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

    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. Guitar View Post
    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.
    Yeah, I'm going to try some of the Lava just for something to do. The GeorgeL I had on my board for years and it's still in my GCX. On the board I switched over to Mogami with soldered pancake connectors because it took up less space and it was more solid (didn't loosen up).

    I know people who have thread locked GeorgeL but that seems like a waste because when you don't need the cable you have to toss it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. Guitar View Post
    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.
    No doubt, there are times I wonder if all my cable concern is warranted when the signal passes through device's built with components many times sourced from the lowest bidder.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by amp360 View Post
    Yeah, I'm going to try some of the Lava just for something to do. The GeorgeL I had on my board for years and it's still in my GCX. On the board I switched over to Mogami with soldered pancake connectors because it took up less space and it was more solid (didn't loosen up).

    I know people who have thread locked GeorgeL but that seems like a waste because when you don't need the cable you have to toss it out.
    Question if I may amp? When you say thread locked are you refering to using LocTite on the screws?

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

    Yeah, there is this stuff called liquid thread lock. You put it on the threads then screw it in with a pair of pliers. I would not recommend doing it because you'll never get the thing apart again.

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

    Thanks amp, thats what I thought you meant.

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

    It's strange but so true, I once bought some cheap cables, I needed something quick and easy, they looked good but when I plugged in, the highs were non existent! I did not realize at the time how much it makes a difference, I was thinking something was wrong with my amp, it literally sounded like the tone control was all the way down! I finally found out it was the cheap cables, I quickly chucked them. I did try Monster cables too, The ones I was given by a friend was the Rock cable that has a little more top end bite, where my other buddy at the time had a Jazz Monster cable, it is polarized and has to be plugged in the right direction or else it sounds like crap! It sounded good of course in the right direction, but I have a hard time seeing the arrow, what a pain that must be, lol! Maybe he finally put colored tape on the guitars end :^/ They advertise that they don't break down but these have shorted out more than once and I had to clean out the plastic crap that they seal them with at the 1/4" connectors where they solder the cables, cut and re-solder them... I have some George "L's" that work great, I really like that you don't have to solder them and they are easy to fix on a gig if you needed to. I also had a friend make me some cables using Nuetrik ends and Canare cable, with excellent results. Very balanced sounding cables, 2-15', and 2-25' this was a good 10+ years ago, and they are still going strong!

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