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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.

Drew C. - Extremely tough quality cables that look great too! Very fast shipping and excellent customer service.
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Chris L. - Rattlesnake Cables builds the finest cables on the planet. Custom options and professional-level build quality set these cables apart from the pack.
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Bob C. - Just taking these patch cables out of the package, it's easy to see that they are very high quality. I was having some noise issues on my board that quickly went away after I changed out the patch cables to the 6" Flex Patch cables.
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Anne Z. - The service at Rattlesnakecables is incredible and unparalleled! After submitting my order, I was surprised to receive a call from them to clarify what I needed, and I was further surprised to receive my purchase in record time. This is a stellar,...
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Jake D. - I was looking for a good solution to running my stereo pedals and needed some advice on what to get. I emailed a guy at Rattlesnake and they gave me their personal phone number so we could talk it out. After a short conversation we decided on a...
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Carson P. - Extremely well built cables made to order. Hank personally reached out with updates about my cables as they were being built ! Rattlesnake snake cables ROCK !
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Dave G. - I've bought a TRS Stereo to Dual Mono Splitter Box and a Standard instrument cable from Rattlesnake Cables. Hank and his team make it really easy to customize cables just to my liking, and the color options are eclectic and fun. And seriously, the...
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Bill D. - As a guitar player for over 30 years, I’ve tried almost every cable out there. Since trying Rattlesnake cables, I’ve replaced all my main cables and will continue to buy more. They are the most well made, cleanest sounding, and beautiful looking...
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What Drew C. Said...


Testimonial:

Extremely tough quality cables that look great too! Very fast shipping and excellent customer service.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank called me directly for order/promotion clarifications.

What was purchased:

Standard and snake head instrument cables, speaker cables.

What Chris L. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake Cables builds the finest cables on the planet. Custom options and professional-level build quality set these cables apart from the pack.

Thoughts about our Service:

Could not be better. I’ve made custom orders and always received great communication from Hank.

What was purchased:

Instrument, speaker and patch cables.

What Bob C. Said...


Testimonial:

Just taking these patch cables out of the package, it's easy to see that they are very high quality. I was having some noise issues on my board that quickly went away after I changed out the patch cables to the 6" Flex Patch cables.

Thoughts about our Service:

Top notch customer service! Great communication, and lightning fast shipping.

What was purchased:

6" Flex Patch 6 pack, Snake Head instrument cable, and Standard instrument cable.

What Anne Z. Said...


Testimonial:

The service at Rattlesnakecables is incredible and unparalleled! After submitting my order, I was surprised to receive a call from them to clarify what I needed, and I was further surprised to receive my purchase in record time. This is a stellar, customer-oriented company!

Thoughts about our Service:

The service is phenomenal in all aspects.

What was purchased:

I purchased cables.

What Jake D. Said...


Testimonial:

I was looking for a good solution to running my stereo pedals and needed some advice on what to get. I emailed a guy at Rattlesnake and they gave me their personal phone number so we could talk it out. After a short conversation we decided on a solution. The customer service was top notch to say the least. Definitely going to shop with them again.

Thoughts about our Service:

Wonderful

What was purchased:

TRS to dual mono splitter boxes

What Carson P. Said...


Testimonial:

Extremely well built cables made to order. Hank personally reached out with updates about my cables as they were being built ! Rattlesnake snake cables ROCK !

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding

What was purchased:

20 foot snake head cable and 2-15' standard cables

What Dave G. Said...


Testimonial:

I've bought a TRS Stereo to Dual Mono Splitter Box and a Standard instrument cable from Rattlesnake Cables. Hank and his team make it really easy to customize cables just to my liking, and the color options are eclectic and fun. And seriously, the quality can't be beat. I'm sure I'll be back for another cable or something else soon enough.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent. Hank and his team couldn't have made it easier.

What was purchased:

TRS to Dual Mono Splitter, Instrument Cable

What Bill D. Said...


Testimonial:

As a guitar player for over 30 years, I’ve tried almost every cable out there. Since trying Rattlesnake cables, I’ve replaced all my main cables and will continue to buy more. They are the most well made, cleanest sounding, and beautiful looking cables on the market today. Go ahead and plug into your DAW, you’ll be amazed at how clean your signal is. Oh and customer service, it’s like buying from a long time friend in the business. Thanks Rattlesnake.

Thoughts about our Service:

One on one and almost immediate response. Superb

What was purchased:

Recently, 15’ oxblood snake head, 15’ mean green, 12’ black
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Jeffrey Bell
Jeffrey Bell
1/18/2021
Great Cables and even greater customer service.
Robert Cox
Robert Cox
9/9/2020
Outstanding products! I gig often, in two bands. I have Rattlesnake cables for all my guitar to amp needs and I use their patch cables for my pedalboard. These things are like, military-grade strong. Love the color choices, material and features. Crisp, clear tones, never a problem. Can't recommend... Read
Dallas Lambert
Dallas Lambert
12/31/2020
Best cables made. I’ve used a lot of cables and none of them come close to these cables. Beautiful work and craftsmanship. Fast delivery with the best customer support on the planet. If your looking for the best, look no further. Rattlesnake cables is the only way to go.
Dallas Lambert
Jeffrey Bell
1/18/2021
Great Cables and even greater customer service.
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Dallas Lambert
Robert Cox
9/9/2020
Outstanding products! I gig often, in two bands. I have Rattlesnake cables for all my guitar to amp needs and I use their patch cables for my pedalboard. These things are like, military-grade strong. Love the color choices, material and features. Crisp, clear tones, never a problem. Can't recommend these high enough! Thank you, Hank, and your great team!
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Dallas Lambert
Dallas Lambert
12/31/2020
Best cables made. I’ve used a lot of cables and none of them come close to these cables. Beautiful work and craftsmanship. Fast delivery with the best customer support on the planet. If your looking for the best, look no further. Rattlesnake cables is the only way to go.
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