DEATH
VALLEY
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COMPANY
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Order ANY cable length or plug combo:
Each Death Valley cable is handmade for you

Lifetime guaranteed; hand-insulated wires in plug housings;
gold or nickel-plated G&H Show-Saver copper-core plugs

Each Death Valley guitar cable is completely custom handmade to your specifications — in ANY length; with your choice of straight or angle plugs, in nickel or gold plating.

Our prices are extremely affordable for a guitar cable expertly handmade in the U.S., and our manufacturing time is extremely fast. We promise that your order will be in the mail in
20 foot cable ----WOW!!!!!!
DVCC's best seller: A 20-foot guitar cable with one straight 1/4" TS plug and one angle 1/4" TS plug. All cables can be ordered in any length from inches to hundreds of feet (although 12 feet is the optimal length for Hi-Z cable).
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By buying directly from the manufacturer, we can cut prices to the bone. No middle men; no high-cost packaging that does NOTHING to improve product quality; no race-car drivers paid millions to wear our logo. The world's best guitar cable for less money than a shoddy cable mass-produced in an offshore sweatshop.

Any length, any plugs
And every Death Valley guitar cable is handbuilt expressly for you to your exact specifications. Need a 10.5-foot cable with two angle plugs? You got it! A seven-foot cable with one straight plug and one angle plug in nickel plate? No problem. It's yours.

You have a 1957 all-original hand-wired Strat and a great hand-wired tube amp. Don't trust the most critical part of your signal path to a cheesy mass-produced cable, made with $1 jacks and $2 worth of bulk cable.

Entirely handmade!
Now, you have a choice: Death Valley Cable Company makes guitar cables entirely by hand. Each cable takes 56 separate manufacturing steps to complete. Just like point-to-As seen in Vintage Guitar magazinepoint wiring in a coveted vintage guitar amp, NOTHING beats handmade. And nothing beats a Death Valley Cable.

Don't be fooled by copy-cats
Don't be fooled by companies who claim to use similar materials.
Read their fine print to make sure they're really using the exact-same materials. Verify that there isn't an upcharge for gold plate or angle plugs. More importantly, check construction differences. We use extremely time-consuming and UNIQUE manufacturing techniques. For example, only DVCC hand insulates inside each and every plug housing. And that's only one process that separates us from the competition. Here are 11 others.

Only the finest materials
Every Death Valley Cable is made from the best components money can buy: G&H Show-Saver plugs and 20-gauge custom CBI cable. Time tested for long life and designed to provide the strongest, interference-free signal possible. No wacky jacks or faddish cable materials.
Our cables have perfectly soldered connections, with any exposed wire always
Step one, strip
step 2, shield soldered
Shield is soldered in place
Just a few of the steps to assemble one DVCC super cable; note shield and center wires are hand twisted before assembly and tinned, eliminating stray wire "hairs." Even wires in expensive cables are not twisted or tinned. Plus, we're the only ones who meticulously cut and apply three tiny layers of shrink-tube insulation inside EACH jack (see pictures 5, 6 and 7 above).
tinned and then hand-insulated — THREE layers in the straight plugs (see photos to left). The middle layer is heat-shrink tubing, making wire shifting and shorts next to impossible. We flow solder backwards under the cable insulation to prevent furring.

We consider solder type to be crucial to the unique full-frequency throughput of our cables — so crucial that we consider the exact type and composition of the solder proprietary. Rest assured though that our unique solder blend is of the highest quality, designed to maintain signal clarity and the strongest possible bond between wire and plug.

Not just for guitars
Death Valley Cable Company Hi-Z TS cables are not just for a certain style of guitar playing, nor are they just for guitars. They faithfully and flawlessly transmit the entire sound spectrum — from wall-shaking lows to delicately transparent highs. They're perfect for guitars, bass guitars, stomp box patch cords, synthesizers, drum machines — you name it!

SOLID copper cores
And one reason that DV Cables prevent frequency loss better than other cables is that they use ONLY G & H Show-Saver plugs, the ONLY plug with a solid-copper core and the best-designed 1/4-inch TS plug in the world. Except for silver (too expensive for most people), copper is the best conductor PERIOD. Nothing else even comes close — not steel, brass, chrome-plated steel or some gold-plated "secret" alloy. Not even SOLID gold.

