I'm not buying bulk - I just need 15-20' lengths of XLR cable with ends. We purchased two ribbon snakes (8 channel) to go from the snakes beside the stage to on stage. It has really made a difference in the stage appearance. We don't have 50' cables cluttering up the stage. However this leaves us short of shorter cable lengths. The cables are to be used for microphones (instrumental and vocal) for concert situations. Saturday, 3/9/13, we had five musicians. A couple required DI boxes, several required SM57s and in two instances they required both. We also had five SM58s. This means I REALLY need some shorter cables - probably about 5-6 - if this is going to happen again - which I suspect it will. On a similar note - with the number of microphones which required stands - we really need some decent stands. Finally - when we put away the microphones at the end of the day - it became obvious that putting them back in the zippered pouches that Shure provided isn't going to work. Therefore a nice padded microphone bag that will hold 6 or 12 microphones would really be nice.