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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    I like GeorgeL fine as well, but the connections need to be tightened up all the time which is a PITA if you're using something like GCX.

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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    I use the Lava Solderless Pedalboard kit for my board, and switch back and forth between the Lava Soar and the Vovox Sonorus for guitar to board and board to amp. Once you get the hang of making the Lava's I find they hold together better than George L's as well.

    Curious to hear your thoughts.
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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    My life got easier wben I ordered the GeorgeL cable cutter. I thought I could get by without it, I have a pretty well equipped shop at home, but the GL cutter cuts the cable very straight and that really helps. With the exception of my being careless and pulling the cable out of the plug I have never had a problem, and the nice thing is if you screw up and wreck one they can be repaired quicker and easier than soldered cables.

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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    My life got easier wben I ordered the GeorgeL cable cutter. I thought I could get by without it, I have a pretty well equipped shop at home, but the GL cutter cuts the cable very straight and that really helps. With the exception of my being careless and pulling the cable out of the plug I have never had a problem, and the nice thing is if you screw up and wreck one they can be repaired quicker and easier than soldered cables.

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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    I confess --

    I have the Boy George cable kit with cutter and battery tester



    Quote Originally Posted by Baxen View Post
    My life got easier wben I ordered the GeorgeL cable cutter. I thought I could get by without it, I have a pretty well equipped shop at home, but the GL cutter cuts the cable very straight and that really helps. With the exception of my being careless and pulling the cable out of the plug I have never had a problem, and the nice thing is if you screw up and wreck one they can be repaired quicker and easier than soldered cables.
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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    I'm going to assume your AMP lost its high end and not your MAP. Lol
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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    Did anybody buy-try one of those boutique $$$ 120volt amp power cables?

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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    tone wise as was mentioned before -- very little difference between George & lava.

    I am currently using Lava for two reasons

    1. smaller footprint (you can tighten up spacing and gain about a 1/2 foot or more on a PTJR )
    2. No slippage on the connections


    I have to say -- the Lavas are a real pain in the ass to put together and very easy to short out the connections.


    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. Guitar View Post
    I use the Lava Solderless Pedalboard kit for my board, and switch back and forth between the Lava Soar and the Vovox Sonorus for guitar to board and board to amp. Once you get the hang of making the Lava's I find they hold together better than George L's as well.

    Curious to hear your thoughts.
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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    Quote Originally Posted by LVC View Post
    I confess --

    I have the Boy George cable kit with cutter and battery tester
    The proper tool for the job is very important. I believe in quality hand and power tools.

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    Re: So My Map Lost All the High End...

    As always, these things are very rig dependent, but I hear a clear difference between the two. I found that GL's accentuate the high end and cut some of the bottom end. The Lava's seem to me to be more even sounding EQ wise.
    At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you. Criss Jami

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