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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.

Sean F. - About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and...
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Rich G. - Rattlesnake cables are my go-to for all touring needs with the Furs. No noise, unbreakable and cool colours...!
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Jeff P. - Cables feel great and sturdy with no loss of precious toanz.
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Scotty P. - Hank makes the best cables. Period. I’ve tried the 20’ instrument leads vs mogami, canare and any other I come across and the rattlesnake cables just have this presence that the others do not. The construction is top notch and the customer...
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Alex F. - I just got the cable, and it works. Honestly, I haven't had a chance yet to put it through it's paces or compare it to my Mogami or Vox or planet waves cables, so bear that in mind. First of all, the whole experience in buying and receiving feels...
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Nirio G. - Tremendous job by the guys at Rattlesnake! Super fast turnaround time and highest quality materials used for my order. Every cable I need I get from Rattlesnake from now on!
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Paul K. - These cables are expertly constructed for top notch performance, and looks that could kill
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Ryan [Relentless] R. - I just love the Rattlesnake cables I have purchased. Top notch quality, sound, looks, and custom.
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What Sean F. Said...


Testimonial:

About seven years ago I got my first Rattlesnake instrument cable and I’ve never looked back since then. They are the only cables I’ll ever need! I exclusively use the instrument, patch, speaker, and XLR cables for all of my LIVE sound and performance rigs. I have also sold these quality products at my shop, Guitarley’s Customer Guitar & Repair, to all of my customers! These truly are the best cables and Hank and his team offer the best service! I’m a lifer for sure.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank has always taken excellent care of me and goes above and beyond my expectations as a happy customer.

What was purchased:

Instruments cables, patch cables, speaker cables, XLR cables, and Line Buffer pedal.

What Rich G. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are my go-to for all touring needs with the Furs. No noise, unbreakable and cool colours...!

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank is always super fast and great to deal with! :)

What was purchased:

30 ft board to amp loom cables, 30 ft no weave stage cable, 10ft purple weave, Speaker cables in purple, many pedal patches etc...

What Jeff P. Said...


Testimonial:

Cables feel great and sturdy with no loss of precious toanz.

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank is amazing. Emailed me back on a holiday, which was not expected. I can tell they care about their products and their customers.

What was purchased:

instrument and speaker cables

What Scotty P. Said...


Testimonial:

Hank makes the best cables. Period. I’ve tried the 20’ instrument leads vs mogami, canare and any other I come across and the rattlesnake cables just have this presence that the others do not. The construction is top notch and the customer service is par none. Worthy investment for sure!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent! Always very helpful, and offered to replace a cable I ruined.

What was purchased:

20' instrument cables Pro patch cables Speaker cables

What Alex F. Said...


Testimonial:

I just got the cable, and it works. Honestly, I haven't had a chance yet to put it through it's paces or compare it to my Mogami or Vox or planet waves cables, so bear that in mind. First of all, the whole experience in buying and receiving feels like a boutique cable (b/c it is). Pick your length, you connector types, your colors, etc. I opted for a 15' TRS Copper, non-"snake head" cable. The cable comes in a box in a cloth bag like you might find with high-end dress shoes, stickers, a velcro cable wrap, etc. It's just so well put together and packaged - completely unlike buying your typical Planet Waves or George L or Lava Cables. The Rattlesnake cables seems to be almost the same as Caulfield Cable's Tour Series in terms of construction, capacitance (the Rattlesnakes have better capacitance than the Caufield Standard Series), flexibility, etc. Even without the 20% discount that you can regularly get, the Rattlesnakes are significantly less expensive, AND have better plugs. And there are the regular sales for different colors, even colors that you don't normally see on their site. It's a win-win! I bought this on a whim, basically. I found a blog article. Then I read up on the cable quality on TheGearPage (all glowing reviews). I compared to Caulfield Cables. Rattlesnake wins, easily. Half the price of Lava, better than Planet Waves, cheaper than the equivalent Caufield. These will be my standard go-to instrument, speaker, etc. cables from now on. And if they start making the MIDI cable variants that Caufield does, I'll switch to those too.

Thoughts about our Service:

I have not had to deal with customer service, but the discussions on thegearpage specifically call out their outstanding customer service. YMMV

What was purchased:

15' TRS Rattlesnake instrument cable, copper color weave

What Nirio G. Said...


Testimonial:

Tremendous job by the guys at Rattlesnake! Super fast turnaround time and highest quality materials used for my order. Every cable I need I get from Rattlesnake from now on!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service was impeccable.

What was purchased:

Multiple lengths of instrument cable and speaker cable

What Paul K. Said...


Testimonial:

These cables are expertly constructed for top notch performance, and looks that could kill

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent, fast, informative and extremely helpful

What was purchased:

20' Snakeheads as well as a standard run, speaker cables, and trs patch cables

What Ryan [Relentless] R. Said...


Testimonial:

I just love the Rattlesnake cables I have purchased. Top notch quality, sound, looks, and custom.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent customer service and prompt shipping of new orders.

What was purchased:

Instrument cables and speaker cables. XLR next.
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Reviews on Google

Jonathan Hooker
Jonathan Hooker
9/1/2020
I bought a guitar cable several years ago. The transaction was easy, & shipping was prompt. The cable is superlative. It's 15 feet, but I can't detect any tone loss. It is heavy, and built for far more work than I'll ever put it through. I could see this thing touring for years and not breaking... Read
PAUL KOMSIC
PAUL KOMSIC
9/3/2021
Love these cables! From the main leads, to speaker cables, to patch cables. They look just as awesome as they sound!
John Osmon
John Osmon
9/13/2021
I ordered a 15' Rattlesnake weave instrument cable and I can't speak highly enough about the quality and conductivity of this cable, let alone the look. Truly shows attention to detail and obviously one that will last a very long time. I highly reccomend these cables!
John Osmon
Jonathan Hooker
9/1/2020
I bought a guitar cable several years ago. The transaction was easy, & shipping was prompt. The cable is superlative. It's 15 feet, but I can't detect any tone loss. It is heavy, and built for far more work than I'll ever put it through. I could see this thing touring for years and not breaking down. Bonus: I let a friend use it for the bullwhip when he was Indiana Jones for Halloween, and nobody noticed it was a guitar cable. 10/10 recommend and will replace any other cable or patch that breaks down on me with Rattlesnake.
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John Osmon
PAUL KOMSIC
9/3/2021
Love these cables! From the main leads, to speaker cables, to patch cables. They look just as awesome as they sound!
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John Osmon
John Osmon
9/13/2021
I ordered a 15' Rattlesnake weave instrument cable and I can't speak highly enough about the quality and conductivity of this cable, let alone the look. Truly shows attention to detail and obviously one that will last a very long time. I highly reccomend these cables!
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