Non-stiff cables anyone?

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  1. Humbuck

    Humbuck Can't stop, won't stop

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    Does anybody know of high quality, quiet guitar cable like Canare or Mogami, that isn't ridiculously stiff and wiry and hard to keep from looping up?

    Something that feels more like good old Whirwind or Conquest or whatever, but is professional touring grade...or is this even possible?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Both Mogami and Canare make a higher gauge (thinner) cable. I've used both and they seem just as good, but I prefer beefier cable.
     
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    Fryderyczek Hates UG, the ....s

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    Check out Spectraflex.
     
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    Mike The Traveler

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    Mogami has the 2319 which is a thinner cable that a lot of people use to connect pedals since it's more flexible. I think it might not be rugged enough to stand as the primary instrument cable (though I could be wrong).

    CBI cables are probably the answer to your problem though. They're noticeably more slim than a mogami 2524, but still very durable, high quality, and about as kink free as you'll get before you start using wraps and other hose like cable innovations. Unfortunately I don't know which of their cables it is exactly I use because I got them from Death Valley Cable Company a few years back. If I had to guess I'd say it looks like the GA-1 Standard - Guitar Cables

    Anyway, sound quality-wise they sound nearly identical to the 2524, maybe a little brighter if anything.
     
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    155 SS.org Regular

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    canare g6 is great never gets unruley
     
  6. Humbuck

    Humbuck Can't stop, won't stop

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    I have Canare G6 and although excellent cable, the stiffness drives me nuts sometimes.
     
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    Metaldestroyerdennis Heavens Football Bat

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    Having had many cheap cables in the past, in my opinion stiffer cables that tend to loop are infinitely preferable to flexible cables that tangle and kink.
     
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    Baelzebeard Grinder of strings

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    I always thought Canare was pretty supple, but...

    Maybe look at the cable specs and look for cable with a "serve" shield. Serve shields don't have as good of coverage as braided shields, but will definitely be more flexible.
     
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    mr coffee SS.org Regular

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    Go wireless. I did it years ago, it wasn't cheap but no regrets.

    -m
     
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    Sean Richardson Onedge Custom

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    ^^^

    This
     
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    We use Sommer Spirit LLX in one of our glued heat shrink strain relief ranges.

    It's the lowest capacitance cable available on the market, and handles great as even though it has superior braided type shield it uses foamed insulation (rather than solid which is a big reason for stiff cables) and the outer jacket is a really flexible compound so bottom line is that it happily unravels, lays flat and doesn't have a mind of its own!

    Guitar Cable Capacitance Chart

    52pF per metre = 16pF per ft.

    Hope this helps.

    Marc, Director
    Shootout Guitar Cables
     
  12. Humbuck

    Humbuck Can't stop, won't stop

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    UK though...boo for me.
     

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