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Snake Head Rattlesnake Instrument Cable.

Snake Head Rattlesnake Instrument Cable



"Snake Head" as we like to call them is a cable with the heat and abrasion resistant sleeving stopping short on the end connecting to the instrument. This leaves a portion of raw cable touching the instrument; perfect for wrapping around guitar straps. Our Snake Head Instrument Cables come in 10', 15' and 20' lengths. Each cable can have straight, right angle or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available) - just be sure to select the proper plug style connecting to the instrument. Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper and mean green.

Snake Heads are ideal to connect your instrument to a pedalboard or directly to the amp. If you're looking for a cable connecting from pedalboard to amp, we recommend our Standard Instrument Cable - where the weaving fully covers the cable from plug end to plug end.


  • Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC
  • Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft.
  • Braided copper shield (95% coverage)
  • 20AWG conductor
  • Cable milled in the United States
  • Cable hand assembled in Missoula, Montana
  • SKU: SKU-B89074CB

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A Snake Head is a cable that has the outer weaving stop short on the instrument side of the cable. This is a cosmetic feature, especially nice if you have vintage or sensitive finishes and you're concerned about the weaving causing wear on the instrument if you run the cable between the strap and instrument body.
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No, our cables are not directional. If you're purchasing a Snake Head, the Snake Head portion should be on the instrument side, but that only is cosmetic. The cable will work fine if plugged in any direction.
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The Snake Head is only needed if you're concerned about finish wear if you have vintage or sensitive finishes like thin nitro, etc. If you don't care (or even want the wear) a Standard is great for the primary instrument cable. If this cable is going from pedalboard to amp, then it should be a Standard to ensure maximum protection of the cable.
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A silent plug is not necessarily an "upgrade". Typically, a silent plug is for acoustic players who do not have the ability to mute their signal and would unplug their instrument. If you're an electric player with a Tuner or Volume pedal, then you don't really need a silent plug. Silent plugs are great, but they do provide another potential point of failure - so I always recommend, if you don't need the feature, purchase a standard plug.
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Some of our customers swear by gold contacts. Some of our customers can't hear a difference. Gold does provide a better contact surface, but the signal improvement may be hard to notice. Some of our customers (including myself) just like the cosmetic look of the black shells with gold contacts. If you're in a humid climate and deal with corrosion, gold might be better for you as well.
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When people read that, the first assumption is that the copper is somehow 'air tight'. Nope. OFBC is part of the smelting process where the oxygen molecules are smelted out or removed to a point where it's below .001%. This makes a very pure copper allowing for great conductivity.
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We have a variety of wire mills that we work with. All of the wire mills we work with our in the United States. We take extreme pride that our cable is milled in the United States and hand assembled here in Missoula, Montana.

Derek S. - Very pleased with the customers service and my cables I purchased
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Luis G. - Customer for life!
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Scott C. - I'm a bedroom player. Strat through a 65 DRRI. Bought these on a whim. Not sorry. I was using Planet Waves but they started failing and just didn't seem to have a good tone of years ago. The Rattlesnake cables seem to give my a little fuller tone....
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Acey C. - I go to Rattlesnake Cable Company for all of my guitar cable needs. I use their instrument cables, speaker cables and their patch cables are on all of my pedalboards. The high quality components that Rattlesnake uses gives me extra confidence during...
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Erica S. - These cables are skillfully crafted by some amazing people. I have been using these cables exclusively for around 5 years now, and they have never failed me, nor are any of them showing signs. They still look and work like new. Don't waste money on...
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Michael D. - So far, I have ordered two 15 foot instrument cables from Rattlesnake, and both have impressed me with their quality and packaging! They go above and beyond. The components are obviously top quality, the color sleeves covering the length of the...
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Ash H. - I can’t speak highly enough about my Rattlesnake snake head cables with neutrik ends. Easy to order custom lengths and colors and the quality of the product is better than most of the other high end cables I’ve paid twice as much for. Love the...
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Rob M. - Couldn't be better. 3 days from placing a custom order to delivery. Rattlesnake Cable Company is my cable source from now on!
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What Derek S. Said...


Testimonial:

Very pleased with the customers service and my cables I purchased

Thoughts about our Service:

Old school touch & Very professional, I will be making more purchases in the future

What was purchased:

Instrument & speaker cables

What Luis G. Said...


Testimonial:

Customer for life!

Thoughts about our Service:

You simply won’t find the service, passion, detail, and quality anywhere else! I’m sure they won’t stop until their cables are on every pedal board in the world!

