patch cables

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rycebag, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    im looking for some effects cables that are reliable and wont put a dent im my pocket. i need them for the bass drive and oc-2 that im getting in the mail soon.
  2. gibsualdo


    Jun 19, 2006
    London, England
    The Planet Waves Pedal Board kit, is about the cheapest I've been able to find, that could probably be described as "reliable" and not cheap bargain bin cables, with moulded ends. They're still not exactly cheap unfortunately.

    Hopefully someone can suggest a better alternative.
  3. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    There's a ton of options out there, from cheapo to boutique expensive.
    What exactly are you looking for?
    Something to use in the house?
    Something to use on the road?
    Something to use on pedals mounted to a pedal board?
    Give us some more information. :D
  4. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    just be using it in house and when i have shows. i dont think i'm going to need a board yet as i only have the pedal for my amp and the two single pedals
  5. JoshC


    Nov 19, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    If you just have a few pedals that aren't going to be mounted on a board just grab a few 6" hosas or something. For a permanent solution Lava Cable and George L's are the best options imo. I personally use the Planet Waves kits, but I would use something else if I didn't already have a decent chunk of change in them.
  6. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
  7. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003

    these are my cables for in-between pedals that are right next to each other.

    for the weird lengths i use the Planet Waves Cable Station Kit, but the Hosas are good for the shorter stuff.

    but don't get the multicolored plastic Hosa packs. those are junk.
  8. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Just get the cheapest patch cables you can find, and keep a few spares handy in case one fails on a gig night.

    Stuff like the George L products are really only worth bothering with if you've got major wiring headaches that are big enough to warrant throwing that sort of money at, IMHO. Having an LS-2 on your board is usually what causes George L's GAS. :D
  9. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes!

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA