Guitar Cable Self Destructs.....

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  1. Texicaster

    Texicaster Tele-Afflicted

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    ¡Bueno!

    So weird.... Sitting on my sofa playing at reasonable levels and my guitar cable gives a weird, kinda cool tone, and dies....

    I thought it was the amp or a tube or a fuse but it was the GC cable I got talked into. When I wiggled it it cut in and out...mostly out.

    When I grabbed a spare Mogami I had and back up and running no issues. NO clue why the Mogami was the spare....

    The amp has been moved a little bit but nada since a couple days ago with LOTS of play time; zero stress on the cable. Sounded great right till the end!

    Is that a typical demise of a cable?
     
  2. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How nice that your cable spent its final minutes of life in Service to the Song.
    Could we all go that way - on stage, mid-performance.
    RIP little cable.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  3. bluesholyman

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    It could be a number of things: cold solder joint, broken wire in the cable, cheap connector that busted internally....it works, then it doesn't. If there is a warranty, just go exchange it.

    I have had Monster coily cables die within a week of having them, then the replacement die in just as much time - really bad/cheap connectors on those - last time I ever bought them.

    I've had a Vox brand coily cable for 10+ years now and it has never failed me.
     
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