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Boss launches pedalboard-friendly wireless system for guitarists

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The low-latency WL-60 Wireless System offers guitarists up to 65 feet of (almost) cable-free playing
The low-latency WL-60 Wireless System offers guitarists up to 65 feet of (almost) cable-free playing
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The WL-60 receiver has about the same dimensions as a Boss compact pedal
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The WL-60 receiver has about the same dimensions as a Boss compact pedal
The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt, while the receiver can join the stomps on a pedalboard
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The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt, while the receiver can join the stomps on a pedalboard
The WL-60 receiver can be powered by a compatible adapter or two AA-sized batteries, and is designed to be pedalboard-friendly
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The WL-60 receiver can be powered by a compatible adapter or two AA-sized batteries, and is designed to be pedalboard-friendly
The WL-60T doesn't plug directly into an instrument's output jack, a supplied cable will need to run between the unit and the instrument
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The WL-60T doesn't plug directly into an instrument's output jack, a supplied cable will need to run between the unit and the instrument
A WL-60T module is included with the WL-60 Wireless System, but can also be purchased separately
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A WL-60T module is included with the WL-60 Wireless System, but can also be purchased separately
The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt
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The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt
The low-latency WL-60 Wireless System offers guitarists up to 65 feet of (almost) cable-free playing
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The low-latency WL-60 Wireless System offers guitarists up to 65 feet of (almost) cable-free playing

In January, 2019, Line 6 released a useful update to its excellent Relay G10 wireless system for electric pickers, where the receiver housing was reworked to fit on a pedalboard. Now Roland's Boss brand has followed suit with the WL-60 Wireless System – the latest addition to the Boss wireless range.

As with the Relay G10S, the receiver of the Boss WL-60 receiver has pedalboard-friendly dimensions. The 2.75 x 4.72 x 2.12 in (70 x 120 x 54 mm) unit features a large LCD display for quick checking settings and automatic channel scanning for ease of operation. It makes three more channels available than the G10S – for a total of 14 – and the comparative signal strength of all channels is shown after scanning, allowing the player to select the strongest channel for a given venue.

The WL-60 receiver can be powered by a compatible adapter or two AA-sized batteries, and is designed to be pedalboard-friendly
The WL-60 receiver can be powered by a compatible adapter or two AA-sized batteries, and is designed to be pedalboard-friendly

The receiver can be powered by AA batteries or a compatible power adapter, and features a standard instrument input jack if needed (to cater for quick cable connection should the system's receiver run out of juice, for example). Two cable tone simulations are also offered.

The system uses a 2.4 GHz carrier frequency and should be able to receive a transmitter signal from about 65 ft (20 m) away with latency given as 2.3 ms.

The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt
The WL-60 Wireless System's transmitter is designed to be mounted to a strap or belt

The included WL60T transmitter doesn't plug directly into the guitar's output jack like the Boss WL-T or the Line 6 Relay G10T modules, but is mounted to a strap or belt with an included short cable running between transmitter and instrument. It's powered by AA-sized batteries, with Boss reporting that musicians can look forward to up to 25 hours of play when using alkaline batteries.

The Boss WL-60 Wireless System is priced at US$279.99, which is quite a bit less than the Line 6 setup. The WL-60T is also available to buy separately for $129.99, so you can attach one to each instrument on your rack. The video below has more.

Source: Boss

BOSS WL-60 Guitar Wireless System: Introduction by Andy James

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