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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 871
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2006 - 8:42 pm:   Edit Post

I know others here have complimented Butch Ammons ( on his superb quality and very reasonably priced audio cables, but I just wanted to echo the sentiment and add my testimonial.

I just received a full set of new cables for my rack and replaced everything (not bad stuff, some Monsters, some no-names). First, let me explain that I live 2 blocks downhill from a radio studio which transmits 3 different stations. At rehearsals where the guitarist plays anything with single coils, we get intimately acquainted with more than one radio personality. So, living in RFI-hell, I have become accustomed to a certain amount of his and oscillating noise from my rig.

But when I swapped in Butch's cables, I thought my rig was turned off. Dead quiet. I turned all the treble and high pass filters all the way up, volumes up. Still quiet. Wow. Those cables are well-shielded! Nicely made, too. Even in your choice of designer colors (I picked red to reduce tripping over my instrument cable).

Check Butch's stuff out. He's a small operator, craftsman, hands-on guy. Unless you're a "build your own cable guy" you'll pay less than the name brands and I believe the component quality may be better (I'm not an expert).

Excuse me while I go entertain myself with my silent rack gear...

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 3586
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2006 - 8:58 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the report Bill!
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

I've been hemming and hawing about giving Butch a call. I need cables for my guitar and bass rigs bad. I'll have to bit the bullet and place my order.
Username: spliffy

Post Number: 29
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Just placed an order for speaker cables for my amp. I am looking forward to getting them. I was a little nervous at first, but but now I am looking forward to getting them and am also thinking about changing my speaker cables and buying a couple of sets from him too!
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 723
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

Butch is seriously OVER qualified to be making cables: He was US NAVY trained, got the same electronic tech / soldering school that NASA guys get, and used to make his living as a tech servicing Uncle Sam's submarines. Talk about a FLOATING ground ! ! And a first rate blues bassist, really good guy.

You WON'T go wrong with Butch!

J o e y
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 873
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

Good point, Joey. A lot of people swear by him. He also makes wiring harnesses for various passive pickup configurations - handy if you just want to drop in your pu's on a conversion.

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