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Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17") Straight 

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      Musician's Gear1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17")
       
      4.1

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      85%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (5)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back-up (6)
        • Practicing (6)
        • Concerts (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (9)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Better then I expected

        These are basically the cheapest possible 1/4 cords anyone could possibly manufacture and sell. They are also (so far) reliable and clean sounding, which I didnt expect at this price. Worst...Read complete review

        These are basically the cheapest possible 1/4 cords anyone could possibly manufacture and sell. They are also (so far) reliable and clean sounding, which I didnt expect at this price. Worst case scenario I spent about 60 cents per jack and have to resolder them to better cables after they break. So far Ive had no problems at all. Ive noticed no hiss, interference, blips in connection, etc. I havent had them long, so no word on longevity. My only complaints: -maybe less colors per batch, 2-3 different colors would be much easier to colorcode my chains. Im going to buy 3 more packs for my experimental rig, then I'll have 4 of each color. -more options for length. 17' is a little too long for my guitar fx and left me with some slack. I gave them 2.5 on features because they dont have unscrewable 1/4 jacks, but thats not a complaint because theyd be a lot more expensive if they did that.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        look and feel good but don't make solid connection

        I bought the right angle version. These cables look and feel good. When they work, they sound good. For some applications they are fine, but it depends on your gear. Depending on...Read complete review

        I bought the right angle version. These cables look and feel good. When they work, they sound good. For some applications they are fine, but it depends on your gear. Depending on the jack in a particular piece of equipment, it may or may not work. In some jacks, the plugs do not make good contact and are intermittent if they are rotated. This has nothing to do with the wiring. It has to do with the way the plug seats in the jack due to the shape of the tip of the plug and the length before it hits the stop. The shape of the metal part of the plug itself is slightly different than every other cable I have and the tip does not make good contact with the jacks in musical equipment because the shape of the tip deflects the plug to the wrong depth inside the jack, either too far or too short and rotating the plug just slightly will cause the signal to cut out. This happens with every end of all 8 cables and can be verified with a cable tester (rotate the plug and it shows the signal is intermittent). I was able to force the plug to work properly by shimming the end of the cable so that the plug just barely can't seat all the way and it works fine then, but I really shouldn't have to shim a cable to make it work. Even the cheapest, worst quality junk cable I own doesn't have this problem. Only these, and again, it's every plug on every cable. Due to the item being so inexpensive, it was not even worth returning it. I would recommend spending a little more money and getting anything else. It's not worth hours of your time dealing with a problem like this the way I did just to save a few dollars.

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        5.0

        Great Wee Things

        By Bleep-Bloop Bass

        from Uranus

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

          These things are great, a nice length for all kinds of patching, on the back of FX racks, on awkward shaped pedals, hooking the mixer to stompboxes. I always found the shorter ones to short for anything oher than pedal to pedal.

          This will be my third pack, I just keep finding more uses for them.

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          4.0

          Good deal.

          By Geezer

          from Rock Hall, MD.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Price
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Ordered Angled Got Straig

          Best Uses

            Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

            I ordered right angled and got straight, I guess you guys ran out of 90 degree cables. No matter, I am retired now and will be using them at home.

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            2.0

            Wrong product and a short?

            By drile00l

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

              I ordered the angled ones and I received the straight one. I decided to accept this and decided not to use them. I went to use one for the first time and it had a short in it. Seems that some people didn't have an issue so maybe it worth a shot if you're trying to save money. I'm returning mine. It also may be helpful to note that they were slightly noisy cables.

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By Roda

              from Booneville MS

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                They work great and the different colors make them easy to keep track of.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not what I ordered

                By Bob

                from Jackson, MS

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Wrong Item

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                    I ordered this pack of cables with angled ends. I later received a call from a representative who said they were backordered. He tried to talk me into changing my order to similar cables with straight ends.

                    I said no, I will wait for the product I ordered. A few days later I received a package of cables with straight ends. I have no use for these. But the price is not high enough to warrant wasting my time trying to get this corrected.

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                    5.0

                    Quality and Quantity

                    By crackersinthedesert

                    from ishpeming,michigan

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                      These are good quality patch cords. Having different colors is a nice feature for cord assignment.

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                      5.0

                      just plug it in

                      By bigai

                      from Lamar Colorado

                      About Me Novice

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                            Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                            using on my reel to reel on my bass pedals these devils can be used in all kinds of applications

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                            5.0

                            Great product, best price!

                            By dverno

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                              I needed some extra patch cables and looked all over the internet - these beat everybody for price. The quality was better than I expected, and they fit my need perfectly. I'll be buying more whenever I need unbalanced patch cords.
                              These would work great for guitar rigs too!

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                              4.0

                              A good value.

                              By Steve D.

                              from Whidbey Island, Washington

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Longer Than Most Jumpers

                              Cons

                              • Somewhat Flimsy Feel

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                              This review applies to the patch cords with the right-angle heads, not the straight ones. I haven't taken these patch cords on the road yet, but they do seem a little light. However, as home studio backups or in setups that won't be changed a lot, they get the job done, and you get a lot of them for the price. I like the variety of colors, too. That could make it easy to sort through the "spaghetti" in a hurry.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good Value

                              By Duke

                              from Atlanta, GA.

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • No Hums Or Buzzes

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pedal Boards
                                • Rack Patches

                                Comments about Musician's Gear 1/4 - 1/4 Patch Cable 8-Pack (17"):

                                These work fine. No issues with fit, or noise. I needed the 90* plugs for a pedal board setup. These were exactly what I was looking for. No need for the higher priced options. You can pay more, but it is not necessary.

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