Quality patch cables

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  1. EL 34

    EL 34 Well-Known Member

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    I know this has been brought up before. I did a search and didn't find it.

    What's that brand of cable that's highly rated. Not Mogami but another one I recall is a brand name of a person....
     
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    Jim Dunlop? They’re good.
     
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    EL 34 Well-Known Member

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    No. It's a relatively new brand (to me). It's a "boutique" cable that passes a wider frequency or something.
     
  4. EL 34

    EL 34 Well-Known Member

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    I did some extensive googling...George L.
     
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    Belden cable, Switchcraft plugs, some heat shrink tubing, a soldering iron, solder, this is the way to do it. It's easy to learn to make a good cable with these items.

    And MUCH cheaper to roll your own rather than pay inflated prices for a store bought cable that's no better.
     
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    Mogami? Canare? Do those ring a bell?

    Just Askin'
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    Doesn't George L stuff use 'press to fit' plugs?
     
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    I agree, I get rolls of currently Mogami cable but like Belden the same. Just whichever I find. I haven't bought a patch cable or guitar cord in decades.
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    George L for me. Easy fix if one goes bad although I've never had one go bad.
     
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    George L's are great until you start doing a lot of swapping then you may experience some connection issues. Soldering making your own works great and saves money. I have done that but for my larger pedal board I'm trying out EBS premium gold plugs. Only getting the gold because their plugs are smaller than the deluxe. I'm switching to EBS to save space overall, you can buy bundles at AMS online.

    If making your own, mogami 2319 is good stuff and switch craft or neutrik plugs.
     
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    Hi found the George Ls a bit hit and miss. Usually make my own but like the skinny flat jacks keeping the board packed tightly!
     
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    I agree. I use the Mogami 2319 with the Square 400 & 500 series 1/4 plugs. I also make them to sell local, too. Once I saw the price of a Mogami constructed 1' patch using 2319 & Amphenols, I priced it out to build. Even in small quantities, I could still make a cable to sell at half their price with 50% profit. Good stuff...
     
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    I make all my own cables. Currently I use Whirlwind Accusonic+2 for cable and Switchcraft plugs. All my "patch cables" last literally forever, but the one from my guitar lasts "maybe" two years before needing repair or replacement. I always use the same end for my guitar and ALWAYS loop the cable up around the strap button. There isn't a piece of cable made (at least that I can find) that will tolerate that without the shield and sometimes the center conductor inevitably crumbling from repeated tight flexing and yanking! I typically make that cable a couple/few feet longer than necessary, to allow for chopping off a foot or so off of that one end and repairing. Sure, I could go ahead and plug direct to the jack, but I'd much rather repair/replace a cable than yank a jack plate out of one of my beloved guitars! :pissed:

    Just My :2c:,
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    I started out with a few MXR patches but soon grew to hate them.
    The 'frying pan' heads are space hogs and useless for stereo pedals.
    They also resist twisting. Some of my pedals need a 180° patch twist to marry up, and after a while the crimps on the heads gave up and became worryingly loose.

    Now I use a mix of Rockboard and EBS 'flat' patches. :fever:
     

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