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CoreX2 1/4" Instrument Cable Straight-Angle

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You can pay more, but you won't find a better cable.

Wide-band, accurate sound and the finest audiophile-grade materials and construction techniques make Core Cable X2 Instrument Cable perfect for professional studio/home recording and live performance. This is instrument cable made for harmonic detail, low loss, and flat extended frequency response. Different gauge conductors are combined to provide accurate reproduction of all frequency ranges. Core Cable Instrument Cable is quad-balanced for the lowest possible noise.

FEATURES
  • Wide 20Hz-40kHz ±0.5dB frequency response
  • Quad-balanced construction for lowest noise and fuller sound.
  • Carbon impregnated PVC shield for low microphonics
  • Dual shielding for lowest possible noise
  • Multi-gauge wire for widest possible frequency balance
  • Precision machined brass connector bodies for maximum durability
  • 24k gold-plated connectors offer superior corrosion resistance
  • Audio-grade 99.99% pure oxygen-free copper conductors for maximum sound quality
  • Industrial grade outer jacket for maximum durability and long life
  • Lifetime warranty
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4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quite good

I am using these cables primarily for interfacing instruments (guitars, basses, and synths) with amps and DIs in a home studio. I have found that these cables sound just as good as...Read complete review

I am using these cables primarily for interfacing instruments (guitars, basses, and synths) with amps and DIs in a home studio. I have found that these cables sound just as good as the custom Mogami cables I use for patching outboard gear, at a very reasonable price. Compared to cheaper cables I tested in an A/B, I clearly noticed a frequency range that extended higher, and one that was flatter. There was also less noise with these cables than with cheaper cables.Now, I should mention that the cables are a bit stiff, so they may not be good for live use with fancy theatrics. Another thing is that while they work well with all of my Neutrik jacks, and generic brands, I do have one guitar with a Switchcraft jack that doesn't like the connectors on these cables. To be fair, though, that particular jack is slightly out of spec, so I usually have to use connectors of a larger circumference anyhow. Just note that these are of an average size. Otherwise, they provide a very postive connection with all gear used.

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stiff cable

It's a quiet cable, but it is stiff. There is not much flex in this one and not good for the first cable out of your guitar. It's good if you don't need...Read complete review

It's a quiet cable, but it is stiff. There is not much flex in this one and not good for the first cable out of your guitar. It's good if you don't need to move the cable. Not my first choice.

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5.0

Can't get any better

By wartooth

from Baghdad, Iraq

I am a deployed soldier in Baghdad, Iraq. I don't go anywhere without a guitar so I ordered an Ibanez jump-start package because it had the basic essentials. But the electricity here is crazy, not to mention the cable it came with is really thin. So I ordered the Core X2 12 ft. Dude, to me its basically like playing through a new amp, it's virtually noiseless and my pick attack shines through, not to mention so do your mistakes when playing. Awesome cable for a reasonable price! Makes my crappy amp sound great! 6/5 stars

 
5.0

Core X2 Cables

By Paul COT

from McKinney, TX

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(follow up) Great cables, amazing price.Problem is the shortlines dispite being 12" are really hard to connect to a pedal board, two right 90 jacks would have helped. Seem to be more a pro audio jumper line. The lone line for guitar feeds and/or loops, amp-in, is real pro and HD sound, but it is a large and often untamable cord, if you like the thin, wippers, this may take some getting used to. Still the best cap and conductance issues in a cable at 4 x the price.

 
5.0

Very clean sound but...

By b0OQCe1Nc

from gainesville, GA

I bought this cable because I wanted a good short cable to run into my firewire for my computer recording stuff.I think this thing is actually cleaner sounding than my Mogami cable. I read other reviews and they said this cable was a little stiff and one my have eluded to the fact that it was thick. Let me tell you that "thick" is an understatement.Think like... garden hose! Going into my little PreSonus Inspire, it looks like the main power cable going into a nuclear reactor.It really does sound clean, it just looks a little funky. I may get a longer one to use as a tow cable for my 3/4 ton pick-up truck.

