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D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable  

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Planet Waves' gold-plated 1/4" straight instrument cable has near-perfect frequency response, double-insulated/double-shield coverage, and low triboe...Read More

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Superior conductivity, and durability Solid, static-free connection with virtually every standard jack manufactured.

Planet Waves' gold-plated 1/4" straight instrument cable has near-perfect frequency response, double-insulated/double-shield coverage, and low triboelectric (handling noise). The plug is soldered, covered with an internal copper shield tube, and then over-molded, first with a rigid PVC to encapsulate the solder joints, and then with a flexible polymer for unprecedented strain relief. This virtually indestructible construction is so tough, so durable, that it carries a limited lifetime warranty.

FEATURES
  • Static-free connection
  • Near-perfect frequency response
  • 3-layer plug connection coverage

Order today and hear the difference when you plug in with a Planet Waves. This is your instrument's lifeline to the rest of the world. Make it a good one. Put it in the cart.

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D'Addario Planet WavesGold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable
 
3.9

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Better than the custom series...

    I used the custom series with the compression springs for years, but decided to try the custom pro line. I bought this cable and compared it back and forth with my custom series PW...Read complete review

    I used the custom series with the compression springs for years, but decided to try the custom pro line. I bought this cable and compared it back and forth with my custom series PW cable. There were less "artifacts" in the sound. Seemed like there was extra hiss and distortion in the Custom pro. The Custom Pro also seemed to have more mids present. Overall, I think this is the best cable PW makes and one of the better store bought ones you can get.I have used PW cables for years, but I think there is better out there. After talking to many people and reading many reviews, I think I am going to go with Canare cables. I will compare them to the Custom Pro line, but I have a feeling there will be an improvement, and for a cheaper price as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor cables add noise

    Bought four of these cables a while back for my pedalboard snake.

    -> Wireless Run
    -> FX Send
    -> FX Return
    -> Amp inRead complete review

    Bought four of these cables a while back for my pedalboard snake.

    -> Wireless Run
    -> FX Send
    -> FX Return
    -> Amp in

    Using the planet waves cables, extra noise was introduced into my chain- both static and when clicking on pedals. When I switched out the planet waves cables with some old monster gold cables, the noise disappeared in both instances. The only thing that changed was the planet waves cables to monster cables.

    Anyways, I would NOT recommend these cables to anyone- they're noisy, which is inexcusable for any musician, pro or novice.

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    5.0

    Ace! Does what it should.

    By JJ

    from Huntington Beach,CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Ace
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

        Does what it should with clarity and function.

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        5.0

        Excellent Cable

        By shuriken4

        from AL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Home Or Stage
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

          It will improve teh sound from your amp I was very impressed way better than other prestige brands.

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          5.0

          Great Cable

          By Cmor2001

          from St. Petersburg, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

              Very well made

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poor cables add noise

              By Ben

              from KC, KS

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                  Bought four of these cables a while back for my pedalboard snake.

                  -> Wireless Run
                  -> FX Send
                  -> FX Return
                  -> Amp in

                  Using the planet waves cables, extra noise was introduced into my chain- both static and when clicking on pedals. When I switched out the planet waves cables with some old monster gold cables, the noise disappeared in both instances. The only thing that changed was the planet waves cables to monster cables.

                  Anyways, I would NOT recommend these cables to anyone- they're noisy, which is inexcusable for any musician, pro or novice.

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                  5.0

                  Solid Cable for the Money

                  By marker

                  from Muskegon, MI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Pliable
                  • Reasonably Priced
                  • Well Contstructed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                    I bought this as a spare for my bass rig for gigs. It is identical to my other cables. Just plug it in and go...

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                    5.0

                    GOLD-PLATED STRAIGHT INSTRUMENT CABLE

                    By Crazy Dave

                    from Va Beach, Va

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                      Very Nice Product..

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Cord For The Money

                      By KCRoxx

                      from KC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                        In the past I've used Monster cords. This cord is much more durable. I'm still using the original purchase, and would have went through 2-3 monster cords by now. Bought this one as a backup just to be safe. I guess I'm just gun shy after using Monster cords!

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best I've used

                        By GUITARGEAR

                        from KANSAS

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Tough

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                          I put them through a lot every week. The last time I bought these was 4 years ago... longer than any other cables have lasted for me. Clubs, fairgrounds, booze, dirt, good intentioned helpers wrapping them too tight, etc. They took all the abuse and lasted longer than I thought they would.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Causes amp to pick up RF signal

                          By Free hat

                          from Tulsa, OK

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Picks Up Rf Signal
                            • Tangles

                            Best Uses

                            • Turn Amp Into Radio

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                            This cable causes my amps to transmit an AM radio signal. It gets much worse when an overdrive or fuzz pedal is engaged, but the signal is still there if I plug straight into the amp from the guitar. I am very displeased given the price.

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                            5.0

                            Totally recommend this!!

                            By Liz

                            from Canton, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Heavy Duty
                            • Improves Sound
                            • Sounds great

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4" Straight Instrument Cable:

                                Fantastic cable, I love it!

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