Features and Benefits of PedalSnake®

The all-in-one multi-channel effects pedal cable system you customize to your rig.


What can a PedalSnake® System can do for the guitarist with effects pedals on the floor?

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1   Cleans Up the Clutter

2   Set Up Faster

3   HiC-LoZ and Less Noise

4   All-In-One...MIDI and Power Too

5   Low Voltage Cable--Easy to Handle

6   Safer

7   Lighten Your Pedalboard

8   More Complex Rigs Become Easy

9   Standard Transformer Power Supplies Are Dead Quiet

10   Configurable System = Lifetime Investment

11   Affordable


1. Cleans up the Clutter

The most obvious benefit of PedalSnake. The stage area at your feet becomes a thing of beauty.

2. Set Up Faster

No matter what kind of pedal rig you have...a simple one with a single cord to the amp, or a versatile tone monster with cables galore...with PedalSnake you only run one cable.

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3. HiC-LoZ and Less Noise

PedalSnake can lower noise in your rig in subtle ways, including the revolutionary HiC-LoZ method, which leverages the low impedance output of the typical effects pedal. For more, see Keeping It Quiet.

4. All-In-One...MIDI and Power Too

Consolidate all your cables into one flexible multi-channel snake. This includes not only guitar cords, but footswitch lines, MIDI lines...and the AC power cord can go too! Move your power supplies to the backline with your amp, run their low voltage thru PedalSnake...voila'...no more AC cord to run. See the Low Voltage Method.

5. Low Voltage Cable--Easy to Handle

PedalSnake uses a special-design low voltage cable. Flexible, easy to coil and handle. Shielded for guitar audio signals, and to also send low voltage power your pedals. So, if you want, move our pedals' power supplies back with your amp, and transmit 9V, 18V, etc., thru PedalSnake. Plus PedalSnake's Low Voltage Method can reduce noise, which leads to PedalSnake's 4th benefit:





6. Safer


A cluster of cables on the floor can present a significant trip hazard. PedalSnake not only removes the cluster, but the BaseSnake is made with a flexible, rubber-jacketed cable that lays flat and smooth on the floor.

7. Lighten Your Pedalboard

While some choose to keep a board-mounted power supply, and use PedalSnake to only Replace Amp-Pedal Cabling, PedalSnake's Low Voltage Method can provide the fullblown "One Cable Solution", with no big power cord to run. Power supplies move to the backline with your amp, freeing up space and reducing the weight of your board.

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8. More Complex Rigs Become Easy

A player who needs a broad tone palette, and controls his own sound onstage (this applies to most of us), can benefit greatly from a gain-master amp with channel switching and an FX Loop. But this usually means extra cables to run. With PedalSnake, no matter how complex your rig, you just run one cable.

9. Standard Transformer Power Supplies are Dead Quiet

A real iron transformer is the only way to achieve true power isolation. Standard transformer power supplies for effects pedals (aka "wall warts") produce very quiet power, but their "trannys" also produce stray magnetic fields that can induce noise into sensitive pedal electronics. (A demo of this can be found at PedalSnake Channel on YouTube. See P-Lines and Power, at about 0.26 seconds.) So all you have to do to make a power supply as quiet as a battery is to move it away from your pedal area. Some board-mounted supplies claim to be quieter next to pedals, and their transformers are quite costly.  But nothing is quieter than no transformers at all near your pedals. For more, see Keeping It Quiet, and Dealing With Power Supply Noise.

10, Configurable System = Lifetime Investment

We all know often guitar rigs tend to change. PedalSnake's BaseSnake-Pigtail design configures and customizes to any rig, and changes easily when your rig changes. With any other guitar snake out there, at worst, changes to your rig render the snake useless. At best, they are a giant pain to mod. See BaseSnakes and Pigtails.

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11. Affordable

PedalSnake costs about the same as the cables it replaces. You can have a line to your amp input, FX send and return, an amp footswitch, and a 9V PowerLine, all in one 18 foot PedalSnake System (one cable), for as little as $109.

AND...PedalSnake Really Does Work

PedalSnake is a patented new technology, employing a novel HiC-LoZ wiring scheme that challenges traditional methods. So having some skepticism is natural, especially with all the hype and myths in the gear market. But when setup properly, following our simple guidelines, PedalSnake really does work better. See Two Biggest Myths, and then check out PedalSnake users' comments on the web. With our 30-day Money-Back Guarantee, you can try PedalSnake for yourself, and only risk the cost of shipping.


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