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Pro Co Lifelines Line Instrument Cable

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The Pro Co Lifeline Line Instrument Cable is constructed based on transmission line theory. In a nutshell, using a 4-conductor microphone cable to re...Click To Read More About This Product

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An instrument cable that reduces both signal noise and single-coil pickup noise.

The Pro Co Lifeline Line Instrument Cable is constructed based on transmission line theory. In a nutshell, using a 4-conductor microphone cable to replace a single-conductor guitar cable, Pro Co solders the cable's 2 red conductors (red and red with white stripe) to the tip on either plug, and then solders the cable's 2 black conductors (black and black with white stripe) to the ground on either plug.

Pro Co then solders the shield to the ground on the amplifier end and lifts the ground (do not solder) on the instrument end. This helps to shunt most of the noise that jumps on the shield to chassis ground before it becomes part of the signal path.

The Pro CO Lifelines cable defends the world from guitar players with noisy single-coil pickups and helps quiet them”the pickups; not the guitar players”down to a usable commodity before the drummer shoots the guitar player.

The white end of the Pro Co instrument cable goes into your guitar and the black end of the cable goes into your amplifier.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Model: LLC - (length)
  • Connector A and B: G&H Industries 1/4" phone plug (6.35mm)
  • Wire: 424BXXK, .295" O.D., 96% braid shield
  • Speaker gauge: 24 AWG
  • Assembly method: solder
  • Made in the USA
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4.4

(based on 42 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

15+ years

I have been using one of these for over fifteen years and it is still gigging strong. No issues - take care of your cables and they will take care of you. Why spend...Read complete review

I have been using one of these for over fifteen years and it is still gigging strong. No issues - take care of your cables and they will take care of you. Why spend a fortune on other cables? They are just cables after all. This one is well made and will stand up to the best of them. Just remember that anything that is abused will not last long.

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Fair......

I got the 15ft Lifelines Line Instrument Cable on the stupid deal of the day. At my house I have a problem with the power causing hum, so i decided to give this a...Read complete review

I got the 15ft Lifelines Line Instrument Cable on the stupid deal of the day. At my house I have a problem with the power causing hum, so i decided to give this a try since it was so cheap. The bottom line is that these cables didn't really help me with my hum issue. It may have been very slightly better, but there was not an easily noticeable improvement. It seems like they were also maybe slightly noisier than the cables is was previously using. Also, They don't seem to make a very good connection with guitar OR the amp. Sometimes (almost randomly) if you move the guitar, bump the cord, etc, it will cause a crackling and popping. But, when i wiggle the cord again, to try to reproduce the same problem, it doesn't do it. Very weird. So, I guess you could use this in a live situation, but, I sure wouldn't use this in the studio because of the noise and a bad connection that seems to randomly appear.

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5.0

15+ years

By Frankie Fender-ztt4m

from Massachusetts

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I have been using one of these for over fifteen years and it is still gigging strong. No issues - take care of your cables and they will take care of you. Why spend a fortune on other cables? They are just cables after all. This one is well made and will stand up to the best of them. Just remember that anything that is abused will not last long.

 
5.0

Awesome

By EngageTheKnot

from Maryland

I would like to say i have been using these cables after using some cheap ones and they DO ELIMINATE alot of excess hum (due to the specialized ends identified on the cable)I have not experienced wrapping, bending, crimping, bloating, fatigue or any other thing possible to find default in a cable. They really let my guitars tone shine through and i compared them with monsters THE MONSTERS HAD MORE HUM!My only gripe is that well....i was cheap and bought short cables lol. Its easy to forget about a 10 foot cable when your jamming out...but it happens...alot lol. Just dont be a dummy like me and buy the right cable length for you. Until i go wireless, i will only use these.P.S- Alot of cord winding can come from things like exposure to sunlight for too long. As a musician (and a self made guitar tech, and a good one so im told) I'm fully aware of the damage a little sun can do. I even keep my cables round-wrapped and place them in a hi-hat case.....MULTITASKERS PEOPLE! Take care of your satuff and itll take care of you....especially these cables.

 
5.0

Amazing.

By WammerJammer

from NE

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I'd recommend them. I've had them for over a year. I use them to play on stage twice a week. I stomp on them, jump on them, twist them, and abuse them - all unintentionally, of course. They withstand the abuse very well and without complaint (in the form of dying or producing static). These will last for a VERY VERY long time! The copper tips are nice. The connection is solid. Any cable "nicer" (more expensive) than this is just pointless. I really don't think you'll surpass these (to a sensible degree) in tonal quality and the like. Why pay fifty dollars for a cable when you can get it all right here?These are the best combination of durability, value, and sound quality on the market. Buy them!

 
2.0

Don't waste your money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought 2 of these, with the right angle instrument end to replace my 15 year old pro co cables that finally had to be retired. Not even close. These cables twist and tangle like no other i have ever seen, impossible to use in a live situation, even if you don't move around much. I end up using them in my studio to make some permanent connections where they'll never move. No problems with sound quality, but not worth the hassle.

 
5.0

You get a very good cable

By Santaanacanyon

from Sou. Calif.

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Tired of disappointment from all those lower priced cables, I finally bit the bullet and bought the 18 foot model of this brand. Glad I did! I have bought a second since, and I suggest you do the same.

 
5.0

best for your buck

By Slimfinger Turnpike

from bangkok, thailand

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This is the best and most durable cable I've found in this price range. They are noticeably quieter than other cables costing under $20. I've had three of them for over a year now, no problems at all.

