There’s no question I have a lot of 1/4-inch instrument cables in my studio. Between the pedalboards, amps, effects and various DI boxes, I must have well over 30 of various lengths—but the main cable I plug in when tracking critical parts in my studio is my 10-foot piece of Polaris instrument cable from Wireworld Pro Audio.
Am I going to tell you it’s because I hear a difference in sound? The answer is no, because all of my cables are good cables. They’re the lifelines between me and my tone. However, I will tell you that the Polaris gives me the most confidence that I’m getting everything I can out of a piece of wire.
The foundation is a patented design Wireworld calls DNA Helix, which they note uses the electromagnetic field to move the signal efficiently. Instead of the twisted strands that make up most cables, this design here is parallel. They also designed it to get the best sound in one direction, and the cables are marked accordingly with an arrow. The conductor material is oxygen-free copper. The connectors were also custom-designed; the center pin and ground path are single pieces of metal, which allows even a bit of bending before breaking, should you step on it or the like. The cable features a DuPont Kevlar fiber core and a thick layer of silver in the connection. In a world of black cables, I do like the fact that this is blue, which makes it easy to find in a crowd. Cable is one of those things you shouldn’t take for granted, and it’s worth it to invest into your tone with a quality piece like those from Wireworld.
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