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Pedal Python Pedalboard Snake

5 5 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

Simple way to de-clutter your cable mess and avoid tripping on stage.


7th June 2019

Pedal Python Pedalboard Snake by mjudge

  • Sound Quality N/A
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 3.75
Pedal Python Pedal Python

For a long time I ran all my guitar pedals straight into my high gain amplifier. Wanting a better sound from my delay and reverb pedals, I decided to start using the amp's effects loop -- the sound was greatly improved, but with the added cables for the loop's send and return, I found myself with a mess of cable running between my pedalboard and amp. I'm pretty clumsy so the potential for on stage disaster seemed evident.

Googling around I came across Pedal Python. The product seemed simple enough -- a mesh tube to run all my cables through with fasteners to keep them from slipping, that basically condensed them to one big cable. There were several tube lengths to choose from at different prices, and the 20' option seemed right for me at just $26.

Purchase was simple, shipping fast. Setup was fairly easy -- I laid out my cables and mesh tube, measured the length needed and cut the tube. Pedal Python recommends using a hot knife to keep the mesh from fraying. I don't have one so I just used a lighter to clean up the end I cut. Using the supplied velcro ties, I secured the cables together. The most time consuming part was just feeding the cables through the tube, which apparently expands to fit up to six instrument cables and a power cable, if you want to go that route.

One thing to note, Pedal Python's instructions indicate that for every 10' of tube you need, you should leave a couple extra inches for your cut because the tube length actually shrinks as the tube stretches over your cables. In my case the tube I cut seemed to be a little shorter after feeding in my cables than I first calculated, even factoring in their advice. Since you can cut more away if your tube is too long, I suggest erring on that side. In my case it wasn't a problem, the tube still worked for my needs.

After feeding the tube with cables, you just secure the tube with slip-ties at either end. The kit also supplies velcro end pieces with a hole in the center to account for the nub of the slip tie, which is a nice touch.

Finally, the kit includes another velcro strap to keep the python wrapped up. All in all it seems fairly sturdy, folds up neatly, and most importantly, keeps my area of the practice space much tidier than would be the case otherwise. Thumbs up!

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3rd September 2020

Pedal Python Pedalboard Snake by whiskeyBear326

  • Sound Quality N/A
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 3.75
Pedal Python Pedal Python

I recently started a major pedalboard overhaul. I decided on a RockBoard Tres 3.0 with the Mod1 v2 patchbay (highly recommend!). With the introduction of the new patchbay I also started taking advantage of my amp effects loop. As we all know this means more cables :(

My cables between amp & pedalboard:
1. Pedal Send -> Amp In
2. Amp Effects Send -> Pedal FX In
3. Pedal FX Out -> Amp Effects Return
4. Amp Channel Switch -> Footswitch
*I chose not to run power through my Pedal Python because I'm irrationally afraid of noise in my signal.

When I was gigging regularly, I tried other pedalboard snake solutions and even tried a couple DIY solutions. All of them were pretty terrible and didn't hold up long.

Pedal Python only took me about 20 minutes to setup and couldn't have been easier. The design is elegant, simple and looks really great as well! I chose all black but there are many color choices.

I setup my snake with a short breakout about 2' from the amp side as my Effects Send/Return and Channel Footswitch jacks are clustered together on one side of the amp and the inputs are on on the opposite side. This allowed me to keep my cables bundled much further up the snake.

Adding Pedal Python to my rig helped clean up my mess of cables and makes setup much faster (three less cables to coil!).
Pro Tip - There is an option to buy a sheet of labels for a few bucks if you don't own a label maker.

Don't think about it, just get yourself one. If you're a pedalboard user and have multiple cables running to your amp, Pedal Python is the best ~$20 you can spend on your rig.

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