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BaseSnake Channels



PedalSnake BaseSnakes come in 4 standard models, 4-channels or 7-channels, in 18 or 24 foot lengths. The 3 channels types are:


Channels can be used by themselves, or configured with G-Line™ or P-Line™ Pigtails. See BaseSnakes and Pigtails.

Custom BaseSnakes are also available, with up to 8 channels. See About Custom PedalSnakes
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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 can be used on a 3wire channel.

All P-Lines work on a 3wire channel except:
- It is limited to (roughly) 500mA on a 3wire channel. This is enough to power for a dozen or more 9V stomp boxes.
- It becomes a Hi Current P-Line when used on a 5wire channel (see below).

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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 hvaing 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.
7wire Channel

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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