Best Instrument Cables in 2020



GLS Audio 20 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - Right Angle 1/4 Inch TS to Straight 1/4 Inch TS 20 FT Brown Yellow Tweed Cloth Jacket - 20 Feet Pro Cord 20' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


I'm not sure how long GLS has been in business, but I know they've been around for quite some time now.
I have a couple of their cords that are at least 8 years old and I know they've been on the market way before that.
I originally bought these as gifts for my nephews, who are just beginning guitar and bass lessons.
I decided to get one more for myself.
I've never had any problems with my cords, no hum or distortion, the fit has always been tight and solid and the quality of materials has always been fine.
This isn't a cable that you're going to use on stage at some big rock concert but it's great for the beginner and the professional playing a local gig at a wedding or on stage at your local pub.
If you're getting some kind of hum out of your amp, more than likely you have a grounding problem with your instrument or your amp.

THE RIGHT ANGLE PLUG WILL NOT SEAT IN RECESSED GUITAR JACKS! CHECK YOUR JACK FIRST!
Personally I don't know of any right angle plug that will seat properly in a recessed jack, if there is one I'm not aware of it.
That doesn't mean there isn't one being made.

I've been playing bass for over fifty years now and I've never had any problems with GLS cables.
GLS cables are well constructed, reliable and come in a variety of choices. They're an excellent choice for beginner or pro.



GLS Audio 20 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - Right Angle 1/4-Inch TS to Straight 1/4-Inch TS 20 FT Black Gray Tweed Cloth Jacket - 20 Feet Pro Cord 20' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


This is a quality product I have purchased many instrument cables and this is by far the best. After researching and testing out some of the brands that were recommended to me by fellow musicians(monster, fender, hosa ect.) I came across GLS. The reviews were great, it came with 2 well made Velcro cable straps, sound is spot on, looks and feels awesome, seems to get less tangled than standard cables, coils up nice and easy for quick storage if you hate wasting your time with set up, I used the Velcro straps to hold most of the cables length for the majority of the time, when you need more you just pull the strap and drop the cable, it has a protective rubber sleeve approx. 4-5 inches close to the input Jack on both ends if you like taping your cords in place. I love that some companies, like gls still make quality products, seems rare in today's world.I will be buying more to replace all my poor quality cables



GLS Audio 6 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - Right Angle 1/4-Inch TS to Straight 1/4-Inch TS 6 FT Brown Yellow Tweed Cloth Jacket - 6 Feet Pro Cord 6' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


This review is for the 6 foot GLS braided cable. The 6 footer comes in so handy when playing close to the amp. I initially bought two of these cables from GLS to compliment my new Les Paul desert burst. Both were 15 footers. I came back to amazon to order a few additional cables for some different amps and ended up picking up a 6 footer and I love it. It's become my go-to cable when practicing in the house at low volumes when I'm sitting directly in front of any of my amps. First and foremost, the quality of these cables are top notch and compare with any of the big-name braided cables out there. The reinforced rubber sleeves where the cables terminate into terminal heads offer a nice added level of durability. Internal solders at the terminal heads were all clean and executed with care. The braiding is a nice tight weave and prevents the cable from coiling up and becoming a mess. Now lets talk about the cost. You can buy a few of these for the cost of one similar big-name cable. The look is so classic and goes 100% right with my LP but I can see this cable pairing up beautifully with any wood grained guitar from Tele's to LP's to Thunderbirds, you name it. Typically not much thought goes into a guitar cable but the look of this weave along with a nice wood-burst instrument will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Sound transmitted is crystal clear on my Fender Princeton without any buzz.



ANDUL 1/4'' to 3.5mm Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'') Jack Female Stereo Adapter for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 2-Pack Review:


The headphone jack on my new desktop PC required an 1/8" sized jack but my old top quality headphones all had 1/4" sized jacks. To use headphones with my new PC I, it looked like I'd have to spend hundreds of dollars to get decent quality headphones equipped with 1/8" jacks. I got the idea to check with my favorite on line store - Amazon - to see if they had adapters that would enable me to convert my old headphones to use with my new PC. Voila! These adapters did the job and saved me mucho dinero.



GLS Audio 15 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - 1/4 Inch TS to 1/4 Inch TS 15-FT Brown Yellow Tweed Cloth Jacket - 15 Feet Pro Cord 15' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


If you are considering a cable, shop no more. I did a ton of homework looking for a good quality cable that wasn't going to break the bank and took a chance on this one. I couldn't possibly be more happy. I've owned a ton of different guitar cables in my 30 years of playing and have come to the conclusion that the super expensive cables are 20% real quality and 80% hype. This cable has increased that opinion in that it is probably half the price of the boutique versions and pretty damn close in terms of quality, sound, and asthetics.

Anyway, this was my first GLS cable and based on this purchase have since bought five more (including a couple of patch cables). So far they have all been rock solid. Additionally, GLS was one of those companies that reached out to me to ask about my purchase. Always a good sign when the company cares that much.

