D'Addario PW-AMSG-10 American Stage Straight to Straight Instrument Cable - ¼" TS to ¼" TS
D'Addario is well known for quality guitar accessories, and their sub brand Planet Waves have come up with a pretty good cable - the USA made American Stage guitar cable.
It features a slightly thin 22 AWG OFC conductor wrapped in 95% braided shielding. Planet Waves employed an exclusive in-line solder process that permanently bonds the wire and plug, which ups reliability and longevity.
It also features Geo-Tip Neutrik connectors that help keep the jack in place when plugged in.
- 22 AWG OFC Conductor
- 95% Tinned Copper Braided Shielding
- Flexible Jacket
- Geo-Tip Neutrik connectors
- Inline Soldering Process
- Length: 10'
- Available Lengths: 10' | 15' | 20' | 30'
- Available Plugs: Straight or Angled
Many users and reviewers describe this cable as having a very clean transparent sound, with some even claiming to hear nuances that were lost with their previous cables. There are also reports of the cable being very quiet even when moving around. The American Stage cable is also commended for its reliability and longevity, used by some for years without any issue.
There are a few users who reported that the geo-tip design is not compatible with some guitars, and while the reports mentioned older instruments, there are some who had connection issues with modern instruments like an Ibanez Jem. Other users noted that the cables twist and tangle too quickly, but to them, it is a small price to pay for its rigidity.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced US made guitar cable that's meant to last, then check this one out.
The Planet Waves American Stage cable was on our recommended list prior to October 2019. We changed our list after we analyzed more than 2,100 new reviews, comments and ratings for cables, resulting in a new set of recommendations in our guide to The Best Guitar / Instrument Cables.