I've just received a sample of the new Sommer Cable Grindicop Beast and thought I'd share my first impressions. Technical detail on the cable can be found here: http://www.sommercable.de/2__default/index.html So far, I have used Sommer Spirit XXL and have been happy with it -- until now. The Grindicop Beast has much more definition, both in high and low frequencies. The overall sound is cleaner, feels like a bit more output, more clarity and more pressure. Stiffness and handling are similar to the Spirit XXL, so I'm confident it'll work fine on stage. The cable came with Hicon plugs with gold contacts. I guess they are fine, but too big for my taste; I prefer the slim Neutrik plugs. Optically: well, tastes are different; I like vintage-style cables looking like an iron cable better Conclusion: I haven't tested that many different cables, but this is the best I have heard so far. Gear used: Heritage H150 and Warmoth Strat straight into a Heritage Briton II, 2x12" cabinet with Celesion G12 Blue Alnico.