Amazon Customer 4 I bought two of these and one of them had an intermittent plug. I cut the plugs off and put on Switchcraft plugs. I found that the shield wire under the insulation was highly tarnished and impossible to solder to without scraping off the tarnish. That's probably why the original plug was intermittent. The other end of the cable was fine. At the end of the day, it's a great cable and sounds really good. Glad I bought them.