Is this a bit over the top?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  2. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    i think all the expensive cords are a waste of $ unless you're gigging in a band or something.
  3. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    How would that make the sound better?
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I dont even want to think about how much they might cost.
  5. Friend of mine has some, and has made some (he's an electrical kinda dude). They were advertised at the time to help shield the signal. Guess they've dropped that way of thinking. But, I will say they look awesome :D . Plus, they don't get tangled up, don't get crimped. Also, the strain relief on them is great. Keeps the cord locked into the connector, can't twist around, can't pull out. Armored cable also makes one special piece, but it can be copied.

    Bad: Heavy, expensive.

    Ebay watch. Armoured cables
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Imagine what that would do when it whacks into your prize bass...
  7. There are no sharp edges on them. You'd have to feel em to believe it. Won't hurt it any more than a standard cable end whacking against it...when it happens. Trust me guys, they really do work pretty well.
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    but is it worth it? I can get rid of a mouse in my house with a can of gasoline and a match, but why would I !?!?!
  9. silvermaneZ


    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    I was thinking the exact same thing. There is no way that I am putting a metal cable between my strap and the body of my Lakland.

    "Now serving strange idea number 12....."
  10. The only technical info. I saw on their web-site was the length of the cables.

    In the absence of any real information, I would file these cables in the "Hype/Looks-Cool/Expensive" category.

    - Wil

    PS: Anybody unfamiliar with modern Marketing methods would do well to read the tale of "The Emperor's New Clothes", by Hans Christian Andersen. Now, about these green-markers I have for sale...
  11. A strings a string. No-one will notice the difference except you.
  12. To me it seems a little unneccesary, especially if they cost more than $25. But if someone says they are really good, I might try one out, and buy it if I like it.