|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS
We often get questions about our fine products so
here are some of the most asked. If you have a
questions that is not listed here please contact us and
we will help you out the best we can.
Q: What is the difference between .155 or .225
A: .155 Diameter Cable is The Original High-End
Cable! Use it for home, studio, stage – wherever! Many
players use it for pedal boards racks, sequencers,
keyboards and electronic drums. This is the same
cable that we use in our effects kits! .225 Diameter
Cable was created for the player that enjoyed the feel
and weight of traditional instrument cable. It utilizes
the same cable interior as the .155 but has a larger
core. The sound quality is exactly the same as the .
155. It remains a popular choice for players running
stage lengths as well as snakes for your guitar rig.
QUARTER INCH (see top diagram)
Cut your cable clean and straight. DO NOT
STRIP CABLE! Back the set screw out, far
enough to clear the inside hole to let the cable
pass freely. Put your plug on the cable, and then
apply pressure until it bottoms out. This is your
hot connection. Tighten your set screw until you
are butted up against the cable. Then tighten
the set screw 1½-2 rotations. This is your
Q: What is the difference in sound between Traditional Black or Vintage Red colored
A: Both have the same stunning sound clarity.
Q: Can you use .155 plugs on .225 cable?
A: You should only use .155 plugs on .155 cable and .225 plugs on .225 cable.
Q: What is the difference between Bright Nickel Wound strings and Stainless Steel
Wound strings? Which one is best for my playing style?
A: There is a difference in whether you play with Bright Nickel Wound strings or
Stainless Steel Wound strings. Nickel, the most popular string used by guitarists,
sounds big and bright. It is also generally easier on your fret board and fingers, as
opposed to Stainless. Stainless strings can give you piano-like tones and clarity.
Stainless strings also have been known to last longer. Of course all of that depends on
the climate conditions and your own body chemistry. Jazz players will often use a heavy
Nickel Wound string. If you are playing heavy rock and drop tunings you may want to try
using our Light Nickel Wound strings. For extremely low tunings you should try Medium
Light Stainless Steel Wound strings. It will give you clarity on your bottom end as well as
a good tenson at those low tunings.
RIGHT ANGLE (see top diagram)
Cut your cable straight across. Remove the top
of your right angle plug and put the plug on your
cable. Bend the cable over into the slot on the
side of the plug just enough to get the top back
on the plug. (DO NOT TAKE YOUR THUMB AND
PUSH THE CABLE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE
SLOT!!) Screw your top all the way down
completely. This is your ground connection.
SPEAKER (diagram not pictured)
Cut the ground (ribbed) side of the cable ½”.
Remove the piece of ribbed cable you just cut.
Make sure the set screw on your plug is backed
out enough to insert cable. Place ground side
(ribbed) towards the set screw and apply plug
onto cable. Stick the longer hot side of the cable
down inside the barrel hole until it’s firmly
pressed against the needle. Now screw the set
screw into the ground and you are done.