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First Look: Gig Tuff's new 8mm Microphone XLR Cables

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We've been carrying Gig Tuff's great line of DMX cables for a couple of years in our Cables11.com store, and become big fans of the brand in the process.  So we were more than a little excited when Gig Tuff announced they were introducing a line of 8mm XLR Microphone cables.  We recently received our first pallet load of these cables and are just now checking them out for the first time.  Here's a first photo of their 20 ft cable: We know these cables are advertised as having a tough 8mm outside diameter but we just had to check with...

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First Look: Gig Tuff's new 8mm Microphone XLR Cables

Subway Santa Saint Nick D'Addario Visits Street Musicians

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This video doesn't have anything to do with cables, but as musicians we love it and think you will too.  Nice job DiAddario!

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Subway Santa Saint Nick D'Addario Visits Street Musicians

Kirlin IPD Stage Two-Conductor Guitar Instrument Cable Construction

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Kirlin Cable specializes in the production of high quality audio cables and accessories, including instrument cables, microphone cables, speaker cables, multi-track cables, patch cables, bulk wire, parts and accessories. Kirlin's IPD Stage Series high performance cables are designed specifically for live performance. Stage IPD features two 20-gauge OFC conductor, PE insulation, conductive PVC shield with 100% coverage, and OFC braiding shield with 95% coverage.   Learn more with this video:  

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Kirlin IPD Stage Two-Conductor Guitar Instrument Cable Construction

D'Addario Planet Waves DIY Solderless Pedalboard Cable Kit

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D'Addario's solderless cable kits are a nice solution for custom wiring pedal boards, rack gear, and your entire layout from guitar to amp. This DIY kit is especially nice as it avoids soldering or stripping of wires.  The plugs and cable are D'Addario's leading edge designs.  The cable is the same used in their American Stage line of cables.  The plugs feature D'Addario's GeoTip design that increases the contact points with jacks that may have deformed with use over time. You can cut cable lengths that perfectly suit your needs for accurate and reliable sound reproduction, from guitar, to amp, and all points...

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D'Addario Planet Waves DIY Solderless Pedalboard Cable Kit

Unboxing Hosa Cables with Glenn Fricker of SpectreSoundStudios

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Cables11 staff are big fans of Glenn Fricker's SpectreSoundStudios YouTube channel where he covers everything related to recording hard rock & metal music, plus the daily trials and frustrations of running a recording studio. One of our favorite cable manufacturers, Hosa Technology, sent some cables to Glenn and he did an unboxing video we were happy to watch and share his excitement.  This may seem pretty nerdy to some people but for us, when you have right cable for what you need, it's a beautiful thing!  Here's Glenn...oh, one thing before you watch, Glenn's language can be strong and may be NSFW...

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Unboxing Hosa Cables with Glenn Fricker of SpectreSoundStudios

How to Clean Up Your Pedalboard

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In our series of Best of YouTube cable video series here's a fun one from D'Addario on taking your pedalboard from a mess to a neat and tidy tone launch platform!  Dig the surfy background track too!

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How to Clean Up Your Pedalboard

How to Wrap Cables and Cords - The Over Under Method

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From our Best of YouTube cable video series, here's a quick tutorial from PremiumBeat.com on how to wrap cables and cords to extend their life and so that they unwrap easily and without kinks, knots or tangles.    

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How to Wrap Cables and Cords - The Over Under Method

Guitar Cable Unfair Torture Test: D'Addario Planet Waves American Stage vs Klotz LaGrange vs Mogami Gold

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Who doesn't love to see competitive products destructively test side-by-side in a video torture test?  We know we do!  So the cable geeks here at Cables11 got out the popcorn to watch this short video from D'Addario, but quickly realized that this wasn't a fair test.  Here's why: D'Addario Planet Waves makes the high-quality American Stage line of cables with a solder connection they call HelioFused™ soldering, which is their unique inline soldering method that builds the strain relief into the solder connection. "Strain relief" is the feature of a cable that keeps the force of tugs on the cable from...

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Guitar Cable Unfair Torture Test: D'Addario Planet Waves American Stage vs Klotz LaGrange vs Mogami Gold

Instrument vs Speaker Cables: What's The Difference?

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From our Best of YouTube cable video series, here's a well done video from CS Guitars in Scotland on the difference between speaker cables and guitar cords/cables that have 1/4" male plugs on both ends.  These cables may look the same, but they are each designed specifically for different purposes and getting the two mixed up can be dangerous for your equipment.  See guitar cords and speaker cables to shop our Cables11 store.  

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Instrument vs Speaker Cables: What's The Difference?

Hosa Technology - New Cable Products at InfoComm 2016

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From our Best of YouTube cable video series, here's an update from Hosa Technology cable products presented by FOHonline.com from the InfoComm 2016 show floor.  Hoyt Binder of Hosa gives an overview of some new products including a power distribution cord, powercon cable, DMX cables with 5-pins and 4 conductors and others.

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