Rattlesnake Line Buffer

The Rattlesnake line buffer is an OpAmp based line buffer. There is an on/off true bypass toggle switch and a discreet/subtle LED indicator. All jacks and switches are mounted on one side of the unit for maximum options for pedalboard placement. The enclosure is a small 3 5/8" x 1 1/2" enclosure with a black matte powder coat with a laser etched logo.

We wanted to develop a Line Buffer with a toggle on/off feature for easy testing while determining placement on your pedal line.

Components include quality Xicon metal film resistors, Texas Instruments OpAmp, PCB boards are manufactured in the United States, and using quality Neutrik jacks. All components are soldered and assembled by hand here in Missoula, Montana.


  • Neutrik mono input/output jacks
  • 22 AWG Hook-up wires
  • US Manufactured circuit board (PCB)
  • Texas Instruments TL072 OpAmp
  • High input impedance
  • Low output impedance (1K ohm)
  • 3PDT true bypass toggle switch
  • Matte black powdercoated enclosure
  • Laser etched enclosure
  • 3.625" x 1.5" enclosure
  • 9V / 12V DC power
  • Discrete yellow/amber LED indicator
  • Output impedance: approx 100 ohms
  • Input impedance: approx 1M
  • SKU: SKU-6263D273

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A buffer is to help restore frequency loss due to cable capacitance. As your cables lengths add up from guitar to board and board to amp, you may experience some high frequency loss in the chain. By adding a buffer, those frequencies are restored.
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Typically, the buffer should be the first item after the instrument. But some users will try to find an ideal location within their pedal chain depending on what they prefer.
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Yes, you'll need to power with a standard 9V DC barrel (like Boss or OneSpot power supply). You can also power this with 12V DC.
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Some players like to play with the placement of the buffer in the chain. You can easily bypass the buffer while you find the sweet spot.
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Some players do not like how certain fuzz pedals sound with a buffer before them. Some players like the 'bad sound'. You'll need to determine if signal is altered in a way that you don't like and position the buffer accordingly. Typically, the buffer should be first, but does not have to be.

Paul N. - I found out about Rattlesnake cables hunting around for some info on Gearpage for my Marshall. I started digging for more info on Rattlesnake Cables after reading a post about the company. I read many reviews and watched a few YouTube videos being...
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Will S. - The Rattlesnake Line Buffer is built like a tank! It does the job as intended without adding any type of signal artifacts
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Reginald B. - Excellent product
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Sean F. - About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and...
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Bill B. - Rattlesnake cables deliver quality and reliability. I've had bandmates look at these cables and marvel at their obvious durability. I know I can count on Rattlesnake cables when showtime comes around.
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Mike K. - Working with Rattlesnake Cable Company and Hank Donovan was a great experience. The ordering process and the cables are equally great. The shipping box came with a sticker, Rattlesnake Cable Company notepad with a personal note, a 10% off coupon to...
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Ralph S. - As far as I can tell, the only advancement in cables over the last thirty years or so has been a renaissance of retro fabric wrapped products and, perhaps, some improved durability, maybe quality of materials. No sense in reinventing the wheel....
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A J M. - Being using these cables for about a year and they sound great and hold up to the daily wear and tear. Everything from bumping into it hanging out of the cab to just having their own look.
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What Paul N. Said...


Testimonial:

I found out about Rattlesnake cables hunting around for some info on Gearpage for my Marshall. I started digging for more info on Rattlesnake Cables after reading a post about the company. I read many reviews and watched a few YouTube videos being you just never know these days with everyone trying to make a fast dollar selling garbage product.. I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger .. BULLSEYE!!!!! Everything you're reading in these testimonials/reviews are spot on! These cables are truly Pro Grade! The Craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly what the "Made in the U. S. A" should be known for. 100% Great buying experience in purchasing Hank's product and I'm sold on these cables. They're Awesome! Buy you a couple you will not regret it. Top-Notch Quality Cables, Presentation upon receiving was outstanding, and fast shipping! Totally Legit I even received an email with Hank thanking me personally in a video. He's a great guy and deserves his product to be a mainstay alongside and in front any supposed "Pro Grade Cable!" No Snake oil with Rattlesnake Cable Co. they're the Real Deal man!! Once you receive them you'll understand!! Thanks again, Cajun Rattlesnake Cables Rock!! \m/(#.#)\m/

Thoughts about our Service:

5 Stars/ Excellent

What was purchased:

2-20 ft. Cables in Rattlesnake weave 8-Pro Patch cable 1-Rattlesnake line buffer

What Will S. Said...


Testimonial:

The Rattlesnake Line Buffer is built like a tank! It does the job as intended without adding any type of signal artifacts

Thoughts about our Service:

They reached out me to make sure my shipping request was met. They are great.

What was purchased:

Rattlesnake Line Buffer

What Reginald B. Said...


Testimonial:

Excellent product

Thoughts about our Service:

Two cables one buffer

What was purchased:

Two cables one buffer

What Sean F. Said...


Testimonial:

About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and performance rigs. I have also sold these quality products at my shop, Guitarley’s Customer Guitar & Repair, to all of my customers! These truly are the best cables and Hank and his team offer the best service! I’m a lifer for sure.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank has always taken excellent care of me and goes above and beyond my expectations as a happy customer.

What was purchased:

Instruments cables, patch cables, speaker cables, XLR cables, and Line Buffer pedal.

What Bill B. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables deliver quality and reliability. I've had bandmates look at these cables and marvel at their obvious durability. I know I can count on Rattlesnake cables when showtime comes around.

