You would think the same cable only 3m longer would sound at least similar - not a chance! I understand the longer the cable to more resistance etc but this is not the problem. The 3m is so open sounding - like you aren't loosing a single db when strumming the guitar - just full, raw, powerful notes direct out of your amp. The new cable feels like the same material on the outside but I immediately noticed the diameter of the cable is smaller. Of course, smaller meaning much more flexible but I would choose better tone over flexibility any day!