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Fender cables

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by znanjeiimanje, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. znanjeiimanje

    znanjeiimanje Tele-Meister

    Mar 3, 2008
    Dark Side Of The Moon
    I was recently looking for a new cable and since I couldn't find any meaningful information on the differences between Fender brand of cables, I went ahead and bought one of the Custom Shop cables. Since I already have the Deluxe Series cable I wanted to show the differences I found: 819e2fab-be9b-43e3-ae24-dbffe1c82dcf.jpg

    The Custom shop cable is significantly thinner and not as flexible as the Deluxe one (reminds me of one old Vox cable I had which was coiling up like crazy). Deluxe also has gold plated jacks and the jacks on Custom Shop seem to be covered in plastic wrap (a thing I hate when one day I need to repair the cable).

    Actually the price difference was really small and I believe it would have been better if I went for the Deluxe version.

    I just wanted to post this in case anyone else has the same dilemma one day.
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  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    If it sounds good, it must be the right cable!
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  3. bumnote

    bumnote Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    If you like the fabric covered cables, check out Pig Hog.
    I like the look of the fabric coverings and they're priced pretty reasonably. I prefer to have one straight end and one angled and they have this with I believe all their colors.
    I've got a couple and have been happy with them.
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  4. Milspec

    Milspec Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2016
    I have a few of those laying around and they look really nice, but they are just a typical China made cable with hit / miss quality. I am a sucker for cloth covered cables and just ended up making several out of Mogami cable and cloth wraps purchased online. The braided covers I found are all patterned after snakes, so there are some really cool looks out there.

    For a really inexpensive yet well built cable, give South Creek Audio a try. I have 4 cables that are about 8 years old now and despite being abused, have not had any failures. Just no braided covers on those.
  5. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I got a custom shop cable in tweed.. paid like 20 bucks for it.. I was in a hurry trying to find a cable for a gig so i looked for a good cable near me that I can pass by on the way to a gig.. its nice.. i like it. though Im not the one whos gonna spend big bucks on a super expensive boutique cables..

    the right angle plug also works through a tele jack hole without problems.. but Im just used on using the straight plug end..

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  6. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    Nothing irritates me more than a cable that coils up like a garden hose. I bought a fairly costly Mogami (because I thought it would help reduce floor noise) and the thing constantly coils up like a hose. Drives me nuts. And although it may last forever, it's no quieter than any other cable.

    That custom shop cable sounds like a good deal for $20.
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