Good reason to buy a Monster Guitar Cable???

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  1. unixfish

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    You just need to know the good places to go for picks.

    I go downstairs, remove the bottom panel off the washing machine, get a drain bucket, remove the large particulate filter from the drain line and let it drain into the bucket, and grab my picks there. Sometimes I even find money! (To be fair, my largest haul was $0.27.)
     
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    Ukranian Village in Parma has the kielbasa that will probably work better - but that's an hour or more from you if I remember correctly...
     
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    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    More like an hour and a half.

    I usually just get Hilshire because that's what a man from a certain ethnic background shilled on Friday nights at 11:30 when I was a kid.
     
  5. stephent2

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    This particular pick is now an heirloom! I watch it like a hawk.
     
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  7. Paul in Colorado

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    I worked in a music store and we bought some used gear that included a bunch of 20' cables with Neutrik plugs. I have three or four of them. 25+ years, they're still going strong. I have a bunch of other shorter cables, Pro-Co, Planet Waves, Musician's Life (they were our house brand made by CBI). I take care of them and can fix them if they fail.

    I've never owned a Monster Cable. Never had to.
     
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    When my guitar cables go bad it's always in the cable itself, not the ends. Trying to find the short, cut the cable, unsolder and the end, etc. when I can return them for a replacement is kinda silly. The Monster cable that started this thread has a short in the cable somewhere.

    I used to dedicate a few hours to fixing bad guitar, mic and speaker cables a couple times a year. I lack the inclination these days.
     
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    I have a few monsters as well as dozens of others.no difference in quality live or in the studio. The monsters are my least favorite. The whole cable thing is insane these days.
     
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    This is 100% all this thread needed.
     
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    I bought several Whirlwind Leader cables several years ago and they've all held up really well.
     
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    I have a couple Monster XLR cables that I got used with a bunch of other XLR cables in a package deal, they seem fine but no better than the other brands I have.

    I have a Bill Lawrence / George L cable that I used for over 20 years, I did eventually have to change the actual cable part out because the insulation on the outside was getting cracked up, it still worked though!
    And I recently got a couple Fulltone guitar cables, which are really well made and reasonably priced.

    I won one of those big $ boutique guitar cables some years ago, never used it just sold it and used the cash for something else.

    SO ... I don't have a reason to buy a Monster cable!
     
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    A Good Reason? OK

    When they sell them for a penny a foot. :p

    I have several I was given to try out so long ago I can't even recall and a couple more I got as freebies when I bought some circuit protector someone was closing out on the cheap. They all still work but mostly because I've seldom used them on gigs. I have others I prefer.
     
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    That is ri-freakin-diculous!
    The only reason to buy Monster is if you really hate your money and want to rid yourself of it. Might as well light it up.
    I wouldn't buy their products anyway but after reading that piece I have new found loathing of them.
    I always laugh at the salesmen who try to sell you their overpriced crap.
     
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    After 22 feet the resistance factor in copper wire comes into effect diminishing the top end tones.
     
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    I've been using George L's for about five years - got two on the cheap at a steel festival - one has a short SOMEWHERE right in the damn middle of the cord. So frustrating! ...but these have lasted me longer than anything else. I don't feel as though I'm super hard on cords, but with as quickly as I usually go through them I have to admit to myself that maaaaaybe cowboy boots do some accidental damage :)
     
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