"Snake Head," as we like to call them, is a cable with the heat and abrasion-resistant sleeving stopping short at the end connecting to the instrument. This technique 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 a straight, right angle, or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available) - 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. Suppose you're looking for a cable connecting from pedalboard to amp. In that case, 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.

J.D. S. - These cables are the best that I have ever owned. Quality from end to end and just beautiful. I expect them to last a very long time.
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Travis H. - A rock solid product that ships incredibly quickly. These cables are really bulletproof and the colored weave options make it easy to sort speaker from instrument, long versus short, etc or just provide some onstage flair.
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Tim C. - Wow! My new guitar cable from Rattlesnake is super heavy-duty. The heft of the build is obvious to both hand and eye. No loss of upper frequencies, either. Even received a personalized video from Rattlesnake Sam after placing my order. A quality...
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Alex L. - Love these instrument and speaker cables. You can tell they are quality from the moment you open them. They check all the boxes. Low impedance. Tough. And they come in awesome colors. Excited to put them through the paces on stage. I think I will be...
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Brian D. - The entire experience was outstanding. First, it was very important to me to buy high quality cables made in the USA. After doing research and reviewing the website and the products, I decided to purchase from Rattlesnake Cables. I was so surprised...
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Scott J. - The most durable, easy to re-coil, best protected connections on the market. I’m not a pro, but love them enough to give to the pros I know.
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Chad P. - I’ve been using Rattlesnake Cables for about 4 years now, and I’ve never owned a better, tougher cable. They don’t kink or even get tangled. I love them!!!
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Jay M. - The entire buying experience was exceptional. I placed my order, received a video email from the owner of the company the next morning ( which was fantastic) , and recieved my cable 5 days later. The cable is very well built!!
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What J.D. S. Said...


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These cables are the best that I have ever owned. Quality from end to end and just beautiful. I expect them to last a very long time.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is the way it used to be, personal & full service. This is the way to run a business. I will be back for other items!

What was purchased:

Standard Rattlesnake Cable, 10ft & Snake Head Rattlesnake Cable, 15ft.

What Travis H. Said...


Testimonial:

A rock solid product that ships incredibly quickly. These cables are really bulletproof and the colored weave options make it easy to sort speaker from instrument, long versus short, etc or just provide some onstage flair.

Thoughts about our Service:

Almost immediate turnaround. Top notch.

What was purchased:

Several instrument and speaker cables.

What Tim C. Said...


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Wow! My new guitar cable from Rattlesnake is super heavy-duty. The heft of the build is obvious to both hand and eye. No loss of upper frequencies, either. Even received a personalized video from Rattlesnake Sam after placing my order. A quality product and class act in one package! Don’t hesitate!

Thoughts about our Service:

Fantastic, personalized communication

What was purchased:

15-foot guitar cable

What Alex L. Said...


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Love these instrument and speaker cables. You can tell they are quality from the moment you open them. They check all the boxes. Low impedance. Tough. And they come in awesome colors. Excited to put them through the paces on stage. I think I will be changing out my pedalboard patch cables to Rattlesnake next. Hank knows how to treat customers, which is not the norm now a days. Fast shipping. All around great experience.

Thoughts about our Service:

Top notch. Hank is eager to make sure you get what you need. Loved the personal note and video. No, those things don’t make the product better or worse, but they are the special touches that seperates Rattlesnake from the others.

What was purchased:

Speaker cables, Snake Heads, and standard instrument cables.

What Brian D. Said...


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The entire experience was outstanding. First, it was very important to me to buy high quality cables made in the USA. After doing research and reviewing the website and the products, I decided to purchase from Rattlesnake Cables. I was so surprised when I received the personal video from Hank Donovan thanking me for my business. I think that is great. It is a hometown feel over half the country away. The cables arrived fast and they were packaged with care with great presentation. They look great and sound even better. I actually decided to make another purchase yesterday.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent service . The owner's gratitude is genuine and that comes across. The shipping was fast and the product was packaged with care and with a fine presentation. Thanks.

What was purchased:

I purchased 1 snake weave standard cable, 2 black weave standard cables, 1 snake weave speaker cable and some pro patch cables. After my first order, I decided to make another purchase for more patch cables.

What Scott J. Said...


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The most durable, easy to re-coil, best protected connections on the market. I’m not a pro, but love them enough to give to the pros I know.

Thoughts about our Service:

Perfect

What was purchased:

Multiple guitar cables

What Chad P. Said...


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I’ve been using Rattlesnake Cables for about 4 years now, and I’ve never owned a better, tougher cable. They don’t kink or even get tangled. I love them!!!

Thoughts about our Service:

2nd to none! Great customer service…friendly and fast.

What was purchased:

TRS instrument cable, mono instrument cables, cables, TRS splitter box

What Jay M. Said...


Testimonial:

The entire buying experience was exceptional. I placed my order, received a video email from the owner of the company the next morning ( which was fantastic) , and recieved my cable 5 days later. The cable is very well built!!

Thoughts about our Service:

As stated above, the whole experience was great. I'm now a Rattlesnake customer from this point forward.

What was purchased:

I purchased a 15' black cherry with Neutrik straight nickel to Neutrik straight nickel cable.
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  • Dirty Tweed
  • Red
  • Mean Green
  • Sage
  • Blue
  • Copper
  • Snake Weave
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Tejano57 Tejano57
Tejano57 Tejano57
10/24/2020
These cables are remarkable. They are truly high quality and will make your equipment sound super!!! Steve Daniel, Meridian Idaho
Dennis Diebold
Dennis Diebold
5/1/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company's website is very easy to navigate. Their cables are the highest quality I have ever used. The customer service is no less than outstanding. I have purchased 2 guitar cables and 1 mic cable. I will be making another purchase in the very near future.
Dirk Newton
Dirk Newton
11/15/2020
My wife gifted me 2 15' snake head straight to right angle in pyrite weave. These are simply the best cables I've ever used. PS.....love the videos and that you are a family owned business.
Dirk Newton
Tejano57 Tejano57
10/24/2020
These cables are remarkable. They are truly high quality and will make your equipment sound super!!! Steve Daniel, Meridian Idaho
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Dirk Newton
Dennis Diebold
5/1/2021
Rattlesnake Cable Company's website is very easy to navigate. Their cables are the highest quality I have ever used. The customer service is no less than outstanding. I have purchased 2 guitar cables and 1 mic cable. I will be making another purchase in the very near future.
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Dirk Newton
Dirk Newton
11/15/2020
My wife gifted me 2 15' snake head straight to right angle in pyrite weave. These are simply the best cables I've ever used. PS.....love the videos and that you are a family owned business.
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