Bass thru guitar cable. SAEF?

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Oh, and by the way, that's for a 10 foot cable. A 20' one costs an additional $299, bringing the grand total to $598 for the math-challenged out there.

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Saturday, 30 December 2006 01:12 (fourteen years ago) link

that's just taking the wind right out of the gag, I think.

I just assumed it was all played out!

JJ, don't even start with the audiophiles. Musicians are superstitious and easily bullied. Audiophiles just have a thing for nude emperors.

Name Not Found (rogermexico), Saturday, 30 December 2006 02:24 (fourteen years ago) link

John, since you're in the biz, what are some of the other types of snake-oil commonly sold to musicians/audio engineers? I seem to remember some thing called the Sonic Maximizer(?) which sounded pretty dubious.

naus (naus), Saturday, 30 December 2006 04:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, the BBE sonic maximizer...

Well, according to BBE, the sonic maximizer "time-aligns the phase relationship between horn drivers and traditional cone drivers according to a complex algorithm that is based on response curves formulated from physical modeling of real-time measurement specifications." (this is from literature packets that they distributed before various stuido and live engineers called bullshit on their claims, which are strangely absent from the current website.)

In reality, it's a black-box EQ that paved the way for the suckitude of nu-metal guitarists far and wide, and is completely without merit in a studio environment. Despite what they may claim, it's one step beyond the "aural exciter" craze of the late 80's, pioneered in the consumer audio market by the Audio Logic pa-88.

Feh. I call bullshit.

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Saturday, 30 December 2006 05:36 (fourteen years ago) link

In other words, if you can't EQ without an auto-crutch, then GIVE THE FUCK UP.

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Saturday, 30 December 2006 05:37 (fourteen years ago) link

patent hollow oval design to make sure all the music from the guitar reaches the amp

Wow.

Not For Use as Infant Nog (A-Ron Hubbard), Saturday, 30 December 2006 06:22 (fourteen years ago) link

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There was no comparison, the Monster jazz cable mellowed out the tone, seemed like a touch of sustain was added, each note seemed to be encassed in a water droplet. ”
John Cook

^wtf @ this. It's a fucking electrical conductor ffs.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Saturday, 30 December 2006 12:45 (fourteen years ago) link

It pains me to admit it, but that ProCo cable w/the wooden jack plug looks great!

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Saturday, 30 December 2006 12:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd break it in a day.
I'm careful with my kit, but the nicer it is, the more unlucky I get.

So, I buy cheap shit(except my guitars...ooooohno) and then somehow it lasts forever.

Geza T iz tha Rainy G. Toronado (The GZeus), Saturday, 30 December 2006 16:25 (fourteen years ago) link

It's a fucking electrical conductor ffs.

Oh normanpaws...

Name Not Found (rogermexico), Saturday, 30 December 2006 17:02 (fourteen years ago) link

lol how do u fit a bass thru a guitar cable

giboyojimbo (gbx), Tuesday, 2 January 2007 19:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Power tools.

Geza T iz tha Rainy G. Toronado (The GZeus), Tuesday, 2 January 2007 23:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Read it and LOL.

"Cable Polarity and Tone" thread
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=200747

"High End Cable Reviews" thread
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=147637&highlight=please+post+your+cable+reviews

Name Not Found (rogermexico), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 20:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh good lord WHY? 23 pages of cable reviews?

I swear to god, I'm going to go out and start a rumor that the height differential from one end of the cord to the other is key, because the electrons slide down the cord faster due to gravitational pull.

"In order to improve guitar performance in my studio, I drilled a hole through the floor of my moms bedroom and stood directly above my amp. The difference was undeniable..."

John Justen, surrounded by frail, wispy people. (John Justen), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 20:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh good lord WHY?

Let no cork go unsniffed.

For instance, that thread about cable DIRECTION making a difference. Obviously total hokum. BUT vertical orientation makes a huge difference. If you have the bass side of the cable on top, all of the heavy low frequencies fall on top of your highs and SMOTHER YOUR TONE. So make sure you have Bass on the Bottom and Treble on Top (BB/TT = handy mnemonic because lord knows guitar players need the help.)

Name Not Found (rogermexico), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 21:48 (fourteen years ago) link


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