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the story.

My name is Hank Donovan and I started Rattlesnake Cable Company when I began researching for the cable of my dreams. For years prior I've been involved with electronics ranging from pedal building to instrument repairs and to other various nerd projects. I always enjoyed working on music related projects and thought making a great cable would be something fun and satisfying to pursue. I began ordering various components from plugs to cable to protective weaving, etc. I finally found the combination that met all of my needs; I was really excited about the final product.

As a guitarist, I wanted to achieve certain goals. Obviously, signal was the primary goal. I've owned various "quality" cables and I wanted to surpass the quality of those cables. I've always been a believer of quality in the cable (both in signal as well as durability) so this was going to be a tough task. If you.re not too familiar with capacitance in cables, here is a quick simple explanation. Some cables begin to bleed off the high end and signal, especially with longer runs.

The cable itself becomes a capacitor, and to address this, we have our Oxygen Free Bare Copper (OFBC) low capacitance cable manufactured here in the United States to preserve that high end. Additionally, I hated cables that tend to be noisy or worse, cease to work due to the shielding being weak or easily broken. The cables we use have a strong heavy braided shielding with 95% coverage. This makes the cable super heavy duty... and quiet! Finally, I wanted strong, quality plugs, Neutrik ended up being the winners. The plugs are great quality and their cable clamp system adds more protection for the cables by securing the solder connections. All of these pieces are what ended up creating Rattlesnake Cables today. When I plugged in my first prototype I was immediately blown away by the clarity, punch of the signal! I used a protective weaving to help prevent cable binding and I had something I was very happy with!

Originally, I assembed the cable for myself, but as soon as other musical friends of mine started seeing, hearing and feeling the cables, the requests started coming in for cables... and the company was born. The response has been fantastic and seeing these cables on stage with working musicians is something very special for me!

Rattlesnake Cable Company is based out of beautiful Missoula, Montana where I'm very proud to call my home. What started with a simple idea for me has grown into a family business where my wife and my kids have become involved with the operations. Each cable is assembled and tested by myself and are made "to order". Each cable is tested through a Fender Jazzmaster through a Matchless Amp for final testing after assembly. They're not simply tested through a cable tester, but played to determine if the tone is 100% there.

I look forward to building your cable!

cables.

We are currently offering 4 basic styles of cables, but you can build any type of cables. These types are the Snake Head, Standard, Pedal Steel and Speaker cables. Each cable can be any length you desire and can have heavy duty Neutrik Nickel straight to straight plugs, right angle to right angle plugs, or a combination of right angle and straight.

The "Snake Head" was designed for instruments with sensitive or vintage finishes. A snake head has the heat and abrasion resistant sleeving stopping short on one end. This is perfect for the players that like to route their cable between the guitar strap and the instrument.

The ideal combination would be a Snake Head from the instrument to the board and a standard full weave from the board to the amp.

Additionally, we are offering 2 different styles of pedalboard patch cables - Pro Patch and Flex Patch.

We are proud to say we use multiple wire mills here in the United States to manufacture our instrument cables, our speaker cables and patches to our exact specifications. Each cable is hand assembled and tested here in Missoula, Montana.


Standard Rattlesnake Cable

Standard Rattlesnake Cable come in 10' and 20' lengths. Each cable can have straight, right angle or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available). Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper and mean green. Each cable is wrapped in heat and abrasion resistant outer sleeving.

20' cables are $65 each and 10' are $55 each. (Any cable length can be made and will adjust price accordingly)

Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC. Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft. Braided copper shield (95% coverage). 20AWG conductor. Cable milled in the United States.

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"Snake Head" Rattlesnake Cable

Snake Head" as we like to call them is a cable with the heat and abrasion resistant sleeving stopping short on one end. This leaves a portion of raw cable perfect for wrapping around guitar straps. Snake Head Cables come in 10' and 20' lengths. Each cable can have straight, right angle or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available). Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper and mean green.

20' cables are $65 each and 10' are $55 each. (Any cable length can be made and will adjust price accordingly)

Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC. Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft. Braided copper shield (95% coverage). 20AWG conductor. Cable milled in the United States.

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Pedal Steel Cable

We're very excited about this line of cable. These cables are ideal for pedal steel players. 36" cable with straight to right angle Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available). Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper and mean green. Pedal Steel Cables are $35 each

Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC. Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft. Braided copper shield (95% coverage). 20AWG conductor. Cable milled in the United States.

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Speaker Cable

Speaker cables use beefy 12 AwG dual conductors cable. We only offer jumbo Switchraft 188 straight plugs for our Speaker cables.

Dual conductor 99.99% BC. DC Resistance 1.6 ohms/ft. 2x 12AWG conductors. Cable milled in the United States.

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Flex Patch Cable

When flexibility is important and getting into tight spaces, we are offering the Flex-Patch! This cable is our new patch cable with Bare Copper conductor and Bare Copper sprial shielding with 98% coverage and smaller diameter than our instrument cables (.230"). The Flex-Patch comes GLS Audio Pancakes with gold signal contacts. The Flex-Patch will come in the following lengths - 6", 8" and 10".

Standard Flex Patch lengths are $10 (Any cable length can be made and will adjust price accordingly) - Can upgrade to G&H GGN Right Angle or G&H Stubby Straight.

Conductor/Shield 99.99% BC. Capacitance at 37pF/ft. Sprial copper shield (98% coverage). 20AWG conductor. Cable milled in the United States.

