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!


Products.

Exclusive / Limited Products

Retro Sea Foam Standard



Retro Sea Foam Snake Head



Radar Olive Standard



Radar Olive Snake Head



Snake Weave Standard



Snake Weave Snake Head



Cables

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....

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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', 15' and 20'...

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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)....

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Utility

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...

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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...

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Miscellaneous

T-Shirt



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...

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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!

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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...

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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,...

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Videos.

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

Being a professional musician for many years sound is very important to me. Part of that sound comes from good cables with good signal. I have tried literally dozens of different cable brands and either they had poor signal, not reliable, or...

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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.

Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @duckbass_shop (@get_repost)
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DuckBass Endorser @drylogic_  기타리스트 김범준님이 덕베이스에서 수입하는 @rattlesnakecables 케이블 엔도서가 되었습니다. 기타 연주자들 최초로 덕베이스에서 엔도서를 주었기에 큰 의미가 있습니다. 현재 레틀스네이크 기타 연주자 유저로는 “노경환”님이 있습니다.
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @ecr_electronics (@get_repost)
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Feeling like Its Weekend in here ...
#tuesday#weekndvibes #ecreffects #goldnsound #studio#guitars#guitarpedal#guitarpedal #pedalboard #pedalboards #pedalgram #pedalnerd #tcelectronics #socalpedalboards #keeley #protones #jhspedals #mxr #evoekoremedia #rattlesnakecables #handmade #fender #gibson #ibanez#lovemyswitches #Reverb #thepedaltvchannel#mesaboogie ## #line6 @pedaltvchannel @rattlesnakecables @pedalhaven @pedalboard_of_the_day @socal_pedalboards @pedaloftheday @reverb  @lovemyswitches @darth_cesar
Sending some cables to one of my favorite bands - The Twilight Sad (Official). These are for Johnny Docherty - 20' Standard in Black with Neutrik Gold Upgrade, a pair of Speaker Cables in Snake Weave and a pair of 8
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @spookychristmascaroline (@get_repost)
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#geartalk #knowyourtone #rattlesnakecables
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @nicholas.deyoe (@get_repost)
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Based on the amount of Beethoven I've been hearing, Montecito festival is not prepared for what my composition class is delivering tonight.
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @catnyp.the.band (@get_repost)
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A last overdub and the album is tinned.
Sending out a cable for the legend Matt Sweeney to check out. I've been a fan of his show Guitar Moves for a long time, but the guy has some mind blowing experiences - for a taste check out @marcmaron podcast #637. Or maybe you seen Matt on the semi-recent Iggy Pop tour back in 2016? Anyway, hope he digs the cable! .
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#geartalk #knowyourtone #gearybusey #wtfpodcast #mattsweeney #cable
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @spookychristmascaroline (@get_repost)
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Haven't ordered the plates yet, but these are essential!!
Are you guys in? Hope so. Give Away. Click link in bio for details!!! #geartalk #knowyourtone #pedalboard #effects #giveaway #win #free #cables #sweepstakes
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @levitationrecordingandtapes with @get_repost
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Day 2 of tracking the new @charcoal_squids album”Queen Birthday Bug” and there’s Rattlesnakes all over the studio! @rattlesnakecables
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @catnyp.the.band (@get_repost)
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Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @tinyplasticstars (@get_repost)
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Here are a few shots from our show last weekend at @tenspoonwinery w/ @antonioni_band & @wrinklesrock. Photo Cred @donal_cl
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Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @theofficialdreadlight (@get_repost)
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WHAT AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE at @timberfest by @maiahwynne our fellow #soundoff girl ❤
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#maiahwynne #timberfest #newmusic #girlswithguitars #guitarspotter #rattlesnakecables #campfire #summer2018 #dreadlight #whatagal
Here is another set of cables heading to Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium. Thanks Buddy!
Rattlesnake Sighting!! #Repost @bianco_phd (@get_repost)
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@rattlesnakecables Thank you to Hank and family for these incredible guitar cables 🎸👍#guitar #cables #gear #photo #photography #music #pedals #nikon #tamron #withmytamron #macro #productphotography #art #design #detail #gibson #marshall #sg #musicgear #rattlesnakecables #pittsburghphotographer #commissionsopen #artbybianco