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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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking for something custom? A set of specific-length patch cables? Or a longer or shorter instrument cable? Maybe you're looking for a limited weave we offered in the past but is no longer available. Shoot us a Custom Build Request, and we'll see what we can do to help!
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.
We are musicians. What does that mean? We know what it feels like when gear fails on stage. We hate that feeling, and we think about that with every build. As musicians, we also know how hard the road can be on gear and focus on making it stand the abuse.
We understand after placing an order, the excitement starts - and we want to make sure you get your order quickly. From day one, we've pushed to get orders out as quickly as possible. Usually, orders are shipped the next day!
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 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!
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.
Check out some videos talking about Rattlesnake Cables - unboxing, demos, etc.
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