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Rattlesnake Audio Probe



Are you having a hard time finding out what component is failing or broken in your pedal project? This is where an audio test probe can be extremely valuable and easy to isolate a problem.

The Rattlesnake Audio Probe is a great tool for you DIY effect builders and modders out there. It allows you to probe the circuit establishing break points that let you know what the circuit is doing audibly. This is a great way to identify bad components or where there circuit is failing.

You simply connect a cable from the amp's input to the 1/4" jack on the probe. Connect a cable from guitar or signal generating device (could be a looper or instrument) into the input of the pedal. Insert the black (ground) probe somewhere in the circuit's ground (usually a screw hole on the enclosure chassis) then touch the red probe to the component. I usually tend to start at the input which should give you a clean, un-effected tone, then work down the trace until you identify a problem.

The probe is not meant for high voltage devices... it was designed to test simple 9V circuits like pedals.

Please check out the video below. This video shows how I used the Rattlesnake Audio Probe to diagnose a faulty IC in a old MXR Distortion+. The distortion was very "farty" and clearly something was wrong in the circuit. But where? Buy navigating the circuit, I was able to isolate at the IC. Once I determined that was the problem, I replaced the IC and the MXR Distortion+ was back to sounding great!


  • Neutrik Mono Jack
  • Matte black powder coated enclosure
  • Laser etched enclosure
  • 3.625" x 1.5" enclosure
  • 2x probes (red and black)
  • Red - Tip of Jack
  • Black - Shield of Jack
  • SKU: SKU-8FC22CD7

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Absolutely not. This is for low voltage applications. This is ideal for pedals, etc. But not for amps.
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No. This is a passive circuit that will flow signal to an amp. Basically short circuiting the signal and bypassing to an audio device. No batteries or power supply required.
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You can plug a guitar, but is awkward to play and probe at the same time. We would recommend some type of looper that loops a consistent signal into the pedal so you focus on probing.

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Sherri H. - I discovered Rattlesnake Cables when searching for an audio probe. Their customer service is amazing. The probe was shipped the following day - ordered on a Sunday. I received an email from the owner with a video. I can’t believe all this for the...
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Eric B. - Thank you so much! Hank, love the personalized video you sent and the audio probe is perfect! Thanks!!
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Michael S. - Bought the audio probe and it’s perfect for what I needed.
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Michael C. - Picked up the Rattlesnake Audio Probe since I'm a newbie pedal builder, and I'm really glad I did. Helps me troubleshoot a build far better than my multimeter, and more intuitively. Plus, it's sturdily built, so I'd recommend this to any budding...
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Loren M. - Great design and build quality. Helped me dramatically during pedal building. Will definitely be buying from them again.
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Josh W. - I ordered an audio probe and it was shipped out and received prompt and without any hassle, issues, or defect! The probe has been a great tool and the quality of it is top notch. The audio probe also came in a neat little pouch and inside was goodies...
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Lito R. - Achieving a quiet, reliable and trustworthy signal from guitar to amplifier is always a priority and crucial aim for me as a guitarist. The key to dependability is a quality cable. Hank at Rattlesnake Cable Company has managed to assemble the perfect...
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What Dave S. Said...


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Your quality TRS cable and splitter box were a great solution to many years of drama I endured from “Y” cables .

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Excellent Customer Service. I’ve often received replies to inquiries within minutes!

What was purchased:

Guitar Cables, TRS Cable, TRS Splitter, Speaker Cable, [product type="4x4-junction-box"]4x4 Junction Box, Tap Tempo, Audio Probe, Patch Cables….Pretty Much Everything

What Sherri H. Said...


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I discovered Rattlesnake Cables when searching for an audio probe. Their customer service is amazing. The probe was shipped the following day - ordered on a Sunday. I received an email from the owner with a video. I can’t believe all this for the small amount I purchased. I am now a huge believer and will order all my cables from them. High quality, professional, on time, better customer service than I have ever received anywhere else. You can’t go wrong!

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I loved them. Will make all the purchases I can from them in the future. I also will tell all my musician friends….

What was purchased:

Audio Probe

What Eric B. Said...


Testimonial:

Thank you so much! Hank, love the personalized video you sent and the audio probe is perfect! Thanks!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Great communication and fast shipping

What was purchased:

Audio Probe

What Michael S. Said...


Testimonial:

Bought the audio probe and it’s perfect for what I needed.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

Audio probe

What Michael C. Said...


Testimonial:

Picked up the Rattlesnake Audio Probe since I'm a newbie pedal builder, and I'm really glad I did. Helps me troubleshoot a build far better than my multimeter, and more intuitively. Plus, it's sturdily built, so I'd recommend this to any budding builder. Or someone who needs to troubleshoot something on their board.

Thoughts about our Service:

Super friendly and personal service. Even got a video saying 'hi' and telling me the order was on its way...

What was purchased:

Rattlesnake Audio Probe

What Loren M. Said...


Testimonial:

Great design and build quality. Helped me dramatically during pedal building. Will definitely be buying from them again.

Thoughts about our Service:

Great communication and experience. Honestly surprised and in a good way.

What was purchased:

Rattlesnake Audio Probe

What Josh W. Said...


Testimonial:

I ordered an audio probe and it was shipped out and received prompt and without any hassle, issues, or defect! The probe has been a great tool and the quality of it is top notch. The audio probe also came in a neat little pouch and inside was goodies like rattlesnake stickers and a notepad!! Awesome company with great products and service!

Thoughts about our Service:

Confirmation email was sent within minutes, and to boot there was a personalized thank you note written on the notepad sent with my order! It was just that little something that made my order that much more special and personalized. I actually kept the thank you note, as I use a lot of notepads. That extra step made me a customer for life! Thanks Rattlesnake!

What was purchased:

I purchased an audio probe. I hope to purchase some cables in the future!

What Lito R. Said...


Testimonial:

Achieving a quiet, reliable and trustworthy signal from guitar to amplifier is always a priority and crucial aim for me as a guitarist. The key to dependability is a quality cable. Hank at Rattlesnake Cable Company has managed to assemble the perfect combination of plugs, cable clamping system, protective weaving and top-grade copper wiring that ends up with not only a durable cable that punches the signal through with clarity and transparency and capable of dealing with the physical stresses that live venues demand but a chic and dressy accessory as well.

Thoughts about our Service:

After making multiple orders I can say with confidence that the level of service is super consistent and the quality of the products are unrelenting. I'm always satisfied doing business with the Rattlesnake Cable Company.

What was purchased:

15' cables standard cables; audio probe

$35.00




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12/6/2020
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