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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.

Jeffrey A. - I was able to purchase solid cables with 90 degree bends on both ends. My pedalboard is tight so I need the bend on both ends. To top it off they had a run of purple on offer at the right time for me. My main instrument is a purple MM Stingray.
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Donnie A. - The first thing that got my attention was the packing very impressive once I open the tin I found a hand written note thanking me for the purchase. Besides the metal tin the cable comes in a white cloth bag that looks good plug in the cable to a mesa...
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Butch L. - This is the 3rd or 4th Rattlesnake guitar cable I have purchased. The quality is second to none. The colors and attention to detail is awesome. The sound quality is excellent. When I need a new guitar cable, Rattlesnake is who I go to. They even send...
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Rick N. - I have purchase 6 snake head guitar cable one the last couple of years. The quality is excellent, I like to match the cable color to the guitar. So keep the colors coming. I travel a lot and have the cables delivered to various addresses other than...
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Todd D. - Love the cable it's probably the most solid cable I've ever bought and I've owned all of them.great buying experience!!
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Thomas B. - Rattlesnake cables are point. These cables look totally amazing and meets all of my expectations.
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David T. - Very nice cables and they seem like they'll hold up for quite some time. I got a 10 foot on a 15 foot copper color very durable. I like the snake head in to wrap around the strap very nice.
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Matthew R. - Dear Hank and the Rattlesnake Team, it has been a long time since I've encountered a company with such positive conviction and pride. I am thoroughly impressed, and that's not easy to do. I also run a business and value the very same things. Thank...
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What Jeffrey A. Said...


Testimonial:

I was able to purchase solid cables with 90 degree bends on both ends. My pedalboard is tight so I need the bend on both ends. To top it off they had a run of purple on offer at the right time for me. My main instrument is a purple MM Stingray.

Thoughts about our Service:

Awesome!!!! High quality customer service! It's the little things. Like the quick video thank you, the notepad, the bags,..... Nice work Hank and the Rattlesnake crew!

What was purchased:

3 purple instrument cables with a combo of bends and straight to fit my setup.

What Donnie A. Said...


Testimonial:

The first thing that got my attention was the packing very impressive once I open the tin I found a hand written note thanking me for the purchase. Besides the metal tin the cable comes in a white cloth bag that looks good plug in the cable to a mesa mark 5 25 and a 59 thin skin Strat I noticed a lot less noise coming from the amp even in higher gain settings. The cable is very well made and easy on the eyes to look at. Will continue to purchase will be my go to cables.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service fast delivery and send me a personal video thanking me for my purchase. Will be getting more from this company. Thanks again donnie

What was purchased:

The 15 foot Rattlesnake Cable and metal tin.

What Butch L. Said...


Testimonial:

This is the 3rd or 4th Rattlesnake guitar cable I have purchased. The quality is second to none. The colors and attention to detail is awesome. The sound quality is excellent. When I need a new guitar cable, Rattlesnake is who I go to. They even send you a thank you video, how cool is that.

Thoughts about our Service:

The man sends you a thank you video when you buy from them. So cool.

What was purchased:

15 ft. dark purple guitar cable.

What Rick N. Said...


Testimonial:

I have purchase 6 snake head guitar cable one the last couple of years. The quality is excellent, I like to match the cable color to the guitar. So keep the colors coming. I travel a lot and have the cables delivered to various addresses other than my home in Florida, and Rattlesnake Cable company always finds a way to send them to me. Top notch service, I couldn't ask for anything better.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is by far the best there is. Thank you again,

What was purchased:

Guitar cables

What Todd D. Said...


Testimonial:

Love the cable it's probably the most solid cable I've ever bought and I've owned all of them.great buying experience!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Just bought a cable didn't have to return anything

What was purchased:

Purple 20ft snake head cable

What Thomas B. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are point. These cables look totally amazing and meets all of my expectations.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer experience is awesome.

What was purchased:

10ft and 15ft snakehead dark purple weave.

What David T. Said...


Testimonial:

Very nice cables and they seem like they'll hold up for quite some time. I got a 10 foot on a 15 foot copper color very durable. I like the snake head in to wrap around the strap very nice.

Thoughts about our Service:

Quick turnaround I receive my cables great customer service

What was purchased:

A 10 foot cable and a 15 foot snake head

What Matthew R. Said...


Testimonial:

Dear Hank and the Rattlesnake Team, it has been a long time since I've encountered a company with such positive conviction and pride. I am thoroughly impressed, and that's not easy to do. I also run a business and value the very same things. Thank you for your FAR superior product, your excellent customer service, and the personal engagement over the life of the transaction. Job well done, thank you. Your lifetime customer

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service

What was purchased:

Cables, Speaker Cables and Patches
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Chris Leishman
Chris Leishman
2/5/2021
I recently was in the market to replace my instrument cable and pedal board patch cables. When researching high performance cables I ran across Rattlesnake cable company. After visiting their website and reading about the process that goes into every cable they make, I decided to buy a 10' snakehead... Read
SparksnGuitars Mike
SparksnGuitars Mike
8/29/2020
Absolutely awesome cables. I got 2 15' with sage green flex cover. They are hands down my favorite and most durable cables. Hank and his team make a fantastic product and ship it out fast! I can't wait to order a couple more but these may last forever!
Nick Kanakis
Nick Kanakis
3/14/2021
Rattlesnake cables are top notch and I have never had a problem with them. I play in a 2 piece rockabilly band and all of our cables (instrument, XLR, patch, etc) have been switched over to Rattlesnake.They really help my ol upright bass sound it's very best! They get you orders out super fast too!
Nick Kanakis
Chris Leishman
2/5/2021
I recently was in the market to replace my instrument cable and pedal board patch cables. When researching high performance cables I ran across Rattlesnake cable company. After visiting their website and reading about the process that goes into every cable they make, I decided to buy a 10' snakehead instrument cable from them. Within a couple of days I received the cable and was very impressed with the quality, durability, tone and attention to detail they put in to it. I was so impressed I decided to buy a 6 pack of 8" flex patch pedal cables, those came in a couple of days and I was just as impressed as I was with the snakehead instrument cable. I'm very happy I went with Hank and the rattlesnake team, I will be purchasing all my audio cables from rattlesnake here on out. As far as my online shopping experience with them, it was one of the best online purchase experiences for me and their customer service, personable manner to all their customers is great! I highly recommend Rattlesnake Cable Company for all your audio cable needs. Hank and the Rattlesnake team will treat you right and you won't regret it.
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Nick Kanakis
SparksnGuitars Mike
8/29/2020
Absolutely awesome cables. I got 2 15' with sage green flex cover. They are hands down my favorite and most durable cables. Hank and his team make a fantastic product and ship it out fast! I can't wait to order a couple more but these may last forever!
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Nick Kanakis
Nick Kanakis
3/14/2021
Rattlesnake cables are top notch and I have never had a problem with them. I play in a 2 piece rockabilly band and all of our cables (instrument, XLR, patch, etc) have been switched over to Rattlesnake.They really help my ol upright bass sound it's very best! They get you orders out super fast too!
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