I have two instrument cables with my in my dorm, and they behave in different ways. I'm not sure which to use, as they both have their advantages and drawbacks Fender Pro-tone: (made by carver) This cable does sound nocibly cleaner and clearer. I know you may not believe it, but I do notice a difference in signal quality. There's no background noise, and it seems that my sounds clearer and more distinct. However, there are some things about this cable that get on my nerves. First off, the tips bend off. You heard me. The tips bend out of position easily. I can bend them back, however, by jamming them onto a flat surface. The other issue is that it makes staticky noises when disturbed. I don't like that. Generic Music and Arts cable: The sound of the bass doesn't seem as distinct. This is probably something that wouldn't be nocible in a loud setting with a band, but alone it just doesn't sound as refined. It seems to mix a little something into the tone that dilutes it. This cable, however works all the time and doesn't give me aggrivation. Is there some way to use both of these cables at once, or like breed them or do an operation on them so I get a new cable with the good qualities of both? That'd be nice.