Not sure exactly where to post this so I'll try here. My band is starting to finally accumulate some serious gear, and our PA has grown a bit in the past month. Since we are now micing everything on stage and doing bass/acoustic guitar DI, there are becoming an unnecessary amount of cables and clutter on the stage, so we've decided to get a snake, that way our soundman can set his booth up away from the stage and mix us while hearing out in the audience. I know they're quite expensive, but are there alot of differences among them? We definately need a few 1/4" jacks too, but the XLR's are most important and we will need at least 10 of those right now which will probably turn into more. Looking at no shorter than 100'. Any reccomendations on what brands are good, or what brands to stay away from. Do these things crap out easily? You guys know, the usual info that we all need to know about something we're considering purchasing for both live and recording.