Does speaker cable length matter head to cab?

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  1. Wolf Child

    Wolf Child Banned

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    Marshall offers a 10ft replacement speaker cable but I couldn't find any shorter. Is there a reason for that?
    I hope not cuz i'm using 3ft cables.
     
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    Any shorter and your notes will come out of your amp before you play them......:rofl:

    All kidding aside,no difference.........
     
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    I use the shortest and fattest cables that I can. I cut them to length.

    I also rewire the internal (thin as hell) wires to 12 ga Monster cable. BIG difference, soundwise.
     
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    usually under 10ft there is no big difference (after 10ft the resistance of the cable kicks in and alters the sound seeing the cable itself is a big resistor) right now im going for a monster 1000 8 inch cable (almost the exact length from head to cab) to connect my rig. i just think long cables are overkill/unnecessary just because ive never seen an amp head more than 1ft away from the cab and the extra wire would just be hanging and in the way.
     
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    I run 2 2x12 cabs, one with a short cable and one with a God awful long one. Sometimes I set the 2nd cab cross stage. I don't notice any difference with cable length, but maybe that's just cause the ringing in my ears never stops.
     
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    i agree with bcr greg! get short and fat! not u...the cable! lolololol
     
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    i just changed from a thin long no name cable to a monster 1000 3ft and its an amazing difference
     

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