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Speaker Cable

If you're looking for the best speaker cable for your guitar amp, or looking for a bass amp speaker cable, look no further! Our heavy-duty cables are manufactured and milled here in the United States and hand soldered in Missoula, Montana!

Our speaker cables use a pair of 12AWG Bare Copper conductors, ensuring great flow to the cabinets. These are the definition of beefy and burly! We terminate these cables with our Switchcraft 188 Jumbo Straight Nickel Plugs, and for you bass players out there, we also offer Neutrik SpeakOn connectors.

You can mix and match your connectors (Switchcraft 188 to Neutrik SpeakOn, for example). Just select the appropriate plug configuration. If you require a custom speaker cable or something different (XLR or G&H Right Angle 1/4"), you can submit a custom build request, and we might be able to help you with this specific build!

Just like our instrument cables, these can be weaved or left bare. We just typical lengths - 3' is the most common length for speaker cable, but if you require more length (3' and 6' combination is great for full-stack configuration). We also offer 10' lengths when the head/amp needs to be away from the speaker cabinet. If you have specific length not listed, please send a custom build request and we can help you!

When it comes to getting the best signal from your amplifier to your cabinet, consider our high-quality guitar Speaker Cables / bass speaker cables!

Instrument cable vs. speaker cable – what's the difference?

Even though both cables look pretty similar from the outside, they are drastically different internally. An instrument cable is based on a coaxial cable. A coax cable has internal braided or spiral copper shielding, and at the center of that, there is a protected primary conductor wire. The primary instrument signal flows through the center conductor while the shielding protects the signal from any outside RF (Radio Frequencies) entering the signal.

A speaker cable typically has two thick wires connecting to the tip and sleeve of the 1/4" phono plug – one for positive and one for negative. There is typically no shielding in a speaker cable.

How to tell the difference between speaker cable and instrument cable.

If you have a cable and are unsure if this is an instrument cable or speaker cable, there are a couple of clues to look for. Rolling the cable firmly with your finger, you may feel the two wires depending on how firm the outer PVC is. If you still can't determine, you'll need to open the plug and possibly pull back the strain relief heat shrink. Hopefully, you can see wire connecting to the shield (ground) or if there is twisted shielding connected to it. If you see the shielding connected to ground, then it's most likely an instrument cable. If you're seeing a dedicated wire connected to it, it's probably a speaker cable.

Can you use an instrument cable as a speaker cable?

This is a great question and is highly misunderstood with guitar and bass players. We wrote a very in-depth article – "Can you use instrument cables as speaker cables". All of your questions will be answered in this great article.


  • Dual conductor 99.99% BC.
  • DC Resistance 1.6 ohms/ft.
  • 2x 12AWG conductors.
  • Cable milled in the United States.
  • Cable hand assembled in Missoula, Montana
  • SKU: SKU-ECB8EAB8

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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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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.
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You technically can, but speaker cable is un-shielded. It can be extremely noisy if used as an instrument cable. I would not recommend it.
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You should never do this. Instrument cables use a very low amount of voltage on a thin conductor (20AWG). Our speaker cables use a pair of 12AWG conductors to safely conduct the higher voltage to your speaker cabinet.
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The nature of how signal is transported in a speaker cable is different than instrument cables. Cable capacitance is not an issue.

Vick N. - I made my first purchase from Rattlesnake Cable Co. And I was amazed on the quality of their cables, I purchased 3 standard guitar cables and 4 speaker cables and the clarity of these cables are so pure and no tone loss or hissing noise. Do yourself...
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Steve M. - Hank has been very responsive in answering my questions and has promptly shipped all my orders. I’ve taken worrying about guitar cords, connectors, cables, etc off my list. They never fail!!
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Lucas C. - Not only does Rattlesnake make the finest cables I've ever used, but they also have some of the best customer service I've experienced.
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Eric S. - For so many years, I was playing with low quality cables. I went to my my local guitar shop, best around, Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium in Fox River Grove, IL. Buddy Wiegelman, owner of the shop, basically said to me, "so many people are playing on...
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David C. - Beautiful cables...snakes... and shipped in a couple of days...Great service...Each cable came in its own bag...Will definitely purchase more cables as needed...
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Daniel S. - Rattlesnake cables are my go-to for the instrument cables I use between my guitar, pedalboard, and amplifier. They are quite simply the most durable instrument cables I have ever owned. I have never had one fail, despite taking them out for years to...
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Kevin G. - These are, hands down, the best cables I've ever owned. I feel great security in my signal when I feel the strength of the cable in my hands as I plug it into my instruments. Thanks, Rattlesnake!
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Lonnie B. - Once again Rattlesnake Cables has exceeded expectations. Customer service is top notch and the cables are second to none. Thanks to Hank and his crew.
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What Vick N. Said...


