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"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.

Austin W. - These cables are the best I've ever used. I use a lot of really high-end guitar cables and found these are just made better than anything else I've ever used. Top of the top shelf quality. The wrapping is exactly like I hoped it would be. It helps...
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Kim S. - I'm very happy with my Rattlesnake guitar cables. They are built extremely strong and have a very clear sound.
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Breezy P. - I recently received my cables from this amazing company. I have been using the same cables for years, so I was a little reluctant to try something new, but; after talking to Hank, we came up with a plan, and Rattlesnake nailed it.. I’m super happy...
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Clayton E. - Hank & Rattlesnake are THE BEST! In an industry where you can take your pick from multiple cable builders/manufacturers, I always pick Rattlesnake. The build quality, tone & customer service is second to none. You won't find a better...
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Steven B. - This is definitely a quality product!!! My new guitar cable came in timely and exactly as ordered. The case candy was an added bonus. I’m extremely happy and will not buy from anywhere else ever again!!
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Nathan K. - I love these cables Sturdy and reliable, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! Really great customer service And quick shipping !!!!
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Kurt D. - Over the years I’ve noticed definite tonal differences between guitar cables. I’ve tried many brands. I saw the Facebook posts from Rattlesnake Cables and was intrigued. My daughter and her family recently moved to Montana and are thriving. I...
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Steven R. - I was extremely pleased with the Rattlesnake cables I purchased for my wife and myself last week. The transaction was super easy and fast. And, it goes without saying the cables are killer. Thanks so much for everything. We are beyond pleased with...
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  • Dirty Tweed
  • Red
  • Mean Green
  • Sage
  • Blue
  • Copper
  • Snake Weave
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What Austin W. Said...


Testimonial:

These cables are the best I've ever used. I use a lot of really high-end guitar cables and found these are just made better than anything else I've ever used. Top of the top shelf quality. The wrapping is exactly like I hoped it would be. It helps keep the cables in good condition and also makes it slide nicely and not get hung up on stuff. It also helps keep the cables straight without kinks when rolling them up. I really can't say enough good about these. I was blown away. Just order anything from them you are considering. You will definitely be happy with your purchase. The quality is top tier even with the unboxing experience. I really love the old-west-style cable bags.

Thoughts about our Service:

I placed my order and was notified my cables were being made pretty much immediately. They shipped out that same day. I couldn't ask for better service or quality.

What was purchased:

I bought two snake head 20-foot guitar cables with gold ends. One with both straight ends and one with a right angle on the instrument end.

What Kim S. Said...


Testimonial:

I'm very happy with my Rattlesnake guitar cables. They are built extremely strong and have a very clear sound.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

One Snake head 15 ft guitar cable and one 10 ft guitar cable

What Breezy P. Said...


Testimonial:

I recently received my cables from this amazing company. I have been using the same cables for years, so I was a little reluctant to try something new, but; after talking to Hank, we came up with a plan, and Rattlesnake nailed it.. I’m super happy with the quality of these cables… the look of the cables and the quality of sound is top notch.

Thoughts about our Service:

Once Hank and I came up with cables that would suit my needs, I received them in lightning speed. Customer service is A+.

What was purchased:

1 20ft weaved instrument cable 1 20ft standard instrument cable 1 3ft patch cable

What Clayton E. Said...


Testimonial:

Hank & Rattlesnake are THE BEST! In an industry where you can take your pick from multiple cable builders/manufacturers, I always pick Rattlesnake. The build quality, tone & customer service is second to none. You won't find a better American-made/sourced product on the market from a better small business, I can promise you!

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank is THE. BEST. He always responds quickly, answers all your questions & gets your build quote back to you fast. Almost all my cables are custom builds & Hank is always on the ball. When he found out my wireless cable wasn't working, he called me personally to work out the issue & get me a new cable ASAP.

What was purchased:

All my cables are Rattlesnake - Mean Green Snake Head, 10ft - 25ft Mean Green & None wrapped guitar cable - 2 Mean Green XLRs - Mean Green Wireless Cable - 3ft Mean Green SpeakOn Cable - Pancake Patch Cables

What Steven B. Said...


