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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.

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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Rod S. - I was looking for a rather long cable to run from my pedal board to my amp. I was, obviously, concerned about tone loss, but needed to relocate my amp. Hank was very responsive to my questions, and guiding me in what I am trying to accomplish. His...
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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

What Rod S. Said...


Testimonial:

I was looking for a rather long cable to run from my pedal board to my amp. I was, obviously, concerned about tone loss, but needed to relocate my amp. Hank was very responsive to my questions, and guiding me in what I am trying to accomplish. His cables are fantastic, and very durable. In the end, he gave me a cable that works from exactly what I need. As a result, I've purchased other cables, and a tester (that I don't think he offers anymore).

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank answered all my questions, and was very helpful in meeting my needs.

What was purchased:

Snake Head and "normal" cables. Tester, used to troubleshoot pedals.

$30.00




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cadillackness
cadillackness
1/17/2021
Great quality cables with fun designs and colors. Very professional and personal business, even got a special personal thank you video from the owner. Will not buy anymore cheap chords.
Steve Colburn
Steve Colburn
9/2/2020
I have purchased several Rattlesnake brand cables in various configurations over the past couple of years. I have used other top brands in the past and I can honestly say that these cables are the best in quality, durability and sound. Yes, a high quality cable can improve the sound of your... Read
Aaron Jennings
Aaron Jennings
8/29/2020
I have been using Rattlesnake cables for every part of my signal chain for over two years. I abuse my cables and have used them for well over 100 shows with no problems. Rugged, Beautiful, and Reliable.
Aaron Jennings
cadillackness
1/17/2021
Great quality cables with fun designs and colors. Very professional and personal business, even got a special personal thank you video from the owner. Will not buy anymore cheap chords.
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Aaron Jennings
Steve Colburn
9/2/2020
I have purchased several Rattlesnake brand cables in various configurations over the past couple of years. I have used other top brands in the past and I can honestly say that these cables are the best in quality, durability and sound. Yes, a high quality cable can improve the sound of your instrument. Give these a try, you won't be disappointed. Thanks to Hank and all the folks at Rattlesnake Cable Co. for providing us with great stuff:)
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Aaron Jennings
Aaron Jennings
8/29/2020
I have been using Rattlesnake cables for every part of my signal chain for over two years. I abuse my cables and have used them for well over 100 shows with no problems. Rugged, Beautiful, and Reliable.
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