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I need a speaker cable, will this do?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lo-end, Nov 30, 2001.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, the ten-foot model lists for about 7 bucks more, so my guess is it's a 5-footer. The other cables have the length indicated, while this one says "adaptor." If you're looking for something to run from your amp head to the cab it's sitting on, it oughtta be fine. It's got the twelve-gauge wire, which is nice and heavy. Also, make sure you want Speakon to quarter-inch ends.
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    How are the conductors wired right now? Will I be able to set them to +1 +2? How would I go about doing this?
     
  4. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Oh yeah, and heres my other question:

    Would I be better off making my own speakon to 1/4" cable? Will speakon jacks accept 10 gauge cable? Has anyone done this?

    And if I make my own cable, will it be as good as the ProCo one?
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Remember this thread? Neutrik's specs are given.

    http://talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28610

    I made my own 1/4" to Speakon cables using scrap 12Ga Monster wannabe cable I scavenged from the local boom car shop. I was just barely able to get the 12 into the Speakon, and that was only after I removed the setscrew and tinkered with the contact finger with a jewelers screwdriver. I don't see how 10 would fit, unless my Speakons were unusual.

    And I always prefer building cables rather than buying! I trust my own soldering over that of some poor guy making minimum wage - or less.