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  • George L cables

    I bought a new cable, used it for a few minutes then the cable started shorting in and out intermittently. I hope the pickups and amp are ok.

    Not impressed. $55.

    Two out of three of my monster rock cables are dead. Those were expensive too.

    Are Dimarzio cables good? I need soldered ends.

    Steve Vai has $200 cables from Dimarzio. Silver solder.

    Discuss.
    Last edited by esandes; 07-31-2021, 11:38 AM.

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    George Ls have a set screw that makes contact with the ground or sheild of the cable

    Dont over tighten that screw

    If it contacts the ground and the center conductor
    It shorts and makes no sound

    Loosen the screw , and remove the cable from the jack

    Clip off one half inch ,12 mm of the cable

    Do not strip the cable

    Shove it back into the jack and retighten the screw

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    • #3
      Yes, George L's should be easy to fix with no soldering. I have one, too, and this happens every year or so. Monster cables usually have a lifetime warranty, don't they?
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #4
        Originally posted by esandes View Post
        I bought a new cable, used it for a few minutes then the cable started shorting in and out intermittently. I hope the pickups and amp are ok.
        Have you ever had a faulty cable harm the pickups or amp? I sure haven’t.

        The best cable I own is a DiMarzio braided. Got it over 20 years ago, still works like a charm. It has the clearest sound of any cable I’ve used, as well.
        "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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        • #5
          I traded it in for one of these...
          http://accessories.yorkville.com/cab...nt/studio_one/

          The specs are decent.

          Mincer, if they do have a lifetime warranty I bought the cables from a shop no longer in business. I wonder if the factory can replace them. They sound really good.

          I wonder about the differences between the monster rock, dimarzio vai and the cable I just bought.
          Last edited by esandes; 07-31-2021, 03:07 PM.

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          • #6
            $200 Steve Vai DiMarzio cable? Is it fancier than this?

            https://www.dimarzio.com/cables/guit...ignature-cable
            I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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            • #7
              I bought a George L's sample pack once. They ended up in the trash.
              I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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              • #8
                George L cables have quite low capacitance and don’t load down your guitar’s signal. However, getting that set screw adjusted so that it contacts the shield (ground) and not the conductor (signal) can be a bit finicky. Over years, I’ve had a couple George L plugs delaminate and that’s not good.

                spending $200 on a guitar cable… would you like to buy a bridge? I’ve got a great one right over here …. You can solder your own or get Performance Audio to make one custom. Mogami 2524 cable is fine. Neutriks plugs are great - if you put a Neutrik “silent plug” on one end so it goes quiet whenever you pull the plug out of your guitar.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
                  I bought a George L's sample pack once. They ended up in the trash.
                  The 18' version in Canada is $165 CDN.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by esandes View Post
                    I traded it in for one of these...
                    http://accessories.yorkville.com/cab...nt/studio_one/

                    The specs are decent.

                    Mincer, if they do have a lifetime warranty I bought the cables from a shop no longer in business. I wonder if the factory can replace them. They sound really good.

                    I wonder about the differences between the monster rock, dimarzio vai and the cable I just bought.
                    Send them a message, or even, contact them on social media. Post a pic of it. I bet they will make it right.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
                      I bought a George L's sample pack once. They ended up in the trash.
                      They are generally as good as the connections the end user makes. I like them, but I do have to re-tighten them (and in some cases fix) them every year. Their regular instrument cables are great but are tangle prone.
                      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                        They are generally as good as the connections the end user makes. I like them, but I do have to re-tighten them (and in some cases fix) them every year. Their regular instrument cables are great but are tangle prone.
                        Yeah. I can solder or crimp 26AWG RGB cable with BNC connectors all day long, but I couldn't make George L's work.
                        I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Little Pigbacon View Post

                          Yeah. I can solder or crimp 26AWG RGB cable with BNC connectors all day long, but I couldn't make George L's work.
                          Dang that must hurt
                          EHD
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                          RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                          SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                          Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                          Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                          Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                          Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                          GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post

                            Dang that must hurt
                            Eh, I got over it. Besides, I've since realized that the entire concept of a pedalboard is kind of antithetical to the way I use pedals.
                            I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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                            • #15
                              Semi-relatedly, I'm frustrated with cables as well.

                              I recently got a Planet Waves Am Stage cable with a right angle plug. Brand new, the signal was EXTREMELY quiet and dark. Did some reading, and found there was probably an issue with one of the plugs. Figured out which one, crimped the shield connector tighter, and it was full volume. Decided to clip the end and resolder it, and it's doing the same damn thing again. That's what I get for not just buying another of the DiMarzio braided cable that's still kicking after 20 years.
                              "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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