Help me identify this cable

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  1. ricknbaker

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    So this is my favorite cable. Bought in the UK about 20 years ago. It's rugged, heavy, doesnt tangle, super tough plugs at each end, noiseless. Never let me down. Better than a Whirlwind. Unbranded though. Why don't manafactures put their name on things? Still working flawlessly, but I'd like a spare. About 15' long.

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  2. Torren61

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    Me too.
     
  3. jimbo735

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    whats it say on the cable looks likea sumpin
     
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    No markings of any kind on either the cable or the plugs.
     
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    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That is a 1/4” guitar cable.

    Haha, just having fun. It does look cool, I have never seen one exactly like that. It is nice when you find one that lasts for a while!
     
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    Funny you needed two pics to show us the same thing twice from opposite ends.
     
  7. ricknbaker

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    Ah well now you know it hasn't got a right angle jack on it.
     
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    Well, in the abscence of any ID, does the team think Whirlwind are better than Fender cables? I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the last Fender one I bought. And I just can't be a*sed to solder my own ones up like in the old days.
     
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    You've got better eyes than me.

    There is an amazing difference in quality from one brand to another, can't blame the OP for wanting to find a match.
    I have 2 red 10 footers i've had for years that STILL want to remain in a coil, always tangled....i can see why they wouldn't put the brand name on them but those good ones, seems like they would want the name prominent and legible.
     
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    This is the Monster lawsuit cable. Monster sued the manufacturer for infringing on patents not yet filed.
     
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    There are some markings on the cable in the first picture that look like the beginning of "Furman." They're better known for patch bays and power distribution, but I wouldn't be surprised if they made cables at one time.
     
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    I've still have my Lava cable I got when Mark was still making them, best cable I have ever had.
     
  13. ricknbaker

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    Drf64, i can't see anything in Monster's catalogue that looks like it - but it is 20 years old. Jimbo735 and birfi: you have amazing eyesight. With the help of my daughter we were able to read 'Oxygen free copper core' so I'll try some googling tomorrow.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    It's obviously a directional cable, so yeah.
     
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    Electron flow direction is tantamount when searching for magnificent performance. :cool:
     
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    Yep. Good spot.

    It looks like worn/faded Furman name.

    They do some similar moulded strain relief patch cables.
     
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    It's highly directional. I have to align it north / south and then consult a tide table for final adjustments
     
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    I am not sure Fender make cables.. they likely rebrand Chinese generics like everyone else. You can often see the same cable at three widely different price points based on brand logo. The cable itself is probably 10% the value. So pot luck if it’s really good.

    If you like the moulded designs, then I can’t fault the Planet Waves Cables I’ve used the last few three or four years. Well designed with a loop to tie them up. Not used Whirlwind brand stuff for decades.

    I’d not discount DIY. I have pretty much moved to DIY and bought a 100m reel of high quality cable and loads of straight and right angle neutrik plugs and made up all my rig and home studio wires with colour coded ends.

    I find making up cables very therapeutic.
     
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    I know that cable!
    His name is Audi.

    Audi O. Cable.

    I used to work with his brother Patch.

    One summer, I had a go with their cousin, Abby.
    Abby Switching Cable.

    We really made a connection, she and I.

    I got Mono from her.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
    :(
     
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  20. ricknbaker

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    Doesn't look like Furman make them any more. Shame. Still, i spent a happy hour reading about cables. I'm definitely not getting a Monster! They seem like a right bunch of sh*ts.
     
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