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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.

Steven W. - Rattlesnake cables are truly second to none! Not only are they beautiful, hand crafted in the USA, out of the finest materials available... but Hank and his team provide the highest quality customer service to boot! Seriously, these guys have it...
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Roy N. - As a working musician, I appreciate gear that is built to last and withstand the rigors of gigging. I have purchased many cables from Rattlesnake of all types, microphone, guitar, and speaker, and have been amazed at the ruggedness and build quality...
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Brendon I. - Hands down, the best cables I've ever used. No loss of tone and very clear.
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Ryan P. - I'd spent years getting by on cheap cables and finally decided to invest in some quality cables when a fellow pedal steel player turned me onto Rattlesnake. Not only did the Rattlesnake cables significantly improve my tone, they also removed all...
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Larry B. - Excellent company making it in the USA. Thumbs up to Hank and the crew at Rattlesnake cables. Great product, I ordered several for myself and sent some to friends who love them. High quality and well made, the collector/storage tin looks great in my...
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Zachary S. - Flat out the BEST company to buy from. High quality products and quick order updates. Never guessing if it went thru or when it will come. I would strongly recommend giving them a try!
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Daniel G. - The quality of these cables is superb! Great service and super fast shipping, thanks guys!
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Charles H. - These are the best built cables I have ever owned. The connectors are very sturdy and these cables will last a very long time. Plus they look really good too.
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What Steven W. Said...


Testimonial:

Rattlesnake cables are truly second to none! Not only are they beautiful, hand crafted in the USA, out of the finest materials available... but Hank and his team provide the highest quality customer service to boot! Seriously, these guys have it dialed. I have several Rattlesnake cables in my chain, and I will always come back for more when the need arises. Top notch all the way!

Thoughts about our Service:

Hank provides the gold standard for how to treat customers. Quality is outstanding, shipping was lightning fast, and the personal touches like a custom thank you video and note pad are what pushes them over the top! If only every business went the extra mile like Rattlesnake cables...

What was purchased:

Standard Rattlesnake instrument cables of varying lengths, and speaker cable.

What Roy N. Said...


Testimonial:

As a working musician, I appreciate gear that is built to last and withstand the rigors of gigging. I have purchased many cables from Rattlesnake of all types, microphone, guitar, and speaker, and have been amazed at the ruggedness and build quality of each cable I've purchased! I also love the quick turnaround between ordering the cable and having it show up at my door in just a few days!. They are amazing! I also enjoy the frequent discounts they offer, especially since times are tough for those making for live music! You gotta try these cables out! You won't go back to whatever you were using before!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent! Very quick order processing and shipment! On-Line ordering system is comprehensive, easy to maneuver through, and works flawlessly!

What was purchased:

(2) 20 ft microphone cables (1) snake head guitar cable (3) speaker cables, various lengths and connectors

What Brendon I. Said...


Testimonial:

Hands down, the best cables I've ever used. No loss of tone and very clear.

Thoughts about our Service:

the best!

What was purchased:

3' speaker cable in pink 20' cable in pink

What Ryan P. Said...


Testimonial:

I'd spent years getting by on cheap cables and finally decided to invest in some quality cables when a fellow pedal steel player turned me onto Rattlesnake. Not only did the Rattlesnake cables significantly improve my tone, they also removed all buzzes and hisses I'd known for years using low end brands. I've now replaced every cable in my entire rig with Rattlesnake cables. There are very few companies who offer products for the pedal steel community; combined with with the world-class quality, I'm a customer for life. Huge thanks to Hank and the entire team at Rattlesnake Cables for providing second to none service and professional quality products!

Thoughts about our Service:

Rattlesnake Cable's service is second to none. When making my first purchase, I selected the wrong cable and wanted to adjust my order. The team immediately emailed back at 10 PM at night and helped me get my order corrected.

What was purchased:

Pedal steel 3' cables, speaker cable, patch cables

What Larry B. Said...


Testimonial:

Excellent company making it in the USA. Thumbs up to Hank and the crew at Rattlesnake cables. Great product, I ordered several for myself and sent some to friends who love them. High quality and well made, the collector/storage tin looks great in my music room.

Thoughts about our Service:

Great service. Cables were made and shipped the same day.

What was purchased:

Instrument and speaker cables.

What Zachary S. Said...


Testimonial:

Flat out the BEST company to buy from. High quality products and quick order updates. Never guessing if it went thru or when it will come. I would strongly recommend giving them a try!

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

Guitar/instrument cables Speaker cables

What Daniel G. Said...


Testimonial:

The quality of these cables is superb! Great service and super fast shipping, thanks guys!

Thoughts about our Service:

Top notch

What was purchased:

Speaker cable

What Charles H. Said...


Testimonial:

These are the best built cables I have ever owned. The connectors are very sturdy and these cables will last a very long time. Plus they look really good too.

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is excellent.

What was purchased:

Instrument cable, speaker cable
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Reviews on Google

Larry Thomas
Larry Thomas
8/31/2020
I have tried many brands of 'boutique' cables for my instruments (guitar and bass) which had some gimmicks and promises of great tone. I saw an ad for Rattlesnake and decided to visit the website. After reading about the research carried out to create the cables, I decided to try them out. I was... Read
Maxwell Antonucci
Maxwell Antonucci
1/22/2021
High quality cables. Each cable is meticulously handmade ensuring premium sound and durability. As a working musician, I know how important it is to have a reliable, high-quality cable in your signal chain and Rattlesnake Cable Company delivers. In addition to their world class cables, the customer... Read
Aaron Tap
Aaron Tap
9/7/2020
I've ordered a couple of batches of cables from Rattlesnake and I love 'em! They sturdy AF and stylish, as well. And Hank is awesome - and quick - about helping with custom orders, making sure I got exactly what I needed.
Aaron Tap
Larry Thomas
8/31/2020
I have tried many brands of 'boutique' cables for my instruments (guitar and bass) which had some gimmicks and promises of great tone. I saw an ad for Rattlesnake and decided to visit the website. After reading about the research carried out to create the cables, I decided to try them out. I was immediately impressed by the feel. I plugged in and took it for a spin, wow, such a transparent tone. Since I am the sound tech for our band, I am responsible for quality sound reproduction and these cables provide that for me. I have since bought several cables of various colors for all my instruments. Love the quality and tone!
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Aaron Tap
Maxwell Antonucci
1/22/2021
High quality cables. Each cable is meticulously handmade ensuring premium sound and durability. As a working musician, I know how important it is to have a reliable, high-quality cable in your signal chain and Rattlesnake Cable Company delivers. In addition to their world class cables, the customer service provided is unlike any other in the industry. Making a purchase from Rattlesnake Cable Company is one of the best decisions that you can make to take your sound to the next level.
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Aaron Tap
Aaron Tap
9/7/2020
I've ordered a couple of batches of cables from Rattlesnake and I love 'em! They sturdy AF and stylish, as well. And Hank is awesome - and quick - about helping with custom orders, making sure I got exactly what I needed.
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