We often get questions about our fine products so here are some of the most asked. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us and we will help you out the best we can.
What is the difference between .155 or .225 diameter cable?
.155 Diameter Cable is The Original High-End Cable! Use it for home, studio, stage – wherever! Many players use it for pedal board 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.Q:
What is the difference in sound between Traditional Black or Vintage Red cable?
Both have the same stunning sound clarity.Q:
Can you use .155 plugs on .225 cable?
You should only use .155 plugs on .155 cable and .225 plugs on .225 cable.
What is the difference between Bright Nickel Wound strings and Stainless Steel Wound strings? Which one is best for my playing style?
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 tension at those low tunings.
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 ground connection.
Cut your cable straight across. Remove the top of your right angle plug and put the plug on your cable, and then apply pressure until it bottoms out. This is your hot connection. 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.