Post by blademaster2 on Jan 14, 2020 10:01:14 GMT -5
A few days ago I picked up a replacement cable for my home set up due to a new piece of gear arriving at my studio - same as always at 15 foot length.
I plugged in a guitar that I have been playing a lot lately, and played through my Marshall combo (an amp that I always felt was a little dull, especially on clean settings). Not expecting a difference I started in playing my usual stuff, but then I noticed that the tone was noticeably better than I had heard when I last played that amp. I then used another 15 foot cable that I had used previously through that amplifier and I could detect a difference - it had gone back to the somewhat dull sound. As always, the difference is subtle and I might not hear it if recorded or if others were playing.
I know that antigua and others have shown plots of the loading effect of the cable on the frequency response so this might not surprise others, but I never expected the small difference (presumably in the capacitance) in a cable to make such a detectable difference in the sound.
I am going to buy two more of these same brand to swap out the others in my set up.