- Oct 15, 2006
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I like George L's. I have done some DBTs. I am not kidding.
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I keep my lengths pretty short, under 6 ft. I don't run around so much as wiggle when I play. I think George L's makes a thicker, sturdier cable. I like how if you slash a cable you can cut off the shitty part and reattach the connector on the fly.
Hey use what you like man. I've used everything, from Planet Waves to Monster to those ridiculously expensive cables with the Canary gold filaments or whatever. To be honest dude, unless you're playing real, real, clean it doesn't matter. Buy something that sounds good to you and can hold up. 6 feet is seriously short. do you just do acoustic gigs or are you a wallflower bassist?
Clean as a whistle jazz music. No FX to speak of and sitting usually. I agree that once you add any processing, cable doesn't make much difference, but with increased length, I'm told that better cables sound better (again I've never much played with long cables).
I like valve tones, don't get me wrong, but I find the amps are somewhat unreliable, noisy, and extremely heavy. They will also never be ultra sterile clean like the AI amps; they add a distinct color. I've been lusting after something retardedly clean for a while. Almost not even a BB King thing. He's got a singing tone (maybe it's his vibrato and not the amp); I'm going for a dry as a bone, sparkly, shiny thing.
Voxes are incredibly heavy but they're known for some of the cleanest cleans money can buy, and they're some of the oldest amps out there.
Do you feel a bit ashamed and embarassed after you do it? I certainly did the last time I shredded.
We have used these in the studio with good results:
I'll give them a try, but I'll confess that even with a hard science background, the physics behind these things eludes me. I wish they'd go into more depth on how impedance, resistance, capacitance et al affect the sound you hear and why. The golden proportion thing sounds gimmicky to me too (as in why wouldn't any old irrational number work, and why does the number have to be irrational as we all know manufacturing tolerances terminate many sig-figs before infinity...)