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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Does anyone make a gig-worthy version of Taylor's volume knob cable?

kego
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Mar 7th, 2015 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So, I've had three of the Taylor cables so far (currently on my third - the first two died), and I'm wondering if anyone has followed up with a "better mousetrap" version?

I like Taylor's design, but it would sure be nice if they used better cables than the crappy, kinky Rapco cables they currently use. I'd * love * to see one made out of something like Mogami Cable and an improved (gig-worthy) volume knob end.

Does anybody make one that's sturdy enough for gigging?

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Mar 7th, 2015 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try a volume pedal. To me, it's easily the best solution.

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Mar 7th, 2015 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

sorry


found one called the 'horizon'... but with further research I discovered they too were made by Rapco.

(This message was last edited by SandBagger at 10:05 PM, Mar 7th, 2015)

kego
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Mar 8th, 2015 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I've always used a volume pedal, but having the control on the guitar definitely has its advantages.

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Mar 9th, 2015 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Yeah, I've always used a volume pedal, but having the control on the guitar definitely has its advantages."

Other than not needing to have a volume pedal and a second cable, what would the advantages be?

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Mar 9th, 2015 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There are times I don't want to have to take the whole rig with me, plus it's nice if feedback starts and I'm nowhere near the pedal...lol

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Feb 29th, 2016 07:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Floor tuner! Just kick on the tuner and it mutes the cord for changes. I hate those shut off cables. A buddy of mine has one and forgets he killed it then he can't get any sound so he turns everything up to figure out what is wrong the he remembers the kill switch and its feedback city.

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Mar 1st, 2016 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have used the Taylor volume cables and never had an issue. I find it easier to reach back and dial in the volume as opposed to a foot pedal where I tend to just stomp on it and it's full on.

However I do get the point about the quality of the cable. I have not had a failure but will admit I would prefer something beefier like some of the braided cables for electric guitars.

Tony Salieri

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Jul 24th, 2016 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"So, I've had three of the Taylor cables so far (currently on my third - the first two died), and I'm wondering if anyone has followed up with a "better mousetrap" version?

I like Taylor's design, but it would sure be nice if they used better cables than the crappy, kinky Rapco cables they currently use. I'd * love * to see one made out of something like Mogami Cable and an improved (gig-worthy) volume knob end.

Does anybody make one that's sturdy enough for gigging?"

Keith, there's a father & son shop in Pasadena where you could most likely (I'm pretty sure) get one made. They'd probably bleep you hard on the cost, but if it actually lasts a long time......

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Jul 24th, 2016 10:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Keith, there's a father & son shop in Pasadena where you could most likely (I'm pretty sure) get one made. They'd probably bleep you hard on the cost, but if it actually lasts a long time....."



Hmm..... sounds interesting, I'll be following this thread...

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Jul 25th, 2016 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could make yourself a small passive 'volume box' with a jack on either side of a high-quality potentiometer (e.g., Bourne, etc.) with leg #1 running to ground. Attach a belt clip to the box and you're rockin:

Connect one jack on the box to the guitar with a 24" cable. Run a long cable from the other jack on the box to your amp or board.

Hang the box on your belt. Done.

A box like this: perhaps 1.5" x 2" x .75" or so...

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