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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.

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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Nate M. - Over the years I’ve ordered many products from Hank and will continue to do so and suggest his Cables to colleagues. I don’t often “unofficially” endorse products but his are worthy of praise. Everything is built to order with impeccable...
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Erik H. - Rattlesnake Cables are the real deal!! Lovingly handmade, family owned, and made in the USA. When I swapped out my pedal board cables for the flex patches, I noticed a clearer brighter signal and no longer require buffering with my current set up. My...
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Kariem O. - I'm pretty particular with my gear. I like amps loud and my guitars heavy. I first ordered a couple of instrument cables from Hank because I was sick of cheap "over the counter" cables that broke, frayed, and sounded... Less. The Rattlesnake Cables...
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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????

What Nate M. Said...


Testimonial:

Over the years I’ve ordered many products from Hank and will continue to do so and suggest his Cables to colleagues. I don’t often “unofficially” endorse products but his are worthy of praise. Everything is built to order with impeccable attention to detail using quality stuff (these cables honestly hold their own against many more expensive industry options that don’t have the same cool aesthetic nor the high level of personalized service). I have yet to experience a single issue and have no doubt that Hank and co wouldn’t stand behind the products should they fail. The Cables look and sound great and hold up to gigging, practicing and session work. I get lots of compliments from other musicians, sound engineers, friends/family, and even audience members on the cables. I liked the cables so much that I’ve even added his buffer to my pedalboard. The weaves not only look cool and offer an added layer of protection but help make it easy for me to identify my gear (which I find crucial when gigging during setup/tear down, no more missing/lost/stolen cables). And if you are into swag the t shirts are comfy and are a great way to promote the brand. It’s only a matter of time until I start weeding out my old mic cables in favor of some nicely weaved new mic cables from Rattlesnake. If you’ve got a musician in your life these would also make a spectacular gift especially with the tin, Hank really goes above and beyond in the packing and presentation dept.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank has always gone above and beyond in every aspect pre and post sale. If you have questions he is always prompt and professional. I have even done special requests and he’s been more than accommodating. The way he packages everything, seems to keep track of his customers, and makes you feel thanked and part of the family is a huge selling point to me. I love the fact that I can get hand built custom shop cables with a quick turnaround time from a stand up guy.

What was purchased:

Buffer, Mic Cables, Speaker Cables, Guitar Cables, T shirt, Tin

What Erik H. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake Cables are the real deal!! Lovingly handmade, family owned, and made in the USA. When I swapped out my pedal board cables for the flex patches, I noticed a clearer brighter signal and no longer require buffering with my current set up. My instrument cables have held up nicely over the years, staying clean and untangled. Great products! One day, I hope to buy Rattlesnake Cables for my classroom instruments so that my students my have dependable clear cables!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent! I really appreciate how quick you all respond, the specificity of your questions, your desire to get it right, and the fast turn around time!

What was purchased:

Dirty Tweed 10' Cable with a Snake Head nickle tip, Dirty Tweed 15' Standard nickel tip, and a variety pack of flex patch cables.

What Kariem O. Said...


Testimonial:

I'm pretty particular with my gear. I like amps loud and my guitars heavy. I first ordered a couple of instrument cables from Hank because I was sick of cheap "over the counter" cables that broke, frayed, and sounded... Less. The Rattlesnake Cables that arrived were a revelation. Tough, beautiful to look at, very well put together, and made my guitar sound like I wanted it to. From there I never looked back. All of my guitars, amps, and cabs have Rattlesnake Cables. I trust them in the studio and I have a go bag full of them for gigging. They are the only cables I trust to be "right" when the time comes to let loose.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank's customer service is always great. His communication is always helpful and he will let you know what he can and cannot do.

What was purchased:

Various instrument cables, patch cables, speaker cables, and a buffer.

$70.00




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Neal Elliott
Neal Elliott
9/9/2020
I was building my pedal board and needed custom length patch cables. My friend Pete Duvall at The District Custom recommended Hank at Rattlesnake Cables. I reached out and he responded almost immediately with a quote for the custom cables I needed, and shipped them the next day! These are great... Read
Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez
7/23/2021
Excellent product and even better customer service
jeremy Bower
jeremy Bower
9/3/2020
Hank is the man at Rattlesnake Cables.I have bought 4 pro patch cables and have bought 5 guitar cables. They have a awesome variety of colors,and their snake head end is a added benefit by far.The attention to detail is noticed and the quality is by far the best I have seen out of any cable I own. I... Read
jeremy Bower
Neal Elliott
9/9/2020
I was building my pedal board and needed custom length patch cables. My friend Pete Duvall at The District Custom recommended Hank at Rattlesnake Cables. I reached out and he responded almost immediately with a quote for the custom cables I needed, and shipped them the next day! These are great cables, really well made with really low profile plugs and seem to maintain signal quality better than the cables I had been using before. The price is comparable to the name brand cables but the quality is superior. Could not be happier, and the level of customer service goes beyond what I have come to expect. I am working out what my other cable needs are and will look forward to trying his instrument and speaker cables. The ones I have seen look cool with the different colored braids and seem much better made the generic cables I have been using.
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jeremy Bower
Roberto Martinez
7/23/2021
Excellent product and even better customer service
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jeremy Bower
jeremy Bower
9/3/2020
Hank is the man at Rattlesnake Cables.I have bought 4 pro patch cables and have bought 5 guitar cables. They have a awesome variety of colors,and their snake head end is a added benefit by far.The attention to detail is noticed and the quality is by far the best I have seen out of any cable I own. I am a happy camper😁👌.
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