I posted this over at the Acoustic Guitar Forum, but thought it might be interesting to hear electric players views. This is a total copy of the AGF post, and the one there can be seen here: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121886 Hey, Was flicking through a Hi-Fi magazine the other day and one of the "rules" (its really not a rule, hence the inverted commas!) is that you should spend 10% of your system budget on interconnects, i.e. if you have a £1000 system, then £100 should be spent on cables etc. I've been using this on my Hi-fi system for years, but seeing it in the magazine got me thinking, does this or could this also apply to guitars? So say you have just bought a £1000 electro-acoustic, using the 10% rule, that should mean that you should then spend £100 on interconnects. So for an electro-acoustic, I would say that would be a 1/4"-1/4", a DI box and an XLR-XLR. So splitting that down would be say £25 per cable and then a £50 DI box...which seems about right to me. Say moving up to a £2000 guitar, your 10% would be £200, so splitting that down you'd say have two £40 cables and a £120 DI box. This would get you in to the range of the Radial JDI etc DI's which are obviously very good, so again this would seem to fit pretty well with the instrument. So yeah, just an observation really, when I change guitar I think I will definitely think somewhere along these lines. What does anyone else think? Good idea or total nonsense?