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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 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're requiring a custom speaker cable or something different (XLR or G&HRight 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 for when you the head/amp needs to be away from the 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, from the outside, both cables look quite similar they are drastically different internally. A instrument cable is based on a coaxial cable. A coax cable has internal braided or spiral copper shielding and 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) from 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 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 indepth 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.

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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Jeff F. - I started using Rattlesnake cables a couple of years ago when I made the switch to amp modelers. The first thing that struck me regarding the quality was the physical feel and durability. They get tossed about, packed and un-packed quite frequently...
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Cody B. - Love the quality and awesome looks from Rattlesnake, I've slowly converted all my cables and have been super happy with the setup. Quality of materials and fit and finish is evident. More than happy to come here as opposed to big names and cheapies.
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Todd G. - I was referred from a guy I know , I had never thought cables really made any difference, however I bought 2 guitar cables and 1 speaker cable , man I really can hear the difference very clean signal. these cables are made very well! very sturdy and...
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Daniel J. - I came across Rattlesnake Cable Company by searching for a smaller, American company instead of purchasing from a giant corporate conglomerate. Rattlesnake cables are the best I have ever used in my 20+ yrs of playing guitar. The cables are built...
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Leroy C. - Very satisfied as usual, delivery very fast to france....And the quality is here, the package is "woahhh", everything is awesome compared to European dealers. Thank you
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Jerry R. - Hank and his team have constantly hit the ball out of the park… Great cables! Super customer support! And great communication! I have purchased 8 cables just for myself and a have referred several of my friends to do the same…. Attention to...
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Matthew W. - I’ve spent my life just trying to find a brand of cable that would work, and keep working. They never did. Cut in and out constantly. Then I ran across the Rattlers. First cable I got (still working) was quite impressive. I kept waiting for it to...
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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

What Jeff F. Said...


Testimonial:

I started using Rattlesnake cables a couple of years ago when I made the switch to amp modelers. The first thing that struck me regarding the quality was the physical feel and durability. They get tossed about, packed and un-packed quite frequently and hold up better than any cable I've ever used. As to the sound quality, well, I'm not an audio engineer. But I can tell you I never experience any inexplicable hum or disturbance in my signal chain. Whether from the instrument lines or the speaker cables running to my FRFR's. The custom options are great as they are willing to work with you to achieve whatever the application may be. I'm in the process of replacing every cable I use throughout my rig with Rattlesnake cables. The customer service is top notch and in my experience, the delivery turnaround has been lightning quick. In every instance, I had my cables within days of ordering, even with some custom options. I'm a Rattlesnake customer for life.

Thoughts about our Service:

Fantastic to say the least. The product arrives expertly packaged and the reusable cloth drawstring bags come in handy. An amazing U.S. based company that makes every effort to exceed customer expectations.

What was purchased:

XLR, TRS, and instrument cables.

What Cody B. Said...


Testimonial:

Love the quality and awesome looks from Rattlesnake, I've slowly converted all my cables and have been super happy with the setup. Quality of materials and fit and finish is evident. More than happy to come here as opposed to big names and cheapies.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is top notch, from personalized updates to fast, helpful responses you won't come across a better service.

What was purchased:

Instrument, speaker, and patch cables.

What Todd G. Said...


Testimonial:

I was referred from a guy I know , I had never thought cables really made any difference, however I bought 2 guitar cables and 1 speaker cable , man I really can hear the difference very clean signal. these cables are made very well! very sturdy and will last a long time!

Thoughts about our Service:

This company is fast and efficient I order on a Saturday and got the cables Tuesday ! Thanks very much!!

What was purchased:

2 guitar cables, 1 speaker cable

What Daniel J. Said...


Testimonial:

I came across Rattlesnake Cable Company by searching for a smaller, American company instead of purchasing from a giant corporate conglomerate. Rattlesnake cables are the best I have ever used in my 20+ yrs of playing guitar. The cables are built like a tank, they're beautiful in the color selections and the customer service is the best hands down. I had a guitar cabinet built by Atlas cabinets, (another small, American company). By chance, Rattlesnake and Atlas are partners in a way. So I received the cabinet and it came with Rattlesnake speaker cables. Rattlesnake great pride in their work and It shows, both in built quality and the sound I'm able to get with these cables. I'll never buy from anyone else again. Support a small American company and buy from Rattlesnake Cable Co. Daniel from Florida

Thoughts about our Service:

Amazing. I had a cable plugged in to a guitar and dropped it, damaging the guitar and input cable. I emailed Rattlesnake and they replaced it for free. Fast shipping and I got a sweet bag, stickers and a personal note from the owner/operator .

What was purchased:

2 Speaker cables, several snake head instrument cables

What Leroy C. Said...


Testimonial:

Very satisfied as usual, delivery very fast to france....And the quality is here, the package is "woahhh", everything is awesome compared to European dealers. Thank you

Thoughts about our Service:

Don't hesitate they are very kind and professional with a video to thank you...I loved it

What was purchased:

a Speaker cable in Dirty Tweed and I had already a guitar cable in Copper

What Jerry R. Said...


Testimonial:

Hank and his team have constantly hit the ball out of the park… Great cables! Super customer support! And great communication! I have purchased 8 cables just for myself and a have referred several of my friends to do the same…. Attention to detail is great! Lifetime warranty is cool…. Not having to worry about cable malfunction is priceless……jerryr

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent.. I’ve always custom ordered. Never been disappointed! Hank and his team will make custom lengths to what ever you need….

What was purchased:

Guitar cables, speaker cables, mic cables

What Matthew W. Said...


Testimonial:

I’ve spent my life just trying to find a brand of cable that would work, and keep working. They never did. Cut in and out constantly. Then I ran across the Rattlers. First cable I got (still working) was quite impressive. I kept waiting for it to start to old crackling while I play with it going up through my strap and down. It’s just flawless. From that moment forward, it was Rattlesnake cables.

Thoughts about our Service:

Totally satisfied.

What was purchased:

Guitar cables, speaker cable, patch cables.
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Dan Strachan
Dan Strachan
1/23/2021
I love these cables! My wife bought me my first one for my birthday a year or two ago and since then I’ve ordered custom purple ones and they are beautiful! I’m expanding my rig to a wet/dry set up and grabbed another as well as a new speaker cable. Down the road I will definitely be getting... Read
C Frey
C Frey
9/3/2020
Hank and company make the very best cables on the market, hard stop. Without fail, every single purchase I’ve made from Rattlesnake has come with the best in communication and the best turnaround time. The cables themselves should be considered the standard, virtually indestructible and far... Read
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
Chris Leishman
Dan Strachan
1/23/2021
I love these cables! My wife bought me my first one for my birthday a year or two ago and since then I’ve ordered custom purple ones and they are beautiful! I’m expanding my rig to a wet/dry set up and grabbed another as well as a new speaker cable. Down the road I will definitely be getting patch cables as whenever I add a Rattlesnake Cable my signal gets cleaner. I can’t say enough about how much I love these things and the packaging, holy cow! So fancy!
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Chris Leishman
C Frey
9/3/2020
Hank and company make the very best cables on the market, hard stop. Without fail, every single purchase I’ve made from Rattlesnake has come with the best in communication and the best turnaround time. The cables themselves should be considered the standard, virtually indestructible and far superior tone. Nothing else even comes close. Do yourself a favor and throw away all your cables, speaker and pedalboard included and replace them now with Rattlesnake Cables. You can thank me later.
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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 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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