Patch cables Make your own or buy?

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  1. CapCrunch

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    Just to see what ya'll fellas have been using of late. I have some George L's for the last 12 years and its been good. Saw some vids on pedalboard makins and now I kinda want the fancy flat square connectors and make them myself. Old pedalboard is dismantled so this will be rebuild of the pedalboard. Might even get one of those fancy power supplies and custom cables for the power. Fun timers I guess!

    What are you guys using in the pedalboards, cablewise?
     
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    I buy mine, but I would like to start rolling my own.
     
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    I use George L’s and have for years. Ain’t changing now.
     
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    I wired this all up fancy and tidy a week or so ago.

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    I’ve been using Mogami Gold. Crazy expensive, but no noise and they seem well made.
     
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    How good is your soldering iron and how good are you at using it. Nothing more frustrating than an intermittent or noisy cable. If you have board with half a dozen cables imagine switching them out one by one until you find the bad one. Unless you’re absolutely sure you are up to the job premium cables can save you a lot of frustration.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about! Looks good to me! I say if you can afford to and have the patience, make it nice!

    How like the MXR chorus? And the @ Timmons pedal? What sounds are you going for with those? Full on rock tones or medium drive?
     
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    It's vids like this that bring up the GAS!
    Cool nonetheless.
     
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    And for the power...

    geez, my rig is outdated!
     
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    The chorus is cool. The AT is great, I use it for medium gain lead tones. I may be replacing it with a Friedmann SmallBox
     
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    I make my own from Canare oxygen free cable and Switchcraft ends. I prefer soldered connections made to fit.
     
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    I used the Free The Tone solderless kits on my pedalboard and have had zero issues.
     
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    I have absolutely zero technical skills, so I look at people that can do this the way I look at the nasa scientists that put people on the moon.
     
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    I’ve done both. I have decent soldering skills. Still, I like the EBS flat cables and have no way of making a competitive product. And, it takes time.
     
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    Look at Providence cable if your looking to spend money.


    These others seem fine as well but Providence sure knows how to make an exceptional cable.
     
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    Do you the specific model or cable number? I want to lookit up!
     
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    Ok, so the fellow is recommending since the plugs and cable here. While I am certain there are more well known cable, he says he likes the cable from this small shop. I like supporting smaller vendors!
     
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    I don’t support anything The Rig Douche recommends. After his years of lies and ripping off pedals I’ll never buy anything he makes or advertises. I know he came clean on TPG and confessed his lies and shady business dealings but I will never trust or support Mason. Also a couple years ago he said he was using Belden cables, not exactly a small vendor.
     
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    P203. I am a Providence Sales Representative as it says on my sig. Many of the other cables sound great and have their place but Providence when put to the test come out on top in all areas people pay a cable for and sound fantastic.


    Tested by objective third party where manufacturers sent cables on their own for the most part, again not only do they sound great but they come out on top in every area that matters and is important to the player and the music. Handmade tip to tip in Japan.






    Admittedly I do use other cables as well from say Sommer or MXR and I also recommend those or BTPA, these are awesome as well readily available as well. Cables are awesome and do make a difference and there is no such thing as a perfect cable but Providence sure makes some pretty excellent ones if you ask me ~(*_^)~
     
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  20. Voxman

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    I use to use only George Ls. But I went to Hosa patch cables and they save space since the plugs are pretty flat.
    They have been reliable and no difference in tone, and they're affordable.
    Never had one go bad either.

    I've made my share too when I had multiple boards, making specific lengths to fit exactly, but don't really do that anymore.
     
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