Building My Wireless Pedal Board

If anyone knows his way around a pedal board it’s John Chandler of Pro Stage Gear, the makers of Pedaltrain pedal boards. When he wanted to make his own wireless pedal board he knew who to call.

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By John Chandler

I wanted to find a way to use my pedal board onstage or in a studio without being tethered by cables running to my amp. But how? I have always been pretty skeptical of wireless units but I started hearing folks say that the digital wireless units from Line 6 actually sounded better than their cables! I couldn’t believe it and wanted to check it out myself.

Pic 1. Here’s my new PT-3 pedal board already together and powered by a Sanyo Pedal Juice
rechargeable power supply. As you can see there’s very little room for wireless.

Pic 2. Since the Visual Sound H2O is my last pedal in the chain I thought would stick the Relay®
digital wireless transmitter somewhere close to it.

Pic 3. I attached the TBP12 transmitter right to the side of the pedal since it’s
kinda tall and flat on the side.

Pic 4. Next, I mounted the Relay® RSXS12 receiver onto one of our PB2 Pedal Boosters.
It sits nicely over the amp handle.

Pic 5. Since Line 6 included a Tuner Out on the RXS12 receiver, I just couldn’t
leave it alone so I added my tuner.

Pic 6. My totally wireless rig! (Well, except for my white coil-ee cable of doom to the input.)
Next time I play the Grammy® awards and have 2.3 seconds to get on and off the stage I’ll be ready!

3 Responses to “ Building My Wireless Pedal Board ”

  1. robernator Says:

    Awesome! Just curious, have you tried an additional receiver on a different channel for the input to board and transmitter for guitar?


  2. dboomer Says:

    You will get more reliable performance and greater range if you turn the transmitter 90 degrees so that the antenna points up. Antennas radiate in a donut shape so when sideways like this you are transmitting most of the power straight up and straight down.


  3. tob_edison Says:

    VERY interesting thing you did there. It would definitely come in handy for a lot of situations to have that!

    German Website did a test of the JM4 ooper by the way. Nice box!!

    http://www.musotalk.de/gitarre-bass/video/article/looper-line-6-jm4-test/


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