Who is Rodger Russel? I don't get out much, and only read the "Globe" once a year. I quit all TV shows after Marlin Perkins gave up the ghost.\n\nIf Mr. Russel is on the side of cable is cable, SAVE IT, if it's for my benefit. I do appreciate the offer though.\n\nA family FULL of Union electrician\/welders, mechanic\/welders, operators, welders, pipefitters and cops. They ALL learned about cables, everything matters.\nRouting cables is 90% of all noise, yet 90% of the people that use cables DON'T route them correctly. Next POWER. 120vac on the button. Keep it there.\nProtect your expensive gear. PERIOD! Use fast acting surge protection and maintain 120vac.\n\nVintage gear I always use a Variac. 110vac MAX.\n\nI really like the part about "do cables matter"? With 90% replying NO!\nI guess there is a lot of wireless, ay? Just askin'.\n\nI like Rolls-Royce, and Farm Girl as a chauffeur. Not everyone agrees.\n\nI prefer to stay out of trouble vs get out of trouble. I really don't care for crisis management at 67 either.\nLeft lung don't fail me now.. LOL Toot Toot!\n\n\nWhen Perkins gave up the ghost, or became one? \n\nI can't think of many people in those trades who understand low voltage signals, or even gave a rat's butt about them. They all work with cables that need to do heavy work (high current and voltage), not minute signal levels that need to be amplified in order to do what's needed. I have known and worked with\/around many electricians- resi, commercial\/industrial, etc- almost none had any ideas about why they shouldn't run their Romex through the same stud holes as my AV\/network cabling and one said "I wish this was 25 years ago". When I asked why, he said "Because I wouldn't have to deal with this low voltage crap" in response to my complaints about where he had run his Romex and about using MY holes & pull cord for his wiring when I wasn't there, just because he was lazy and opportunistic. \n\n Still trying to figure out what a cop has to do with this, but.....\n\nOK, what defines 'vintage'? 1970s? 1960s? 1950s? I have a guitar amp that was made in 1958 and the schematic clearly shows that the line voltage is 117VAC- why would I want to use 110VAC with that? It's not as if the OEM electrolytics are still in it. I had another guitar amp that was made in the late-1930s; after the 'lytics were replaced, I always operated it on the line voltage and it always sounded great- never had a problem. \n\nI have no problem with Farm Girl.