I've been thinking about going up to Home Depot and buying some nice large gauge copper electric cord and soldering some plugs on the end. I'd like to carry two or three two-foot speaker cables with me at all times as spares, and don't want to buy monster or some other brand name pricey cable. I assume that this will work fine. If not, I'd like to know why not. I don't see too many people doing this. Copper's copper I'd think, and it sure looks like the same stranded material to me. watcha think?