Years before I co-founded Royer Labs or Matchless Amplifiers, I was a studio owner, engineer and guitarist (I still play). As an engineer, I dealt with many electric guitarists plugging in or unplugging and nearly throwing the control room monitors out of their soffits. Plugging or unplugging a loud guitar can create powerful pops that recording engineers hate and that can be very harmful to guitar speakers and microphones; especially vintage ribbon microphones.
I also experienced my share of dead, intermittent and microphonic guitar cables. So…
I started building high-quality auto-silencing cables to solve these problems, using Canare cable because it’s so durable and well-shielded and sounds great. When you unplug one of my auto-silencing cables, the cable instantly mutes and is dead quiet. No pops, no squeals, no noise, no unhappy engineers or bandmates.
I’ve built a lot of these for my guitar buddies, so when the idea of Royer’s custom shop came up, I thought it would be cool to offer these great cables to everyone. If you’re an electric guitarist and you’re not playing wirelessly, check one of these bad boys out!