Face it: The whole point of a TS plug is to conduct electricity in the most efficient way possible. Other plugs may look cool or have ingenious wire-locking schemes, but they don't have solid-copper cores — so they don't conduct electricity as well.

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking
But that's not the only reason that we use G & H plugs: They take a licking and keep on ticking. For a feature-by-feature comparison with other plugs, see the comparison chart. But here's what the chart says in a nutshell: Many other plugs are cheaply made to maximize profits. G & H doesn't take manufacturing shortcuts that compromise quality. They make the best-designed, most rugged plug possible. If there was a better plug on the market, we would use it.

The way cables attach to G&H plugs may look old-fashioned and not as secure as using a wire lock or plastic covering the plug housing and a portion of the cable — but rest assured that nothing short of an atom bomb is going to remove that plug from the big chunk of soldered shield wire.

Sure, some other cables may have some way-out wow-dude cool-looking plugs and ingenious wire-locking schemes, but they don't conduct electricity as well. And that is the whole point of the best TS 1/4" guitar cable plugs — to conduct electricity efficiently as possible, not to just look cool. Don't be fooled by claims that copper or gold plating conducts a signal better. Nothing beats solid copper for the best possible signal transmission — not even some secret metal blend advertised as super alloy G7.

CBI Custom 20 AWG
cable is state-of-the-art

Nothing insulates wire better than a thick 6mm synthetic rubber jacket. A couple millimeters of brightly colored vinyl (sound familiar?) does nothing to prevent nasty radio interference from infiltrating your cable. Or maybe you like listening to cab drivers grouse about fares in the middle of your shredding solo?

No? Didn't think so. That's why we use CBI Custom Cable. Just under the main insulation, it has a main conductive shield of stranded pure copper wire. For the Plug comparisonhot center wire, a full #20 AWG of pure copper carries the signal with minimal loss, not the wimpy 24 or 26 AWG that some other cables have.

Of course, the center core is stranded — not solid — for less signal loss. It has a full 2.7 mm of high-grade polyethylene insulation separating the hot center from the shield. But here's where CBI leaves the others behind: It has a semi-conductive layer between the hot wire's jacket and the spiral wrapped copper shield to virtually eliminate microphonics and extraneous noise. See, guitar pickups are coils of wire driven by a tiny TINY amount of electricity. When you introduce the same tiny signal into a cable filled with wire, you basically create another pickup!

Kills microphonics and extraneous noise dead
Ever shake a guitar cable when it's plugged into an amp and hear noises, especially a
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"thunk" when the cable slaps into something? Those are microphonics created by the cable acting like a pickup. And those microphonics are a HUGE problem, creating low-frequency rumbles and noise that buries mid-range and subtle bass passages.

The semi- conductive layer in the CBI cable prevents both extraneous noise and microphonics. Without it, the noise of someone dancing on the floor near your cable can be as loud as your guitar signal. But with this special layer of insulation, your cable is absolutely dead quiet. So quiet that many customers mistakenly think their new cable is dead when they first plug it into an amp or mixing board.

We twist it so you can hear the twang!
We hand twist both shield and hot wires before soldering, to stop wire furring before it starts. One microscopic metal hair can degrade your signal to almost nothing. Look at other cables. They're rarely twisted because they're made on machines. Lastly, we inspect EVERY finished cable with magnification to detect any furring. If furring is detected, we cut the plug off and redo the plug assembly.

Any length cable and quick delivery
Baldwin jazz guitarYou can "build" your cable with our shopping cart, buy it on ebay or even pay with a check or money order. There's no sense having a great cable if you have to wait a month to get it, so we ship via fast USPS Priority Mail and within five days, usually MUCH sooner.

We offer a limited lifetime guarantee and a 100-percent money-back no hassle refund — if you accidentally buy a cable with your rent money. We WELCOME customers from outside the U.S. and will do everything possible to ship to you in the cheapest and most dependable way.

Feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions. You won't receive a two-word perfunctory answer. We care about our customers and answer every question as if 509 sales depended on it ... And often they do. Much of our success has been spread by happy customers.

Cable length
Yes, you can order any length cable you want between one foot and 499 feet. You can use the shopping cart or even pay with a check or money order. You can view the prices through the shopping cart, of course, but you can also see them all in one place with this handy chart.

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