For years, I've been using a couple of 10 ft Monster cables for recording. Lately, with my new studio configuration, their lack of flexibility has been driving me crazy. They always seem to be getting underfoot, tangled in my chair and have generally become enough of a PITA for me to ask: What's the most flexible, drapey, good-sounding cable you can recommend? I'm fine with DIY or buy. I just want something that I can tuck out of the way when I put the guitar or bass in their stands and it won't leap out a moment later to trip me up and interrupt my flow. Whatcha got?
Post by jimwilliams on Jun 10, 2017 9:59:23 GMT -6
Canare GS-4. Very thin yet limp with that Japanese rubber that is illegal to manufacture here in the USA. Stray capacitance is a bit high but not an issue here with all active low impedance output instruments. It comes in all sorts of colors too. I still have cables I made with that from the 1980's, the plating has all worn off the Switchcraft plugs down to the brass. I just built some new ones yesterday to replace them. I use some 1/4" heat shrink around the ends as a strain relief, that has worked for decades here.