Took my first foray into the world of "high-end" cables and ordered a pair of 10' straight plug Fulltone cables. I had read the comments here and the HC reviews and the price seemed right. My cable experience has been limited to cheapo curly cables, Carvin low capacitance cables and a lower price Planet Waves and I was long a sceptic about the whole high-end cable phenomena. I got the Fulltones today and tested them against my Planet Waves and boy was I ever surprised!!! Compared to the PW, both Fulltones seemed muffled, yielded lower output, and their low end and top end seemed less pronounced than the PW. To their credit the Fulltones sounded bigger in the mids but I was still surprised by how much I liked the PW's bass response and treble response more. I could really hear the difference while palm muting and pinch harmonics came off effortlessly with the PW. The guitar I was testing the cables with is an original Junior and this one is on the warmer side of the tone spectrum. Also the amp was an older TM10, so obviously not the best amp to test cable nuances. Tomorrow night I'm giving the Fulltone's a "real-world" test at church, but my initial experience has frankly left me puzzled--did I score a bad pair of new cables? Are they all wrong for the type of guitar I'm using? I was expecting a discernible improvement over the PW in output and clarity but apart from the fuller midrange of the Fulltones my ears much preferred the PW.