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Speaker Cable



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.

Derek S. - Very pleased with the customers service and my cables I purchased
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Acey C. - I go to Rattlesnake Cable Company for all of my guitar cable needs. I use their instrument cables, speaker cables and their patch cables are on all of my pedalboards. The high quality components that Rattlesnake uses gives me extra confidence during...
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Erica S. - These cables are skillfully crafted by some amazing people. I have been using these cables exclusively for around 5 years now, and they have never failed me, nor are any of them showing signs. They still look and work like new. Don't waste money on...
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David B. - I love these cables they are super durable, cool looking and feel great to touch! Quality cable that you can hear the difference, I have out fitted my bass and guitar rigs. With these amazing cables and hooked up my wife’s rig too! Hank and his...
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Charlie W. - I found Rattlesnake Cables on the internet about two years ago. I made two pedalboards exclusive with Rattlesnake Cables. The custom orders are simple for any size/length and combination of pancakes to angle. The response is fast when making the...
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Joshua L. - I used to buy cheap cables, because cheap. But they went bad too frequently and always at the worst time! So I decided to give Rattlesnake cables a try and I’ve never looked back. Excellent cables that don’t die and excellent customer service!...
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Brent W. - Love my Rattlesnake cables, quality build at a fair price. Love special colors, my son and I own about 10 of these and I've started buying them for my church.
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William M. - This is my first Rattlesnake cable, a three foot red speaker cable. This is the best I’ve ever come across. Made in the USA and the highest quality imaginable. Going to replace all my cables with Rattlesnake’s Great products, communication,...
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What Derek S. Said...


Testimonial:

Very pleased with the customers service and my cables I purchased

Thoughts about our Service:

Old school touch & Very professional, I will be making more purchases in the future

What was purchased:

Instrument & speaker cables

What Acey C. Said...


Testimonial:

I go to Rattlesnake Cable Company for all of my guitar cable needs. I use their instrument cables, speaker cables and their patch cables are on all of my pedalboards. The high quality components that Rattlesnake uses gives me extra confidence during live gigs because I know that they're so solidly built.

Thoughts about our Service:

Rattlesnake customer service is 100% top-notch. They have very fast response times on custom cable orders and quick shipping, too! AAA+++

What was purchased:

Instrument cables, custom speaker cables and many pedalboard patch cables.

What Erica S. Said...


Testimonial:

These cables are skillfully crafted by some amazing people. I have been using these cables exclusively for around 5 years now, and they have never failed me, nor are any of them showing signs. They still look and work like new. Don't waste money on other cables, just do yourself a favor and get the right ones now.

Thoughts about our Service:

All of the cables I've ordered from these folks arrived right on time and were exactly what I'd requested. The communication I have had with the folks at Rattlesnake Cable Company has been consistently friendly and professional and helpful. Don't waste your time and money on inferior cables. These are more than worth what you'll pay for them!

What was purchased:

Six various instrument and speaker cables, so far!

What David B. Said...


Testimonial:

I love these cables they are super durable, cool looking and feel great to touch! Quality cable that you can hear the difference, I have out fitted my bass and guitar rigs. With these amazing cables and hooked up my wife’s rig too! Hank and his team are amazing! The personal not and video after my first purchase was an amazing touch! Get your cables now!

Thoughts about our Service:

Amazing. Love the bag and stickers! Made a loyal customer for life!

What was purchased:

A few 15‘ cables a 6’ Cable a 20’ cable and a few 3’ speaker cables

What Charlie W. Said...


Testimonial:

I found Rattlesnake Cables on the internet about two years ago. I made two pedalboards exclusive with Rattlesnake Cables. The custom orders are simple for any size/length and combination of pancakes to angle. The response is fast when making the order and shipping is about two days to your front door. I am amazed in the in the packaging and quality.

Thoughts about our Service:

Rattlesnake Cables customer service is top notch!!

What was purchased:

Pedalboard patch cables, effect loop cables, speaker cables.

What Joshua L. Said...


Testimonial:

I used to buy cheap cables, because cheap. But they went bad too frequently and always at the worst time! So I decided to give Rattlesnake cables a try and I’ve never looked back. Excellent cables that don’t die and excellent customer service! What else is there to say?

Thoughts about our Service:

Always excellent. Great communication and super fast shipping. Always a pleasure.

What was purchased:

5 or 6 Snake Head and Standard cables of varying length, pack of patch cables for my pedal board, and 2 speaker cables.

What Brent W. Said...


Testimonial:

Love my Rattlesnake cables, quality build at a fair price. Love special colors, my son and I own about 10 of these and I've started buying them for my church.

Thoughts about our Service:

Wow, my first thought was how do they get these things to me so fast, being made in Montana, Hank has personally helped me on a Sunday morning. Take a day off Hank! Great service, great product.

What was purchased:

I've ordered instrument cables, speaker cables and recently started replacing my XLR cables with Rattlesnakes.

What William M. Said...


Testimonial:

This is my first Rattlesnake cable, a three foot red speaker cable. This is the best I’ve ever come across. Made in the USA and the highest quality imaginable. Going to replace all my cables with Rattlesnake’s Great products, communication, support, customer service and all at a very reasonable cost

Thoughts about our Service:

Didn’t need it

What was purchased:

Speaker cable
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Steven Grossberg
Steven Grossberg
9/28/2020
Just the best customer service and follow up in the musical equipment market. Quick fulfilment, great quality. Totally recommend Rattlesnake.
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
Andre Floyd
Andre Floyd
9/4/2020
I've known these folks for awhile and from day one they've been innovative and excellent craftsmen at making the best cable in the live and studio music biz! I'm so grateful for each and every person in the shop! They all love music and treat the old girl right. I wouldn't buy my cable from anybody... Read
Andre Floyd
Steven Grossberg
9/28/2020
Just the best customer service and follow up in the musical equipment market. Quick fulfilment, great quality. Totally recommend Rattlesnake.
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Andre Floyd
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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Andre Floyd
Andre Floyd
9/4/2020
I've known these folks for awhile and from day one they've been innovative and excellent craftsmen at making the best cable in the live and studio music biz! I'm so grateful for each and every person in the shop! They all love music and treat the old girl right. I wouldn't buy my cable from anybody else!
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