Building your own Instrument Cables
kill level, style, or instrument there’s one thing that unites all electronic musicians: you need a way to get the signal from your instrument to the amplifier. Even going from a guitar or bass directly into a console requires at least one instrument cable, and every step along the way requires another patch.
If you’ve looked at prices on instrument cables lately, they’re not exactly cheap: quality, no-frills guitar cables are going for USD $15 on Reverb, and prices only go up from there.
Fortunately, building your own instrument cables requires only basic electronics skills and costs far less than buying off the shelf. Better yet, you can customize the length of the cable to suit your needs—who doesn’t need a 12.25′ instrument cable?!