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.

Travis H. - A rock solid product that ships incredibly quickly. These cables are really bulletproof and the colored weave options make it easy to sort speaker from instrument, long versus short, etc or just provide some onstage flair.
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Alex L. - Love these instrument and speaker cables. You can tell they are quality from the moment you open them. They check all the boxes. Low impedance. Tough. And they come in awesome colors. Excited to put them through the paces on stage. I think I will be...
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Brian D. - The entire experience was outstanding. First, it was very important to me to buy high quality cables made in the USA. After doing research and reviewing the website and the products, I decided to purchase from Rattlesnake Cables. I was so surprised...
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Kevin F. - Great experience dealing with this company. High quality cables and super fast shipping.
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Carmen S. - Rattlesnake Cable Company produces the best cables on the market. They are made with quality materials in really cool colors and designs. But more important to me is the customer service and individual attention Hank devotes to each of his customers....
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Eric N. - After about 10 years, I decided to replace my studio cables (instrument and speaker). Having bought cables from top manufacturers in the past, I decided to give Rattlesnake a try. The Rattlesnake cables are awesome! While a cable won't add to your...
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Gregg H. - If I hadn't plugged the cables up myself, I wouldn't have been able to hear the difference.
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Justin T. - I have been so impressed with Hank and the Rattlesnake Cable Company. Not only with the absolutely amazing quality with their products (which are truly really amazing), but with the customer service. After purchasing a TRS splitter and TRS cable from...
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What Travis H. Said...


Testimonial:

A rock solid product that ships incredibly quickly. These cables are really bulletproof and the colored weave options make it easy to sort speaker from instrument, long versus short, etc or just provide some onstage flair.

Thoughts about our Service:

Almost immediate turnaround. Top notch.

What was purchased:

Several instrument and speaker cables.

What Alex L. Said...


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Love these instrument and speaker cables. You can tell they are quality from the moment you open them. They check all the boxes. Low impedance. Tough. And they come in awesome colors. Excited to put them through the paces on stage. I think I will be changing out my pedalboard patch cables to Rattlesnake next. Hank knows how to treat customers, which is not the norm now a days. Fast shipping. All around great experience.

Thoughts about our Service:

Top notch. Hank is eager to make sure you get what you need. Loved the personal note and video. No, those things don’t make the product better or worse, but they are the special touches that seperates Rattlesnake from the others.

What was purchased:

Speaker cables, Snake Heads, and standard instrument cables.

What Brian D. Said...


Testimonial:

The entire experience was outstanding. First, it was very important to me to buy high quality cables made in the USA. After doing research and reviewing the website and the products, I decided to purchase from Rattlesnake Cables. I was so surprised when I received the personal video from Hank Donovan thanking me for my business. I think that is great. It is a hometown feel over half the country away. The cables arrived fast and they were packaged with care with great presentation. They look great and sound even better. I actually decided to make another purchase yesterday.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent service . The owner's gratitude is genuine and that comes across. The shipping was fast and the product was packaged with care and with a fine presentation. Thanks.

What was purchased:

I purchased 1 snake weave standard cable, 2 black weave standard cables, 1 snake weave speaker cable and some pro patch cables. After my first order, I decided to make another purchase for more patch cables.

What Kevin F. Said...


Testimonial:

Great experience dealing with this company. High quality cables and super fast shipping.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

Speaker cables

What Carmen S. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake Cable Company produces the best cables on the market. They are made with quality materials in really cool colors and designs. But more important to me is the customer service and individual attention Hank devotes to each of his customers. I truly feel like I am valued at Rattlesnake. Keep up the great work Hank! I'm so glad I found this company!

Thoughts about our Service:

Above and Beyond! Hank sent me a personalized video thanking me of my purchase.

What was purchased:

Speaker cables and patch cables

What Eric N. Said...


Testimonial:

After about 10 years, I decided to replace my studio cables (instrument and speaker). Having bought cables from top manufacturers in the past, I decided to give Rattlesnake a try. The Rattlesnake cables are awesome! While a cable won't add to your sound, it certainly can detract from it. The Rattlesnake's are crystal clear and built like tanks. Undoubtedly the last cables for the studio I'll have to buy! Live rig cables are next.

Thoughts about our Service:

The customer service at Rattlesnake is second to none! They are extremely responsive to questions, often replying in just minutes to inquiries. I had several back-and-forth emails on a custom cable build. Even with that, my cable was made and shipped the same day. The personal thank you video sent by Hank was very cool!

What was purchased:

Instrument, speaker, custom speaker and patch cables.

What Gregg H. Said...


Testimonial:

If I hadn't plugged the cables up myself, I wouldn't have been able to hear the difference.

Thoughts about our Service:

Fantastic

What was purchased:

2x 3 foot speakon to speakon speaker cables and 1x 3 foot 1/4 to 1/4 speaker cable

What Justin T. Said...


Testimonial:

I have been so impressed with Hank and the Rattlesnake Cable Company. Not only with the absolutely amazing quality with their products (which are truly really amazing), but with the customer service. After purchasing a TRS splitter and TRS cable from them I am a customer for life. Any cable I need in the future will FOR SURE be a Rattlesnake. But what truly made me appreciate them was when I enquired about a solution to an odd speaker cable need, instead of giving me an answer that could have easily sold me another Rattlesnake cable Hank gave me the advice to not introduce another cable into the chain and stick with my initial solution. That was what really made me know that not only do they make super solid boutique quality products but they are a company that stands on honesty and hard work and puts the customers needs before their own. Hank, you are a true gentleman and you have earned a customer for life. Thank you sir

Thoughts about our Service:

TOP NOTCH. You will not find better customer service in the music business, or any other business for that matter. There are cable companies out there that make great cables but I guarantee you won't find a better product than anything RCC makes and you for sure won't find better customer service anywhere.

What was purchased:

TRS splitter and TRS cable
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  • Mean Green
  • Sage
  • Blue
  • Copper
  • Snake Weave
  • No Weave (Bare)

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9/10/2020
These are Absolutely the BEST cables I’ve ever used - and they look Great!!!
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11/4/2020
Great cables, great service. Really love the snake head feature on the instrument cable!
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1/23/2021
Custom lengths, super solid high quality, made locally, fast shipping, and attentive customer service. Couldn't ask for anything more.
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These are Absolutely the BEST cables I’ve ever used - and they look Great!!!
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Great cables, great service. Really love the snake head feature on the instrument cable!
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1/23/2021
Custom lengths, super solid high quality, made locally, fast shipping, and attentive customer service. Couldn't ask for anything more.
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