BaseSnakes Info


PedalSnake® Systems span the distance between the pedals and amp (see The PedalSnake System).


A configurable multi-channel BaseSnake is the core component. Two types of Pigtail Kits can plug into BaseSnake channels, allowing the PedalSnake System to be customized to any rig.


BaseSnake Channels: Use Them 3 Ways

By Themselves  

Channels have 5pin DIN plugs (like MIDI plugs). So used by themselves BaseSnake channels can replace MIDI cables, or other lines with DIN plugs (like some footswitch cables, etc). See Three Types of BaseSnake Channels.










With G-Line Pigtail Kits

Plug G-Line® Pigtails (1/4” GuitarLines) into BaseSnake channels to replace your 1/4" cables. Choose single mono, dual mono, or stereo, all offered as 2-Packs, with a 15” Pigtail for each end of a channel.

With P-Line Pigtail Kits

Plug P-Line® Pigtails (2.1mm PowerLines) into BaseSnake channels to connect power supplies, which move to the backline, to pedals' power inputs. Power supplies move to the backline to enable the "one cable only" solution, aka the Low Voltage Method. Then an AC power cord no longer needs to be run out to the pedal area.

For more see BaseSnakes and Pigtails and P-Line Pigtails Info.


Three Types of BaseSnake Channels

3wire Channel

  • Terminates in 5pin DIN connectors (like MIDI).
  • Only 3 pins are wired (the original MIDI format).
  • Supports one-way MIDI signal only, no phantom power. This can come in handy with MIDI footcontrollers powered by external power (instead of phantom power thru the cable). MIDI signal is all they require.
  • Shielded for guitar audio signals.
  • Can replace an amp footswitch cable hvaing 5pin DIN plug (3 pins wired).
All G-Line Pigtails work on a 3wire channel.
All P-Lines work on a 3wire channel except:
* Limited to (roughly) 500mA on a 3wire channel. This is enough to power for a 20 or more 9V stomp boxes.
* Is a Hi Current P-Line when used on a 5wire channel (see below).

5wire Channel

  • Terminates in 5pin DIN connectors (like MIDI).
  • Al 5 pins are wired (like a standard MIDI cable).
  • Supports all functions of a standard MIDI cable
  • Shielded for guitar audio signals
  • Can replace an amp footswitch cable having 5pin DIN plug (5 pins wired).

All G-Line Pigtails can be used on a 5wire channel.

All P-Lines work on a 5wire channel, with these special cases:

7wire Channel (Custom PedalSnakes only)

No Pigtails can be used on a 7wire channel.
  • Available only on Custom PedalSnakes.
  • Use with 7pin MIDI controllers, or for certain amp footswitches have a 7pin DIN cable (from Mesa, Peavey, etc.)

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Four Standard BaseSnake Models

Choose 4 or 7 channels, and and 18 or 24 foot length.


PedalSnake® is the trademark for Stage Magic Inc’s All-In-One Stompbox Cable. Copyright © 2015 Stage Magic, Inc.