It's great that SRV requested a Radio Shack curly cord, but has he ever said why? For a long time those coily cable were what pretty much everyone used. There are old videos of CCR (and tons of othert bands) using them. I haven't heard John Fogerty comment that he preferred their sound or capacitance, and I doubt he uses them today. Bonama$$a doesn't need to turn his knobs at all. He probably just changes guitars if he needs a little more high end.... "Musicians who write and play great songs and are financially successful at it, buy amplifiers from hobbyists who have a fetish for technical minutiae, such as Howard Dumble." Jimmy Page? Eric Clapton? Slash? Hendrix? Those guys played Marshalls. There may be a few guys who prefer the "crystal lattice" amps, but they were likely successful long before venturing into that territory. They's have to be so loaded with money that spending that much money on an amp is no big deal.