|Posted: 24 October 2009 at 10:28pm
monster cable sells snake oil... it's pointless to spend that kind of money on cables. many other companies offer lifetime warranties if that's your main reason for buying them...
you could buy raw cable [mogami], heatshrink, and neutrik connectors. solder them yourself. make up a huge batch and sell them at the shop. that way you could make xlr, 1/4" TS, TRS with the same cable spool. order bulk somewhere like markertek. 1.99 per connector, .50 cents per foot of mogami cable. a 1.5 foot cable like this will cost you 15-20 bucks from any store premade...
planet waves stuff is good. hosa is passable, and cheap. i've ahd dimarzio cables that lasted 12 years of abuse, and dimarzio that crapped out after 3 months. the only thing i don't like in cables is molded connectors. no way to get inside and fix them. most instrument cables like fender, dimarzio, etc are made the same way. switchcraft jacks, shielded cable. it comes down to the solder joints being strong enough, and abuse...
15' is a good cable length. 25' is quite useful. i suspect 6"-1' patch cables for guitar/bass players.
Edited by boyecho on 24 October 2009 at 10:52pm