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Coily Cables and Guitar Tone

Today’s post is a short one. I wanna quickly talk about using coily cords. Many will say that it is really just cosmetic for that vintage look, but truth be told, there is an effect on tone. With coiled cables, the capacitance is raised, thus rolling off some of the high end. This is great especially if you like to crank your amps without the treble being too ear piercing.

A good way to find a good coily cable is to check your local music store and actually hold it. I say this because if the cable is heavy, then it is the right kind. There are plenty of cheap knockoffs on the market, including fender-made ones that are light and have a great deal of noise. Some good boutique coily cables are Bullet Cables and Lava Cables.

Interesting fact, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan both used coiled cables. No wonder these two guitarist have some of the most sought after tone!

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