What was purchased:

TRS to TS splitter box

What Scott C. Said...


Testimonial:

I'm a bedroom player. Strat through a 65 DRRI. Bought these on a whim. Not sorry. I was using Planet Waves but they started failing and just didn't seem to have a good tone of years ago. The Rattlesnake cables seem to give my a little fuller tone. I've bought 4. Happy I did.

Thoughts about our Service:

Cool to be able to communicate directly with the owner of the company,Hank. Good shipping to me is getting what I bought within 10 days and not damaged. From MT to NJ, 3 days.

What was purchased:

Four 20ft Snakeheads with nickel plugs

What Acey C. Said...


Testimonial:

I go to Rattlesnake Cable Company for all of my guitar cable needs. I use their instrument cables, speaker cables and their patch cables are on all of my pedalboards. The high quality components that Rattlesnake uses gives me extra confidence during live gigs because I know that they're so solidly built.

Thoughts about our Service:

Rattlesnake customer service is 100% top-notch. They have very fast response times on custom cable orders and quick shipping, too! AAA+++

What was purchased:

Instrument cables, custom speaker cables and many pedalboard patch cables.

What Erica S. Said...


Testimonial:

These cables are skillfully crafted by some amazing people. I have been using these cables exclusively for around 5 years now, and they have never failed me, nor are any of them showing signs. They still look and work like new. Don't waste money on other cables, just do yourself a favor and get the right ones now.

Thoughts about our Service:

All of the cables I've ordered from these folks arrived right on time and were exactly what I'd requested. The communication I have had with the folks at Rattlesnake Cable Company has been consistently friendly and professional and helpful. Don't waste your time and money on inferior cables. These are more than worth what you'll pay for them!

What was purchased:

Six various instrument and speaker cables, so far!

What Michael D. Said...


Testimonial:

So far, I have ordered two 15 foot instrument cables from Rattlesnake, and both have impressed me with their quality and packaging! They go above and beyond. The components are obviously top quality, the color sleeves covering the length of the cables are very sturdy. These cables are made to last. They look great, and they function every bit as good as they look! Thanks, Rattlesnake!

Thoughts about our Service:

Wonderful customer service! Quick shipping! Amazing packaging!

What was purchased:

Two 15 foot instrument cables, both with one straight end and one snake end.

What Ash H. Said...


Testimonial:

I can’t speak highly enough about my Rattlesnake snake head cables with neutrik ends. Easy to order custom lengths and colors and the quality of the product is better than most of the other high end cables I’ve paid twice as much for. Love the product is made in the US and that as soon as you order you get a notification when they start building and when they ship. The bags the cables come in are great for storing the cables/pick tins in your guitar case.

Thoughts about our Service:

Awesome to work with and super easy to place a custom order. I only only use Rattlesnake cables for my guitar set up

What was purchased:

Snake head guitar cable

What Rob M. Said...


Testimonial:

Couldn't be better. 3 days from placing a custom order to delivery. Rattlesnake Cable Company is my cable source from now on!

Thoughts about our Service:

Couldn't be better. 3 days from placing a custom order to delivery. The best!

What was purchased:

Custom length patch cables.
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Dave Williams
Dave Williams
3/22/2021
What a great company and product. The Rattlesnake guitar cable is the best cable I have ever used. This thing will outlive me. Love the service and personal touches. Spend the money and get the best. You will not be disappointed!!
Leo Paul
Leo Paul
3/2/2021
This company is amazing! First, the cable they made for me is super high quality. I couldn't be happier with the product. Add to that, personalized customer service, fast shipping, and great packaging. This was one of the best all around purchasing experiences I've ever had! Really!
dennis guy
dennis guy
10/15/2020
Amazing product, outstanding service - personal, professional. I'm pretty much using Rattlesnake Cables exclusively - guitar cables, patch cables, amp cables. Highly recommended!
dennis guy
Dave Williams
3/22/2021
What a great company and product. The Rattlesnake guitar cable is the best cable I have ever used. This thing will outlive me. Love the service and personal touches. Spend the money and get the best. You will not be disappointed!!
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dennis guy
Leo Paul
3/2/2021
This company is amazing! First, the cable they made for me is super high quality. I couldn't be happier with the product. Add to that, personalized customer service, fast shipping, and great packaging. This was one of the best all around purchasing experiences I've ever had! Really!
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dennis guy
dennis guy
10/15/2020
Amazing product, outstanding service - personal, professional. I'm pretty much using Rattlesnake Cables exclusively - guitar cables, patch cables, amp cables. Highly recommended!
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