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Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable  

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        Planet Waves

        Replace the weakest link in your combo amp audio chain.

        The Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug speaker cable offers an upgrade to stock combo amp speaker cables. The cable is equipped with heavy-duty oxygen-free copper conductors and 24K gold-plated brass connectors that ensure maximum power transfer to your combo amp's speaker.


        Get the most tone and power for your money when you order this replacement speaker cable today.

         
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        Planet Waves1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable
         
        4.8

        (based on 9 reviews)

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        86%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Nice upgrade, spades a little big

            By honestengine

            from Charlottesville, VA

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                I completely agree with the other reviewers that the build quality of this cable is very good. I replaced the stock speaker wire in my combo, and definitely experienced a slight improvement in volume and tone. I actually set up a mic and recorded just a small section (of whatever) before and after the wire swap with no other changes to the amp settings. I just was curious whether or not the improvement of sounds quality was a reflection of me wanting it to sound better or not. Sure enough, the section recorded with the new Planet Waves wire does sound better in an A/B comparison- more clarity and richness to me.

                Let me just be clear in saying that my amp is just an average priced Peavey Classic 50 (work horse amp, I love it) 25 years old, has had 3 owners = has been thrown around a lot, and only ever had small 18ga stock speaker wire. I don't suspect that players with nicer/newer amps than mine would experience the same improvements that I did.

                One thing I was a bit disappointed by was the fitting of the spade lugs. They are (just slightly) too big- and my speakers are brand new so it's not a case of the male lugs on the speakers being worn out. I had to clamp down on them multiple time with a crimping tool until they finally would not wiggle. Doing this miss-shaped the lugs on the wire, and so I assume that I'll actually have to strip the ends and solder or replace the lugs altogether if I ever swap out speakers again. Also, because my combo amp is a 2 -12, I also still had to make my own small connector wire with spade lugs in order to use since I run the speakers in series (16ohm out to two 8 ohm speakers). In contrast to the Planet Waves connectors, The spade lugs I used from the electric supply store fit absolutely perfectly with no movement and no additional crimping necessary. I feel if Planet Waves would 1. source a lightly smaller spade lug and 2. include a small (4") connector wire with a lug on each end (for dual speaker combo amps) then they'd have a perfect combo amp upgrade product here. As for me, I decided to use my new found experience and build my own from now on.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just What I Needed

                By DSTDean

                from Houston, Tx

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                • Good Quality

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                    Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                    Not only is it a much heavier and better built speaker cable than the one that came on my Fender Deluxe Vintage Modified amp, but it is GREAT for hooking up the THD Hotplate - plenty of length to set the Hotplate on top of the amp.

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                    5.0

                    does the job

                    By Grasshopper

                    from Kings Park, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

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                        Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                        easy to install, a necessary accessory for a Mesa Boogie mark II

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good product for the money

                        By F.J. Salvagg

                        from Deltona, Florida

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                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                          This is my Second one that i have purchased from M-F, For the money there just is'nt a better Combo Speaker Cable out there,The quality of this cable is top notch,This will do you more than justice,I use it on Top Notch Gear.

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                          5.0

                          Plaining on buying one more

                          By Frodo

                          from Concord, CA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • High Quality Heavy Duty

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Road Worthy Performance

                          Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                          High quality heavy duty oxygen-free copper conductors with gold plated 1/4 inch jack & speaker spade lugs with ample length for any combo application. Upgraded speaker for the sub-par Fender design to a Weber in my Super Champ X2. The amp is now capable of doing small venues, when stock, it couldn't fill a closet with any head room without flabbing out on any sound from the 5th or 6th string on my Musicman Reflex.

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                          5.0

                          Replacing a speaker? Go the distance!

                          By KirkL

                          from Illinois

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                            When I upgraded the speakers in my Fender Excelsior and Super Champ XD amps, these Planet Waves cables provided the finishing touch. The build quality is far better than cheap stock cables. Money well spent!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Product

                            By Bob

                            from SC

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                                I have made replacement 1/4" to spade jacks, and this is so much easier, and better quality. The ends have nice rubber housings, and the quality of the connectors is better than what comes stock on amps. It's long enough that you can mount your speaker in any position in the amp, and this cord will still fit, which is what I had to do on a speaker upgrade. I can't comment on the upgrade to the sound because I changed the speaker and added this cable at the same time, but in general, better components make for better sound.

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                                5.0

                                Does the job

                                By Steven Puckitt

                                from Houston, TX

                                Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                                If you need a replacement combo cable you need not look any further. It's priced well, the right size, easy to install and good quality.
                                Just a cable
                                I bought an amp and had to replace the broken one it cam with so I can't directly compare, but the sound coming out of my Mark combo sounds pure and has no static issues or anything.
                                Not expensive so I'd say a good value.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works fine

                                Comments about Planet Waves 1/4" Male-to-Spade Lug Premium Speaker Cable:

                                Not much to say except that it works fine and seems to be great quality. I wanted to use my combo amp as a speaker cab for another head...this allowed me to do that.

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