Patch cable tips?

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  1. Neener

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    I really dig these boss patch cables. Too me they offer a lot of clarity and minimal tone loss in my pedal chain. But they aren’t very flexible and push against my pedals, sometimes causing a plug to slightly come out of jack.

    Any tips on how to use these types of patch cables?

    I briefly switched to the other type pictured (not sure technical name) but wasn’t in love with tone. This is probably a dumb question but im asking anyway!!

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    I tend to use Boss type for pedals with top-mounted jacks or where jacks are close together. Otherwise, I’m using the other type. They plug in flusher and allow me to put pedals closer together for that reason and the flexibility reason. I don’t think the flexibility has any impact on tone if you get good cables. Is your guitar cable stiff? Or flexible?;).
     
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    The flexibility wasn’t a tone issue, more the pressure it’s putting on the Input jacks.

    The tone issue was from the other type, which I bought for quite cheap on amazon...
     
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    Put a little buffer pedal (like the TC Bonafide) first in your chain, Tonemeister;).
     
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    I've never had problem but to be honest i'm one of those that can't hear the difference between 2 different cable brands of the same price range. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I've used about every type out there but my favourites are these thin cable low profile ends. They are copies of a more expensive rock cable brand.
    I paid about $12 bucks for every 3 cables delivered. You can get pedals closer together and the cable is very flexible, easy to double back on itself or run around corners of other pedals etc. On the board pic above you could probably fit one extra pedal on there by using these over any other cables.
    Mr Power cables.

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