Monster cable...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BassAgent, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    I don't know if this is the right forum to post this...

    I'm about to purchase a Monster M-Bass cable but there might be a problem: I don't know whether it'll fit in my bass. I have a Yamaha TRB5F from the older series (with the cable coming out upwards) and I can barely fit my Planet Waves cable into it. The Monster cables look quite big... Is there anyone who can assure me that it'll fit or give me the diameter of the biggest part of the cable?
  2. Don't waste your money. the monster cables are over rated and I never liked them because they mess with your tone. Just go and buy a live wire cable, they have the same manufacture warranty that monster cables do.
  3. chubrocker


    May 6, 2006
    +1. I have one--it's the 9th replacement! Sure, the lifetime warranty is nice, but its a PITA to go back to GC each time to get a new cable. I have 20 year old Horizon cable that is STILL working great.
  4. Bardley


    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I also would not waste my money on the Monster cable, however I do have a Monster bass cable that was a gift a few years ago. I have a Yahama BB1500a with the same kind of jack and the straight plug fits it fine.
  5. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    So if I understand the TB community right, cables can not improve tone, only mess with it? :D

    I have never owned a Monster cable, and I don't plan to. Way overpriced IMO.
  6. Bardley


    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    +10000 If you are handy with a soldering iron you can make a better quality cable for a fraction of the price. This is what I have done for years.
  7. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    *sigh* 10 replies and no answer to my question. Nevermind.
  8. Id like to also not answer your question.................I am personally boycotting all monster products, due to their frivolous and overzealous copyright practices. I urge others to research the company.
  9. totallybacan


    Mar 30, 2009
    To answer the question, I'll say no. They do seem bulky, and though I've never had the same bass, my guitarist always has trouble fitting the monster cable in a recessed jack. Stick with simpler less expensive cables that you know will work.
  10. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL

    Uhmmm......Post #4!?
  11. The answers you got are substantially better than the answers you sought. Don't like 'em, go enjoy your overpriced Monster. :rolleyes:

    I'd never pay Monster a dime, personally. And I will literally bet my entire rig that my signal is no less adequate with my Bayou Cables cabling!!! Unless you consider Monster's shady practice of attenuating highs via capacitance and marketing the cable as a "bass" cable an improvement, of course. They make me wanna puke!
  12. They will fit but make sure you get the straight angle cables and not the right angle ones if your TRB is one with the inset jack.

    That said all these answers were given for a reason. Monster cables are nice but they are INSANELY overpriced. There are far more reasonable options out there. However, if you can find one used (which is rare) you may be able to get a deal.
  13. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Take your bass to the store and tell them you want to find out if the sheath around the plug will work with your bass. If the store wants to sell a high end cable like that they should be willing to oblige.

    Ignore these other anti-Monster Cable clowns. It's not their money and they have no place expressing their jealousy in your equipment choice here.
  14. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    So is Alembic, Fodera, F Bass, Sadowski, Ritter, MTD, etc. You get the picture.
  15. Any Monster cables sold now will have plugs that fit just fine. I agree they're expensive and high capacitance.
  16. Mogami simply said, does not color sound and come with a lifetime warranty
    I've had mine two years and abuse it no problems yet great cables
  17. kirkm24


    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I've had Monsters, Planet Waves and Mogami cables go out on me.

    Of the 3 menionted above, I'd say Mogami was the most transparent. The Monster rolled off highs and the Planet Waves rolled off even more highs. The Planet Waves were the most noticeable in terms of tone roll off.

    George L's were probably the most clear but they tend to be delicate.
  18. Blazer79


    Sep 2, 2007
    If you really want monster, get the keyboard version. Those ones should not attenuate frequencies. I have one and I really like the fact that they never pop or damage even with heavy abuse. I know there might be others with the same ruggedness, but this is the one I've had since about 10 years ago and still going strong.
  19. Your argument fails... i think. Are you arguing or not :confused:
  20. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY

    A cable is simply a wire to take the signal from one thing (bass) and send it to another (amp). A cable cannot improve what you get from the source. However, a cable can degrade your signal in several ways. A higher capacitance cable like the Monster Bass series will roll off some of your high end like a tone knob on a passive bass, except you can't control the amount. Overly long cables will do the same thing. A poor soldering job will lead to drop outs and diminished signal as would a short or kink somewhere in the line.