Patch Cables

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Goldtop57
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Patch Cables

Post by Goldtop57 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:03 am

I just had the "Digital" delivered to me two days ago . I am putting it on the Pedal Train "Junior" Board . I am now going to be purchasing some Patch cables for my two pedals and Crybaby Wah .. In your opinion, what Patch cables do most of you use ?
I stay away from the cheap Radio Shack style of cables because I don't want to waste money for one and also to have my tone suck from Cheap cable .
Opinions are now wanted .. please respond .. .. thank you

Whittenmb
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Re: Patch Cables

Post by Whittenmb » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 am

I have recently reconfigured my own boards, & I switched to George Ls. They work great, & it's awesome to be able to quickly fix a cable that has gone bad; although I've not had a single cable give any problems > & that was after doing all of the maneuvering required to set up & tidy up a pedal board. Last - I'd recommend you look into buying in bulk off of the George Ls site vs buying the little patch cable pack. Doing that left me with a bit of extra cable & connector tips should I add a pedal or want to change the board up a bit. Not a cheaply priced product, but it's an investment that will certainly pay off in the long run. My tone is crystal clear, & I have easily 50-75 feet of cable running - note of course I'm using buffers in specific areas.

FYI I have used the Planet Waves cables, & they are a pain to me when trying to set up a pedal board. The cable diameter interferes with pedals seating flatly. Most importantly though, I had to tape my connector tips to prevent them from working there way out of the socket. I spent a good few hours one day tearing apart my board trying to chase down the signal issue, & it was Planet Waves connectors not staying completely in their respective input/output socket.

So go for a thin cable w/ small connectors. There are several other companies that you may want to consider - Lava is the only one coming to mind @ the moment.

Hope that helps.
Thanks all! Later, Peace

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Meanoldfireman
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Re: Patch Cables

Post by Meanoldfireman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:00 am

I buy mogami 2524 in bulk and use switchcraft of Neutrik connectors. Buying cables is way too expensive, they're never the right length and may not have the connectors you want.

Soldering isn't rocket surgery, it just takes a decent iron and some practice.

nyteowl
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Re: Patch Cables

Post by nyteowl » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:23 am

I've been using George L cables for 12+ years now and am very happy with them. Regardless of what you may have heard elsewhere, the one and only reason a George L cable will fail is when it is not assembled properly.
I am not affiliated with Voodoo Lab in any way, but enjoy sharing what little MIDI and signal routing knowledge I have. If you find my assistance helpful, please pay it forward.

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