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Soldered a new jack onto a cable and it now sounds darker than before. Why?


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Thanks to the wise words of @nilebodgers who correctly identified the issue, the cable is now sorted so it's much appreciated. This morning I took the new plug off, stripped off the extra shielding layer on the insulated core and re-soldered the cable back up and all is good once more. 

 

Special thanks also to those who offered up the level of idiocy I have come to admire and respect from certain quarters. You know who you are. Although I suspect some of you probably don't. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Teebs said:

So basically, you did a terrible job of putting a new jack on a cable?

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Now now, people in glass houses...

Did you ever see the state of that shitty little home made cab you built? Eh? 

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16 minutes ago, Osiris said:

Did you ever see the state of that shitty little home made cab you built? Eh? 

No.

I go around with my eyes closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twerp!

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19 hours ago, nilebodgers said:

Has the cable got a semiconducting layer? It’s usually a black layer in between the core and the shield and it can be easy to let it touch the core if you aren’t careful. You can end up with a high resistance short between hot and earth and a much increased cable capacitance that can make the cable sound very strange.

 

(look at Van Damme Pro Grade Classic XKE Instrument Cable for an example)

 

This seems a rational explanation to me.

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4 hours ago, Osiris said:

Thanks to the wise words of @nilebodgers who correctly identified the issue, the cable is now sorted so it's much appreciated. This morning I took the new plug off, stripped off the extra shielding layer on the insulated core and re-soldered the cable back up and all is good once more. 

 

Special thanks also to those who offered up the level of idiocy I have come to admire and respect from certain quarters. You know who you are. Although I suspect some of you probably don't. 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

 

Try resoldering it?

Stop posting without reading :P

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7 hours ago, Osiris said:

Thanks to the wise words of @nilebodgers who correctly identified the issue, the cable is now sorted so it's much appreciated. This morning I took the new plug off, stripped off the extra shielding layer on the insulated core and re-soldered the cable back up and all is good once more. 

 

Special thanks also to those who offered up the level of idiocy I have come to admire and respect from certain quarters. You know who you are. Although I suspect some of you probably don't. 

 

Nice one! I had no idea there was a reason those twin sheaths are staggered in the strip back. Every day a school day.

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