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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by gjohnson441496, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Strat-Talker

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    I've gone through a ton of cables throughout my years playing bass and now guitar. All of my old cables are way too long averaging 20'. I bought a couple of 10' Dunlop-MXR cables that came via mail today and these are by far the best cables EVER. I can not believe the difference, for the better, in the tone, clarity, and volume of these Dunlop-MXR cables. They are noticeably thicker in diameter than my other cables, and being 10' I don't have to worry about them twisting and tangling up. I'm completely astounded and just want to let the forum know about these cables. I didn't know Dunlop-MXR made cables until 3 days ago.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acc...1729287-sku^J52344000001001@ADL4MF-adType^PLA
     
  2. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Thanks for the recommendation . I will try one .
     
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  3. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-Talker

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    How much difference is due to the length, 20' vs 10'? Or is that what you're attributing to the difference?
     
  4. slash1814

    slash1814 Strat-Talker

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    Generally, a decent 20' feet and plus cable with average capacitance shall start to exhibiting a slight loss of high frequency.
     
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  5. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Well...
    the poor signal quality apparently being attributed to 20' cables is more likely the result of an ultra thin pin conductor (the wire attached to the pin) and a half assed shielding job...both of which are endemic of cheap manufacturing.

    Good quality instrument cable will use a pin conductor that is relatively heavy, made of copper or a copper-silver alloy, and shielded with both a graphite (di-electric), and metallic (copper) braid that is dense and thoroughly encompasses the di-electric.

    Cable like that, the signal loss at 100 feet would be negligible... undetectable with anything other than very sophisticated instrumentation.

    Add to that, high quality plugs, like the Amphenol ACPM (about $3.50US), and one will never have cable issues as long as they aren't abused. Like dropping the plugs on to a hard surface.

    As for tripping over long cables...?
    i got nothin...
     
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  6. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-Talker

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    I use name brand, higher quality (not the most $$) cables. Now that I think of it, I don't own any really cheap cables. Fender, Peavey and Monster. I buy them from local stores, and I guess they only carry better stuff. I think my longest cables are 25', most are 20', and a few 10's. A very few times, 25' wasn't long enough to DI to a board, had to borrow the soundman's 30'. Couldn't tell a difference, but they always have quality cables too. I could probably use another 10', maybe I'll try one of these and see.
     
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  7. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Strat-Talker

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    I think it makes a difference, but the MXR cables are thicker than any other cable I've seen, and I have 15 footers which didn't do anything for the sound. The MXR's seem to be very high quality.
     
  8. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Strat-Talker

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    TN
    Please do try the MXR's if you need new cables and tell me what you think. I'm telling you, there's a very noticeable difference in what I'm hearing.
     
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