My Real Tone Cable Isn't Working


My Real Tone Cable hasn't worked since I got it or has suddenly stopped working. What should I do?


If you are having issues with your Real Tone Cable, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:
- Adjust the tone and volume knobs on the guitar. Make sure the volume on your guitar is all the way up!
- Adjust the pickup switch/selector on your guitar. Change the pickup selection.
- Try plugging the cable into a different USB port on your PC or MAC.
- Make sure no other peripherals/devices are connected to your PC or MAC.
- Test the cable with another guitar.
- Disconnect and reconnect the breakaway section on the USB end of the Real Tone cable.
- Try unplugging the cable from the guitar while in the tuning screen. Tap the tip of the Real Tone Cable with your finger to see if there is any response on the screen. That can help determine if a signal is in fact traveling the full length of the cable. If so, that would mean that the cable might not be the issue. We would then suggest testing with another guitar to see if issue persists.
If you are playing on a console, you can also try connecting the cable to a PC to see if it will be recognized.
1. Plug your Real Tone cable into a USB port on your PC.
2. Right-click on the speaker icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
3. Select "Recording devices."
4. If "Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter" is listed, the cable should be functioning correctly.

Try adjusting your levels for the Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter by following the steps for your particular gaming platform below.

PC users:
1. Right-click on the speaker icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
2. Select Recording devices.
3. Double-click the entry for the "Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter." It will display as a "Microphone" device.
4. Choose the Advanced tab at the top.
5. Change the Default Format to DVD Quality
6. Choose the Levels tab at the top.
7. Increase the level to 100. Click Apply and then OK.
If you are still having issues, try reinstalling the driver for the cable: 

1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌
2. Right click "Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter" under "Sound, video and game controllers", and select Uninstall
3. Unplug the cable, and plug it back in to reinstall the driver. ​

Mac users:
1. Click the Finder icon in the far left of the dock at the bottom of your screen.
2. Select Applications on the left of the Finder window that comes up.
3. Find System Preferences in the Applications folder and double-click to open.
4. Click the Sound icon in System Preferences.
5. Select the Input tab in the Sound preferences pane.
6. Select "Rocksmith USB Guitar Adapter" in the list of devices.
7. Increase the Input Volume level to 100%, and close the System Preferences window.

If still unsuccessful, you may have a faulty cable. You can try replacing the cable at the retailer for the fastest service.
If your retailer is unable to provide a replacement, you can process a RMA replacement with us by contacting our Support department via live chat or webmail.

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