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Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by killergege on 2012-10-22 07:52:31

The provided cable with the variax may be nice to update it but is not usable in a live situation, so I need a VDI cable.

But :

- the line 6 store doesn't ship it outside the US ($39.95)

- there is only 1 product on Amazon and it doesn't ship to my address ($29.99)

I found an online store in my country (France) that sells one, but they want 46€ ($60 !!!) for that ! That's more than the double of what I can get from Amazon and much more than the "official" price. I could pay for that price if all stores were selling at that price, but I'm absolutely against buying a product that is clearly overpriced for no good reason.

Does anybody knows where I could find a store that sells this cable and can ship it to France ?

Is Line 6 aware that this essential part of the line 6 "dream rig" is really hard to find outside of the US, or at least in France (it's not listed on most french online stores I know, not available on Amazon.co.uk, .fr or .de...) ?

Most stores I find are US ones, and don't ship outside the US, or allow international shipping but not for THAT particular product...

Thanks.



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by edstar1960 on 2012-10-22 08:13:36

You can buy it from Thomann:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/line6_variax_digital_cable.htm

They ship anywhere n Europe.



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by edstar1960 on 2012-10-22 08:17:46

You can also buy it from Andertons in the UK:

http://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-cables/pid14848/cid586/line-6-variax-digital-data-cable.asp

Hope you get what you need.



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by VinceEagle on 2012-10-22 14:32:55

Salut Gege,

effectivement, le cable VDI est à 45 euros en France

Tu peux quand même t'en sortir autrement en achetant deux Neutrik NE8MC et un cable RJ45 droit.

Tu trouveras ton bonheur en faisant une recherche sur Google et le tout te coûtera moins de 20 euros

J'ai testé et ça marche impec.



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by bigglesdog on 2012-10-23 13:18:30

Isn't it basically a CAT-6 ethernet cable?



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by silverhead on 2012-10-23 13:47:50

I believe it's CAT-5 actually, but regardless....

I would only use the CAT cable as a temporary/test cable. The advantage of the VDI cable is that the ends have a shield/housing that protects the jacks from damage. The shield allows the cable to sit snugly and securely in the jack, minimizing the chance of damaging the internal wires.



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by VinceEagle on 2012-10-24 23:22:04

Ici en Français : http://www.guitariste.com/forums/pedales-effets-homestudio,faire-son-propre-cable-digital-variax,358546.html

Here in English : http://www.vettaville.com/variax-digital-cable.htm



Re: Where can I buy a VDI cable in Europe for an acceptable price
by CACHERA on 2012-10-27 00:08:00

Effectivement j'ai réalisé le mien comme ça mais le cable est quand même trop rigide. En tout cas le mien ! mais ça marche.

J'ai quand même envie d'acheter un jour le cable VDI Line 6 car je crois qu'il est souple.




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