I'm currently using Fender California cables and was thinking about swapping them out for Mogami as 1) my cables are about 15 years old, and 2) you always hear about Mogami's reputation. I don't have any issues with my cables but figured maybe it was time for new ones. Before doing so, however, I decided to a little research. Surprisingly, for the price, the Fender California cables get pretty good reviews. The two complaints that I see are the cables are stiff (not when they're 15 years old lol) and some have failed early because of poor solder joints. My cables are pretty flexible at this point and I've not had one failure. These cables have a fully braided shield, and the shrink wrap around the solder joints extends about 2 1/2" from the plug giving it a little extra support at the ends. I then measured the capacitance on one of the cables and it was .37 nanofarads for a 10' cable - making it a 37pF/ft cable. I then went on Mogami's site and checked their specs. Their Gold Instrument cable is rated at 39.7 pF/ft. I couldn't find the capacitance chart for their Platinum cables. With this information I have no plans to change out my cables. I think the Fender cables were about $15 for a 10' cable, so I'm wondering why people spend $50 for a 10' Mogami? Sure, they come with a lifetime warranty, and while I don't play out right now so my cables are seeing the abuse of being "on the road", I could buy 3 of them for less than 1 Mogami. I remember when Monster cable was all the rage for home and car audio and then later it came out it was all overblown. Not much of a difference, if at all, and btw, it's a pain to work with in car audio because it's so damn thick. Is Mogami and other "high end" instrument cable the next Monster?