Lava Cable sets: Tightrope vs. Pedal Board Kit

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by el murdoque, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Can anyone elaborate if there is a difference between the Lava Tightrope Kit and the Lava Pedal Board Kit.
    Apart from the tightrope Kit being twenty bucks cheaper i can see none. The Website lists the Solderfree cables and the tightrope ones, but they convinently forgot to mention where the differences are.
  2. adamaarts


    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Beta tester Source Audio, demos/reviews of many others
  3. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Well, the website says not much about differences. One is great, the other even greater :)
  4. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    ...but i'll give the Tightrope a shot. i'll see how it compares to my assorted mix of George L's, EBS and Sommer cables.
  5. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    I had two sets of tightrope kits and never liked them. They are prone to failure. With their solid core design and core size, any 90 degree angle is a failure waiting to happen. Their normal model is much more reliable. Mine would fail over time without any movement.
  6. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    I try not to be that guy that throws out choices you weren't asking about, but I've put together Lava's, George L's, and these-><-. The BTPA kit was, by far, the easiest and the fastest to assemble. Out of the 25+ cables I made, I only had to redo one. I haven't had them long enough to have a real idea about durability, but the sound quality is great and they're a bit less expensive than any of the other solderless kits out there. I saw that Lava was introducing a similar, set screw-type kit(I think it's called the Piston plug?), and then you've got the Disaster Area DisasterPlugs, which are also similar.

    Just some food for thought...
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