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 Post subject: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Hi, everyone:

I need some good advice. My Roger McGuinn 370-12 has been not been playing very well lately-- the sound is muddied and there is more noise when I use a compressor. In fact, about 8 years ago, whenever I used the built-in compressor, I pick up radio stations!!!! I e-mailed McGuinn himself and he had no suggestions to fix it!!!

Anyway, tonight, I brought my Rick to my local luthier for a tune-up: new strings, check intonation, etc. And to look at the muddied sound and noise. He suggested that MAYBE if I bought a Monster cable, the noise issue might end.

Then, when I called my local Guitar Center, a very knowledgeable gentleman suggested that I spend $100 for a MOGAMI PLATINUM cable.

So, does anyone have any suggestions or experience with either of these???

Thanks!!!!!

Karl


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:44 am 
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I am a traditionalist: plain Switchcraft plugs with Belden or Mogami cable.

As far as the radio noise? Make a loop in your cable near the amp and adjust its size until the radio goes away. I had to do that with an old amplifier. The guitar and cable are merely antennae. Any problem with radio signals coming through the amp is a situation concerning the radio frequency rejection of the amplifier, and may indicate some capacitors needing changing or something similar in the amp.


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:34 am 
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kvalois wrote:
Hi, everyone:

I need some good advice. My Roger McGuinn 370-12 has been not been playing very well lately-- the sound is muddied and there is more noise when I use a compressor. In fact, about 8 years ago, whenever I used the built-in compressor, I pick up radio stations!!!! I e-mailed McGuinn himself and he had no suggestions to fix it!!!

Anyway, tonight, I brought my Rick to my local luthier for a tune-up: new strings, check intonation, etc. And to look at the muddied sound and noise. He suggested that MAYBE if I bought a Monster cable, the noise issue might end.

Then, when I called my local Guitar Center, a very knowledgeable gentleman suggested that I spend $100 for a MOGAMI PLATINUM cable.

So, does anyone have any suggestions or experience with either of these???

Thanks!!!!!

Karl

Karl, I had no idea you were a member here. Nice to see you somewhere other than the Glen Campbell forum. :)

I own a Fender Premium Platinum, which is now over eighty dollars, but I got it in a trade, brand-new for around sixty.

I would suggest looking for cables... at a more Mom & Pop-type store, or look for different prices and cables at other stores like GC (Sam Ash, etc). You don't have to spend 50 bucks or more for a decent cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Hey, Bucky-- is this you??? I know you own a Rickenbacker


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:33 pm 
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The proof is in the pudding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkwoTdG4iA0

...or in the Rickenbacker.

Don't ever put pudding on your Rickenbackers. It may sound like a great idea, but it doesn't sweeten up the tone at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:50 am 
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My two cents. A review, with the mfr's link near the end of the review:
http://www.fifthfret.org/2011/03/armor-gold-cable-review.html

No coiled cables, which I find convenient practicing at home, but good cables, nonetheless.


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Thanks, Maxwell!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Best guitar cable for Rickenbcker 12
 Post Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:25 am 
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Have you tried other amps, because some of your problems might be your amp. You should probably up-grade your cables and I would suggest that you check eBay for cables, always cheaper for new cables there.


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