“ Brand: Planet Waves / Type: Guitar Accessories „
Planet waves are a company who focus on musical equipment. People rate their cables quite highly, let's see why.
I first bought my planet waves cable about 3 years ago, admittedly it hasn't had much use this year (I've converted over to acoustic) but the 2 years that it was in daily use, it never showed any sign of stress.
The cable is 20 feet long and is not coiled so is ideal for those live situations where you'll be moving around on stage. It's also useful for in the studio when you need a large distance between yourself and the equipment (like when you're trying to prevent feedback from your amplifier). The long distance also (theoretically) decreases the signal but you won't notice this at all, it's just a fact I though I'd throw in so that this review is not completely biased!
The signal I receive from this cable is always crackle and hum free and I don't seem to hear any colouration of sound so I can be confident that the sound going in is the same as the sound going out. The angled side of the jack works wonders for playing when you're sitting down as it means that you're not permanently bending and damaging the cable on the bed or chair that you are sat on (a pet peeve of mine).
The only faults I could possibly find with this cable is the price and that my other planet waves one is better, and only for one simple reason. It has an on/off switch, this is a rare thing in jack cables so I will let this one off. Price wise, you will find that this can cost up to twice the amount of a normal cable but that is because of a few things
These factor quite heavily into the price but again, all of these factors considered it is still not the cheapest. But, if that puts you off, perhaps I have something to sway you... LIFETIME guarantee. That's right, keep your receipt and you basically have an infinitely replaceable lead. Surely that's the nail in the coffin?
20ft Straight Jack to Right Angle Jack Guitar Lead. Planet Waves cables have special Positive Connection plugs with strain relief at the most critical points, and provide an ultra clean signal that is unmatched. Each plug is plated with 24 karat gold and has 8 compression springs that allow the plug to positively lock into the jack, eliminating any annoying static. The plugs also have rigid plastic overmolded at the soldering point, and a flexible overmolded, ergonomically shaped plug housing, and offers maximum protection and supreme strain relief. Plus, the double insulated/double shielded dual conductor cable offers the cleanest signal with great flexibility.