 
5.0

Makes a huge difference

By Totoro

from Massachusetts

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For anyone who thinks cable quality is not important, think again. I recently purchased an OLP guitar pack that came with an inexpensive instrument cable. I decided to try it out and the guitar sounded horrible. Lots of noise and static. So I plugged it into my Core X2 and the guitar sounded as good as much more expensive guitars. I was amazed at how much difference a good cable makes to the overall sound. The only drawback is that this cable has a lot of shielding making it a bit stiff. But that is a small trade off for great sound.

 
5.0

Didn't know stiffness was a downside...

By Skibby

from Rugby, ND

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I got this cable free with something I ordered. Very tough cord, sound is awesome, you can throw it around for a few days and it wont have any damage. I did realize this was a stiff cord but I never thought of it as a bad thing. If you get the longer length ones, you really don't think about that. Great, Great cord. YOu don't have to deal with the top of the things unscrewing or anything.But yeah, If you want something thats really good and doesnt make you cry, get this.And also, get the longer one. Becuase since this cord is so stiff, the shortness will make it all stick feeling. And know one wants a stick for a cord

 
5.0

Good Cable

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Purchased this because I didn't like my Pro Co. Life Lines cable. It was very dull. The instrument cable which came with my Ibanez RG was better. I will be buying another CoreX2. And I like the quad insulation. I don't pickup radio noise any longer. It sounds like I just replaced my strings when compared to my last cable which cost about the same.

 
5.0

Broke my friend's guitar

By Tofu Anonymous

from Vancouver, WA

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You've all heard stories of--or maybe even experienced it yourselves--cables breaking as soon as you set your guitar down wrong. You hear a snap, crackle and pop, and that's the end of your cable.However, not so with this cable! My friend set his guitar down (acoustic-electric) write on top of the input jack with the cable and as expected, we heard the snap, crackle and pop. This was my cable, so I just said that it was no problem, it was only a cable right? Much to our surprise, when my friend lifted up the guitar, he found that the cable was still in one piece and his guitar was cracked in slightly. He is still recovering from this traumatic experience as I am still in awe of how this cable still works perfectly.So if you want a sturdy cable that can last through a big beating, then this is the right one for you.

 
3.0

stiff cable

By YourMomThinksI'mCool

from Denver

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It's a quiet cable, but it is stiff. There is not much flex in this one and not good for the first cable out of your guitar. It's good if you don't need to move the cable. Not my first choice.

 
5.0

Great Cable

By SgtCarter

from Grayson, KY

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I play a 50's neck Les Paul through a Marshall DSL 50. I have played for 10 plus years and never put much thought into cables. Usually I purchased whatever what was the cheapest. I tried these cables after getting some advice about upgrading my cables and WOW! I had no idea that good cables could make such a difference. I have now tried Mnster, Horizon, Pro Co, and a couple of others but CoreX cables stand above the fray. Don't spend money on more expensive cables, get these they are just as good if not better. As far as the stiffness goes, if your stage show is that important you should be using a wireless anyway.

 
5.0

It only took two notes...

By BaDeBop

from Central Illinois

I play a cheapy Danalectro Longhorn short-scale bass that I really like in my 50's R&R band. I was searching for an angled plug and decided to go with a high end cord. This was $10.00 cheaper than a MonsterCable. I plugged it in after two notes and I could tell the difference right away. The low end fundamental tones came rumbling out of the speaker. I was startled. Now I have a big, fat sound throughout the range of the bass. No regrets! The only drawback is the non-flexibilty of the cord. It wants to keep coiling up on you, but if that's the sacrifice I have to make for the sound I'm getting, I'll take it with no complaints.

 
5.0

This is a Good Cable

By MusicianChick-PCAJy

from USA

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I got the CoreX2 instrument cable for my guitar a couple of weeks ago. I haven't heard that much difference in sound quality from that of the cheap cable that came in my Silvertone guitar starter pack. Still, there is no buzzing or anything. The difference from a starter pack cord is that this one is much better quality and much more heavy-duty. I think it?s worth recommending to anyone looking for a made-to-last practice cord.

