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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.

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I like the quality of the cables. Very durable. A bit on the pricey side. When a discount is offered I usually try to take advantage of those.

Carl K.

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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.

Love to know what bands you guys are playing in. Comment with some band accounts!!
Rattlesnake Sighting!! Reggie Watts!

#Repost @reggiewatts (@get_repost)
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📸@chantar
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @thenoisereel (@get_repost)
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Does your pedalboard get this messy when rearranging?
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @themightytravis (@get_repost)
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The @genzleramps Magellan 800 and @rattlesnakecables are ready for the week of gigs. #bass #bassplayer #travelingband #knowyourtone #gearporn #geartalk
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @arkay1959 (@get_repost)
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Cable comparison🌀

#lavacable VanDenHul
#solidcables Dynamic Arc Ultra
#rattlesnakecables Dirty Tweed

初VanDenHul、これ素晴らしい!
でもSolidのチャカチャカした感じも捨てがたい。
RattleSnakeはムチっとした質感か。
ケーブル面白い👌

そして買い直した#pedaldiggers 819、数年ぶりに使ってみたけどやっぱこれ良いな〜✨ Thanks to “K sound”! #pedalboard #cable #geartalk #gibson #lespaul
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @wattersonguitars (@get_repost)
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#Worshipboard this morning! @fuzzrocious @rattlesnakecables @wattersonguitars #bass #guitar #luthier #wattersonguitars #worship #praise #geartalk @geartalk
Full on Flex Patch production happening right now!
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @alexclay.va (@get_repost)
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That glow. #DrZamps #DB4 #rattlesnakecables #el84
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @black35guitars (@get_repost)
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@rattlesnakecables nails it again with hooking the shop up with a ton of fabulous cables. @preddy35 approved!!☠️🤘🏻☠️ #black35guitars
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @everplays (@get_repost)
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Dual RC-boosters for the win. #blackbirdpedalboards #rcbooster #wampler #dualfusion #strymon #rattlesnakecables #bosspedals #souldriven #flint #mandth #texas #texascountry
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @flavorescort (@get_repost)
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I don't need Jerry to take me home anymore. #mufx #microtron3 #fender #rattlesnakecables
Here is a set of 15' and 30' Standards in Black and a pile of 6
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @arkay1959 (@get_repost)
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#pedalboardoftheday 
Check it out, RattleSnake cables.

#rattlesnakecables 
#pedalboard #pedal #geartalk #fender #stratocaster #straturday #lovepedal #uniontubeandtransistor #markkendrick #TBCFX #naturesound #cable #guitarcable
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @gilligan (@get_repost)
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It’s was fantastical to see @helmsaleemusic again #helmsalee #prettyaspie #weatherhead #noiserock #sludgemetal #posthardcore #austin #texas #atx
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @thenoisereel (@get_repost)
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First time receiving a guitar cable like it was an EVENT 👏 @rattlesnakecables presentation makes you feel you’re holding something special before you even plug in. Cables in a bag carried in a tin because...why not?
Here is a set of dealer cables heading to Pilot Peak Music located in beautiful Red Lodge, Montana. Thanks guys!!!