I have always heard the cables make a difference to your tone. I've always used Spectraflex "original", and thought I wa getting good tone. Yesterday I needed another cable (straight/angled) so with little money found a store selling Horizon "Silver Flex" cables. Could not bring myself to buy the expensive Monster cable. Got a 20 foot Horizon with silver plated copper core and gold plugs for $18. Lifetime warranty. I tried both the spectraflex and the new Horizon. I was amazed at the difference in tone on the A and G string on the upper neck of my Alembic. Could not tell a difference in the lows though on the B and E strings. I think I will go today and get another 10 footer.