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 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!


Exclusive / Limited Products

Snake Weave Standard

Snake Weave Snake Head

Vintage Umber Standard

Vintage Umber Snake Head


Standard Rattlesnake Cable

Standard Rattlesnake Cable come in 10', 15' 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....


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', 15' and 20'...


Pedal Steel Cable

We're very excited about this line of cable. These cables are ideal for pedal steel players connecting from the steel to the volume pedal. 3' cable typically with straight to right angle Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available)....


Speaker Cable

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


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...


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...


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...


Flex Patch (8 pack)

Save 20% by buying a 8 pack of Flex Patches. Choose between 8x6", 8x8" or 8x10". The Flex Patch contain a Bare Copper conductor and Bare Copper spiral shielding with 98% coverage and smaller diameter than our instrument cables / Pro Patch at...


Flex Patch (10 pack mixed)

Save 20% by buying a 10 pack of Mixed Flex Patches. The Mixed Pack will include 4x6", 3x8" and 3x10". The Flex Patch contain a Bare Copper conductor and Bare Copper spiral shielding with 98% coverage and smaller diameter than our instrument cables...



Rattlesnake Line Buffer

The Rattlesnake line buffer is an OpAmp based line buffer. There is an on/off true bypass toggle switch as well as a discreet/subtle LED indicator. All jacks and switches are mounted on one side of the unit for maximum options for placing the unit...


Rattlesnake Audio Probe

The Rattlesnake Audio Probe is a great tool for you DIY effect builders and modders. It allows you to probe the circuit establishing break points that let you know what the circuit is doing audibly. This is a great way to identify bad components...




Due to popular demand we are now offering Rattlesnake Cable Company T-Shirts! If you want to represent, get yourself one of these great t-shirts! These t-shirts are on American Apparel t-shirts (Yay.. made in the USA!) and are printed here in the...


Pint Glass

What a great way to drink your favorite beverage in style! Grab yourself a Rattlesnake Cable Company pint glass featuring our star logo in black ink on quality pint glass!


Coffee Mug

I'm addicted. Addicted to coffee. I have to start EVERY morning with a good cup o' joe. If you're like me, you know what that's all about. We are now offering these great coffee mugs. These are 15oz campfire stoneware mugs. Looks like the speckled...


Gift Tin

Gift Tins are a great way to store a cable as a present! Gift Tins are made of tin and manufactured here in the United States. Tins are great to use later as a way to store miscellaneous items like picks, string winders, etc

Please note,...



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

I have the privilege of playing guitar, bass, and synth in a live setting so it goes without saying I have my share of cables and have tried most of them out there. When I got turned on to RattleSnake it didn't take long for me to swap out all of my...

Joe R.

from facebook



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.

Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @slenderbass (@get_repost)
Just in from Hank over at @rattlesnakecables - funky purple instruments and bigger, blacker speaker cables! RAD. #RattlesnakeCables #MesaBoogie  #Purple
Time is running out. Don't miss out on this one. Click link in bio to enter!!! #Repost @rattlesnakecables (@get_repost)
Are you guys in? Click bio to enter!!! #geartalk #guitarlove #gear #knowyourtone #gearporn #gottone #tonefordays #gearaholics #cleantone #guitarplayer #guitarist #gearphoria  #guitarist #gearphoria #ambientnotes #gearshots #gearnerds #pedalboard #pedalboards #giveaway #sweepstakes #win #free #contest
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @guitarleys (@get_repost)
I think I’m keeping it... #rattlesnakesighting #seanfarleymusic #seanfarleyguitars #farleyguitars #durango #tasteofdurango #swtour2018 #travelingmusician @l.a.amps #rattlesnakecables @rattlesnakecables
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @anubis1335 (@get_repost)
A high school buddy stopped by the Estates last night and jammed some badass gear!  Had a blast, Lew!  #gibsunday #gibson #lespaulcustom #friedman #runt #splawn #quickrod #rattlesnakecables #metal #doom #rock #blues #kyuss #andthecrüe #🤘🏻
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @ckedwardsbass (@get_repost)
Got to play some sweet tunes at the @bastropmusic festival w/ ol’ @zachnytomt!  Had some quality Texas beers & now proud to be repping some awesome beard products from @hungrywolfbeardcompany!!!
#musicfestival #texas #americana
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @bvttsk1 (@get_repost)
Tonight's jam setup. #peavey #ibanez #destroyer #ripper

#geartalk #knowyourtone #gearybusey
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @anthonydavr (@get_repost)
No board, no problem

#geartalk #knowyourtone #gearybusey #pedals
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @big_daddybb (@get_repost)
New additions. @peaveyelectronics @rattlesnakecables #6505mh #amplifier #guitar #swampsofsorrow #saturdaynight
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @allencampbell1965 (@get_repost)
At the revelry room Chattanooga Tennessee. With one of my favorite guitar players and someone I enjoyed sharing the stage with! Jr Price!
Here is a fun order heading out to Groove Street 98 Brussels in Belgium! Thanks Edwin!!! #geartalk #knowyourtone #cables #belgium #madeinmontana
Rattlesnake Sighting!! This is from an old friend back in the days when I was first learning how to play guitar.

#geartalk #knowyourtone #rattlesnakecables
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @r.cave.bass (@get_repost)
Go hibiki is Seattle tonight at 9!
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @tonebluekobe (@get_repost)
#草刈浩司 #tbcfx #smoothcomp #drivestar #はらっぱgarden #jettergear #dharma #rattlesnakecables #toneblue 
#Repost @koji_kusakari with @get_repost
ロックフェスファンの方々にもチームSYのロック愛が届くように全力で挑みます✨💪⚡️ #山本彩 
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @acommontulpa (@get_repost)
Only one company can accurately translate my tone when I get weird :) #rattlesnake #cables #guitar #guitarist #lickwars #riffwars #jazzmaster
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @allencampbell1965 (@get_repost)
My 72 tele I got a few months back, simply awesome! #72telecaster  #fender  #daddariostrings #wamplerpedals #keeleyelectronics #drzamps #badcat #zwreckamp #collinsbrothersband
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @mildredmaude (@get_repost)
Happiness! #milkmansound #walrusaudio #deathbyaudio #turborat #procorat #mxr #lehle #dwarfcraftdevices #empresseffects #analogman #fenderamps #guitars #mgeffects #pedalboard #pedalboardoftheday #pedalboardsofdoom #cleantone #tonefordays #knowyourtone