Apolgies for my lack of insight, but what would happen to a cable that you decided to modify from the outside by wrapping it with different things?
Could you wrap a power cord or audio cable in tin foil and "shield" it?
Would that create inductance inside the cable?
Could you wrap it in a nonconductive material and change any characteristics?
How about wrapping it in that black electrical tape?
Could you dip it in latex that's been mixed with sand to dampen it from physical vibrations?
I've heard about putting CD's in the freezer, anybody try that on cables?
Could you drop them into liquid nitrogen and change them?
Run your cables through PVC conduits to keep out the light?
Are there any cable "mods" you do?
(Monty! I went to those sights you mentioned, but they didn't really get in to after-market mods...thanks again for those links on the other thread,)