 
5.0

Old News: ProCo is the best

By Aeloa

from Hawaii

Most musicians here in Hawaii have known that if you're buying a cable (instrument or mic) make sure it's ProCo. It's extremely quiet, Stays fresh (doesn't look warn), doesn't tangle, great signal. The last one I bought over 15 years ago was just lost at a gig. So I'm taking advantage of this sale now.

 
4.0

Lifeline

By CDevenney

from Bentonville, AR

I purchased the 30ft model of this cable. 3 practice sessions later it had a short. Shipped it back to Pro Co, they sent me back a new one for free. Haven't had a problem with the new one since. The people at Pro Co were very easy to deal with and the return was no problem. I know people that have had these cables 5 to 10 years and never had a problem. Every once in awhile, there is one bad one in a batch. The fact that the people at Pro Co are so willing to back up their product is what makes these cables worth buying.

 
5.0

Greatest Cable!

By little_man122

from Saipan, MP

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This is the best cable I have ever used in my life. I've used this for over 2 years but it still works as if its BRAND new! They never buzz or anything and they are ultra durable. These cables are also very cheap compared to monster or dimarzio. These have a warranty of 20 years too! Thses are the best cables ever...get them NOW!

 
5.0

Great long lasting cable.

By BassStylee

from Pennsylvania

I've had mine for about a year now, without a single problem. It's a great cable and I'd recommend it to anyone's who's having trouble with low-quality cables. Buy this and your set.

 
5.0

Look no further

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I, use only ProCo's all the time. Never has there been any type of failure. They retain their flexibility and are resilient enough to withstand even amp casters rolling over them. I, also use them to piggy-back amp to amp when necessary, wah pedals to amp etc. etc. they have never let me down....good price and performance to boot.

 
5.0

Durable and Transparent!

By Silent J

from Jackson, Ga

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Great cable! I use this with a bass with passive pickups that buzz a little with cheaper cables, but not with the Pro-Co! It has stood up to alot of abuse and still sounds clear as a bell. Nice thick shield but it's not stiff, just sturdy. It's not very pretty, but then again tough, durable gear usually isn't. Highly recommend this, no matter how much you move around on stage.

 
5.0

Amazing

By RTAguitrarist

from Lower Brule, SD

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Ive used many cables,usually the ones around the 5 dollar range, and found myself really disappointed about the sound quality and the overall quality of the cables. This cable is amazing. The quality is amazing. you could smash it a few times with a hammer and it would still work. The sound is crystal clear and crisp. I'll never buy a different cable again!

 
5.0

There are the chose ones.

By Slimfinger-6QUwo

from Bangkok, Thailand

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I've tried all kinds of cables from cheapos to boutique and none have stood up to the abuse I routinely heap on my gear better than Proco Lifelines. Why more guitarists don't know about them is beyond belief. Simply put, there's no better cable for the money. The ground life is a nice bonus. The MF descrip doesn't mention it, but by plugging the white end into your guitar and black end into your amp, you get a ground lift effect, thus reducing potential hum.

 
3.0

Fair......

By zombiehunter

from USA

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I got the 15ft Lifelines Line Instrument Cable on the stupid deal of the day. At my house I have a problem with the power causing hum, so i decided to give this a try since it was so cheap. The bottom line is that these cables didn't really help me with my hum issue. It may have been very slightly better, but there was not an easily noticeable improvement. It seems like they were also maybe slightly noisier than the cables is was previously using. Also, They don't seem to make a very good connection with guitar OR the amp. Sometimes (almost randomly) if you move the guitar, bump the cord, etc, it will cause a crackling and popping. But, when i wiggle the cord again, to try to reproduce the same problem, it doesn't do it. Very weird. So, I guess you could use this in a live situation, but, I sure wouldn't use this in the studio because of the noise and a bad connection that seems to randomly appear.

 
4.0

Get Used too Tangleling

By Jex.o.d.d.777

from L.A. area

If you despise long 30 ft cables tangleling all the time, then maybe you're better off paying more for a monster cable. Other than that, these have been the best quarter inch male to male cables I have encountered so far. The Quality is bar none, and the price is satisfactory for its quality. For active or struggling musicians that are moving a lot, I recommend no more than a 20 ft cable.

 
5.0

Used them for years

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

When they first came out, many years ago. A friend of mine (instrument wholesaler) gave me one to try out. It's still my main guitar cord.No hum, extremely durable (trust me it's been through the test)and since then I've bought 5 more like it for my other instruments.

 
5.0

awesome cable!

By SixStringSuperman

from Medford, OR

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these cables are absolutely AWESOME. they are very quiet, and there is no loss of tone when running long cables like there is for most. all in all, very, very good cables. WELL worth the tiney price tag.

 
5.0

Longevity

By Aeloa-gTQR2

from Hawaii

I've had this cord for over 5 years and played it many Luaus and Parties. We've played on dirt, grass, and sometimes in rain and this cord is still as solid as the day I bought it. I'm buying another one for my electric/accoustic ukulele. By the way to the guy who said, "This is a pretty nice cable. It looks really cool if you have a black guitar" The white end goes into the guitar and the black end into the amp.

 
2.0

Dissapointing!

By SPATER

from Newark, NY

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When I was shopping for cables I was careful to find cables that were highly rated by past users. I wanted the best value for my money. I read all these great reviews and saw a very reasonable price so I ordered 2 18.5 foot cables. I must say that I can hardly believe that these are the same cables so many people rated so highly. They have a terrible hum and when I touch them while the amp is on, they sound like a half full jar of dry macaroni, amplified. One could say it was a fluke if one was good, but both of these are awful. A very disappointing experience.

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