First of all, I don't know if this is in the right forum. Probably not. But the mods can move it if they so desire. Anyway, here's my situation. I've a new rig now, and I want to make sure I don't have crappy cables. I've searched the forum, and I think the best solution is to make my own cables. Now my question is, what guage and type of cable do I need to get to make my instrument and speaker cables? I'm assuming that anything under 16 ga. is good for speaker cable, with 14 being a pretty common selection. Also, are there any specific 1/4" connectors/jacks that I should use? I'm considering something that's gold plated because I hate static and want to avoid it at all cost, and the quality is important too. As for instrument cables, would it be ok if I just used the same guage cable as I do for the speaker cables, or would I need something a lot thinner? If there are any ideal guages, please let me know. If I don't make my own instrument cable, I'll probably end up getting a 10-15 ft. DiMarzio or George L cable (which guage for George L?). Either way, I want to get all these cables taken care of asap so I can get back to playing! Thanks.