Option TWO: Lose the AC Cord

The Low Voltage Method


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I Want To ...

  • ... Use PedalSnake to replace all my cables, which means ...
  • ... Lose the AC power cord too, by moving your present power supplies to the backline with your amp.

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What Do I Need?

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A step-by-step process for customizing your own "All-In-One" PedalSnake system. Spend a few minutes, it's worth it! You'll have the fastest, cleanest, quietest cable system ever, and it mods easily when your rig changes, so you'll have

The Last Cable You'll Ever Need

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First, what lines do you need?

Find out how many channels you need, so you can then choose the right BaseSnake.
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  • Choose G-Line PIgtails to plug into BaseSnake channels.
  • Use 1/4" G-Line Pigtails, or bare 5pin DIN BaseSnake channels.
STEP 3: MIDI Cables
  • Use bare 5pin DIN BaseSnake channels.
  • Once you know how many Pigtails and bare channels you need, choose a BaseSnake with enough channels (4- or 7-channel models).
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G-Line and P-Line Pigtails plug into BaseSnake channels.
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STEP 1:
Replace Your 1/4" Guitar Cables

Amp Input

For a single guitar cable from your pedals to your amp input:

RS1 Single G-Line Pigtail

  • Plugs into any BaseSnake channel to make a single mono 1/4" line.
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Effects Loop

For a Send and Return.

RS2 Dual G-Line Pigtail

  • Plugs into any BaseSnake channel to make two 1/4' send and return lines from one channel.
  • RS2 also works to make two cables for "wireless out and back".
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STEP 2: Make Amp Footswitch Lines

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To switch channels, add boost, etc.
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1/4" Footswitch Lines

RS1 Single G-Line Pigtail

  • Plugs into any BaseSnake channel. For footswitches with a single mono 1/4" plug.

RS1-TRS Stereo G-Line Pigtail

  • Plugs into any BaseSnake channel. For footswitches with a single stereo TRS 1/4" plug.

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5pin DIN Footswitch Lines

If you have a 5pin DIN footswitch with 3 wires (rare)
  • Use any BaseSnake channel
If you have a 5pin DIN footswitch with 5 wires

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STEP 3: MIDI Cables

If you have a 5pin DIN MIDI cable with 3 wires (rare)
  • Use any BaseSnake channel.
If you have a 5pin DIN MIDI cable with 5 wires
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STEP 4: Replace the AC Extension Cord

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PedalSnake-Strymon 24V Method

The best way, especially for more complex rigs, is the PedalSnake-Strymon 24V Method.
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Continue to Use Power Supplies You Have Now

  • Power supplies move to the backline with your amp.

  • Use one PowerLine (P-Line) Pigtail for each supply (or supply output) to carry power out to your pedals.

It is hot as hard as it seems.

PowerLine (P-Line) Pigtail Kits plug into BaseSnake channels to carry low voltage to your pedals from power supplies (now at the backline). One P-Line is needed for each power supply you use. You will run only One Cable, and have a much cleaner stage look with no ugly power cord.
Two P-Lines in a single PedalSnake, supplying two different voltages.

Most folks require only 9V for powering their pedals, so they need only one 9V power supply and one P-Line. If you do it properly, you can use single 9V power supply and power chain to power several 9V stompboxes. This can be done totally quietly by following a few simple guidelines (we have lots of helpful info about cost-effective power). See Power Chaining.

If you have pedals that require other voltages, high current pedals, you need P-Lines for those power supplies too. See Pedal Voltages.
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Three P-Lines in a single PedalSnake system. Only 9V stompboxes should be power-chained. If the rare digital pedal is noisy on a power chain, isolate it on itw own P-Line and power supply.
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These two links should tell you everything you need to know:


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STEP 5: Choose Your BaseSnake

You can choose your BaseSnake now, based upon how many Pigtails you chose above.
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How many channels do you need?

  • You need one channel for each G-LIne and P-Line Pigtail that you chose above.

  • You also need a channel for each footswitch line, MIDI line, etc. that require bare 5pin DIN BaseSnake channel.

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Choose 4- or 7-channel models, each with 18 and 24 foot options.


4M18 BaseSnake 4 channels, 18 feet

4M24 BaseSnake 4 channels, 24 feet

7M18 BaseSnake 7 channels, 18 feet

7M24 BaseSnake 7 channels, 24 feet


IMore more, you can refer to BaseSnakes Info.

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PLEASE NOTE

If you have to spend a few minutes figuring out your system, it is worth it. We have 1000's of customers who have told us so, and thank us for a great product that changed their guitar-playing life. And remember ... we can't stress this enough ... because it is so easy to mod, your PedalSnake system will be

The Last Cable You'll Ever Need



You will find there is plenty of help at this site. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns.

You can also fill out and return Your Rig Questionnaire, and we'll show you what you need to customize your own PedalSnake System.

And remember, PedalSnake offers a 30 Day Return Policy. So if you are not totally satisfied, you can return your system for a full refund (minus shipping). This also gives you 30 days to tweak things and see if you need to trade out any parts for others.

ROCK ON!


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