D'Addario PW-GPKIT-10 DIY Solderless Pedalboard Guitar Patch Cable Kit

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 600+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$90
D'Addario DIY Solderless Pedalboard Patch Cable Kit
D'Addario DIY Solderless Pedalboard Patch Cable Kit

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 600+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Since pedals come in different shapes and sizes, you will sometimes need patch cables of different lengths.

This is where the D'Addario DIY Solderless Pedalboard Patch Cable Kit comes in, as it allows you to custom cut a 10' foot cable to the exact sizes that you want. And as the name implies, you can easily attach the cables to the right angle plugs without the need for soldering tools or experience.

It even comes with a mini-cable cutter and screwdriver so you have everything you need to work on your custom patch cables right out of the box.

In addition to all that, the 10 plugs that are included in this kit are 24K gold-plated for longevity.

Features:

  • Pack: 10' Cable, 10 Right Angle Plugs, Mini Cable Cutter, Screwdriver
  • Plug: 24K Gold-Plated
  • Jacket: Double Insulated
  • Shield: Braided Copper
  • Length: 10'

Pros

Users commend this kit for its beginner friendly solderless design, reporting that it is very easy to setup. Just make sure that you plan and measure pedal/cable placements properly, and you should be fine. A lot of reviewers also appreciated its solid build and the gold plated plugs which have not failed them.

Cons

Some users cautioned that you have to push the cable all the way in before tightening the screw, so it would be best to cut the cable a bit longer than what you need. A few even mentioned adding up to 1.5" inches of length per cut just in case you need to move pedals around.

Overall

We are currently recommending this as The Highest Rated DIY Solderless Patch Cable Kit.

Below is another Metareview for the D'Addario PW-GPKIT-10 DIY Cable Kit

Instead of getting pre-made patch cables, the D'Addario PW-GPKIT-10 lets you custom make your patch cables to fit perfectly with your pedalboard. It comes with a 10' long cable that you can cut to precise lengths based on the measurements that you take from your setup. And it even comes with a mini cable cutter to allow you to start making your personalized patch cables right out of the box. It has 10 right angle plugs with 24K gold-plated contacts, which means that you can make up to 5 patch cables with this kit. Finally, to simplify setup, the plugs are designed to connect to the cable without any soldering.

Features:

  • Pack: 10" Cable, 10 Right Angle Solderless Plugs
  • Plug: Brass Right Angle Solderless
  • Jacket: Double Insulated
  • Shield: Braided Copper
  • Length: 10'

Pros
Many users are pleased with how this kit gives them control over their patch cable length, which translates to a cleaner setup. It gets a lot of thumbs up for being easy to use, even those who are skeptical with its solderless connection find themselves surprised by how stable the connection is, especially when considering how easy it is to connect the plug and cable.

Cons
While many are impressed with the cable's thickness, there are a few who wish for a thinner version that's easier to position in cramped pedalbaords.

Overall
The D'Addario PW-GPKIT-10 is a great buy for those who want to personalize their patch cables.