My Personal Recommendations
I use the Analysis Plus instrument cable as well as an Evidence Audio Lyric HG, and Mogami cables. High end cables that deliver the true sound of your ukulele and/or guitar.
I've have several Klotz and Planet Wave cables around the studio but the Evidence Lyric HG, Analysis Plus, and Mogami are my first choices for performance.
Note: You might notice that there are not a lot of cables listed on this page. I've only shown high quality cables that I have and do use or come highly recommended by fellow musicians.
Wireless Recommendations: Shure BLX14R Wireless Guitar System Rack-mount Guitar System or Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar Pedal System • w/Built in tuner.
Why Spend So Much for an Instrument Cable?
You’ve spent a good bit of money on a quality instrument and amplifier. So, why go cheap on one of the main links in your sound chain.
You WILL be amazed at what a difference a good quality instrument cable can do. I thought it didn't make a difference – but it does. On this page are listed quality instrument cables, and they do make a difference. There is a line from one of the cable companies that sums it up. "If you can't hear the difference, you don't need it."
For higher-end, quality cables I recommend Analysis Plus, Evidence Audio or Mogami. I also recommend more affordable cables from Klotz, Monster, and Planet Waves, I use these in the teaching studios and the Funky Frets Music Store for customers to try out gear.
Analysis Plus, Inc. has provided electronic and electromagnetic simulation and analysis for a host of companies since its inception in 1993. All the members of our team hold advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering or Physics, and our specialty is the art of computer simulation. We are experts in the use of Saber, Matlab, Ansoft, and Spice, among other tools, as well as in the testing and measurement of physical devices.
Mogami has always had a relentless devotion to quality, integrity and ethical business practices. Every foot of Mogami cable is made in Nagano, Japan under the direct supervision of the company founder who continues to work every day. Comprised of true craftsmen, Mogami refuses to compromise quality for cost savings, and never copies the work of others. In today’s global economy, it’s often difficult to track who really makes a branded cable or other products.
Whirlwind manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products through our worldwide network of independent dealers. Some only sell pro audio, some only service the install and contracting markets and others are music stores which primarily sell our snakes, cables and interface boxes.
Zaolla Silverline is the leading innovator of cable designs for the musical instrument and pro audio industries. From solid-silver conductors for digital audio and video interconnects to unique hybrid conductors for instrument and microphone cables, Zaolla Silverline tailors each design to its specific application.
What About Wireless?
Unless you get a Pro, higher-end, quality wireless system, a quality cable will out perform any wireless system.
The majority of Digital wireless guitar systems above $300 DO NOT change your tone.
Recommended Wireless Systems
- Shure BLX14R Wireless Guitar System • Rack-mount Guitar System/li>
- Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar Pedal System • w/Built in tuner.
* This refers to the MHx range. H9 Band (512-542MHz), H10 Band (542-572MHz), H11 Band (572-596MHz), J11 Band (596-608 + 614-616MHz)
Frequency range, or radio spectrum, operates between 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Frequency bands are an interval in the frequency domain, having a fixed boundary between a lower frequency and an upper frequency.
You will get what you pay for when it comes to wireless systems.