I keep having to reclamp\retrim the 2 footer that goes form my last pedal to the amp. I can't imagine using one of these as a guitar chord. Maybe it's because a;; mine are right angle plugs. I'm keeping the short ones on my board until I get sick of them, but I'm getting tired of finding a bad connection every once in a while. Maybe I should up the ante on how I put these together, but I can't see really doing any better of a job of it. I think they sound fine.