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Saturday, April 18, 2015

A little tip on guitar cables

WT. Foster Guitars Tech Tip of the day April 18 , 2015
Guitar cables, for sure some are better than others! That doesn’t mean you have to spend hundreds on cables. Fact of the matter is it doesn’t help to buy the cheapest cable either! If you have an inferior cable that’s going from your guitar through your effect rig or pedals you will not get the quality sound the effects are capable of delivering. The same reaction or result if your one-and-only cable is being plugged directly from the guitar straight into your amplifier. We would strongly suggest purchasing the best quality cables you can afford, if you have to save up to get the cable that is just a little too expensive it will be worth every penny in interference free sound quality. Just be sure that the cable is of sound construction and states it’s constructed with “shielded” cable, the preference being Braided and shielded. The signal carried by a cable’s conductors is measured in bandwidth with sound’s lowest to highest frequencies. With an electric guitar there is a narrow bandwidth. The signal sent from the guitar also has phase relationships among its frequencies, which are defined by the string vibrating in the magnetic field of the pickup, this affected by the character of the wire used in the cable. The above stated cables will generally deliver a lifetime of exceptional service, plus your rig well suddenly sound better with less signal loss and less interference from outside sources!