View Full Version : What Cables are you using?

01-23-2013, 09:59 AM
What brand of cables are you using right now with your guitar rig? Im currently using all PRS cables myself including patch cables, I like the sound of them :) I have also used Monster,Mogami, Lava, Pawnshop, Live Wires.

01-23-2013, 10:08 AM
I have two PRS cables that were with the Thank You package.
One has the silent jack end on it, the other is an orange cable with to 90 degree ends.

I have one of those American Stage cables from Planet Waves, and a couple of nice Mogami ones with a straight and 90 degree ends on them.

All are very good.
My patch cables are 10" Mogami.

01-23-2013, 10:25 AM
I use the straight to right angle silent jack 25 feet (http://www.prsaccessories.com/collections/cables/products/prs-instrument-cable-straight-jack-to-right-angle-silent-jack-25-feet) PRS cables.

01-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Bill Lawrence! Best kept secret in cables.

01-23-2013, 11:15 AM
I've been happy with Mogami for the past 20 years or so, simply because my studio is wired with it, and I had my tech make a bunch of cables.

I've used GeorgeL's on my pedalboard for its ability to quickly fabricate cables myself. I'm looking forward to trying the PRS cables!

01-23-2013, 12:26 PM
I usually use Monster Rock 500 cables, but have been using the PRS cable from the Thank-You pack as well. I also have a Mogami for back-up in my bag. MIght have to pick up another PRS though...

01-23-2013, 12:35 PM
I like the 18' silent Jack PRS out of all mine the best.

01-23-2013, 12:42 PM
I changed from Mogami to Solid Cables. A couple of years ago I asked one of the guys at McKenzie River Music about them. I wanted to know how much of the description and reviews was "snake oil" or "I payed a lot for these so they sound better." He said he was using them but if I didn't like them to return them for a full refund. My experience at critical listening was that there was less treble cut and overall just less muddy. I liked them and haven't felt the desire to see if anything else is better.

01-23-2013, 01:09 PM
All my cables are Evidence Audio.....superb cables to include the monorail for effects.

01-23-2013, 01:49 PM
Planet Waves Custom Series. Had some for years and they haven't let me down.

01-23-2013, 02:03 PM
I use both PRS cables and Armor Gold.

01-23-2013, 02:24 PM
for the last 2 years, me and my boss, only use PRS cable. so far, we couldn't be happier

01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
George L's for pedalboard. Lava Ultramafic and Sommer GCB for instrument-amp...

01-23-2013, 04:23 PM
Monster Rock for me. Its interesting to read threads like this because I didn't realize that there would be so many different opinions.

01-23-2013, 05:01 PM
ProCo cables...

01-23-2013, 05:49 PM
Wow! I think I use a Planet Waves cable and a GH braided cable. I never really thought that they would make that big of a difference. Granted I never buy the cheapest, but I dont spend $80 on a cable either. Is it a shielding or noise issue or do they really make a difference in the tone?

Richard Lainegard
01-23-2013, 06:19 PM
Solid cables, and mostly Free the tone Patches on my latest board,
but I'm seriously eyeing the new Lava mini solder patch cables!

01-23-2013, 06:41 PM
Monster. I'm not qualified to say they are the best but they work well for me.

Richard Lainegard
01-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Bill Lawrence! Best kept secret in cables.

Great cables, but darn near impossible to get in Sweden, unless you want spend your cash
on overseas calls :) used to order a lot of pickups from them a few years back,
but gradually getting email replies from them got harder and harder (FB resulted in zero replies
in one year), I gave up and went for more readily available brands.

01-23-2013, 11:21 PM
Elixir and George L. Cheaper patch cables, but I'm not really using many of those at any given time thanks to the G-System.

01-24-2013, 12:09 AM
Oh man, I'm supposed to know about cables? I figure if they don't cut out they are good ones.

01-24-2013, 01:22 AM
I make my own. Mostly Canare with either switchcraft or neutrik ends. I have a few George l's and a Mogami as well. When looked at the price diff in buying vs making + having them the exact length I needed, it was a no brainer. Cumbersome, but a big money saver.

Bill SAS 513
01-24-2013, 05:49 AM
I use Monsters between axes and amps, but love the PRS patch cables with double 90's...great length (a little longer from others out there) and flexability. I use Pedal Trains and these cables are really easy to manipulate setting up the boards. I have heard that Monsters' plugs are actually a smidgen (pardon the medical term) bigger, and at some point, may effect inputs...anybody have this happen???

Jay Xander B
01-24-2013, 05:53 AM
i was using planet waves but didn't get on with them now switched to dimarzios and not looking back!

01-24-2013, 06:36 AM
I havent had great experiences with George Ls they didnt like me, but Im thinking of trying Lava soilderless when I redo my board