Testimonial:

This is definitely a quality product!!! My new guitar cable came in timely and exactly as ordered. The case candy was an added bonus. I’m extremely happy and will not buy from anywhere else ever again!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Perfect. Everything was exactly as ordered

What was purchased:

10' right angle snake head with rattlesnake cloth

What Nathan K. Said...


Testimonial:

I love these cables Sturdy and reliable, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! Really great customer service And quick shipping !!!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent!

What was purchased:

2 - 10' white on white snake head cables.

What Kurt D. Said...


Testimonial:

Over the years I’ve noticed definite tonal differences between guitar cables. I’ve tried many brands. I saw the Facebook posts from Rattlesnake Cables and was intrigued. My daughter and her family recently moved to Montana and are thriving. I like to support small family-owned businesses when possible. The website information about high quality, USA milled materials, and dedicated customer service sold me. I ordered two purple weave cables with Neutrik gold connectors, one with snake head right angle. I couldn’t be happier. The package arrived promptly, the"box candy"-bags, sticker, notepad, etc. terrific, and the cables exceeded all my expectations. Oh, and they sound amazing too. ????

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding

What was purchased:

Two purple weave guitar cables

What Steven R. Said...


Testimonial:

I was extremely pleased with the Rattlesnake cables I purchased for my wife and myself last week. The transaction was super easy and fast. And, it goes without saying the cables are killer. Thanks so much for everything. We are beyond pleased with our purchase. Cheers! Steve Ruecker

Thoughts about our Service:

It was excellent and easy.

What was purchased:

10 foot standard and 15 foot snake head.
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We take great pride that our custom instrument, XLR, and speaker cables are milled in the United States. All of our milled cables are built to our specifications here in the states and then soldered by hand in Missoula, Montana, by our great team!

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Rattlesnake Cable Company started with a simple idea by me - Hank. It quickly encapsulated my entire family, from my kids to my wife, Amy. Now, Amy and I are 100% committed to the success of the business and love that it has grown into a fantastic team moving forward.

Lifetime Warranty

We will absolutely take care of you if you run into any issues with your cable. We do our best to prevent issues and understand life on stages and on the road can be hard on the cables. We've been there, and we'll definitely treat you right if you have any issues.

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We take customer service very seriously around here. We really appreciate ALL of our customers, and we want every aspect of your buying experience to be a great one. We ensure the buying experience, communication throughout the process, and final delivery of the product are perfect!

We Are Musicians

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Cynthia A Jaskar
Cynthia A Jaskar
12/7/2021
Hello, I bought some cables and a 1to2 cable converter box for a Rickenbacker guitar. I received a message to call and clarify my order. I appreciated this because I wasn’t sure if I’d ordered the right items. The gentleman I spoke to was very nice, very informative and helpful. The products... Read
Mark Lukey
Mark Lukey
3/14/2022
These guys are awesome. I've been buying cables from them for years now and plan to always use them in the future. Recently we "crossed wires" on a cable build. The information I gave them wasn't entirely correct.. I thought I would have to send it back, request a refund bla bla bla but no! They... Read
Josh Brown
Josh Brown
9/3/2020
Our entire band uses Rattlesnake cables...THE BEST. Hank is a good dude too...super responsive.
Josh Brown
Cynthia A Jaskar
12/7/2021
Hello, I bought some cables and a 1to2 cable converter box for a Rickenbacker guitar. I received a message to call and clarify my order. I appreciated this because I wasn’t sure if I’d ordered the right items. The gentleman I spoke to was very nice, very informative and helpful. The products arrived surprisingly fast, were super nice and each cable packaged in its own cloth bag with logo, good for keeping cables in when not using. I liked that I could choose a color and configuration of the jack. My whole experience purchasing from Rattlesnake was easy and pleasant. Super nice people, and I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks to everyone at Rattlesnake !
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Mark Lukey
3/14/2022
These guys are awesome. I've been buying cables from them for years now and plan to always use them in the future. Recently we "crossed wires" on a cable build. The information I gave them wasn't entirely correct.. I thought I would have to send it back, request a refund bla bla bla but no! They said "keep it, we'll send you the correct one." Two days later I had a new cable, no charge. I put it to use right away in my home studio. A+ service! Thanks guys! -Mark
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Josh Brown
Josh Brown
9/3/2020
Our entire band uses Rattlesnake cables...THE BEST. Hank is a good dude too...super responsive.
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