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Standard Rattlesnake Instrument Cable.

Standard Rattlesnake Instrument Cable



The Rattlesnake Standard Instrument Cable comes in 10', 15' and 20' lengths. Each cable can have straight, right angle or a mix of Neutrik Nickel plugs (Neutrik Golds are also available). Colors include red, black, sage, dirty tweed, blue, copper and mean green. 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!


  • 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 ready 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.

Jason W. - These are some quality built cables, they look great and transfer signal without fuss. When pull them out of the bag it feels like you are holding something of value in your hands and not some cheap mass produced cables. I'm planning on switching out...
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Gerald K. - This company is superb. I have been playing over 50 years now and I’ve owned many cables through the years. The cables are so well made and when I had a special order, it was delivered promptly. I love the ability to choose straight or right angle...
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Slag C. - I've bought a few Rattlesnake cables at this point and have been very impressed with the exceptional personalized service and the excellent quality of the product. Hank at Rattlesnake Cable Co. has always gone out of his way to ensure a top shelf...
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Erik K. - I Bought an instrument cable at Martel music here In Ct. I needed and ordered a custom length and a bunch of patch cables and I couldn’t be happier with the quality sound and quality level of customer service.
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Todd N. - This was the best purchase experience I have ever had. I purchased a 15 foot guitar cable on a Sunday night and I woke up to an email with a personalized video thanking me for my purchase. I had a shipping confirmation that same evening and when the...
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Jared B. - Excellent product and excellent company!
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Joel B. - I have been a professional musician for 30 years. In that time, I have used countless cables of numerous manufacture. For the last decade I have mostly used Monster cable, and have had no complaints. A friend and fellow bass player recommended one of...
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Doug P. - I needed a couple more patch cables for pedals. One night an add popped up in my Facebook feed for Rattlesnake Cables. I decided to give it a look. Small U.S. company. Ordered a pair of 8" cables. The box not only contained two high quality and...
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What Jason W. Said...


Testimonial:

These are some quality built cables, they look great and transfer signal without fuss. When pull them out of the bag it feels like you are holding something of value in your hands and not some cheap mass produced cables. I'm planning on switching out all of my cables to the Rattlesnake Brand I just hope they keep making the midnight purple as that's my favorite of their offerings.

Thoughts about our Service:

Great communication, I can honestly say that the whole experience was great even the after the sale follow up just to make sure I was satisfied with the product.

What was purchased:

10' Standard in Midnight Purple with Neutrik Right Angle Nickel to Neutrik Straight Nickel

What Gerald K. Said...


Testimonial:

This company is superb. I have been playing over 50 years now and I’ve owned many cables through the years. The cables are so well made and when I had a special order, it was delivered promptly. I love the ability to choose straight or right angle 1/4” plugs. Also, the cable is of superb quality. Bottom line is I won’t order cables from anyone else. The customer service to this point has been exceptional!

Thoughts about our Service:

I haven’t had to call them yet because the orders have always arrived on time and very accurate!

What was purchased:

Microphone cable and 4 guitar cables

What Slag C. Said...


Testimonial:

I've bought a few Rattlesnake cables at this point and have been very impressed with the exceptional personalized service and the excellent quality of the product. Hank at Rattlesnake Cable Co. has always gone out of his way to ensure a top shelf product and buying experience. I don't see myself going anywhere else for my cables at this point. Highly recommended!

Thoughts about our Service:

Probably some of the best customer service I've experienced in the music equipment industry.

What was purchased:

I've purchased 3 guitar cables. All with angled jacks on the guitar output end and with the snake head option.

What Erik K. Said...


Testimonial:

I Bought an instrument cable at Martel music here In Ct. I needed and ordered a custom length and a bunch of patch cables and I couldn’t be happier with the quality sound and quality level of customer service.

Thoughts about our Service:

I work for a high end service company, so speaking from experience Rattlesnake is top level when it comes to their commitment to excellent service.

What was purchased:

All sorts of cables

What Todd N. Said...


Testimonial:

This was the best purchase experience I have ever had. I purchased a 15 foot guitar cable on a Sunday night and I woke up to an email with a personalized video thanking me for my purchase. I had a shipping confirmation that same evening and when the cable came they also included a little note pad with a hand written thank you note. The cable is awesome, very well made and I couldn’t be happier! I am now a customer for life! Thanks Rattlesnake Cables!

