Ever since George L cables hit the market as the first solderless cables, guitarists have been given the ability to easily create custom cable lengths, save the time involved in soldering cables (especially before/during gigs), and avoid the health hazard of toxic soldering fumes. Most importantly, they were easy.
Well, solderless cables would eventually get even easier.
Core One, makers of Bullet Cable, have taken solderless cables to the next level.
Bullet Cable Tone & Comparisons
Compared to George L’s, Bullet cables are very similar in tone, yet sound a bit brighter. This makes Bullet cables a very good choice for pedalboards, or guitarists who are going for a bright and snappy sound.
Compared to a high end instrument cable lie the Zaolla Silverline or Evidence Lyric HG, the Bullet might lack the fullness and warmth to be a dedicated full time instrument cable in rig for the most discerning ears.
We think this cable is a perfect fit for boutique pedalboards, where you want to retain the high end of your signal (running through various pedals) and have a quick and simple solution to customize the length of your cables. The sound really is pristine like George L’s (as we all know).
Bullet Cables are the Easiest Cables on Earth
What’s the best part about Bullet cables? They are even easier to use than George L’s! That’s right, easy just got easier.
While you have to bend George L cables over the connector before screwing down tight, you simply insert the Bullet cable into it’s connector (without having to bend) and then use the supplied Allen wrench to turn the screw down tight onto the cable. It doesn’t appear that the screw even penetrates the cable exterior, yet there are no grounding issues…at all.
Fans of George L cables know all too well the frustrating occasions where your sound disappears due to a grounding or connection issue. Not so with Bullet Cable DIY connectors.
The only concern would be losing the supplied Allen wrench. A new one can always be bought, but the nice thing about George L cables is that they are self-sufficient (no tools necessary besides a razor to cut the cable). Then again, if you only need to set the cable up once, there will be no emergency needs for an Allen wrench. Bullet Cables show promise in the reliability department.
In the end, Bullet Cables could quickly become the new standard in pedalboard cabling. Give them a shot and decide for yourself.
For more information, visit www.bulletcable.com.