Choosing The Best Cable For You

With Colossal Cable every gig’s a joy because of the beautiful tone I get from my hands to the Bass, from the Bass to the amp, and from the amp to the cab, and coming soon, from the wall to power the amp.

Signal flow is crucial when discovering “Your Tone”. All my life I was chasing “Tone”, switching Basses, switching amps, when I discovered Colossal Cable I realized how important “GREAT CABLES” are to “Your Tone” and affect the “Style” playing you want to immolate. I have complete control with these Cables. I have confidence in my playing more now than ever. I proudly endorse Colossal Cable.”

Lonnie Trevino Jr.

Copper vs. Silver – WHICH CABLE IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU?

SweetFats (Low, Mid, High Capacitance) – The holy grail of cables for all bass players and any guitarists who want ultra-high clarity and fullness without the harsh top end of all the other silver-plated conductors on the market. The SweetFats is crystal clear yet with a sweetness to the top end, a rounded and more extended bottom end and a punchy yet smooth mid-range. If you want to actually hear the character of the wood/pickup/string combination in your guitar, the SweetFats is the cable for you. The SweetFats Low-Cap is one of the lowest capacitance cables on the market at about 17 pf/ft.

Brooklyn – The absolute best pure copper cable money can buy – no gimmicks, just straight-up ultra-high quality. The Brooklyn is slightly more focused and tight sounding, with a lightning-fast attack that handles fast picking and higher gain exceptionally well. This cable is specifically designed to be “easy to play” – it reduces unwanted “white noise” or “fizz” and has a vivid and punchy soundstage, giving the player more articulation and clarity, even when playing dissonant chords at high gain. Shredders and fusion players love this cable because it tracks very well and and feels easier to play. The Brooklyn has a capacitance of about 45 pf/ft. For the Brooklyn, a bare annealed linear crystal oxygen free copper (OFC) conductor is used. OFC is produced through an extrusion process which takes place in an oxygen-free-inert-gas atmosphere. This leads to a reduced oxygen content (10ppm) when compared to TPC (Tough Pitch Copper) and an improvement in conductivity. The annealed process is when the copper is reheated after the oxygen extrusion process reducing even more impurities that may still be present, normal copper has 300 to 500ppm. Less impurities translates to a clearer signal.

Understanding the sonic difference between copper and silver is key to choosing your cable. The best way to do it is experiment. Use the descriptions above as a starting point, understanding that each rig will react differently. At the end of the day, copper and silver sound different – so you’ll probably end up using both. Silver into your pedals and copper into the amp… or copper into your pedals and silver into the amp… or silver for everyone. Endless possibilities.

Colossus – nano-infused, rope-stranded OFC cryogenically frozen pure copper conductor. The copper is subjected to a cryogenic freeze that changes the molecular structure and makes the cable more stable an improves signal transfer. The result is a speaker cable that offers a wider range in the sonic spectrum

WHY CHOOSE COLOSSAL CABLE?

Simply put: your technique will improve and you will become a better overall player. You will hear nuances in your playing style and technique that you didn’t even know existed… and that’s because, until playing through a Colossal Cable, all those little juicy bits of subtlety were being squashed and thrown away by your other cables. Colossal Cables undergo a special molecular treatment process and are hand crafted in Austin, Texas and use some of the best materials available. Each cable is outfitted with Amphenol T series (Pro Range) or Jumbo plugs, the toughest and sleekest plug available. wpid-img_20141107_231048.jpg

WHAT MAKES COLOSSAL CABLES SO TOUGH?

– The Amphenol T series straight connectors are made with one solid piece of die cast zinc alloy, rather than 2 pieces molded together like most straight connectors. The right angle connectors are made with two pieces of the same zinc alloy that lock together and are then sealed by us for lifetime durability.
– The Amphenol T series SwitchPlug “uses a unique 360 degree precision sliding helical spring contact design to quietly and accurately switch the signal circuit safely to ground during instrument changes under load, thereby avoiding annoying thumps, pops and squeals. The sliding ring contact self-cleans every time the plug is connected preventing excessive build up of oxidization and contamination. Activation is directly off the jacks full front face assuring a positive reference point every time, and as it works instantaneously on the main circuits there is no need for the use of magnets or other elaborate switching mechanisms.”
– A heavy duty metal back shell is used rather than the cheap plastic back shells – so no plastic touching metal and no chance of the cables loosening from weakened plastic.
– The patented “Jaws” 3-point locking cable clamp adds the best 1/4″ audio plug strain relief on the market and ensures years of use with no issues whether on the road, stage or studio.
– Precision machined contact points with the largest solder area for the ground contact than any other 1/4″ connector
– Insulator is made from a modified PPE Resin
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Next we have a tough mesh jacket that has a wide operating temperature range, is resistant to chemical degradation, UV radiation and abrasion. This mesh jacket keeps your cable from being cut, crimped, tangled on itself and makes for easy wrap up with less “stage dirt” on ones hands which results in extended longevity of your investment. Finally, heat shrink is applied over the connectors which does two things: One, it keeps the back shell from ever coming loose, keeping the connector snug and tight. Two, an extended strain relief which keeps the cable from being pinched or crimped while being looped through and around the guitar strap.
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WHY DO COLOSSAL CABLES SOUND SO GOOD?

The truth is, they don’t “sound” good – it’s your guitar and strings and amp and even choice of pick… and your playing style. Remember, cables do not add, they only subtract. You are just hearing it all now. You removed the proverbial “wet towel” from the front of your speakers. You can actually hear everything now! So again, you’re not hearing the cables… you are hearing YOU. But, since you asked, here are the technical reasons:

Hand soldered with ultra pure quad eutectic silver solder. Eutectic denotes the number of elements that are mixed in the solder. So quad eutectic means 4 elements: Tin, Lead, Silver and Copper. The blend of these elements increases conductivity and results in a stronger and longer-lasting solder joint. However, all solder is porous and therefore doesn’t provide a smooth pathway for the electrical current, causing loss of conductivity and a sense of “poor tracking” or “attack” from the cable. Those solder joints then undergo a nano-molecular treatment process, much like pore-free re-flow soldering, that then further enhances conductivity and seals the joint from oxidation.

So what does all this technical stuff mean for the player who just wants the best tone they can find? It means that playing through a Colossal Cable is the closest thing to hard-wiring your guitar pickups to the input of your amp… but that’s a topic for another day.

Comments

  1. I have the Evidence Audio Lyric HG cables. Sound great but very inflexible, so can’t use for stage work. Are the Sweet Fats flexible?

    I am also considering purchasing the Sinasoid Slate instrument cable.

    Thanks.

    -Hi, Paul.
    Yes, my cables are flexible but they don’t kink easily so they are pretty awesome on stage and super tough. The Sinasoid looks like a re-branded stock cable that’s had nothing done to it. My connectors are top-of-the-line (they use lower quality), the SWeetFats is silver-plated OFC copper (they use standard audio-grade copper), I use quad-eutectic solder (they use cheap solder), my cables are sheathed to increase durability and enhance the physics of moving around on stage (they say it’s gray so you can see it more easily in a pile… well you can spot mine a mile away because the sheathing actually shines. AND I treat them at the molecular level. And as far as Evidence Audio, you will find that the SweetFats could easily replace your Evidence Audio solid-core or stranded cables… and mine are cheaper for more length. I’ve used Evidence, MOgami, Monster, and so many others… and I keep coming back to the Sweet Fats. Feel free to call me if you have any more questions. I also will fix or replace your cable no questions asked – hassle-free and reliable.

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