Love these cables!
First, a note about why I buy cables here and how I choose them: As a former cableman in the TV and film industry (now they call the position Sound Utility Engineer), I understand that cables get a lot of abuse in everyday working conditions. Even the best cables are no match for the pinching, twisting, crimping and kinking that some people put them through. If you put your cables through that kind of abuse, it's no wonder they fail quickly. I buy GLS Audio cables at Orange County Speaker because it's a small company who act like they care about their customers and back it up with good customer service and reasonable prices on everything. They offer helpful advice without a charge when it's just advice, and they stand behind their products. On one occasion I walked in with four of their colored 25' XLR cables that had gone bad during use at a punk club, and they looked up my purchase date and gave me four new cables, no problem. So from a responsible consumer point of view, they are worthy of my business. As for these specific cables, I'll be honest: I don't know how much difference I can tell in my guitar tone between one cable and the next. I'm not hearing evidence that supports higher or lower picofarad ratings. But I can tell when a cable cuts in and out when I'm in a pressure situation, and don't want to be embarrassed by a cable failure. And that doesn't happen with these GLS cables. I like the fabric ones because they don't kink, they wind up easily, and I've never had one fail in any situation. I can trust that if I take one cable to the gig, it's not going to fail. That, along with fair prices, a warranty that is worth something, and a business that I can feel good about buying from all make these cables a great value. PS. Sorry for the long-winded review.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Mark from ,