Hey guys, I have a couple of questions about my monster cable. It's a 1/4" to banana plug 6 foot or so cable. First of all, I had to redo the banana end of it because the original had strands of wire that were coming loose and I didn't want to risk them shorting out my amp. So I bought a $5 banana end that uses screws to tighten the wire to it. I think I did a pretty good job, but aside from using an Ohm meter to check continuity is there any other way to be sure that I did this right? It should be a pretty simple fix, but I'd like to ask any "professionals" how they might go about it and any suggestions would be very helpful. The reason I ask is that I just had to send off my Eden amp because it's really starting to act up on me, possibly because of my plug or possibly because it's been an extreme workhorse the last three years for me. Or, if your opinion is to just buy a new cable, should I get another monster cable considering their high price and the fact that the banana ends were so cheaply made? It sux that I have to use banana, but my amps and speakers use either banana or 1/4" cables, no speakons unfortunately. Also come to think of it, why in the world are they called banana ends anyway??