I highly, highly recommend this cable or anything else by this seller.



GLS Audio 10 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - Right Angle 1/4-Inch TS to Straight 1/4-Inch TS 10 FT Black Gray Tweed Cloth Jacket - 10 Feet Pro Cord 10' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


I have purchased GLS cables and connectors in the past with good results, so when I needed to replace a few of my patch cords, I was happy to see that GLS made a few types and lengths to choose from. I typically use a pedal board so 10 foot cables are usually enough. They arrived today, and they worked perfectly when I plugged them in. If their durability is equal to my previous GLS cable purchases, I should continue to be happy with these. The braided tweed cloth jacket on these cables appear to add a bit of strength, which is desirable for me, as I often step on the cables while moving around on stage. Metal connectors, along with shrink-wrapped connections, should also provide continued endurance. And if they should break, they appear to be easily repairable. Ultimately, time will tell, but I have confidence in the GLS brand based on my past experience.



GLS Audio 10 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - Right Angle 1/4 Inch TS to Straight 1/4 Inch TS 10 FT Brown Yellow Tweed Cloth Jacket - 10 Feet Pro Cord 10' Phono 6.3mm - Single Review:


These cables compare favorably to the Monster "Rock" & "Jazz" cables that I've used for years. I have over 50 years experience on the guitar and have tried my share of cables along the way. The GLS cables are nicely built and have that nice tweed retro look like the old Fender amps. When I did A/B comparisons with my Monster cables, I could discern no difference - both are quiet (not introducing noise) and well constructed. I bought a second one because it is that good. Boutique cables equate to high prices - why spend more when you really don't have to? These are nice, solid, good-looking cables and I feel I got my money's worth. The small coupled device on my cord is something I use to eliminate any line noises, such as an AC unit kicking on etc. Same ones I use on the Monster cables. I do a fair amount of recording and this is an extra measure I take to get the cleanest signal possible!



GLS Audio 20 Foot Guitar Instrument Cable - 1/4-Inch TS to 1/4-Inch TS 20 FT Black Gray Tweed Cloth Jacket - 20 Feet Pro Guitar Cord 20' Phono 6.3mm Cord - Single Review:


I've owned several cable and harness manufacturing companys over the past 45+ years and played in Rock bands since 1964. I made all my own musical instrument cabling, snake cables, grounded and ungrounded XLR styles so I do know something about equipment quality and durability. Now at age 71 and retired I moved to a senior project and of course disposed of most of my equipment and cordage. Recently we "older" folks decided to at least jam and pretend we're still young and I again needed new cords. I scanned the sources for price v quality and hit on GLS. These cords (I got two to start) are really really nice - and the assorted tweed colors make them easy to ID. The quality is top notch and checking the assembly, they are tough as nails and with virtually zero tribo-electric noise. They are unusually flexible and comfortable to use - and they look good. I was never one for wireless though I used it many times. If I need cables for any audio purpose - GLS is my choice. They coil really nicely as well - something others are too stiff to do easily.



D’Addario PW-CGTP-305 Classic Series Patch Cable – Right Angle 1/4” Plugs – Low Capacitance and Pure Tone – Quiet, Durable and Reliable – Great for Pedalboards, 0.5 ft. (3-Pack) Review:


Just finished up mastering a track where I chained 5 effects pedals together with these little chords and must say there is zero, none, nada noise coming off these and I was listening attentively with headphones. They are crystal clear which opens up the tracks frequency range and space as one aims for. If you hear a buzz I'd check something else down the line like the instrument or wiring or whatever setup you're working with. I've used Monster cables in my past recordings and even with their cost being twice more than these I expected to benefit from the optimal quality -- turns out they would still make a bit of noise that bugged me when finishing a track. Noisy connections/cables are a pain to level out and I've compromised before, so taking the headache out of the equation has me writing this review. 5 stars for the negation of residual, front and center ear scratching noise -- and at their cost -- I don't know how they produce such quality on a seemingly tight margin.

Pedals being side by side in a shortened chain, it definetly makes for easy to work setups so you can just focus on playing the music or engineering a track.

I'll buy more any time I add a pedal to my collection. 5 stars. That's my rare review, thanks for reading. Happy playing all!



Donner Guitar Cable 10 ft, Premium Electric Instrument Bass Cable AMP Cord 1/4 Right Angle to Straight Black White Review:


The cable appears to be of good quality and I haven't noticed any issues in terms of performance, audio-wise. However, I do not like the texture and shielding, because the cable seems to tangle very easily (similar to the older style rubber-textured shielding). I previously have used Kirlin cables which appeared to be the same style. Both of my Kirlin cables have a more nylon-like outer braid, while this feels more like a stiff fabric (less plastic-y), and I find that the nylon doesn't tangle or "catch" on itself as easily as this one does. That said, I had a bad connector on a Kirlin cable and got no support from them when I asked for a repair or replacement, so I can't really recommend them either.