Coiled cables?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gitold, Dec 6, 2018.

Do you like coiled cables

  1. Love em

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    32.9%
  2. Hate em

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    27.4%
  3. Indifferent

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    39.7%
  1. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

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    Soulman 969 came over to try out my new guitar. When I handed him a cable to plug into the guitar he exclaimed his displeasure of the coiled nature of it. I told him that I thought coiled cables were wonderful. What do you think!
     
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  2. beagle

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    The remind me of the guitar hell that was the 1970s.
     
  3. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Indeed - the 10 mins spent before a gig trying to untangle a coiled cable was not time well spent!
     
  4. BorderRadio

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    Quality coiled cords put some spring in my step.
     
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    Too dark sounding, may be okay with some players. The way I look at it is,if you have lots ($) tied up in guitar/amp,at least use a good quality instrument cable.

    I have bought/sold/traded many guitars in the past ten years, but I still have the Zaolla Silverline instrument cable I bought years ago from Lava Cables (when it was still a one man operation).
     
  6. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    They tangle like a long land line coily phone cord. What could possibly go wrong? :>)
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  7. uriah1

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    Yea., and lava all the way. All of mine.
    Some other mfg are way too heavy or too fragile.
     
  8. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I never even thought of what they do to tone.

    In general, I despise them on guitar, but I'll use it board to amp.
     
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    I'm old, so yes I used coiled cords when I was young. Eventually straight cables became the norm and we all switched to them. Back in the nineties I bought a modern coiled cord but ended up giving it away. It was made from quality cable unlike the old coiled cords and was too damn heavy hanging from the guitar.
     
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  10. gkterry

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    I like mine. I bought a Fender brand coily a while back when they were on sale. Always have liked them. If it makes any difference in tone, I can't hear it. I'm sure a junk $5 one would be a different story. Mine never tangles up either.
     
  11. bluemud928

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    good for a small stage (or corner)
     
  12. brookdalebill

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    I don’t own one, but I want one.
    I want one for a funny/dumb reason.
    When I was “new” to gigging in the early Jurassic era, every bass player I saw or played with had one.
    Their rigs were similar.
    They usually played a stripped “hippie natural” 60s P bass though a Fender Showman or Bassman of some kind, with a JBL cabinet, La Bella flats, a coily cord, and a pick.
    I want that rig, coily cord and all.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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    I've been using them for years precisely because they don't get tangled. They darken my tone a little, but that's what buffered pedals are for.
     
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    Coily cords. Rockin' Nigeria since 1970.

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    I was one of "them". I had the P-Bass pickups, but with a Gibson MM envelope around them. Traynor Super Custom Special YBA-3A with two 1X15" JBL cabs. Thump thump !

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  16. beagle

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    More

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    than Rice Krispies
     
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    Maybe there are good ones now. Back when I started playing, they sucked tone due to high capacitance, and were noisy due to shielding breakdown.

    It was a disdain set early in my career, and I've habitually avoided them ever since.
     
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    I read somewhere that Jimi Hendrix used radio shack ones
    to cut resistance down on purpose.

    Probably hooey..

    Mine now, are great..not noisy, no loss., etc
     
  19. Shuster

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    I own 4 Lava's and love them, so never tried any others? I have stretched one to it's limits, and got popped in the butt by the other end,, lol I use straight cables when I have more room to move.
     
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    If they didn't weigh a metric ton, I would use them more often.
     
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