With all the attention given to effects pedals themselves, far too many guitarists and bassists ignore the quality of the patch cables that connect the pedals to one another. Think about it. Does it really matter if you have world-class effects pedals if the cables that patch the effects together rob your signal of tone? In addition to high-end loss, cheap cables just aren’t very reliable. Recommended pedalboard patch cables include cables by George L, Lava Cable, Fulltone, and Mogami.