I like the George L patch cable kits. However, I'm not as adept at making cables, even unsoldered ones such as these, as I used to be. I've made up a bunch of different lengths (and colors!), and tested them thoroughly. At some point in my 10 years of doing this, some patch cords have become a little hinky and are crackling and shorting. My hands are in pretty bad shape, increasingly, due to the pain from RA (and CIDP). It has been taken my a lot longer than usual to open packages and stuff. It doesn't feel like my hands are weak; rather, it feels like the packing material has been getting stronger. As far as the cables go, I think I need to screw the plug tightly onto the cable. I'm worried that my hands are lying to me about what is difficult and what is not.