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Rattlesnake Line Buffer.

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 on or below your pedalboard. The enclosure is a small 3 5/8" x 1 1/2" enclosure with black matte powder coat with 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 soldered and assembled by hand here in Missoula, Montana.


  • Neutrik mono input/output jacks
  • 20 AWG 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 powder coated 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.

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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Mark E. - I just got my order in today. WOW.....Hank and team NEVER fail to impress! He called me personally to double check my custom order and assisted with my discount code. And in the blink of an eye my order was at the front door. The quality of the...
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Jeremy B. - Best service ever. Hank is always there when he really doesn't have to be. He answers any questions. Between the appreciation and the questions that were answered fully. He made a sale final at the moment he answered so quickly. He truly is a standup...
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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

What Mark E. Said...


Testimonial:

I just got my order in today. WOW.....Hank and team NEVER fail to impress! He called me personally to double check my custom order and assisted with my discount code. And in the blink of an eye my order was at the front door. The quality of the product is only surpassed by the customer service. And the quality is exceptional....love my ‘snakes!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service could not be better, unless you came to my garage and built the cables....

What was purchased:

2 retro Seafoam 15’. 1 Silver 15’ with gold. In the past two buffers, more Retro Seafoam cables 10’+15’. Ordered snake skin snake head as a gift.

What Jeremy B. Said...


Testimonial:

Best service ever. Hank is always there when he really doesn't have to be. He answers any questions. Between the appreciation and the questions that were answered fully. He made a sale final at the moment he answered so quickly. He truly is a standup guy who makes top notch products, a lifetime warranty, and not a limited warranty. He believes in his cables, and knowing they're a smaller company, that says a lot. Thanks Hank! If it wasn't for social media and looking up your web page and messaging you, and getting such a quick reply (and from the owner)... that and seeing your products almost forced me to buy a cable LOL. From there that's all she wrote LOL. Hank and the Rattlesnake team have my business! Look at YouTube, so many videos and I never heard of the brand, but I'm glad I did... Now I found a legit company with no snake oil LOL. You won't be disappointed as with some companies, these cables and products are the real deal!

Thoughts about our Service:

The BEST......BEST!

What was purchased:

10ft. Copper Snake Head cable, 2 more 10 ft. Cables, a beanie winter hat, and a coffee mug. Next will be a buffer which with these cables I doubt I'll need one LOL. Patch cables are on my list, and one of their t-shirts to show the pride I have owning these top notch products! Also the company is awesome! A company that doesn't suger-coat anything, anyone has to love that????

$70.00




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Matthew Grayson
Matthew Grayson
9/7/2020
Rattlesnake Cable Company is a premiere example of excellence in product quality and business. If you were to ask me what brands best represent the audio industry from here in Montana, Rattlesnake Cable Company would be one of the first to mind. Rattlesnake Cables define cable quality. Prior to... Read
Tony Ash
Tony Ash
9/12/2020
Best cables out there. Made with great care, available in a wide variety of colors, and fully backed by amazing customer support. A+.
E Peter Drakoulias
E Peter Drakoulias
3/19/2021
Made in the USA, strong, solid and beautiful. The main reasons I bought one. Plugging it in and trying it out convinced me there was more there than meets the eye. I never use cheap cables but Rattlesnake Cables sounded better, rounder, fuller sounding, with a rich bass and crystal clear highs. I... Read
E Peter Drakoulias
Matthew Grayson
9/7/2020
Rattlesnake Cable Company is a premiere example of excellence in product quality and business. If you were to ask me what brands best represent the audio industry from here in Montana, Rattlesnake Cable Company would be one of the first to mind. Rattlesnake Cables define cable quality. Prior to using them, the difference between "any old cable" and a "nice" cable was negligible to me, but now I cannot go back to just "any old cable." Rattlesnake cables will hold their own in audio quality, durability, AND asthetic when compared side by side with any high end cable on the market.
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E Peter Drakoulias
Tony Ash
9/12/2020
Best cables out there. Made with great care, available in a wide variety of colors, and fully backed by amazing customer support. A+.
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E Peter Drakoulias
E Peter Drakoulias
3/19/2021
Made in the USA, strong, solid and beautiful. The main reasons I bought one. Plugging it in and trying it out convinced me there was more there than meets the eye. I never use cheap cables but Rattlesnake Cables sounded better, rounder, fuller sounding, with a rich bass and crystal clear highs. I couldn't believe I was hearing a difference, but it was there, and indisputable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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