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Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by prefersLP on Jul 4th, 2010, 07:03am

What kind of cables do you have the best performance out of all things considered. I have been using George L's and have continually had problems. I am moving away and needing to try something else.
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by kaseri on Jul 4th, 2010, 6:09pm

Dump the George L's and go with Lava Cables Solder Free pedalboard kit. Far superior to George L's.

http://www.lavacable.com/lava.html
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by prefersLP on Jul 4th, 2010, 8:56pm

Thanks, I appreciate that. How long have you been using the Lava pedal kit. Do you work and move with them as when a person gigs regularly? Have you had any problems? I know they work about the same as the GL's in principle. I want to go back to a soldered cable for reliability sake.
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by Giga on Jul 6th, 2010, 04:05am

I use George L but without the propriety plugs. I always use (soldered) Neutriks for straights but angled from another brand (the name escapes me atm) because of their slimmer profile. I never had one problem with them and I really like the "clearness".

Giga
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by ryanmichael95 on Jul 6th, 2010, 8:26pm

I'm going to look into colossal cables....I've been hearing some amazing things about those. cool
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by JLB on Aug 2nd, 2010, 12:20pm

George L's are perfect if you pay close attention to connections AND have a cable checker or multi tester to insure all is done right. Best thing about them is you can change pedals, rearrange board, or move them and not be stuck with precut length cables with no where to go. I've been a dealer for them for years and only use their stuff on my board.

I've talked to Mark Stoddard at Lava many times. He wanted me to carry his gear but Nial at Solid Cables makes all BCM and my own personal cables for other than pedal board connections.

LB
BCM
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by intensejim on Aug 4th, 2010, 3:24pm

I have Lava and George L. My experience:


George L easier to assemble and work fine. Just tighten with pliers and not by hand. Maybe I'm retarded but 1/2 my Lava cables I had to redo to get them to work.

Both sound the same to me.

Lava plugs take up slightly less space than George L so you can get your pedals closer together (~ 1 to 1.5 cm) if you need.


Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by prefersLP on Aug 4th, 2010, 6:06pm

Thanks guys. I have been using the George L's for about 5 years. I do have a tester and take great care when putting them together. The problem is that they seem to develop problems after periods of use and when you dont need it to happen. I clip them at gigs and wala, happens again and/or somewhere else. I moved to soldered connections and am very happy. I always have the george l's for back up now. I guess I move gear too much. Maybe a house gig, hmmm.
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by roodyrocker on Aug 6th, 2010, 10:54pm

I use the George L's stuff and haven't had problems. In fact I'm getting ready to do another pedal board using the GigRig Pro 14 switching system and it will be done with George L's as well smiley
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by ReverseStratBoy on Nov 18th, 2010, 4:15pm

Klotz AC104 or AC110 cables with Switchcraft 228 right-angle plugs.
The pre-made Klotz 'KIK' series are also great cables, for guitar to board / board to amp.
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by JLB on Dec 3rd, 2010, 6:51pm

George L's for me. They are only about 40 miles from my home. Great guys, so sorry George passed away.

Never had any issues with these cables, take your time, cut correctly, but carry tester. They are a lot cleaner at custom lengths but are handy especially when you decide to rearrange pedals.

LB
BCM
Re: Patch Cables for Pedal Board
Post by 2QAYL on Dec 3rd, 2010, 9:28pm

I've a friend that solders them up for me; Mogami and Neutrik. Sound is great, never had an issue and never paid the high kit price per cable. Friends are good things.