Magazine article Guitar Player

Winners Circle

Magazine article Guitar Player

Winners Circle

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REVEREND ARMOR GOLD

The Reverend Armor Gold has a mellow top end, sweet upper mids, and nice overall balance. This cord dishes out a slightly smoky flavor, which is great for rockers seeking more buttery tones.

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GEORGE L'S .225

The .225 is a skinny cable with plain 'ol shrink-wrapped connectors, but, man, does it sound great! Rife with low-end detail and upper-midrange clarity--and able to put just the right top-end sheen on your tones--it's no wonder it's a perennial favorite of pro players.

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DIMARZIO, STEVE VAI SIGNATURE

Featuring mystical Vai-roglyphics cast into the chrome/gold guitar-end connector, the Steve Vai Signature is a jewel of a cable that offers an outstandingly full, clear, and balanced response along with an uncanny ability to keep the highs from sounding harsh or splattery. If sound and style are important to you, this elegant cord with its black woven jacket rules. We liked it so much that we used it as a reference again and again during these tests.

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LAVA VOVOX PROTECT A

The Vovox's twisted cloth jacket looks a little strange, but whatever is going on inside makes for instantly pleasing tones. It's not the punchiest cable of the group, even sound, and blooming upper-mid and treble response.

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EVIDENCE AUDIO MELODY

Packing a strong output, shimmering highs, and piano-like lows, the Melody puts your guitar sound front and center with its hi-fi sonic presentation. Dressed to the nines in a classy black/blue woven jacket, the Melody looks as good as it sounds.

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KLOTZ LAGRANGE

With its midrange zing and abundant low-end, the LaGrange is a muscular-sounding cable that melds clarity and string-to-string detail with an impressive punch.

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MOGAMI PLATINUM

Possibly the loudest and punchiest cable in the Roundup, the Platinum combines an amazingly big sound with great top-end shimmer and outstanding midrange focus. …

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