Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

Which one of these is better?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by radiocaster, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    Vox has just put out Class A cables:
    http://www.voxamps.com/classa

    Do these require plug replacement more often than Class AB cables?

    Also, they come in Guitar, Bass and Acoustic model, which are black, blue and brown resp. (click on the "specs" tab)

    If I use the bass cable on guitar, will it provide that extra "oomph" needed for thick beefy tonez? Would it be an error to use the Acoustic model for metal because it'll wimp out the signal?

    Is there a demo of this? Would it be better to try out in person because youtube sound quality is not so good?
     

  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    These are your only choices ? Are you a vox employee .Single coils or buckers ? Since they make amps who is making these for them? I tried their coily I did not like. Weighed 8lbs. Odd. Perhaps these ones are good. Wish you luck.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
    notmyusualuserid likes this.

  3. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Tele-Meister

    340
    May 3, 2016
    Scotland
    It's a cable to connect a guitar to an amp.

    All of that marketing spiel might* apply if Vox were selling high end hi-fi interconnects.

    They're not, they're selling a cable to connect a guitar to an amp. Both of which are extremely lo-fi. ;)

    I must admit that 'bass, guitar and acoustic' versions is a stroke of marketing genius. "Why buy one expensive (I assume they're expensive) cable when we can sell you three?" Kerrrrrrchinggggggg.

    *I'm still waiting to be convinced about some of the snake oil hi-fi buffs believe in too.
     
    Doctorx33 likes this.

  4. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Holic

    I'm not 100% sure but I think you're just being sarcastic here. :)

    Class A, Class AB these are amp circuit designs and nothing to do with guitar cables. Just a bunch marketing hogwash. Stat tuned for the Jimi Hendrix version...
     
    nojazzhere, studio1087 and uriah1 like this.

  5. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    They'll probably come in a left-handed version and a right-handed version, although you might have to get a left-handed if you're a righty, for the authentic Hendrix tonez.
     

  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I've also wondered how they keep the oxygen out...
     

  7. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Holic

    742
    Nov 26, 2014
    London
    I've been using cheap Live Wire cables with Oxygen Free Copper for years. Move along, nothing to see here.

    Unless Vox are using vintage correct Top Boost Copper ....
     

  8. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Looks like molded ends. That's the only thing I notice.
     

  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Yep. I had a science teacher who had a sign that said "Danger - 20,000 Ohms" and it had electrical lightening bolt icons around the warning.

    I love my VOX amps but it's time to tell the marketing folks at VOX that "if my grandmother had wheels she's be a wagon."

    They should focus more on pitching the AC30 AM/FM Radio......

    [​IMG]

    $59 + shipping on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071GQKW8N/?tag=tdpri-20

    I do love VOX.

    I buy Rockville cables on eBay and they are very nice.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7YVWGI/?tag=tdpri-20

    24 AWG 100% Copper Conductors - really nice shielding - great warranty; beyond this I fear that I would fall into the law of diminishing returns.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
    nojazzhere likes this.

  10. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Tele-Meister

    340
    May 3, 2016
    Scotland
    Moulded ends - "you can't fix them if they break, but we'll happily sell you another". Kerrrrrrchingggggg
     
    nojazzhere likes this.

  11. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I'm not buying any Snakeoil cables anymore. this year or decades to come.
    you might not understand what these guys are saying but what they meassure and listen to speaks for itself.

     
    nojazzhere likes this.

  12. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    Hmm, interesting. sort of :confused:
    at the bottom of the vox site you can choose which country...
    US flag - United Arab Emirates :cry:
     

  13. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Pfft...they're not even directional.
     
    Obsessed, notmyusualuserid and Alamo like this.

  14. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    709
    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    It'll be right handed at the amp end and left handed at the guitar end. And if you plug the wrong ends in, it'll all be out of phase. Which you may like, so then they'll develop a switch in the cable so you can choose it. It'll be standard equipment the next model year...
     
    studio1087 and Alamo like this.

  15. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    To prove I'm an edumcated 'Murican, I would reckon that the Arab version must be made with pork free copper.
    Maybe starting up production of these cables and all that pork free copper manufacturing is what caused the price drop on bacon?

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/bacon-prices-drop-miracles-do-happen.767921/
     

  16. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    65
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I can't decide for myself what sounds good...I need to wait and hear what Eric Johnson has to say.
     
    Tubeboy likes this.

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.