Monday, August 13, 2012

Lame cable

This cable is a familiar item for us Ibanez owners; it's complementary with our instrument purchase. Nothing wrong with it, it works... but not for long. It begins to crackle after repeated use & the plug end would give way rather easily- no contact at times. If you have handled one before, you'd know how soft the cable is which is not a good sign- it offers very little protection for the innards. That's why it gives way over repeated trampling; the nature of an instrument cable is such that it's bound to get trampled on when in use so it should offer some protection/ resistance in this aspect. Oh, it's not a low-noise performer as well, if you run many pedals in your signal chain & utilize this cable at the end of it- be warned. The same could be said if your amp isn't equipped with a 3-pin plug, this cable kinda amplifies the ground hum.

I'd rather Ibanez save us some money by not offering this cable in time to come. We'd be happier with a better set of instrument adjustment tools for instance or a complementary strap for that matter.

3 comments:

freakonomics said...

better they offer a cable that wont work for long than a strap that wont hold for long. the cable will only sizzle out. a lousy strap may just break and send the guitar free falling...thats worse! O.O!
LOL!

subversion.sg said...

i have no issues with lame straps- i can reinforce them with locks: http://theguitaraddict.blogspot.sg/2009/01/lock-it-part-2.html

can't do likewise with cables :-)

Ijau D. Koceng said...

better than nothing i guess :)

btw, newer GIO batches have sturdier cable