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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 Jack
  • 20 AWG wires
  • US Manufactured PCB
  • 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 LED indicator
  • 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.

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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Sam Z. - I bought 2 leads for guitar to pedalboard because i wanted custom built right-angle to right-angle cables, and with the snake head option it all seemed very functional. When I got the cables and plugged in, I realised not only were the cables...
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William O. - Rattlesnake cables are the best cables that I have ever used. I purchased a few when I started playing with a worship team and needed good shielded cables because of unwanted noise issues. I received them within days of ordering them and could not...
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Jeffrey F. - Where does one start when talking about Rattlesnake Cables? Right from the start when looking at the website when considering these cables should keep you interested. Very professional site and lots of options and being able to customize your cable...
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Jake S. - Simply the best cables I've ever used. They are so good, everyone in the band uses them!
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Stew G. - Hank is great about letting his cutovers know when a sale is going on. I took advantage and bought a speaker cable. His web site makes it easy to place your exact order and Hank is great at following up with any questions. The order was filled super...
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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.

What Sam Z. Said...


Testimonial:

I bought 2 leads for guitar to pedalboard because i wanted custom built right-angle to right-angle cables, and with the snake head option it all seemed very functional. When I got the cables and plugged in, I realised not only were the cables functional and really high quality, but my tone opened up, it was a huge improvement. Previously I used off the shelf yet expensive cables, but these are a notch above. Since then I've bought another 2 cables for my pedalboards to amps, and I've removed the buffer on my pedalboard as i no longer need it.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank is great, the quality of the product is better than described and shipping is super fast!

What was purchased:

4 right-angle to right-angle cables, 2 of them with snake heads

What William O. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are the best cables that I have ever used. I purchased a few when I started playing with a worship team and needed good shielded cables because of unwanted noise issues. I received them within days of ordering them and could not believe the difference they made at home let alone at church. I was so happy with them I ordered some of the flex cables for my guitar board and regular patch cables to use with my bass rig and man did it make a difference! I've used quality cables for 40 years and none of them come close to the sound quality that you get from rattlesnake. The line buffer made a difference too! I've had these cables for about 2 years and never had a problem. Hank is a great guy to deal with, answers any questions immediately and sends your order out the next day. I will be ordering again soon!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent! Got what I ordered super fast and when I had questions Hank responded immediately!

What was purchased:

Cables, flex and regular patch cables, a buffer and a couple shirts.

What Jeffrey F. Said...


Testimonial:

Where does one start when talking about Rattlesnake Cables? Right from the start when looking at the website when considering these cables should keep you interested. Very professional site and lots of options and being able to customize your cable is basically unheard of. The amount of choices of colors, plugs, snakehead vs standard, patch cables, and even the line buffers are top quality. The products are well worth every penny you will spend. Gear heads will ask you about these cables when they see them because of their look. After getting past the look and feel of these cables, the clarity of the signal is quite noticeable. Very sturdy feel and very durable. When shipped to you, the packaging shows a personal touch and shows the level of commitment of Hank. The guy makes and believes in his product and it shows.

Thoughts about our Service:

Orders were confirmed via email, and any questions I had were answered quickly and in a very professional manor. Makes you feel at ease when considering placing an order.

What was purchased:

20 foot guitar cables in various colors in both straight and snakehead styles.

What Jake S. Said...


Testimonial:

Simply the best cables I've ever used. They are so good, everyone in the band uses them!

Thoughts about our Service:

Costumer service is top notch. Hank is quick to answer any questions and fulfill orders.

What was purchased:

Guitar cables, patch cables and line buffer. T-Shirts too so I can represent!

What Stew G. Said...


Testimonial:

Hank is great about letting his cutovers know when a sale is going on. I took advantage and bought a speaker cable. His web site makes it easy to place your exact order and Hank is great at following up with any questions. The order was filled super fast and the cable is the best quality available regardless of cost. Highly recommended!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent!

What was purchased:

Just the speaker cable but soon a line buffer/boost and guitar cables.

$70.00




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