Spectraflex Vintage Series Right Angle Instrument Cable, 14 Foot, Tweed
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- 20 AWG Ultra Pure Copper Center Conductor
- 100% Copper and Conductive Polymer Shield Coverage
- Low 39 pf/ft. Capacitance
- Rugged, High Performance Gold Plated Connectors
- Made in the USA-Lifetime Warranty
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Get that Vintage or Retro look with our popular Vintage Series Instrument Cables. These cables feature Gold plated plugs and a rugged Nylon overbraid in 2 classic colors and patterns.Our cables are the ultimate in braided cable design, providing maximum flexibility and durability, extended frequency response, and extremely low handling noise.Expect the best and except no substitute. Proudly made in the USA.
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- 39 pF/ft Capacitance
- 20 AWG
- "Ultra-Pure Copper Center conductor"
- 100% Copper and conductive polymer shielded coverage
- 18 foot length (includes the connectors)
- Gold plated connectors; rubber coated covering
- Nylon over-braid jacket
- Made in America
If there is one spec you want to look at, and it appears most testing supports this, it is
the 'capacitance'. The lower number is a better spec for your instrument cable. The
capacitance for this cable appears to be about average from what I have seen. An
example is the the Lava 'Magma' cable which has a 29.5 pF/ft capacitance.
The one visual difference between this and the 'Fatso' is it is much more slim. Makes
sense, I suppose if one goes by the name alone. I found the 'Fatso' a bit more difficult
to coil though. This applies to the 'Vintage' cable as well. Again, the simple black rubber
jacket of the Lava 'Magma' cable is easier to coil and does not bind up as easily as the
Spectraflex nylon braided cables. Depending on how much you move about the stage or
studio will depend on how your cable will respond when its ready to be stored.
I do like the looks of the Spectraflex and I have had no problems with micro-phonics or
any interference type. So far. These appear to be well made cables. The outer braided
covering is holding up very well over the past 3 years. I have seen no separation or
fraying of the covering. So far. I am not on stage 7 days a week either, with people and
equipment walking all over them. So keep that in perspective when buying instrument
I gave this cable 4 Stars due to its level of difficulty in coiling and average capacitance
rating. For the casual player it , for the money, it is a nice looking, well built instrument
cable and if looks are important grab this one. I have to say, it does go nicely with my
Tweed Tele case.
~ Cable is efficient (in fact the sound is even slightly louder than the 10 foot cable I am replacing), the sound is clear (no noise when the cable is moved), the sound is true (no apparent emphasis in any particular part of the sound spectrum) and the cable lies flat on the floor without curling.
~ I doubt that I can hear the difference between the gold fittings that come on the 'vintage' versus the regular stainless steel fittings on the 'standard' Spectraflex cable, but I bought the 'vintage' model because I preferred the look for a few extra bucks.
~ There are a multitude of colours and styles available from Spectraflex that are not listed by Amazon, but the price available from Amazon's supplier cannot be beat. Recommended.
The tone on this vintage brown 14' cable is far better than its predecessor. Also, the right angle fits nicely in the jack on my '83 Strat Elite (same location as where Fender puts it on Tele's).
If I can expect to get another 20 years out of this new cable, then I'll be completely brand-loyal to Spectraflex cables going forward. Couldn't be happier with the tone and longevity!