New Dimarzio Steve Vai Cable

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#16 Post by Zeds.Ded » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:50 am

pitty they dont make a 90 degree jack version

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#17 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:14 am

Zeds.Ded wrote:pitty they dont make a 90 degree jack version
I'm pretty certain they do!

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#18 Post by Mr. Bluesman » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:24 am

Exactly as notavirtuoso said, although I'd expand a bit more. Your signal is only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain. That can be cables, jacks, guitar wiring, PEDALS (bypass), etc. I remember dealing with a Boss DS-2 with my amp. That thing had the worst bypass I could ever imagine. It had distortion while turned off! :lol:

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#19 Post by Zeds.Ded » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:25 am

really?? havent seen one yet, they didnt have one at the Dimarzio stand at the LGS

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#20 Post by lydian2000 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:46 am

by the way, those of you who have seen the devin video from ziltoid(also on youtube) where he explains why he preferred planet waves cables and was in the process of resetting his entire rig with those....

Although I can imagine there might be an improvement in the signal quality, I still wonder if such prices justify it, especially when you see professionals use local shop regular basic jacks on occasion.

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#21 Post by NOT!!! » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:38 am

lol, really...it´s exactly the same like the normal DiMarzio Calbe....so what´s the diffrence? Someone´s gotta know.

Well, it has the VAI Logo on the Jacks but that can´t cost about $40 extra right? :roll:

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#22 Post by EyE » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:47 am

When I was at the LGS last april I spoke with a guy from DiMarzio and he said to me that the Vai cable is basicaly the same as a normal DiMArzio Instrument Cable except it has a modified gold-plated DiMarzio/Switchcraft plugs.

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#23 Post by Zeds.Ded » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:53 am

he told me that they didnt even give Steve a real one :D just one that had there cable out of there original cables, but they were still working on the cable for the Vai one, so i took at that the it would be slightly different

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#24 Post by beggz » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:38 pm

Ive just noticed on Yngwies site he's also got a signature cable as well & its around the same sorta price so it must be right!!

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#25 Post by Zeds.Ded » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:34 pm

Yngwie's one is lovely looking, the gold and the red look very well together, along with his signature, wich looks great

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#26 Post by animalimf » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:12 pm

Has anyone managed to track down a supplier of the lead in the UK?? Cheers.

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#27 Post by Logic » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:51 pm

Iam going to stir it up a bit.
Cables don't make that big a difference.
You get a good shielded cable and run. I have experimented with this issue, having a stereo setup, I have used different cables from side to side to conclude that you need a quality cable that won't fail in flight. A cable that doesn't pickup the local country radio station and your good to go. There are just too many factors that defeat true tone. In a live setting, competing with crowds, ambiences and other instruments, you can't tell the difference. Studio? Your argument has more weight there. Still gets down to shielding.

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#28 Post by boswell » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:58 pm

Steve's mega buck cables get a mention here:

www.guitarnuts.com/technical/cords/index.php

I'm inclined to agree there are that many variables that being able to tell one cable from another tone wise is just BS, the only thing worth paying for is reliability.

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#29 Post by NOT!!! » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:23 pm

Logic wrote: Cables don't make that big a difference.

oh...they do...and how they do.... :!:

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#30 Post by Svelt Pen » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:43 pm

I think that cables can make a bit of difference, but nothing overly substantial...Maybe we hear a "big" difference as musicians, but I can almost guarantee the audience won't. It's just like Eric Johnson being able to tell what brand of batteries are in his pedals. He's so anal about his tone, but the audience would never know the difference.

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