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Snake Head Rattlesnake Instrument Cable.

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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 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.

Mike L. - I bought one cable to check it out. I couldn't have loved it more. They're super heavy duty, but not awkward, and the colors are fun. They feel like they'll last through a few accidental chair legs sitting on the cable. The ends are solid, no loose...
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Jordan R. - Found Rattlesnake from a google search, and it was just one of the times you luck out with good quality and good customer service. Love this new cable loom, and Hank was extremely communicative and clear through the whole process.
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Jamel G. - Top notch gear and first rate customer service
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Joe M. - I love my Rattlesnake light purple weave 20' standard cable! These cables scream high quality, very beefy, well finished at each plug end. Should last a lifetime. Looks and sounds great. The entire buying experience was smooth. Light purple wasn't...
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Alex V. - Love my Rattlesnake Tweed and Retro SeaFoam cables! Totally awesome sound and way solid build so I feel such confidence using them on stage for performances. Wouldn’t use anything else!
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Jim M. - This cable is rock solid. I'm impressed with the quality and craftsmanship!
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Arthur G. - I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Unparalleled customer service and support. Chalk up another customer for life Hank, well done!
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Tom H. - Have not had a chance to use the equipment yet but it seems to be high quality material and workmanship. The customer service is off the chart! Very quick response and personable.
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What Mike L. Said...


Testimonial:

I bought one cable to check it out. I couldn't have loved it more. They're super heavy duty, but not awkward, and the colors are fun. They feel like they'll last through a few accidental chair legs sitting on the cable. The ends are solid, no loose sleeves coming undone constantly. The super personal customer service is a nice bonus. It couldn't make up for sub-par cables, but luckily it's icing on a delicious cable cake!

Thoughts about our Service:

What everyone says is true, they seem like great people making a great product (watch the video). I haven't needed any warranty service, but I imagine it will be in line (if I ever need it!) with the rest of the service. Thanks Rattlesnake!

What was purchased:

One 15' cable, then one more along with two 10' cables.

What Jordan R. Said...


Testimonial:

Found Rattlesnake from a google search, and it was just one of the times you luck out with good quality and good customer service. Love this new cable loom, and Hank was extremely communicative and clear through the whole process.

Thoughts about our Service:

10/10. Personal attention to detail like this isn’t something I expect from other big musician supply retailers.

What was purchased:

Custom Cable Loom

What Jamel G. Said...


Testimonial:

Top notch gear and first rate customer service

Thoughts about our Service:

Only cables I use. Fast shipping with great customer service and attention to detail.

What was purchased:

Rattlesnake cable x 2

What Joe M. Said...


Testimonial:

I love my Rattlesnake light purple weave 20' standard cable! These cables scream high quality, very beefy, well finished at each plug end. Should last a lifetime. Looks and sounds great. The entire buying experience was smooth. Light purple wasn't listed as an option, so I emailed to ask. Hank and the team told me that some light purple was available and sent me a link to order it. Shipping was fast and the cable arrived in a really nice cloth bag with some goodies.

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding customer service with great attention to detail, efficiency and speed. Rattlesnake Cables made it easy!

What was purchased:

20' Light Purple Weave instrument cable with Neutrik nickel plugs (one straight, one 90 degree).

What Alex V. Said...


Testimonial:

Love my Rattlesnake Tweed and Retro SeaFoam cables! Totally awesome sound and way solid build so I feel such confidence using them on stage for performances. Wouldn’t use anything else!

Thoughts about our Service:

Awesome shipping time and package always comes with some complementary stuff too

What was purchased:

Cables, shirts, hat

What Jim M. Said...


Testimonial:

This cable is rock solid. I'm impressed with the quality and craftsmanship!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is A++. Shipping was very fast. Communication was excellent!

What was purchased:

15 ft. Cable (copper color)

What Arthur G. Said...


Testimonial:

I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Unparalleled customer service and support. Chalk up another customer for life Hank, well done!

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding! ??????????

What was purchased:

Flex Patch and Pro Patch cables.

What Tom H. Said...


Testimonial:

Have not had a chance to use the equipment yet but it seems to be high quality material and workmanship. The customer service is off the chart! Very quick response and personable.

Thoughts about our Service:

I have never had a better customer service experience! Very personable, quick and efficient.

What was purchased:

TRS to dual mono splitter and 15' TRS cable.
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Reviews on Google

Oliver Runte
Oliver Runte
12/28/2021
Excellent customer service! I have never seen anything like the Rattlesnake instrument cable. It's built like a tank, solid construction. No loosening on the ends, the cable will last for decades if not centuries. All my future cables will be Rattlesnake.
Raymond Hicks
Raymond Hicks
8/16/2021
I ordered my 20’ snakehead cable on a Friday and it was in my hands Tuesday afternoon. High quality materials and build - this cable is built to last and sounds fantastic. I’ve used all the big names (Mog, Full, Monst) and this cable is all I hoped for. Customer service is outstanding - I’m... Read
Rob Cork
Rob Cork
2/10/2021
Great product, quick turnaround, excellent customer service!
Rob Cork
Oliver Runte
12/28/2021
Excellent customer service! I have never seen anything like the Rattlesnake instrument cable. It's built like a tank, solid construction. No loosening on the ends, the cable will last for decades if not centuries. All my future cables will be Rattlesnake.
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Rob Cork
Raymond Hicks
8/16/2021
I ordered my 20’ snakehead cable on a Friday and it was in my hands Tuesday afternoon. High quality materials and build - this cable is built to last and sounds fantastic. I’ve used all the big names (Mog, Full, Monst) and this cable is all I hoped for. Customer service is outstanding - I’m not a professional musician, but I sure felt like a big name when I received a personal video from Hank giving me the details of my build schedule and thanking me for my business. That’s a really nice touch!! Glad to be part of the Rattlesnake family and will definitely be doing more business with Hank and his crew! Thanks again Hank!!
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Rob Cork
Rob Cork
2/10/2021
Great product, quick turnaround, excellent customer service!
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