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Pedalboard cables

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by sivs, Dec 4, 2009.

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What kind of cables do you use for your pedalboard?

  1. George L

    43 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. Planet Waves

    33 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. Lava Solderless

    21 vote(s)
    11.7%
  4. Core One Slug

    34 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. Whatever they had cheapest at the local shop...

    42 vote(s)
    23.5%
  6. Other

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. sivs

    sivs

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    Aug 5, 2009
    Location:
    Hamilton, ON
    I'm curious... what are people using to patch their pedals together these days? I've read mixed reviews on almost everything and I'm trying to figure out what I should do as I downsize to a PT2. I'm currently using the Planet Waves solderless system for most of my pedals, with a bunch of random cheap cables in their as well, but I'm wondering about switching to the Lava's or even Bill Lawrences so they'll take up less space.

    Thoughts? I know, just what we need... another cable debate! 9kkhhd
     
  2. lbrown1

    lbrown1

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Location:
    Oshawa, Ontario
    I've been using Yorkville cables from L&M - the tweed ones......no complaints except they're a little stiff to be bending around from pedal to pedal....my pedalboard doesn't have routing holes in it so everything's on top
     
  3. hollowbody

    hollowbody

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I dig George L's for a few reasons. Wire is nice and thin, easy to maneuver around pedals, underneath the board, etc., the connectors are very low profile and don't take up much space so you can get pedals nice and close together and you can customize the length so you don't have 8 inches of cable in between pedals that are 2 inches apart.

    They're a bit pricier than other stuff, but to me the benefits are worth it.
     
  4. mhammer

    mhammer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Patching is a many-splendoured thing in the Hammer household. I had bought a bunch of nice plastic chassis for DIY pedals that I mount the jacks on the rear skirt of. Five pedals sit nice and snug in this $1.50 Princess Auto plastic tray I bought to use for a pedalboard. I bought a bunch of right-angle plugs when Radio Shack (The Source) was selling them this past year for [email protected] cents (that boat has sailed folks!). Basically, all I need is about 4" of shielded cable to go from plug to plug, and they sit nice and flush against the rear skirt. I also made some solid offset male-to-male adaptors by soldering the two halves of right-angle plugs together for connecting pedals with side-mounted jacks.

    On my modular unit, I buy mono-to-stereo cables at the dollar store that have a stereo mini-plug on one end and two mono 1/8" phone plugs on the other end. I clip the mono plugs and about 6-12" of cable off and simply add another mono phone plug to the free end, leaving the stereo plug and some cable available for other duty in the future.

    I also have a bunch of moulded cheapo rt-angle patch cords that are fine for "unusual" uses.

    If I thought patch cable quality mattered at distances this short, I would most assuredly use something better.....but it's rock and roll.

    Mark
     
  5. guitarman2

    guitarman2 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Location:
    Brantford, Ontario
    I'm using Evidence Audio melody for my pedal board.
     
  6. keto

    keto Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Location:
    Edmonton
  7. greco

    greco Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Depends on where you are sailing from...I bought 6 tonight (same price as above) at my local The Source store.

    Still worth looking...if you happen to be going by a The Source store.

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  8. Overt1

    Overt1

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Location:
    Calgary
    i make my own by buying mogami cable and redco brand connectors from redco.com
     
  9. pattste

    pattste

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I had Mark at Lava Cable make me custom ones using Canare GS-6 cable (the same that I use for the rest of my setup). I don't trust solderless cables personally.
     
  10. puckhead

    puckhead

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Need Pics pls
     
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  12. rev156

    rev156

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Location:
    Somewhereville
    I buy bulk cable, plugs and solder my own to the exact length I need.
    cheers,
    mark
     
  13. greco

    greco Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    There is a real nice cable going between the blue pedal and the white pedal..9kkhhd

    cheers

    Dave
     
  14. mhammer

    mhammer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    My personal favourite is the one going between the two pedals with the black knobs.:smilie_flagge17:
     
  15. kw_guitarguy

    kw_guitarguy

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    I use the Planet Waves solderless pedal board kit, and it's worked out really well. No issues with the solderless, very sturdy, I have ripped them out and rewired things numerous times with no failures.

    The Core X2 stuff looks nice as well!

    ~Andrew
     

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