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The Rattlesnake Standard Instrument Cable comes in 3', 6', 10', 15', and 20' lengths. Each cable can have a straight, right angle or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available). Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper, mean green, and snake weave. Each cable is fully wrapped in heat and abrasion-resistant outer sleeving from plug end to plug end.

Our Standard Instrument Cable is a great cable to run between your pedalboard and amp or between your guitar/bass and pedalboard or amp. If you're concerned about the finish of your instrument, take a look at our Snake Head Instrument cable!

If you're wanting a particular length not available in the dropdown or a specific custom cable, just send us a custom build request!


  • Conductor/Shield 99.95% OFBC
  • Capacitance at 20-25pF/ft
  • Braided copper shield (95% coverage)
  • 20AWG conductor
  • Cable milled in the United States
  • Cable hand assembled in Missoula, Montana
  • SKU: SKU-7608C08C

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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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The Snake Head is only needed if you're concerned about finish wear if you have vintage or sensitive finishes like thin nitro, etc. If you don't care (or even want the wear) a Standard is great for the primary instrument cable. If this cable is going from pedalboard to amp, then it should be a Standard to ensure maximum protection of the cable.
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A silent plug is not necessarily an "upgrade". Typically, a silent plug is for acoustic players who do not have the ability to mute their signal and would unplug their instrument. If you're an electric player with a Tuner or Volume pedal, then you don't really need a silent plug. Silent plugs are great, but they do provide another potential point of failure - so I always recommend, if you don't need the feature, purchase a standard plug.
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Some of our customers swear by gold contacts. Some of our customers can't hear a difference. Gold does provide a better contact surface, but the signal improvement may be hard to notice. Some of our customers (including myself) just like the cosmetic look of the black shells with gold contacts. If you're in a humid climate and deal with corrosion, gold might be better for you as well.
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When people read that, the first assumption is that the copper is somehow 'air tight'. Nope. OFBC is part of the smelting process where the oxygen molecules are smelted out or removed to a point where it's below .001%. This makes a very pure copper allowing for great conductivity.
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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.

Marty M. - First thing first…best communication and customer service of any company, big or small, music equipment or anything else. I felt like my purchase (just a 6' instrument cable!) was important to Rattlesnake. And then the cable arrives well-packaged,...
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Richard S. - This is my sixth cable from Rattlesnake, and I thought when I was ordering my first one that wow these are high $ but I was wrong ! They're worth every penny. I watch guys stand, walk, and just overall abuse my cables (without even realizing it) but...
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Dave D. - Purchased two instrument cables and a six-pack of patch cables. Great communication and the cables arrived extremely well-packaged, which made me feel like this is a class act. And oh, by the way, the cables themselves are fantastic. Love the...
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Kim S. - I'm very happy with my Rattlesnake guitar cables. They are built extremely strong and have a very clear sound.
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Rudy D. - I recently purchased a 15' standard cable in copper with Neutrik straight gold to Neutrik straight gold. I got it in a few days, and I also got a personal video from Hank Donovan thanking me for my purchase. Great customer service and a great cable....
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Allen S. - These are, by far, the best cables I've ever owned. I wouldn't buy any other brand.
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Breezy P. - I recently received my cables from this amazing company. I have been using the same cables for years, so I was a little reluctant to try something new, but; after talking to Hank, we came up with a plan, and Rattlesnake nailed it.. I’m super happy...
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Mike H. - First, a little background. I am a student of Tony Polecastro's Acoustic Challenge. Every Tuesday, Tony does a 30-45 min. technical show on gear. On a recent show, he mentioned how good Rattlesnake cables were, and based upon that recommendation, I...
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What Marty M. Said...


Testimonial:

First thing first…best communication and customer service of any company, big or small, music equipment or anything else. I felt like my purchase (just a 6' instrument cable!) was important to Rattlesnake. And then the cable arrives well-packaged, and it's super high quality like you expect. All around great experience. I will be buying my next cables from Rattlesnake.

Thoughts about our Service:

As good as it gets.

What was purchased:

6-foot instrument cable.

What Richard S. Said...


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This is my sixth cable from Rattlesnake, and I thought when I was ordering my first one that wow these are high $ but I was wrong ! They're worth every penny. I watch guys stand, walk, and just overall abuse my cables (without even realizing it) but they still look like new and better yet,they play like they are brand new! I have been bitten by the Rattlesnake and I am sold.

Thoughts about our Service:

All of the cables that were made for me were quick and mailed out fast.

What was purchased:

So far Rattlesnake cables are all I have used with my bass guitars.

What Dave D. Said...


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Purchased two instrument cables and a six-pack of patch cables. Great communication and the cables arrived extremely well-packaged, which made me feel like this is a class act. And oh, by the way, the cables themselves are fantastic. Love the non-kinking weave!!!

Thoughts about our Service:

Received immediate personalized email and confirmation that my cables were being built.

What was purchased:

Instrument cables and patch cables

What Kim S. Said...


