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 #122971  by freddyrose76
 Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:30 pm
Hey, it's Fred from Phred Instruments.

Today, I received a new batch of Wolph and Liger guitars, and each one comes with a built-in Pre-amp and OBEL wiring installed.

Looking for the best recommendation on a place to buy an OBEL guitar cable (1/4" TRS to split 1/4" TS)?

I have one OBEL cable here that I use for testing, but I can't remember where I purchased it from - it was many years ago.


Freddy Rose
Phred Instruments
 #122982  by TI4-1009
 Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:15 am
Second on AO, or make them yourself:
 #123016  by TI4-1009
 Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:03 pm
Correct. Dual cable with junction box is it.
 #123049  by freddyrose76
 Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:15 pm
So it's a box about the size of a small MXR pedal with a 1/4" stereo jack that splits into two mono 1/4" inch jacks. The cables used with the box are one stereo 1/4" cable that plugs into the guitar, and two 1/4" mono cables that plug into the input and output of the effects chain.

The reasons to use the junction box is:

1) Don't need to make special Y-cables.
2) Don't need to plug and unplug cables into effects for each setup and tear-down.

Any other reasons to use a junction box?

Freddy Rose
Phred Instruments