At winter NAMM show 2003 in Anaheim, Planet Waves unveiled the Cable Cutter/Tester, which makes customizing cables very easy. Simply insert an RCA or ¼" coaxial cable through the cable cutter/tester's feed hole, squeeze the cutting arm down, and you have a perfect, neat, clean cut. Once the cable is connected with the plugs, use the cutter/tester to check for shorts and proper tip and ground connections. Colored lights tell you if the cable is ready for use. If the blade on the cutting arm begins to dull, simply replace it with a regular razor blade, available at stores worldwide.
"The Planet Waves cable cutter/tester is going to be an essential part of many musicians' or DJs' toolkit," says Planet Waves brand manager Patrick Zerbo. "The Planet Waves philosophy is to make products that are innovative, yet simple to use, and the cable/cutter tester is a prefect example of that philosophy in action."