I own a Fender platinum tweed 5m bass cable, bought 15 years ago. It still works amazing. However, 5m is sometime too long. So I wanted to buy a 3m long cable, only to realize that the Platinum is no longer available. After reading some reviews, I opted for this one. it's thinner than the platinum (and this has the advantage that you can "domesticate" it much easier than the Platinum) and absolutely noiseless (as the platinum), but simply pulling it out of the instrument or of the amp, the plastic screw cap unscrews. I understand that, with screw caps, you can, in case of problems, open and solder the wires, but like this is not acceptable for a cable this price.