Rattlesnake Speaker Cable 90 cm
If you’re looking for the best speaker cable for your guitar amp, or looking for a bass amp speaker cable, look no further! These heavy duty cables are manufactured and milled in the United States and hand soldered in Missoula, Montana!
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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.