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Here at Rattlesnake Cable Company, we get asked man questions. Some of these questions go beyond a simple FAQ and require some indepth answers. We've been assembling these frequent questions and decided to start publishing small articles on a semi-regular basis. Originally, this was going to be a 'blog', but we wanted it to be more focused on specific cable type articles, similar to a knowledge base. Hopefully, some of these articles (tips, how-to, articles, etc) you'll find useful as we start publishing them.

Below is a listing of our Recent Articles

Can you use instrument cables as speaker cables?

Can you use instrument cables as speaker cables?

Over here at Rattlesnake Cable Company and talking with a variety of musicians over the years, I get asked this question a lot. It's a simple question that is easy to scratch your head on. Both types of cables, at first glance, look the same. Basically a cable with a couple of mono phono plugs on each end. Both seem to work either way, so does it matter? Absolutely! But, let's first talk about the differences of these cables. We need to know what makes a guitar cable or instrument cable...
How-To: Converting a Rattlesnake Cable Company cable bag into a Face Mask

How-To: Converting a Rattlesnake Cable Company cable bag into a Face Mask

COVID-19 is here, and it looks like it will be around longer than we want. While most of us are in lock down, quarantine or self-isolation/distancing it’s important to stay inside. But if you need to leave your location for food, supplies, medications, etc., the CDC has recommended that you should have a face mask if interacting with the public. Some of you don’t have a mask, and while supplies are limited, they are hard to get. Additionally, we don’t want to add to the shortage of N95...
Let's talk about the TRS to Dual Mono Splitter

Let's talk about the TRS to Dual Mono Splitter

Depending on the situation, you may need a TRS splitter. A TRS splitter splits the Tip and Ring signal of a TRS plug into 2 independent mono plugs. Often this purchased as a Y-Cable. There are a variety of products that do this. Where it's especially helpful to have a splitter is with the Rick-O-Sound and the Jerry Garcia style OBEL (On-Board Effects Loop). Rickenbacker's Rick-O-Sound On some of Rickenbacker instruments, there are 2 output jacks on the guitar. One labeled "Standard" and the...
How to find the best guitar cable.

How to find the best guitar cable.

When looking for the best guitar cable, there are many questions to ask. But typically, people first tend to ask "what is the best guitar cable". And from this point, they get lost in the options, pricing and specifications. I wanted to break some of these areas down. By doing so, to help you understand some of the features and specifications and what they mean for you. So let's ask a few common questions... What makes a good guitar cable? Conductor gauge or AWG or American Wire Gauge. This is...

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