 
5.0

Quite good

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am using these cables primarily for interfacing instruments (guitars, basses, and synths) with amps and DIs in a home studio. I have found that these cables sound just as good as the custom Mogami cables I use for patching outboard gear, at a very reasonable price. Compared to cheaper cables I tested in an A/B, I clearly noticed a frequency range that extended higher, and one that was flatter. There was also less noise with these cables than with cheaper cables.Now, I should mention that the cables are a bit stiff, so they may not be good for live use with fancy theatrics. Another thing is that while they work well with all of my Neutrik jacks, and generic brands, I do have one guitar with a Switchcraft jack that doesn't like the connectors on these cables. To be fair, though, that particular jack is slightly out of spec, so I usually have to use connectors of a larger circumference anyhow. Just note that these are of an average size. Otherwise, they provide a very postive connection with all gear used.

 
5.0

Review

By WV Drummer-7pJsO

from WV

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I bought this cable because I was sick of cables breaking not lasting. This cable really makes your sound clearer and isn't noisy at all. The only thing is it's really stiff. I've owned a monster cable and a mogami and both didn't last as long as this one has. I've only had this two months now.

 
4.0

Noticed a difference

By CB

from Montana

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I was in need of an assortment of replacement cords in various lenghts with one end angled and one end strait on all lengths. I noticed a reduction in noise and a "change" in tone. (my instruments being Tele, and pedal steel)I think tone change for the better as I was use to the "tone" of previous cords - some QUITE OLD !! (1967 Believe it or not)My only gripe is the cable itself is substantial,does not bend easily but workable.At my age of 56 yrs. stage theatrics is not an issue!! REALLY !!Overall - I'd say by my experience, good quality,price vs performance very good,if flexibility is an issue ? no-----For my needs, I think, George L's product wouldv'e been a better pick (thin, flexible,choice on plug angles, good sound ( I own at least one of these G L's )Bottom line : they're thick !

 
4.0

Great cable

By Too

from Tennessee

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I bought this cable because it looked the best deal - good shielding and gold tips for low price! I got the 40' because I wanted to travel with my guitar further than 15'! Great cable, no hum, and super tough. Only downside is the cable is very stiff. after a few turns while playing, I get this twisted mess behind me to trip over. Now I'm going wireless to solve that problem, and this cable will be used to from my pedal board to the mixer. Will be buying a couple more for the same reason. It won't get twisted going from the board.

 
5.0

Fantastic cable

By Stang Man

from Tampabay FL

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I purchased this cable after reading many reviews and this is the ticket. Holds up great, and is extremely well made. My guitar sounds so much clearer, high notes chime out. I highly recommend this cable, that I am buying another. The price is absolutley cheap for this quality cable.

 
5.0

Unbeatable Price

By Godin_Player

from SoCal

When i first saw this cable i thought id try it because of the low low price and the ends were gold. When i received it i was blown away. Usually after 30ft unbalanced cables begin to hum and there was no hum from this thing, and i twas 40ft. awesome cable. awesome price. very durable.

 
4.0

Good Sound & Value, Too Stiff

By Guitar Geezer-2YLgH

from WA

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Amazing difference in highs and harmonics in head to head comparison with my Pro Co Exceline and Horizon HBGS cables at a reasonable cost.But the Core X2 cables are too stiff for stage use. They will not lay flat and after a fwe mos had 1 very close call where someone caught a cable sticking up and nearly pulled an expensive custom instrument off of it's stand. I just could not take any more chances and replaced them.

 
4.0

Flexability challenge

By CB

from Montana

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These are not very flexible. They appear to be well made however. Sound wise you'll probably not be disappointed. From my experience -- George L's are the way to go.

 
5.0

Stage Perfomance Better

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

With less volume booming out over everything, the room and the stage had more delicate sound, tonally better sound, and a more engagingly relaxed sound than ever before. Better yet, the other musicians found themselves able to play at lower levels since the guitarist HEARD HIMSELF more truly and, therefore, played more quietly! His restraint influenced his band mates. The sum total of the change from substituting one cable for a much better one was immense. We are replacing more of our cables with coreX2.

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