Thoughts about our Service:

My wife was buying me patch cords for Christmas and Rattlesnake asked her to send a pic of my pedal board so they could get her the correct custom lengths.

What was purchased:

Instrument cables (3), lots of patch cords, a buffer and a t-shirt.

What Mike K. Said...


Testimonial:

Working with Rattlesnake Cable Company and Hank Donovan was a great experience. The ordering process and the cables are equally great. The shipping box came with a sticker, Rattlesnake Cable Company notepad with a personal note, a 10% off coupon to https://www.customdistrictpedalboards.com/ and a pamphlet explaining their offerings and information about Hank and his company. Hank also emailed a personal video thanking me for the order. Not many companies do that today. Very professional! I ordered (2) 8" Pro Flex Patch cable in black with G&H Right Angle GGN to G&H Right Angle GGN in an S-Configuration. The cables were received well and looked professionally created with great attention to details. I especially liked the 'Rattlesnake Cable Company' stamped heat shrink wrapped on the plugs. I also needed an XLR cable to go from my Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. M+ to my Headrush FRFR-112 2000-watt 1x12" Powered Guitar Cabinet. Since I needed the XLR connectors to be oriented in a specific direction, I emailed Hank and sent him some edited photos of the Two Notes and Headrush. After some back and forth about the length of the cable and if I needed cable weave and what color, 2 days later, I had the order. The custom ordered XLR cable came in a cloth bag with the company logo on it. The price is a little more than some other companies, but these cables are worth it since they are from an American company with roots in the guitar world. I highly recommend Hank, Rattlesnake Cable Company and the cables. When I need more cables or other items, I will be back. I am still deciding on the Rattlesnake line buffer and the Tap Tempo...

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service experience was excellent and will be making other purchases in the furture.

What was purchased:

PRO FLEX PATCH XLR CABLE

What Ralph S. Said...


Testimonial:

As far as I can tell, the only advancement in cables over the last thirty years or so has been a renaissance of retro fabric wrapped products and, perhaps, some improved durability, maybe quality of materials. No sense in reinventing the wheel. But...these cables are different. They feel different. Not in a gimmicky way; it's because of their behavior. Even though the hardware on either end is substantial and tough, these products seem weightless, are just flexible enough to accommodate movement, but stiff enough to resist the usual braiding and tangling. I ordered an angled plug, and it DOES fit into the concave of my tele jack. The texture of the wrap is attractive, has some personality, for sure, but seems a cut above in how protects and doesn't accumulate grime (you know the feeling of an old cable that's been dragged across who-knows-what for years). Plus, they just look pretty cool without stealing the show from your axe. A great complement. A balance of sci-fi and vintage (tweedy look from a distance). Might seem sort of dandy-ish or super nerdy, but because you can choose colors and weaves you can complement the aesthetics of your instrument. I don't think it's wishful thinking or some purely psychological defense of paying a little more, but they sound better, cleaner, bigger. The two things I've done to do justice to my Collings SoCo and tele...and to get the most out of my Carr Mercury: buying an excellent buffer...and getting a few of these cables (I am waiting for a patch from amp to pedalboard to arrive soon).

Thoughts about our Service:

I thought the personalized thank you video was a great touch. And, really appreciated Hank getting int touch with (phone call) to combine two orders that I messed up, so that I could save on shipping. And, he reminded me of the 20% sale, which whittled down cost even more. This is not faceless business as usual.

What was purchased:

a few of standard cables (10 and 15 ft.) and a pro-flex patch 12"

What A J M. Said...


Testimonial:

Being using these cables for about a year and they sound great and hold up to the daily wear and tear. Everything from bumping into it hanging out of the cab to just having their own look.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service!

What was purchased:

Cables, patch cables, buffer

$79.00


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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith
1/30/2022
The best experience. From ordering custom lengths and plug ends, to the crazy fast turn-around and delivery.
Perry D
Perry D
3/3/2022
Rattlesnake cables was an experience I have not had since my discovery of Sweetwater, the music gear company. Rattlesnake not only makes quality cables, whether it be stock or custom for your needs, but their approach to customer satisfaction is unmatched. Not only do you receive you're order... Read
Arthur Gormley
Arthur Gormley
5/23/2022
The customer service and support here is over the top. Hank and team go the extra mile on every order and that's what has made me a customer for life. The quality of their products and care that goes into each bulid are tip top! 110% would recommend!
Arthur Gormley
Jeffrey Smith
1/30/2022
The best experience. From ordering custom lengths and plug ends, to the crazy fast turn-around and delivery.
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Arthur Gormley
Perry D
3/3/2022
Rattlesnake cables was an experience I have not had since my discovery of Sweetwater, the music gear company. Rattlesnake not only makes quality cables, whether it be stock or custom for your needs, but their approach to customer satisfaction is unmatched. Not only do you receive you're order promptly, it is preceded with emails to confirm your purchase and shipping; along with a personalized thank you video from Hank from Rattlesnake. It may not sound like much but it makes the experience more personal and makes you feel special. Shipping in quick, usually 2 days; and when you receive your cable(s), they are individually packaged in cool burlap sacks bearing the Rattlesnake logo. There are also some decals and offers in the box and a notepad with a personalized Thank You from the Rattlesnake team. Oh and if I didn't mention it, the cables are AWESOME. You can feel the quality and they sound great too. This is a small (and hopefully up and coming) company that deserves to be given the opportunity to grow as long as they can stay true to their customers. So try one and you won't be disappointed!
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Arthur Gormley
Arthur Gormley
5/23/2022
The customer service and support here is over the top. Hank and team go the extra mile on every order and that's what has made me a customer for life. The quality of their products and care that goes into each bulid are tip top! 110% would recommend!
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