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BTPA Introduces Solderless Patch Cable Kit
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BTPA Introduces Solderless Patch Cable Kit

If you’re looking to make your own cables for your pedalboard but haven’t gotten into soldering yet, this kit may be for you. BTPA has introduced a Solderless Patch Cable Kit that includes everything you need to put together your own cables. The kit comes with twelve feet of CA-0492 cable as well as twelve solder-free, ultra-low-profile G&H connectors. BTPA...

Providence LTD Announces 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206
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Providence LTD Announces 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206

Providence has introduced the 20th Anniversary Platinum Link V206, an instrument cable that features the company’s compact NP-21 and NP-21L connectors. Described as “the world’s smallest original plugs,” the connectors have a loosening prevention feature that helps prevent loosening the plug cp from slight vibration while traveling. Other features include a VLK1 OFC conductor and tin-plated, super-high-density braided shielding, and...

Godlyke, Inc. Unveils Pivot-All 180-Degree Rotating Audio Plug
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Godlyke, Inc. Unveils Pivot-All 180-Degree Rotating Audio Plug

Godlyke, Inc. has introduced the Pivot-All 180-degree rotating audio plug. The 1/4-inch audio connector’s shaft can be continuously rotated over a 180-degree arc for making connections in tight spaces and awkward angles. The Pivot-All plugs are sold individually or pre-wired with Mogami cabling with silver soldering. Each plug features gold-plated audio connections for transparent signal transmission. “Pivot-All plugs also help...

Monster Updates Bass Cable
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Monster Updates Bass Cable

Monster has updated their line of Rock, Bass, and Acoustic cables, which are designed with features to accent the specific instruments. The series has been upgraded with new 24K gold connectors that feature a collet strain relief to clamp down on the Duraflex jacket when screwed together. This reduces the strain from solder points locking the cable in place. Its...

Gibson Introduces Memory Cable With Built-In Recorder
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Gibson Introduces Memory Cable With Built-In Recorder

Gibson has unveiled a new development in the world of instrument cables with the introduction of their new Memory Cable. The cable, which works on bass, guitar or keyboards, has a built-in recorder that can save up to 13 hours of playing to a microSD card. The TASCAM-designed component captures audio at 44.1kHz/16-bit resolution and can easily be transferred to...

Iconic Sound Announces “Light Lead” Optical Analog Instrument Cable
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Iconic Sound Announces “Light Lead” Optical Analog Instrument Cable

Iconic Sound has announced they will be unveiling the Light Lead, the world’s first optical analog, jack-to-jack instrument cable at NAMM this month. The new technology uses analog fiber optics which provides zero capacitance and zero loading. This in turn offers completely uncompressed and full analog signal transmission no matter the cable length. The Light Lead’s cables are high density,...

FM Cables Introduces Speakon Series Speaker Cables
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FM Cables Introduces Speakon Series Speaker Cables

FM Cables has introduced the Speakon Series of cables for connecting between amps and speaker cabinets. Featuring heavy duty Neutrik connectors, the cables are built with transparent loudspeaker cable with flexible twin wire made in Germany and protected by a fire retardant sheath. The cables come in three types. The ‘Tour’ Standard has 6mm Squared cable, while the Standard series...

Mogami Cable Introduces Gold Series Instrument Silent Series
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Mogami Cable Introduces Gold Series Instrument Silent Series

Mogami Cable announced the Gold Instrument Silent Series of cables at Summer NAMM in Nashville. Offered in straight and 90° angle plugs, the line of cables feature Neutrik Silent Plugs that allow for hot-swapping instruments without causing a pop in the signal. The plugs have an internal switch that automatically silences the cable when unplugged. Cable features include an oxygen-free...

Planet Waves Adds Right Angle Instrument Cables to American Stage Series
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Planet Waves Adds Right Angle Instrument Cables to American Stage Series

Planet Waves has expanded their American Stage series of cables to include right angle instrument cables as well as XLR microphone cables. Made in the U.S., the cables are made with premium cable, Neutrik-built plugs, and inline solder joints. Another unique feature to the American Stage series is the Geo-Tip, a patented connector tip that better accommodates the range of...

Cable Considerations: A Guide (and Discussion) for Bass Players
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Cable Considerations: A Guide (and Discussion) for Bass Players

Q: Are expensive boutique cables really worth the expense? A: There are two ways we can look at this question. One is tech, the other is a combination of perception and experience. The technical explanation involves more of a scientific look at how cables work: signal purity, conductivity and so on. I’m not a technical guy, so I’ll share with...

FM Cables Launches FM Pro Silent and FM Pro Standard Cables
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FM Cables Launches FM Pro Silent and FM Pro Standard Cables

UK-based manufacturer FM Cables has launched their FM Pro Silent and FM Pro Standard Series cables. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the cables feature a 2-core cable made from high-grade copper covered with a hard-wearing transparent PVC jacket. The Pro Silent Series is set apart by utilizing Neutrik’s silentPLUG connectors, which automatically mute the cable when changing instruments. The...

Lava Cable Launches Second Generation Clear Connect Cables
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Lava Cable Launches Second Generation Clear Connect Cables

Lava Cable has introduced the second generation of their Clear Connect instrument cable. The Clear Connect II offers solder-free Pure Plugs by Abbatron and Clear Connect Technology, wherein the connectors are high-pressure crimped onto the cable. This results in a purer signal path. The Lava Cable Clear Connect cables are available in sizes from 6 inches to 30 feet with...