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What is your favorite cable ?

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Mar 09, 2009 1:43 PM GMT

I use cheap cables.

I want to buy new cables.

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Mar 10, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
BlueMoose Replied:

Check out the cables at Fat Bottom Harp Mics

serious equipment!


Mar 10, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
John P Replied:

For hi-z signal Monster Jazz Cable is exceptional. They are time aligned, which really does improve the sound quality. This also means they are directional, so i mark one jack with colored tape so i can easily tell which end is which.

Mar 10, 2009 7:00 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

I just put a pedalboard for guitar together, all with Lava Cables. I love their product, and Mark, the owner, is exceptionally nice and helpful.

Mar 10, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:


Thanks, I will check this site.

Mar 10, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>John P

Thanks, I`ll try to hi-z signal Monster Jazz Cable.

Is it very expensive?

Mar 10, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>Drew R


Lava Cables? Ihered this name first time.

Mar 11, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
John P Replied:

Yes, Monster Jazz Cables areexpensive. When i first saw them and asked why, i was told they were "time aligned" so that the bassfrequenciesmove along the cable at the same speed as the treble frequencies. Originally, i thought this was a lot of nonsense. But, after i tried one, i was very impressed. The tone was actually deeper, richer and fuller compared withordinary guitar cords. Hard tobelieve, but true. i don't use anything else now. Well worth the extra cost, IMHO.

Mar 11, 2009 10:46 AM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

>John P

Thanks, I will go to music shop, try it.

Mar 12, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
Zack P Replied:

I use Monster Cables. Might be expensive, but take 'em back and no questions asked, they are replaced.

Mar 12, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
BlueMoose Replied:

Interesting, 'time alignment'. That's what the BBE Sonic stomp pedal is doing as well.

So Monster cables do it in-line. That's cool.

moose (decidedly un-aligned :)

Mar 13, 2009 6:52 AM GMT
John P Replied:

Monster makes different types of cables. Not all are time aligned. Monster JAZZ cable is time aligned. I doubt if it does everything that a Sonic Stomp will do. But they do improve depth and richness of tone as compared to a generic guitar cord.

Mar 13, 2009 7:24 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Mogami cables is what I like to use, as their studio quality and can take a severe beating. The online music stores sell them but if you carefully siff around on Ebay, you can get them a lot cheaper than their prices are.

Mar 13, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
BlueMoose Replied:

Monster Jazz Cable:

"MicroFiber® inner dielectric isolates magnetic fields for accurate tonality across the entire audio bandwidth.
Dual Bandwidth Balanced® Precision Wire Networks Reproduce the Natural Timbre & Complex Tonality of Your Instrument ...It’s engineered to ensure that all your instrument’s warmth, presence, and full-bodied overtones are precisely reproduced.
Patented Time Correct® windings provide extended bandwidth and dynamic range. Exclusive Multi-Twist™ construction rejects noise and hum"

BBE Sonic Stomp:

"...phase and amplitude integrityis essential to accurate sound reproduction...tied into complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and harmonic components...pass through a speaker, the proper order is lost. The higher frequencies are delayed...called "envelope distortion"...identify the characteristics of an ideal speaker...return the fundamental and harmonic frequency structures to their correct order." Monster is addressing cable loss/distortion issues and BBE is looking at distortion from the speaker. (This sound stuff ain't simple! :)

So I guess if you have a Sonic Stomp you don't want to connect it to your amp with a crappy cable.

Jazz Cable: 6' - $40, 21' - $60

Sonic Stomp: $100


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