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Multi-pin vs. Standard 1/4" cable ( ? )
by NewToBass on 2013-02-06 05:29:20

I am currently looking into purchasing the G50 Wireless unit, but am curious why Line 6 decided to use a proprietary connection from transmitter-to-instrument...? This seems limiting and prohibitive for quick replacement. Is there some reason you (Line 6) would not want to provide a 1/4" input on the beltpack transmitter and allow guitarist their own choice of cable lengths and/or straight or right-angle ends from their instruments?

Personally, I prefer a right-angle attached to my bass... and would prefer to get/make a custom length that works perfectly between *my* output jack and where *I* would place the belt pack.

This is not a deal-breaker, but it is puzzling and I am curious why such a decision was made.

Thanks in advance.

Scott



Re: Multi-pin vs. Standard 1/4" cable ( ? )
by NewToBass on 2013-02-06 06:03:08

Well... I guess I could have used Google first. From what I see upon a quick scan of some links, the TA4F is a "standard" connection with many wireless systems, and my GUESS is, you want to be able to utilize this belt-pack for as many types of input sources as you can leverage, hence a universal TA4F connection that can terminate to many different style plugs on the other end.

Also, per a link in a similar thread, apparently, one can buy a right-angle, 2' cord from Shure to replace the supplied Line 6 cord.

Forgive me, I am new to the world of stringed instruments and the gear that surrounds it, so this notion of a connection other than your typical 1/4", XLR or Speakon initially seemed foreign to me. Now (I think) I get it.

"As you were...!"



Re: Multi-pin vs. Standard 1/4" cable ( ? )
by sdevino on 2013-02-10 19:34:29

We also sell a premium right angle on our accessories website. If you have a favorite premium cable maker they should be able to make one up for you as well.

Try redco.com for instance.

Steve




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