Every instrument cable I've ever had has been a cheapie, no name cable. Most of the time pretty flimsy. Tonight I got a new CoreX2 cable. This thing is in a whole 'nuther league. Aside the the ends, which are gold plated, the cable itself is very rugged and stiff. After I unrolled it, it still wanted to coil back up. I guess it will loosen up over time. Are Monster cables stiff like this? Pricewise, the CoreX2 was a $5 less, but seemed to be every bit as good.