Please enjoy reading about the Signature Patch Instrument Cable. 


Sommer the Spirit XXL cable is favoured here for its incredible tone transfer over much longer distances and its almost compressor like / natural buffering of your instrument's signal, you can expect your amp to be driven a little harder but more in the sense of "finally hearing your guitars electronics" to quote a few buyers remarks! 


Hand braided in Genuine Techflex to offer you greater immediate flexibility with this larger diameter cable. Finished with Neutrik Connectors with one end being their impeccable reed magnet-activated Silent Jack, Straight or Right Angle Orientation, signified by the Red (or your choice) Neutrik Boot. This cable is home, road and studio worthy. Worth every ounce of effort to braid which adds a degree of control, flare and more flexibility to a simply incredible instrument cable. 


October 2020 see's the arrival of a new Heat Shrink for Sommer Cables produced by Practical Patch. The shrink is now removed from what is a point of strain for most cables use. It is now applied over the same Neutrik quality Connectors as this cable has sold with before.


I must say, when I started Practical Patch, I can assure you I had no plans on branding a thing, that only happened after 724 cables were sold. Why? Honestly, I'm not entirely sure how it all happened but what I can say is this. It's good to take permanent ownership of what I produced, with the name on it! Before branding on my cables I relied on loose stickers and word of mouth alone, this new heat shrinks application makes me much happier to call this Practical Patch's Signature Instrument Cable and on the subject of its name. 


Components List:

  • If 4m, 413 of Sommer the Spirit XXL is used before Trimming. 
  • Neutrik NP2XB or NP2RX-B
  • Genuine Techflex Carbon Braid
  • Branded Practical Patch Heat Shrink is placed over the Neutrik Assemblies


What's the truth about Lo-Cap cables... 


Taken from the Signature Patch Listing, here are some more thoughts on this fantastic cable: 


I am not going to get into a data game here or use words like Deluxe, Boutique, Cult or anything else that would be an attempt to add any weight to this. Here is what I will say, my names Chris, I am the guy that makes cables at Practical Patch and I've had the pleasure of trying a lot of cables.


Signature Patch is essentially describing what I have become known for doing, thus my Signature. The highest quality components brought together to make one cable after the other with an absolute focus on the task literally in hand. All Practical Patch cables are built to last with the highest humanly possible attention to detail deployed every single time. Everything single cable is tested as soon as the soldering is complete. The Signature Patch Instrument Cable also has the addition of the Neutrik Silent Jack which is not just a novelty, it is practically what every live musician needs that they haven't had yet or it is also great for home players that are allergic to noise when switching over instruments.


Over years of playing in bands, recording and more importantly whilst developing this business, connected to LOUD amps that were apart of some fairly complex and complete setups, I've learned to appreciate that indeed a bit of cable can really make a difference. 


Roll the years back over ten (I think!) and I remember walking into what was once called Sound Control in Edinburgh's Grassmarket. I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time, but I had a Fender American Deluxe Jazz IV and spending fifty quid on a certain "Deluxe Tweed Cable" by them seemed the logical thing to do, oddly they that run of cables never retailed for long! That cable, however, lasted me until 2019 and yes, it was gigged, oh boy that cable was gigged! It was with me all that time and although it really made me appreciate the value of a cable with decent connectors on the end. Well, I never considered really if my money had paid anything towards the sound. 


(search for Amid Concrete & Callousness if you want to hear some bass - I cannot guarantee you will like the music though!) 


Having now tried a load of Lo-Cap cable types now with various constructions, all I can say is sometimes numbers on paper are not enough to make up your mind on what is going to be a great sounding cable and in fact, many of us will have purchased a cable without reading anything more than a brand name or the buzz words previously mentioned. We would most certainly have never plugged it in! Whilst you cannot do that here online, I hope I can write enough here for your expectations to be met. 


Yes, capacitance is important and with this specific instrument cable, it may not be the lowest value pf/M on the market the XXL, but despite this, it outperforms all other cables I have tried up to lengths of 8m and probably longer and yes, I've tried more than two!  


XXL wins, it's that simple. Feedback from buyers is astonishing, XXL has been around a while but not like this, not with this many options and finished to my standards. I think I've earned a right to claim I have standards! I'm writing this almost two years into this and the reception for all my work produced has been fantastic. If you're holding something back, do let me know! 


There's no holding back anything with this cable though, expect everything in your rig to be driven harder yet to an appropriate degree. This cable changes the feel of your instrument, it changes the breakup point on your amp, it adds high end, lows and clarity to your clean signal. Its astonishing stuff. Think you need new pickups? You could quite literally just need a new cable. 


Now, please, let me make this as clear as possible. You are not going to need another instrument cable again, okay, well maybe you might but that's unlikely to be because you are going down a tonal option route for a recording session that is frankly a little cork sniffy! Perhaps you will need another length, a new colour, perhaps change connectors orientation or fancy a Silent Jack. That's great, that's fantastic, but what I am saying here, is this cable lasting the rest of your life its practically guaranteed with Neutrik Connectors attached. So, say goodbye to junk cables, you won't regret it and with this option, you get a bit more for your money! 


Kind Regards


Chris - Practical Patch  


The Spirit XXL excels with Bass, Electric Guitar as well as keyboards or just about anything you need an unbalanced cable for! For non-silent ended Signature Instrument Cables by Practical Patch please see other listings. For any other requirements for this cable, please email at and I will gladly assist you. Other colours are optional whilst stock lasts and yes it can be done in Slime Green! 

Signature Patch Instrument Cable

Silent Jack Orientation
Destination Connector
Silent Jack Boot Colour

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