Originally posted by benadrian
When I was14, and getting my first guitar in December of 1989, the guitar store guy talked my dad into investing in a nicer cable. It was a Whirlwind Leader cable. I still have it to this day, and it's my main cable in my live rig.
However, when I was in my more insane, crazy, and spazzy bands, I used more "disposeable" cable.
Nice, same here. A clothcovered Whirlwind Leader is still my main cable in my live rig. Twice a month this thing gets beat and stepped on, and it keeps taking it.
Here's my opinion on cables: Do they sound different from one another? Yes. Some cables have a more natural capacitance, therefore attenuate some highs. Some may call this 'warm'. Some are hotter and let more signal or more highs through. Either way, there is no best cable. Some compliment certain rigs and guitars better than others. George L's are great cables by industry standards, but are reportedly not great with high gain amps. Warmer sounding cables on the other hand seem to do quite well with high gain amps.
Try them, and see what you like with your rig. Yes, they will all sound slightly different and you may or may not notice this. In any event there is no wrong or right cable.