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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Oct 19, 2006.
Same thing? or do I specifically need a bass cable?
Absolutely need a "bass" cable. Never allow it to be plugged into a guitar or the cable will kill you.
lol....its the same thing. Monster Cable just advertises a "bass" cable as a way to sell more to that specific market....
monster cable is the best cable to really get the bass sound through, sure you could use a guitar cable, but then you would lose everything under 100Hz, cables branded "instrument cables" lack balls.
kidding. Any cable will be just fine.
I have a Monster Bass cable and my bass sounds the same to me when I use a regular instrument cable.
my brother had a monster bass cable, they use oversized jacks so when you first put em in it feels nice and tight, but it recently broke and his jack was stretched so normal cables didnt fit properly, he had to get a new input jack.
Regardless of which brand name(s) might be fashionable, if you want really good, reliable cables, go to a decent electronics supplier, buy the highest quality flex and jacks you can afford, teach yourself some basic soldering and make your own. You'll save a ton of money.
If you're really bored, you can also read this as there are a few good points made in there. But you'll have to dig for them.
It must be late. I actually fell for this as I read it. I was getting geared up for the argument when I saw the word kidding.
True. Several equipment manufacturers even specify *not* to use Monster cables with their gear.
I just got a Bayou Cable yesterday. Pretty nice.
is it normal that i have to change my cables (say every year or so) cos i have to "massage" my cables in order for em to work...
oh yeah i'm using some ****ty peavey cable.
If you don't take care of your cables, the solder joints will break and the shielding will be separated. As long as you are careful to pull the cable out by the jack and wrap them properly when you put them up, they'll last forever. I have a couple of thirty-year-old guitar cables that work fine.
Just don't buy REALLY cheap cables, because the quality of construction (up to a point) matters, with better cables having more robust hardware, better strain relief, and more consistent soldering.
On the subject of M*****r and other brands, it's 99% smoke and 1% careful construction. The local music store carries the brand (it's a high mark-up item) and the manager there tried to tell me what a difference it made in the sound. I told him that I own a M*****r cable, and it sounds exactly like every other cable I own, and that if it DIDN'T, then the human race had a very faulty understanding of the basic principals of physics.
I have a couple of cables that have directional arrows on them, too. As though the signal field knows which direction it's traveling down a conductor...anyhow, I thought perhaps that the arrow might indicate a floating (or, "telescoped") shield, which is one that is attached at one end but not the other. This is used sometimes in unbalanced gear that suffers from hum. So I checked with my multi-meter. Nope, everything was attached just like in a conventional cable. So then the question becomes, how much did I pay extra for those damned arrows?
I use Bayou Cables too. Nice, and well constructed for a good price-- what more do you want in a cable?
I've had good luck with the Fender cables and the cheapie Proco cables.
Ruined the jack on my nice Warwick .... F them.
And while I'm complaining, what happened to the $10.00 cable? Most stores only carry the high end stuff, and why spend fifty bucks on something you'll inevitably lose, break, or have stolen. There is absolutely no sound improvement whatsoever with a Monster or other 'hi-fi' cable. Folks who claim to hear a difference have overactive imaginations.
I'm not surprised, seeing as they ruin your gear and all.
mogami + neutrick or switchcraft +silver soldering = best cable / no frills .
Yeah, that's essentially what Bayou cables does for the less DIY inclined.
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