Cables - Signal loss - Buffers
I run 12 metres (aprox 36 feet) of cable between my guitar and rack with only a true bypass wah connected. For a long time I noticed signal degration (loss of highs) even with low capacitance cables.
I've designed a circuit which is really easy to make and works great. It's a simple FET desgined buffer which converts the guitar signal from high impedance to low impedance and runs on 9 Volts. It only requires juice, one fet, one capacitor and one resistor. No dificult schematics, no gadgets, just pure (restored) tone. I t works flawless and brings the brilliance, clearity and punch back to your signal. It's even small enough to place it inside the jack that goes into your guitar! More info on this can be found at the Briljant Box Custom & Reactive Cable page.
The BF245 fet's pin layout is as follow: pin1: drain, pin2: source, pin3: gate. With the flat side of the fet to the left pin one is at the top and pin 3 at the bottom. Changing the value of the cap will increase or decrease the low end in the sound. 10 uF is nice, 47 uF is great for bass and thin sounding guitars.