Stay Away from Monster Cables!

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by noise in my mind, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    That's what happened to my girlfriend
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    If her "input jack" got stretched from using patch cords on herself to the point where you couldn't "make a connection," well...

    Is that you on the left?
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    Because good news! You can buy an adapter for that.
     
  3. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    IIIIIII'm the Planet Waves cable in this relationship I'll have you know thankyouverymuchgoodsir :lol:

    OR maybe I'm 2.5mm
    That requires two adapters unless you can find a 2.5mm to 1/4" which is rare and the only good ones of those are in right-angle format which makes things really difficult ya know
    [​IMG]
     
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    noise in my mind SS.org Regular

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    I think if a company says lifetime warranty then they should stand by it. This is one of the reasons people bought monster cables in the first place.
     
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    Funny you say that about the PW...I had the opposite problem. I had a Monster cable plugged in to a guitar for a long while. I unplugged it and tried to plug in a PW cable, and it nearly slid out. But when i went back to the Monster, it plugged right in.

    I guess I'm fortunate enough that i've lost all of my cables before they've ever had a chance to fail (except for 1). Quite the feat, i think, after 30 years of guitar. Ha!
     
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    Yeah, but with just the right angle, you can really hit the g-chord.
     
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    You could always splice on a different size connector. :lol:
     
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    Brah, you gotta leave.
     
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    I play music SS.org Regular

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    Disney kinda deserves it though. Their trademarking bullshit knows no limits.
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    Is the warranty a cover for wear and tear or just defects? I mean if you pour beer over the cables during gigs or throw them on the ground when unplugged and walk over them, then maybe the company is not accountable for a cable not working? We would need to read the fine print, below their warranty claim I guess.
     
  13. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    From my knowledge, "lifetime warranty" is the lifetime of the product, not yours. That's supposed to mean "as long as this item is in production". Not "for 70 years if you're 19".
     
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    There's actually no single meaning to the term "lifetime warranty", which is why it's labeled as a "deceptive term" by the FTC.

    By law, any company selling a product with a "lifetime warranty" needs to have the terms of the warranty available in writing.

    A warranty or guarantee is only as valuable as the coverage explicitly described. So basically, always read the warranty/guarantee, don't just assume what's covered.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Most solderless stuff I've messed with has been decent. I just wouldn't trust it without applying threadlocker on the set screws (how most function), and the oversized (typically) ends can be annoying.

    The George L's solderless setup always seemed to be the highest quality.

    You're going to need to buy a better wire cutter and stripper than most kits include, and I'd recommend a decent tester too.
     
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    I bought a nice Mogami cable once and A/B'd it with the George L's I was using, I'm not really a cable snob, but the GL sounded clearer so I took the Mogami back.
     
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    It's for defects not negligence.
     
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    noise in my mind SS.org Regular

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    No, they are guaranteed for life. It's their whole dumb slogan "So you will be a monster for life!'' Your claim for the lifetime of the product is pretty ambiguous.
     
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    Advertising slogans are not legally binding, especially when they're so ambiguous/esoteric.

    Same with copyrighted/trademarked product names.

    What's important is the actual written warranty.

    Companies can get away with a bunch of shady shit.
     
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