Guitar Cable Self Destructs.....

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Texicaster, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Texicaster

    Texicaster Tele-Afflicted

    May 9, 2018

    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

    Dec 7, 2009
    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

    bluesholyman Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2013
    Greater Atlanta
    It could be a number of things: cold solder joint, broken wire in the cable, cheap connector that busted 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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