I am soon to be buying some of this cable in bulk, including the Neutrik ends used by the Dead. Right now, I am running 2 18ft cables to my small pedal board, which runs through my effects loop on my amp. I also run 18 footers to and from my main pedal board, including one or two guitars (depending on if theres room, ABY box). I know that without a doubt, I NEED to shorten my cable lengths. I was wondering how long some of your cables are? It seems to me that even 18ft is overkill. I have never even been close to needing all 18ft, and really, even the Dead weren't 18ft away from their rigs! Any info or tips would be grately appreciated!