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Standard Rattlesnake Instrument Cable.

  ...Not only is the product perfect, but they gave me better service and communication than I’ve gotten on $5k custom ordered instruments, I’ll never buy cables from anyone else, honestly....   — Dan S
Standard Rattlesnake Instrument Cable

The Rattlesnake Standard Instrument Cable comes in 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, 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 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.

Mike L. - I bought one cable to check it out. I couldn't have loved it more. They're super heavy duty, but not awkward, and the colors are fun. They feel like they'll last through a few accidental chair legs sitting on the cable. The ends are solid, no loose...
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Jordan R. - Found Rattlesnake from a google search, and it was just one of the times you luck out with good quality and good customer service. Love this new cable loom, and Hank was extremely communicative and clear through the whole process.
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Jamel G. - Top notch gear and first rate customer service
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Joe M. - I love my Rattlesnake light purple weave 20' standard cable! These cables scream high quality, very beefy, well finished at each plug end. Should last a lifetime. Looks and sounds great. The entire buying experience was smooth. Light purple wasn't...
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Alex V. - Love my Rattlesnake Tweed and Retro SeaFoam cables! Totally awesome sound and way solid build so I feel such confidence using them on stage for performances. Wouldn’t use anything else!
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Jim M. - This cable is rock solid. I'm impressed with the quality and craftsmanship!
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Arthur G. - I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Unparalleled customer service and support. Chalk up another customer for life Hank, well done!
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Tom H. - Have not had a chance to use the equipment yet but it seems to be high quality material and workmanship. The customer service is off the chart! Very quick response and personable.
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What Mike L. Said...


Testimonial:

I bought one cable to check it out. I couldn't have loved it more. They're super heavy duty, but not awkward, and the colors are fun. They feel like they'll last through a few accidental chair legs sitting on the cable. The ends are solid, no loose sleeves coming undone constantly. The super personal customer service is a nice bonus. It couldn't make up for sub-par cables, but luckily it's icing on a delicious cable cake!

Thoughts about our Service:

What everyone says is true, they seem like great people making a great product (watch the video). I haven't needed any warranty service, but I imagine it will be in line (if I ever need it!) with the rest of the service. Thanks Rattlesnake!

What was purchased:

One 15' cable, then one more along with two 10' cables.

What Jordan R. Said...


Testimonial:

Found Rattlesnake from a google search, and it was just one of the times you luck out with good quality and good customer service. Love this new cable loom, and Hank was extremely communicative and clear through the whole process.

Thoughts about our Service:

10/10. Personal attention to detail like this isn’t something I expect from other big musician supply retailers.

What was purchased:

Custom Cable Loom

What Jamel G. Said...


Testimonial:

Top notch gear and first rate customer service

Thoughts about our Service:

Only cables I use. Fast shipping with great customer service and attention to detail.

What was purchased:

Rattlesnake cable x 2

What Joe M. Said...


Testimonial:

I love my Rattlesnake light purple weave 20' standard cable! These cables scream high quality, very beefy, well finished at each plug end. Should last a lifetime. Looks and sounds great. The entire buying experience was smooth. Light purple wasn't listed as an option, so I emailed to ask. Hank and the team told me that some light purple was available and sent me a link to order it. Shipping was fast and the cable arrived in a really nice cloth bag with some goodies.

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding customer service with great attention to detail, efficiency and speed. Rattlesnake Cables made it easy!

What was purchased:

20' Light Purple Weave instrument cable with Neutrik nickel plugs (one straight, one 90 degree).

What Alex V. Said...


Testimonial:

Love my Rattlesnake Tweed and Retro SeaFoam cables! Totally awesome sound and way solid build so I feel such confidence using them on stage for performances. Wouldn’t use anything else!

Thoughts about our Service:

Awesome shipping time and package always comes with some complementary stuff too

What was purchased:

Cables, shirts, hat

What Jim M. Said...


Testimonial:

This cable is rock solid. I'm impressed with the quality and craftsmanship!

Thoughts about our Service:

Customer service is A++. Shipping was very fast. Communication was excellent!

What was purchased:

15 ft. Cable (copper color)

What Arthur G. Said...


Testimonial:

I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Unparalleled customer service and support. Chalk up another customer for life Hank, well done!

Thoughts about our Service:

Outstanding! ??????????

What was purchased:

Flex Patch and Pro Patch cables.

What Tom H. Said...


Testimonial:

Have not had a chance to use the equipment yet but it seems to be high quality material and workmanship. The customer service is off the chart! Very quick response and personable.

Thoughts about our Service:

I have never had a better customer service experience! Very personable, quick and efficient.

What was purchased:

TRS to dual mono splitter and 15' TRS cable.
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Reviews on Google

Heron Furtwangler
Heron Furtwangler
10/25/2021
The quality of Rattlesnake cables is exceptional, I only go to them for my cable needs, and I intend to replace perfectly functional cables with theirs as I can. But the customer interaction goes above and beyond. The responsiveness is near immediate, and production time is minimal, but the product... Read
Rob Cork
Rob Cork
2/10/2021
Great product, quick turnaround, excellent customer service!
Doug S
Doug S
9/17/2020
I purchased a Blue Bass cable with a right angle from Rattlesnake Cable Company a few years ago. Very well made product and was delivered in a cloth bag with stickers. High Quality instrument cable! Two thumbs up!! I will definitely buy from them again :)
Doug S
Heron Furtwangler
10/25/2021
The quality of Rattlesnake cables is exceptional, I only go to them for my cable needs, and I intend to replace perfectly functional cables with theirs as I can. But the customer interaction goes above and beyond. The responsiveness is near immediate, and production time is minimal, but the product delivers perfectly. Buy your cables from Hank Donovan & Co.!
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Doug S
Rob Cork
2/10/2021
Great product, quick turnaround, excellent customer service!
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Doug S
Doug S
9/17/2020
I purchased a Blue Bass cable with a right angle from Rattlesnake Cable Company a few years ago. Very well made product and was delivered in a cloth bag with stickers. High Quality instrument cable! Two thumbs up!! I will definitely buy from them again :)
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  • Sean Pierce Johnson - Unboxing
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