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I'm very happy with my Rattlesnake guitar cables. They are built extremely strong and have a very clear sound.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent

What was purchased:

One Snake head 15 ft guitar cable and one 10 ft guitar cable

What Rudy D. Said...


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I recently purchased a 15' standard cable in copper with Neutrik straight gold to Neutrik straight gold. I got it in a few days, and I also got a personal video from Hank Donovan thanking me for my purchase. Great customer service and a great cable. It is a very rugged cable and sports a beautiful copper color that matches the Santana Yellow color of my '86 PRS. Thanks, Hank and crew!

Thoughts about our Service:

Awesome customer service!

What was purchased:

15' standard cable in copper with Neutrik straight gold to Neutrik straight gold

What Allen S. Said...


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These are, by far, the best cables I've ever owned. I wouldn't buy any other brand.

Thoughts about our Service:

Excellent service! Quick turnaround! On my first order, the owner wrote me personally. When does that happen?

What was purchased:

1/4 inch instrument cables. Bunches of 'em! I carry two for every instrument I own. I've never needed a backup, it's mainly for pals who forgot their @#$%^& cable! (I do get them back!)

What Breezy P. Said...


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I recently received my cables from this amazing company. I have been using the same cables for years, so I was a little reluctant to try something new, but; after talking to Hank, we came up with a plan, and Rattlesnake nailed it.. I’m super happy with the quality of these cables… the look of the cables and the quality of sound is top notch.

Thoughts about our Service:

Once Hank and I came up with cables that would suit my needs, I received them in lightning speed. Customer service is A+.

What was purchased:

1 20ft weaved instrument cable 1 20ft standard instrument cable 1 3ft patch cable

What Mike H. Said...


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First, a little background. I am a student of Tony Polecastro's Acoustic Challenge. Every Tuesday, Tony does a 30-45 min. technical show on gear. On a recent show, he mentioned how good Rattlesnake cables were, and based upon that recommendation, I took a chance and ordered a Rattlesnake cable in the rattlesnake colors. Wow! Not only is the cable tank proof, but the colors match my new Mule Mavis resophonic guitar (see attached picture). Also matches both my Fishman Artist Amp (for acoustics) and Amya Fender IV Blues Jr. (for electric guitars). Ascetically pleasing, built for endurance, and options for 1/4" plugs will give you whatever you need. I am almost one year getting back into guitar, and when I first started, I bought cables in the 20-30 range expecting acceptable performance. WRONG! Now what I am left with are cables that tangle easily, won't stand up to any kind of abuse, and now have 1/4" plugs. So. if you want cheap cables, buy cheap cables again and again. But if you want quality with a ton of choices in color and plugs, give Rattlesnake a try. I did, and now they have a new customer for all my cable needs. I bought a similar-looking cable for my new Trumpet Ear Microphone ( I bought the Delphina model) and another recommendation from Tony P0lecastro. This cabled is attractive and robust but nowhere in the quality range of a Rattlesnake cabled for the same $$$$. The first words out of my wife's mouth were, "Wow! I've never seen such a beautiful cable. I agree with her 100% and will be going back to rattlesnake cables for my future needs and will be recommending them to all my friends. Hope this was helpful for your selection of a musical cable. You get what you pay for. I would rather pay once for years to come vs. buy another cheap cable every two months! Mike Hobbs P.S. If you are looking for a good instructor, check out Tony Polecastro's guitar challenge - good stuff! Mike

Thoughts about our Service:

Arrived sooner than expected and packaged wonderfully! Also comes with a neat carrying bag.

What was purchased:

First time buyer - Standard in Snake Weave
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We Are Musicians

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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!



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Gavin McCourt
Gavin McCourt
8/28/2020
I’ve had my Rattlesnake Cables for going on six years with zero issues. Build quality is phenomenal, tonal difference is amazing and Hank and company are great to work with! One of the simplest and best upgrade investments in my entire rig.
Aaron Jennings
Aaron Jennings
8/29/2020
I have been using Rattlesnake cables for every part of my signal chain for over two years. I abuse my cables and have used them for well over 100 shows with no problems. Rugged, Beautiful, and Reliable.
Pat Sanger
Pat Sanger
10/24/2020
Rattlesnake makes some of the best cables you can buy for instruments. I've bought standard and vision cables from them and they're all the highest quality. My only cable company from now on.
Pat Sanger
Gavin McCourt
8/28/2020
I’ve had my Rattlesnake Cables for going on six years with zero issues. Build quality is phenomenal, tonal difference is amazing and Hank and company are great to work with! One of the simplest and best upgrade investments in my entire rig.
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Pat Sanger
Aaron Jennings
8/29/2020
I have been using Rattlesnake cables for every part of my signal chain for over two years. I abuse my cables and have used them for well over 100 shows with no problems. Rugged, Beautiful, and Reliable.
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Pat Sanger
Pat Sanger
10/24/2020
Rattlesnake makes some of the best cables you can buy for instruments. I've bought standard and vision cables from them and they're all the highest quality. My only cable company from now on.
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