Testimonial:

I made my first purchase from Rattlesnake Cable Co. And I was amazed on the quality of their cables, I purchased 3 standard guitar cables and 4 speaker cables and the clarity of these cables are so pure and no tone loss or hissing noise. Do yourself a favor and try out Rattlesnake cables you won't regret it. Customer service is top notch and Hank is great to deal with and he does care about his products and it shows.

Thoughts about our Service:

Best customer service I ever dealt with.

What was purchased:

I purchased 3 standard cables and 4 speaker cables.

What Steve M. Said...


Testimonial:

Hank has been very responsive in answering my questions and has promptly shipped all my orders. I’ve taken worrying about guitar cords, connectors, cables, etc off my list. They never fail!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent and fast

What was purchased:

Cables, pigtails, connectors

What Lucas C. Said...


Testimonial:

Not only does Rattlesnake make the finest cables I've ever used, but they also have some of the best customer service I've experienced.

Thoughts about our Service:

Always top notch

What was purchased:

Guitar cables, speaker cables, pedalboard cables

What Eric S. Said...


Testimonial:

For so many years, I was playing with low quality cables. I went to my my local guitar shop, best around, Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium in Fox River Grove, IL. Buddy Wiegelman, owner of the shop, basically said to me, "so many people are playing on expensive guitars and amps, but are using terrible cables. "He proceeded to tell me about Rattlesnake Cable Company out of Montana. Well, I purchased one Rattlesnake cable, running it from my PRS Custom 22 to my Fuchs ODS, and what a difference between my cheap cable and the Rattlesnake. The white 'crackly' noise went away and my signal was crystal clear. The rest is history, I slowly began replacing all cables in the rig for the purpose of having that clarity and lack of unnecessary noise that was sucking my tone (rack processors, pedals). These Montana folks are great! They stand behind their products, and their customer service is awesome! These are the only cables I use now, since my good friend Buddy told me about these guys a few years back. Do yourself a favor and get rid of your cheap low quality cables and get that clear signal that you should have when playing on a nice rig. Rattlesnake Cable fan for life!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service!!!! They will take care of you A++++++ Cables and Company

What was purchased:

(4) 15 ft Snake Head angle/straight cables, (8) patch cables (3) !0 ft Snake Head Straight, (1) Speaker

What David C. Said...


Testimonial:

Beautiful cables...snakes... and shipped in a couple of days...Great service...Each cable came in its own bag...Will definitely purchase more cables as needed...

Thoughts about our Service:

The best...

What was purchased:

One speaker cable and two instrument cables..

What Daniel S. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are my go-to for the instrument cables I use between my guitar, pedalboard, and amplifier. They are quite simply the most durable instrument cables I have ever owned. I have never had one fail, despite taking them out for years to practices and gigs. The outer sleeving feels like it's built like a tank and I'm never concerned about stepping on it or accidentally wrenching the plugs.

Thoughts about our Service:

It's always been great — quick turnaround, friendly service.

What was purchased:

Standard Rattlesnake Instrument Cable, Snake Head Instrument Cable, Speaker Cable, and XLR Cable

What Kevin G. Said...


Testimonial:

These are, hands down, the best cables I've ever owned. I feel great security in my signal when I feel the strength of the cable in my hands as I plug it into my instruments. Thanks, Rattlesnake!

Thoughts about our Service:

I have always been able to ask for whatever I have in mind and am met with great information regarding what I am looking for or what could be done better.

What was purchased:

Standard cables, speaker cables, TRS cables, monitor cables, XLR cables, pro flex patch

What Lonnie B. Said...


Testimonial:

Once again Rattlesnake Cables has exceeded expectations. Customer service is top notch and the cables are second to none. Thanks to Hank and his crew.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

speaker cable, 4x4 junction box, patch cables
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Fat Tony 6-string
Fat Tony 6-string
1/23/2021
Can’t say enough about the quality of these cables, I’ve owned some of the most expensive cables on the market and these I feel can’t be beat. The customer service and speedy delivery is fantastic. I will be buying all my cables from rattlesnake from now on.
Eric Bice
Eric Bice
6/12/2021
Thank you so much! Blown away by this companies customer service, the personalized video to inform me of shipping and thanking me for the purchase! You’ve gained a loyal customer here! Thanks guys!
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
Robert Cox
Fat Tony 6-string
1/23/2021
Can’t say enough about the quality of these cables, I’ve owned some of the most expensive cables on the market and these I feel can’t be beat. The customer service and speedy delivery is fantastic. I will be buying all my cables from rattlesnake from now on.
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Robert Cox
Eric Bice
6/12/2021
Thank you so much! Blown away by this companies customer service, the personalized video to inform me of shipping and thanking me for the purchase! You’ve gained a loyal customer here! Thanks guys!
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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 these high enough! Thank you, Hank, and your great team!
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