Thoughts about our Service:

Best service I have ever had!

What was purchased:

15 Foot guitar cable

What Jared B. Said...


Testimonial:

Excellent product and excellent company!

Thoughts about our Service:

Most excellent!

What was purchased:

15' cable

What Joel B. Said...


Testimonial:

I have been a professional musician for 30 years. In that time, I have used countless cables of numerous manufacture. For the last decade I have mostly used Monster cable, and have had no complaints. A friend and fellow bass player recommended one of his signature cables from another custom maker, and I ordered one. While checking out other quality cable manufacturers, I came across Rattlesnake cables, and ordered a standard, copper cable. The next day I got a personal thank you video from Hank, and in just a few days, I received the cable in a very cool , silk screened bag. I immediately did a side by side comparison to my current set up. I’m totally blown away. I didn’t know what I was missing in my sound chain! What a great cable, with fantastic clarity on the low end, and open yet not glassy top end. I just ordered a snakehead, and there will be many more orders to come. Oh yeah, after over a month of waiting, I still have had ZERO contact from the other cable manufacturer, no cable, and they don’t return calls. Thank you Hank, and Rattlesnake team for an outstanding product and a fantastic price. All my best, Joel Bryant

Thoughts about our Service:

The absolute very best that I have ever experienced, and that includes the treatment that I received in the early 1990’s at the Mercedes dealership, when preparing to spend a small National debt on a custom car!

What was purchased:

Standard, copper cable Snake head cable

What Doug P. Said...


Testimonial:

I needed a couple more patch cables for pedals. One night an add popped up in my Facebook feed for Rattlesnake Cables. I decided to give it a look. Small U.S. company. Ordered a pair of 8" cables. The box not only contained two high quality and sturdy cables, but a decal, guitar pick, color product pamphlet, and a stationary pad with their company logo and a handwritten message on the top sheet thanking me for the order. Above all, a great reliable product.

Thoughts about our Service:

I've only ordered once with no other customer service experience, except that the order was built and shipped promptly.

What was purchased:

Two 8" right angle patch cables. This is my first purchase.
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Reviews on Google

Chris Leishman
Chris Leishman
2/5/2021
I recently was in the market to replace my instrument cable and pedal board patch cables. When researching high performance cables I ran across Rattlesnake cable company. After visiting their website and reading about the process that goes into every cable they make, I decided to buy a 10' snakehead... Read
Josh Brown
Josh Brown
9/3/2020
Our entire band uses Rattlesnake cables...THE BEST. Hank is a good dude too...super responsive.
Dave Martens
Dave Martens
9/4/2020
I've used Rattlesnake Cables for years now and I wouldn't use anything else. Pretty much all of the musicians I associate with use Rattlesnake Cables too. For quality, durability, and service above and beyond the call of duty, I ride the snake. Fantastic product.
Dave Martens
Chris Leishman
2/5/2021
I recently was in the market to replace my instrument cable and pedal board patch cables. When researching high performance cables I ran across Rattlesnake cable company. After visiting their website and reading about the process that goes into every cable they make, I decided to buy a 10' snakehead instrument cable from them. Within a couple of days I received the cable and was very impressed with the quality, durability, tone and attention to detail they put in to it. I was so impressed I decided to buy a 6 pack of 8" flex patch pedal cables, those came in a couple of days and I was just as impressed as I was with the snakehead instrument cable. I'm very happy I went with Hank and the rattlesnake team, I will be purchasing all my audio cables from rattlesnake here on out. As far as my online shopping experience with them, it was one of the best online purchase experiences for me and their customer service, personable manner to all their customers is great! I highly recommend Rattlesnake Cable Company for all your audio cable needs. Hank and the Rattlesnake team will treat you right and you won't regret it.
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Dave Martens
Josh Brown
9/3/2020
Our entire band uses Rattlesnake cables...THE BEST. Hank is a good dude too...super responsive.
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Dave Martens
Dave Martens
9/4/2020
I've used Rattlesnake Cables for years now and I wouldn't use anything else. Pretty much all of the musicians I associate with use Rattlesnake Cables too. For quality, durability, and service above and beyond the call of duty, I ride the snake. Fantastic product.
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