I was ab'ing patch cables the other night, and I could not believe the difference. Was the tone that different? Quite, but not to mention the feel and reponsiveness to my fingers and pick eq pinch harmonics. One brand the tone seemed a bit darker, almost muddy (in the overtones) during complex chords, the other bright, clear. Darker sounding cable actually made me feel as though the signal slower (that is, the neck seemed harder to play at fast speed) the other cable, while playing fast the notes were right there with me. Both cables were about the same price. So now I am thinking about going to the high end HG lyrical, or the lower melody or even try a van den hul! Has anyone here been through this, too? What cable did you sort out for ROCK tones????? I know that the the Evidence cables are solid copper but the van den huGE DOLLAR cable is strand wire. I know that Mark Stoddard of LavaCable says that the Van den Hul is the best cable that he ever has tried for any application, but MAN it IS DAMN pricy! Anyone?