I recently received some lava cable to replace my georgel's that I've been using for the past several years. I got the black sleeving option (think spectraflex) and it looks ultra cool and doesn't look sloppy or wrinkled or anything. the connectors are big ass gold neutrik straight plugs (big ass compared to the lil' .155" georgel's straight plugs I'm used to) that seem very high quality. I will be ordering probably another 8', 10', or 12' haven't decided yet. and in fact I might order another patch cable that's slightly longer than the one I ordered, simply because I think the angle I have it bent at may not be good for the cable, but I digress... as for the sound, well here is where it's tricky. I tried really hard to do a good A/B test and here's what I found. using a carvin vintage 16 w/ all controls set at noon (reverb off) and the neck pickup of my retroclassic, I played the same basic chords and a few simple clean bluesy licks using the georgel's... then the lava.... then the georgel's.... then the lava... etc... now I may not have a highly trained ear like some folks here, or maybe all that drumming in high school made me a bit deaf, but I didn't hear a *vast* improvement or difference in tone. don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting a night and day difference, because I felt (and still feel) that georgel's are high quality cables. what I *did* hear was a more mellow tone (in a subtle way). there seemed to be a more balanced output across all frequencies, (vs. the georgel's, which could get a tad bright at times for my tastes). all in all I'm very happy, I was glad that this cable did what I hoped it would and "smoothed" out the sound coming out of the amp without having to crank down the treble as I've done previously. I'd recommend lava cables to anyone. very reasonably priced, built sturdy (I don't gig or anything, but it seems reliable enough for that), cool looking with the black sleeving if that's your thing, and of course the most important thing, balanced tone that comes across without seeming to lose any frequencies. damn this is way too long a discussion for something like guitar cable.... EDIT: one last thing, the fact that it doesn't tangle as easily as georgel's is great too.