I am looking for a little advice from the good folk here, if you would be so kind!
I have a Laney L20t combo amp which I use only at home. It is a little loud and does not let me push it properly. So, I debated with myself whether to buy a smaller amp or an attenuator. When I spotted a guide in a guitar mag showing you how to build your own attenuator, I decided on this as a project to while away the cold days after Christmas.
However, I have always used combo amps and, therefore, have never needed to buy speaker cables. I have read various confusing things on the net as to whether you can use ordinary guitar cables or not. Whether the cables need to be shielded or not, etc.
Soooo........ Can an ordinary guitar cable be used to connect the amp to the attenuator and vice versa? Or must it be a specific speaker cable - if so what kind? I doubt that the existing amp speaker cable will be long enough to fit into the attenuator, so I am going to need to couple this with another cable. Therefore, is an ordinary 1/4 mono coupler ok? I have patch leads that I use for pedals and wondered if these could be used too?
As I say, browsing the net comes up with loads of conflicting and confusing info. Furthermore, a search for speaker cables does not exactly throw up a plethora of options leading me to question the need for specific speaker cables in the first place!