Sommer the Spirit XXL cable offers an 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 to offer you greater immediate flexibility with this larger diameter cable. Finished with Neutrik Connectors and Practical Patch's purpose made heat shrink. This cable will outlive anything you presently own and will I hope be a joyful addition to your guitar or bass playing adventure! 


Components List:

  • If 4m, 413 of Sommer the Spirit XXL is used before Trimming. 
  • Neutrik NP2XB or NP2RX-B
  • Genuine Techflex Braid (Wicked Purple alternative weave - softer to the touch looks great!) 
  • Branded Practical Patch Heat Shrink is placed over the Neutrik Assemblies


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.


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 last!




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