Here is a video series with an in-depth look at three aspects of guitar cables and connections.
Part 1 covers Input and output impedance (17 min)
Part 2 covers wire size (6:48 min)
Part 3 covers the use of balanced cables and snake cable for guitar. (10:51 min)
There is a lot of information to cover, and all together, it’s about 35 minutes, which is why we split it into three parts. We would certainly recommend starting from the beginning because we explain the testing in that part and cover some general information.
In part 1 we cover, the introduction to the topic. Some tech background, what is impedance, resistance, numbering standards, capacitance.
Continuing with part 1, the main topic we cover is how the input and output impedance affect the signal with a specific cable. We use a sample of Mogami W2524 to do our test. We look at it with a computer software simulated test, a live simulated test, and then a guitar test.
In part 2, we look at wire size effects. We start by explaining the wire gauge. Then we use Mogami W2524 and W2319 to compare the wire effects. We look at it with a computer software simulated test, a live simulated test, and then a guitar test.
Part 3 using balanced wire instead of guitar cable. We start with a look at wire types. Then we compare Mogami W2524 to W2549 and W2319 to W2930. We cover the different wiring options for a balanced wire. Then we look at it with a computer software simulated test, a live simulated test, and then a guitar test.
Thanks to Bensound.com for some of our background music: