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Question about Line 6 cable from bass to transmitter

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Dec 28, 2016.


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  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I have a Line 6 G30 wireless system, and I could really benefit from a right angle cable instead of the straight cable it came with. Looked on Line 6's website and they have one for $30. Seems a steep, no? Says it's made with Mogami wire, but $30 for a two foot cable?

    It's just a 1/4 to 1/4 cable right, or am I missing something here? Premium Right Angle 1/4" Cable - Accessories

    Just looked on GC's website, I guess it's not too out of place for Mogami, just struck me as odd for a 2 foot cable.

    Anyone have any experience with that replacement?
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yup, just a standard mono cable. Buy 2' of Mogami cable and a couple of Neutrik ends for $2 a pop and be done.
     
  3. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Mogami is good cable, but it's $0.84/ft when bought from places liked Redco.
     
  4. Spent

    Spent

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I used short 1/4" patch cables for years. They set me back less than $5.00.
     
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I have no experience making my own cables like that. Is it simple? Any online guides?
     
  6. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yeah, it is super, super simple. Once you do it a couple of times, you'll be good at it and you'll kick yourself for ever paying as much as you have for cables. I haven't bought a premade cable in many years now... always DIY. The best part is making ones exactly how long I want/need.

    Making a mono cable is about as simple and introductory to soldering that you can get. You can go a little overboard and use star quad for it, but that's not necessary at all.

    I didn't read all of the text on this page, but from skimming it seemed like a good, end to end guide:
    Quality Instrument Cable: Why It Matters, and How To Make Your Own

    I also wrote a post on soldering here that was a sticky at one point, but likely long gone :p

    Edit: Managed to find it. There's some good discussion in there:
    The Art of Soldering! (a how-to)
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    If you can solder it's very simple.

    If you can't solder and want to learn, making a cable is one of the best places to start.
     

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