tcsned wrote:IMHO - other than using too light of a gauge the cables don't make that much of a difference. With the OBEL you're gonna be running a lot of cable but unless you are using super cheap and thin molded plastic type that come with a Walmart guitar it probably won't matter that much. I'm not saying that it won't matter at all. Compared to all of the other factors it's pretty minuscule. I've said this here before, but. Stevie Ray Vaughn used those crappy half coiled Radio Shack cables and his tone was not too shabby. When I took a music technology class at VT we compared a ludicrously expensive speaker cable to a lamp cord using a really nice Earthworks reference mic and Spectrafoo audio analyzer and there was no difference.
JonnyBoy wrote:Actually once you have a buffer in your chain you really don't need low capacitance cables anymore, unless you really want to. Regular guitar shielded instrument cables will suffice tone wise. I use Belden anyway, but you are right that once your signal becomes low z you are no longer fighting capacitance issues to the point that regular instrument cables will be just as good. Flame away!!
hippieguy1954 wrote:Yes, the cables are important. Don't use cheep ones. Use good ones. It's worth the money.
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