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Right angle vs straight TS cables

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ericlingus, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Ericlingus

    Ericlingus Prettiest Hair Around

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    I was wondering how many of you use right angle cables when connecting your guitar to whatever you're using (such as an AXE FX or Kemper or into your audio interface). I was wondering if any of you also use a right angle plugged into your guitar. It seems that your guitar would have less stress put on its input jack with a right angle. I can't count how many times I've had/seen issues with a guitar input jack. I'm curious and I'm also looking for validation on whether or not I should keep my straight Mogami Gold instrument cable or get a straight/right angle one.
     
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    Bingo! If it gets bumped it doesnt have as much leverage to do damage. It isnt a sound quality thing.
     
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    Of course it's not a sound quality issue. It just protects your gear better. I always try to use right angle plugs on my gear. Especially stuff that moves and can potentially get bumped in to. It also looks nicer.
     
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    I miss my Ibanez S-Series for the sole reason of having a Fender-style jack, which is recessed a bit into the body.

    Currently using straight 1/4" in my LTD and need an angled because the jack is getting fucked up fairly quickly....as well as my volume pot, somehow.
     
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    Depends on the style of guitar. If input jack is in the traditional spot (ex. Les Paul), then I always will use a right-angle plug. For the amp, it depends as well. Too many variables to give you a "yes or no" answer. If it keeps things nice, clean and safe; then use that style of plug.
     
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    I wish.there were more double right angle cablee around
     
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    I always use a right angle plug when plugging in to my Mark V, it kinda gets in the way of the switches for channel 1, but I can always leave it connected when I put the cover over my amp, and i'd hate to damage my baby.

    Seems like such a pointless conversation when you think about it. :p
     

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