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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!

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.

Tony L. - This cable is extremely well made & durable! It was also packaged very well & shipped very quickly!
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Lou W. - Great Cable, Better Service!
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Gabriel N. - Top notch customer service and communications. Very high quality cables that were delivered quickly. I would recommend Rattlesnake Cable Company to anyone I know.
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Max B. - I over-research things. After spending hours reading about the lowest-capacitance cables available I decided that ultra-low capacitance wasn’t as much of a priority to me as USA-milled copper wire and the best possible customer experience. Hank is...
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Alex L. - I’ve bounced back and forth between cable companies and always find myself back at Rattlesnake. I’ve never once had an issue with even the slightest crackle in their cables.
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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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Joe M. - Awesome products. Awesome service, great company. I am going to replace all my cables with Rattlesnake.
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Dan H. - The speaker cable and guitar cable I ordered are both top quality. Very durable, very nice-sounding, and aesthetically pleasing, to boot.
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What Tony L. Said...


Testimonial:

This cable is extremely well made & durable! It was also packaged very well & shipped very quickly!

Thoughts about our Service:

Great customer service/email communication

What was purchased:

I purchased a 3ft. speaker cable

What Lou W. Said...


Testimonial:

Great Cable, Better Service!

Thoughts about our Service:

Truly outstanding customer service! Placed my order and immediately got order confirmation. Next morning, I woke up and found an email with a link to a personal video! Not sure what magic they use to get a package from Montana to Pennsylvania so quickly, but I've had items shipped from 20 miles away take twice as long to get here. Not to mention the cable itself is much nicer than others that cost a lot more! I will DEFINITELY be back the next time I need a cable!

What was purchased:

Speaker Cable

What Gabriel N. Said...


Testimonial:

Top notch customer service and communications. Very high quality cables that were delivered quickly. I would recommend Rattlesnake Cable Company to anyone I know.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent. Absolutely no constructive criticism whatsoever.

What was purchased:

Guitar/effect patch cables and guitar amp speaker cables.

What Max B. Said...


Testimonial:

I over-research things. After spending hours reading about the lowest-capacitance cables available I decided that ultra-low capacitance wasn’t as much of a priority to me as USA-milled copper wire and the best possible customer experience. Hank is doing it the right way, folks - the cables are beautifully crafted, and I love the western aesthetic. and they are as low capacitance and "techy" as I need.

Thoughts about our Service:

Nothing short of incredible! Hank built my cables and shipped my order a day after I placed it and was kind enough to take the time to send me a personalized video thanking me for my business. The unboxing experience is second to none in this industry and the attention to detail cannot be overstated. Big thanks to everybody at Rattlesnake Cables!

What was purchased:

Speaker wire and standard TS instrument cable.

What Alex L. Said...


Testimonial:

I’ve bounced back and forth between cable companies and always find myself back at Rattlesnake. I’ve never once had an issue with even the slightest crackle in their cables.

Thoughts about our Service:

Rattlesnake is always on top of it, if I ever contact them about a question, they've always been prompt to respond.

What was purchased:

I've used their instrument cables, and I've been using their speaker cables exclusively for the last 6 years.

What Clayton E. Said...


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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 Joe M. Said...


Testimonial:

Awesome products. Awesome service, great company. I am going to replace all my cables with Rattlesnake.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service was personal and top notch. Super fast shipping

What was purchased:

2 speaker cables 1 patch 1 short cable

What Dan H. Said...


Testimonial:

The speaker cable and guitar cable I ordered are both top quality. Very durable, very nice-sounding, and aesthetically pleasing, to boot.

Thoughts about our Service:

Amy's customer service was exceptional. When there was an issue with my delivery (which was no fault of Rattlesnake), she worked with me to promptly re-ship a replacement order. I really appreciated her responsiveness and communication.

What was purchased:

A 3' speaker cable and a 15' guitar cable.
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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.

Quick Shipping

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!

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.

Customer Service

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!

U.S. Milled Custom Cable

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!

Family-Owned Business

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.



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Jacob Hanson
Jacob Hanson
9/1/2020
These cables are worth every penny! Sure you can go find a cheapo one on Amazon, but you get what you pay for. After a couple years of gigging with them, they still look as good as the day I got them! 10/10 would very highly recommend!
Brian Williams
Brian Williams
8/11/2022
The best cables, built to last, and many great looks to choose from to match your style.
Bob Kondrk
Bob Kondrk
10/26/2021
I recently placed 2 cable orders on two separate dates. I was SO impressed with the customer service by Hank and the quality of the cables that I ordered merch so I could advertise just a little. I am not a rookie player. I am 72 and still an active musician. The Rattlesnake Cable Company and of... Read
Bob Kondrk
Jacob Hanson
9/1/2020
These cables are worth every penny! Sure you can go find a cheapo one on Amazon, but you get what you pay for. After a couple years of gigging with them, they still look as good as the day I got them! 10/10 would very highly recommend!
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Brian Williams
8/11/2022
The best cables, built to last, and many great looks to choose from to match your style.
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Bob Kondrk
Bob Kondrk
10/26/2021
I recently placed 2 cable orders on two separate dates. I was SO impressed with the customer service by Hank and the quality of the cables that I ordered merch so I could advertise just a little. I am not a rookie player. I am 72 and still an active musician. The Rattlesnake Cable Company and of course Hank , has a business acumen that other businesses should definitely use as a model. I will be buying more products from Rattlesnake in the future.
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