I built pedal boards for myself and the guitar players, and decided to make custom patch cords between the pedals. I went to my local supply store and bought a length of high-quality Mogami 2524 low-noise cable and connectors. I have been an assembler, tech and engineer for a lotta years, and I am an excellent solderer, so no worries there. I wired up my pedalboard and nothing worked right! The levels were off, there was some interference between pedals, it was all weird. I started isolating the problem down to even one pedal and it was still strange. I finally isolated the problem to my patch cords. I had already checked them for opens and shorts with no problems. However, when I tested between tip and sleeve I found 4K-6K resistance! It should be infinite! This was VERY strange. I inspected the soldering under a magnifier and eventually removed the connectors on one cable and STILL had 4K Ohms between center and shield! This was TOO weird. Bad cable from Mogami??? I took some pieces back to the store and the counter guy confirmed the problem and was also stumped. FINALLY one of the salesmen knew what was happening!! OH - you have 2524?? You have to STRIP IT TWICE! When you strip it and pull back the shield, there is a black cover OVER the center insulation that is CONDUCTIVE RUBBER for a second shield!! When you carefully strip this back, you finally get to the clear center insulation. In my 40+ years in the biz I had never seen anything like this. I cut this back and all the problems went away. SO - if you are using this or some other low-noise cable to make your own - please BE AWARE of the potential for this problem.