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Pro Patch Cable

The Pro-Patch uses the exact same spec cable as our instrument cables and uses high quality right angle G&H GGN (Gold) plugs. Due to the wider cable diameter (.280"), the cables will come in the following lengths - 8", 10" and 12". Note, if flexibility is a concern, we recommend our Flex-Patch.

Standard Pro Patch lengths are $20 (Any cable length can be made and will adjust price accordingly)

Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC. Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft. Braided copper shield (95% coverage). 20AWG conductor. Cable milled in the United States.

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XLR Cable

Our XLR cable uses our dual conductor cable milled in the United States. All XLRs use Neutrik Pro-Grade Nickel Plugs and come standard with no-weave (bare).

Neutrik Black shells are available as an upgrade. Weaving is available as an upgrade.

30' cables are $40 each and 10' are $30 each. (Any cable length can be made and will adjust price accordingly)

Dual 20AWG 99.99% BC conductors. Braided copper shield (95% coverage). Cable milled in the United States.

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Videos.

Check out some videos talking about Rattlesnake Cables - unboxing, demos, etc.

I was looking for a real cable for my guitars , something that would be strong and dependable yet look good and have great sound. Thats when i found Rattlesnake cables. Many different ways to put your cables together also many colors. So i have it my...

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Dealers.

Instagram.

We like to showcase all of our builds on Facebook and Instagram. Below are recent images from Instagram account! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more examples.

Winner winner.... #Repost @greenchildamps (@get_repost)
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Congrats to Aki from Tokyo, Japan who won our recent gear giveaway. Stay tuned for the next gear grab!

#geartalk #knowyourtone #winner #giveaway #japan
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @tonebluekobe (@get_repost)
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東京出張終了。
お世話になった皆様ありがとうございました。
また伺いますのでよろしくお願い致します。

#toneblue #rattlesnakecables
Here is some gear for Missoula's KBGA College Radio - they're putting on their KBGA's Endofthon event, and we're stoked to be a part of it!!
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @zachvelvet (@get_repost)
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Sometimes you buy something you don’t really need just to support cool companies. @rattlesnakecables are the most reliable, well built instrument cables on the market. I picked up my first set almost five years ago and to this day I have not had an issue. So when this limited run color came up I had to order a set. Thanks again Hank, keep killing it! #rattlesnake #cables #instrument #cleantone #knowyourtone #montana #local #handbuilt #coolblue #geartalk #knowyourtone
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @jackthegiantkillermusic (@get_repost)
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I haven’t posted anything for a few days, I’m working on upgrading my guitar rig. This is my new pedalboard from @pedaltrain I am working on building a new delay and compressor pedal, and am debating on whether to add a looper pedal to the board (this board is 42” am nearly out of room already. I’ll post another photo when my pedalboard is completely set #pedalboard #gearhead #guitar
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @dingus666 (@get_repost)
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I’m really happy with my pedals now. I still want more, but I’m happy. #sigcustom #jhspedals #muffaletta #colourbox #pinkpather #strymonflint #strymonojai #tcelectronics #knowyourtone #toneboner #pedalboard #music
Freshly screened.
Alright.. I'm super excited for this new give away we have running. This time it's with Farmpedals based out of Maine. Geof, is making some great stuff, please give their page a like and see what they're all about!

So for this give away, I'm giving away a pair of 15' Custom Cables with Neutrik Nickel Plugs. Winner picks the cable type (Standard/Snake Head), weave color and plug configuration.

Farm Pedal is giving away a Fly Agaric Dual Phaser (which is awesome by the way) and Geof's wife makes outstanding guitar straps, which is also included in this give away bundle.

Total give away value is $360! You don't want to miss out on this. To get in on the action, click the link below... https://www.rattlesnakecables.com/give-away/

Give away is open until March 3rd at 11:59PM MST. Good luck everyone!
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In stock now at @mansonsguitarshop we have the premium handmade @rattlesnakecables guitar cables.
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Rattlesnake Sighting!! #RepostSave @themightytravis with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Instructional video for Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. .
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Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @rogerlimoges (@get_repost)
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I tell yeah... @rattlesnakecables  has to have some of the best quality packaging and product I’ve ever seen.. you never just get want you order.. you get someone who invests back.
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This @codamusictech Stomp Bluetooth page turner worked like a champ!  It was easy to configure (super easy) and thoughtfully designed. I love the power indicator and having it powered off my board. Two things I was missing with the previous rig. If you use charts, You should get one!  #music #guitar #electricguitar #stompbox #pedalboard #pedalboards #handsfree #bluetooth #easy #instagood #february #monday
Today is the last day to get in this! Head over to @greenchildamps  and click the link in their bio to enter!!!! #Repost @greenchildamps (@get_repost)
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Today is the last day to enter to win. Link in our bio.
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @themightytravis (@get_repost)
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#CloseButNoSeger had a blast in Helena last night at @lewisandclarkbrewing Thanks @jasononeil for the awesome picture. .
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#seger #flyingv #bobsegertribute #brewery #knowyourtone #gearporn
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @magikmatt with @get_repost
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The sound of a mid sixties Harmony H415 amplifier with a @firecustomshop Carpe Diem and a @barberelectronics Direct Drive Super Sport stacked in front with my @gibsoncustom  R8. @rattlesnakecables @barefootbuttons
Got a ton of great reactions for the limited Retro Sea Foam cable we offered this Valentine's Day sale. For those of you that missed it...it's back for our Presidents' Day weekend sale! You can save 15% - 25% depending on purchase amount. Click link in bio and use the code IGPREZ18 on our build form!