, but never had a "favorite".
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  3. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
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  4. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2016
    I purchase wrapped GLS cables from Amazon. They've been great to me. I also own a PigHog wrapped cable (Rhasta) that has also been good to me.

    I do play out (around 2xs a month) and move them frequently. I treat them as good as possible, but don't baby them.
  5. Heard about the PigHogs. Supposed to be durable.
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  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Monster cable is 15 years old.
    Also use Planet waves.
  7. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I've been using the Guitar Center house brand Live Wire. Guaranteed for life, and no issues for the past 5 years or so. Reasonably priced.
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  8. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2016
    Yes. They have odd wrap colors in my opinion. But they are thicker than the GLS cables. Maybe the wrap colors have changed since I last looked at them.
  9. _Some Dude

    _Some Dude

    Sep 14, 2016
    I like the Fender leads that are covered in tweed.

    Being the only one with a yellow lead on a stage covered in black leads comes in pretty handy...
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  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I make my own out of Mogami 2524 and Neutrik jacks. Cheaper and better than commercial.
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  11. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    Fender Black Tweed cables here.
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  12. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit

    Nov 12, 2015
    Currently using Pig Hog woven cables for the most part. Great quality and not super stiff like some.
    I also use Kirlin pro for lengths under 10ft and patch cables.

    I usually buy my cables from Metro DC Music on the bay (no affiliation).
    He's got the best prices on Pig Hog cables that I've found and his customer service is excellent.
  13. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    Are there are any how-to guides for this that you would recommend?
  14. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Colossal sweet fats floating my boat lately
  15. PCR


    Apr 11, 2008
    Here you go:

    I buy my parts from www.redco.com
    Mogami 2524
    Neutrik or Amphenol Jacks
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Same source as what I use, even. Just be aware that if you use Mogami 2524 there is a black conductive layer around the clear dielectric that needs to be peeled and trimmed.
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  17. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    Thanks fellas, I am going to give it a shot!
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  18. lpbfender

    lpbfender Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Stamford CT
    I buy Redco made cables. Very durable and I can customize components. Chris Stubbs is great to work with and his Redco TGS cable is great.
  19. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Canare GS-6 750 cable, Switchcraft 280 plugs. Careful dressing of the leads and soldering. Wrap them carefully and keep 'em clean. But I also have a couple of Bill Lawrence (predecessor to George L's) that I got back in '81 or so that work great.

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