So some really awesome really cool mystery "friend" of mine or friend of a friend snipped my instrument cable in two. This was a few months ago but I've finally gotten around to fixing it. It's not turning out so good and I'm hoping somebody has tried and can give me some pointers. There is an inner wire in its own sheath and the outer wire wraps around that and the whole thing is within an outer sheath. So after stripping the outer sheath, I've gathered the fine copper "hairs" from around the inner sheath... they are so fragile and just break and fall apart. I've had to keep stripping further down the cable to get a good enough bundle of non-broken copper wire. Then I stripped the inner sheath and it was easier to gather the fibers within. I soldered the inner with inner and outer with outer from both ends of the cut cable. I used electrical tape to cover each bundle separately. Them I taped around both of them until there was enough tape in that area so it was the same thickness as the rest of the cord. Finally I used heat shrink tubing over the area. I plugged it in and it worked (I even tested it before the final taping and heat shrinking) but then it started cutting out and I had to mess with it and pinch it to keep it working. I'm thinking the cord is just going to twist and break the fibers inside with time anyway... is this a lost cause or is there something I can do?