Guitar over Cat5 project 2

Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 2:26 pm

Moved into phase 2, here’s what I have now:


Basically a Cat5 socket connected to 4 bits of guitar cable with jacks on the end, and;

and a Cat 5 socket connected directly to 4 jack sockets.

Item 1 gets connected to the amp sockets: input, FX send, FX return and footswitch
Item 2 (stage end) connected by short patches to input/output of the pedal, guitar connected to the corresponding input socket.  For my test the amp I used had the wrong type of footswitch (momentary action rather than latching), so I had to plug the actual footswitch into the box.  All I’m really doing here is making an extension cable, but just using the medium of Cat5 rather than multicore!
BUT… the damn thing works!  No apparent crosstalk/interference/line hum/attenuation, even through a 5m patch cable.  I’d call that a success.  Next time, testing it in a proper band environment (rehearsal room)…