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WL-20

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Have you always dreamed about going wireless with your instrument, but were put off by the complicated setup, tone loss, and bulky adds-ons? If so, the WL-20 series is for you! Driven by new lightning-fast BOSS tech, these ultra-compact music tools deliver premium sound and plug-and-play operation that completely eliminates all the hassles normally associated with wireless systems. Once you experience the easy wireless independence provided by the WL-20 series, you'll never go back to using a standard cable again!

FEATURES

  • Plug-and-play wireless systems for guitar, bass, and other electronic instruments

  • No complicated setup required - simply dock the transmitter and receiver together for about 10 seconds to set the optimum wireless connection

  • Newly developed BOSS technology delivers premium audio performance with rock-solid stability, ultra-low latency (2.3 ms), and 50-foot/15-meter range (line-of-sight propagation)*

  • Built-in rechargeable batteries provide up to 12 hours of continuous playing time**

  • Simple charging with a standard USB adaptor (5 V/500 mA or greater)

  • Cable tone simulation reproduces the natural capacitive effect of a 10-foot/3-meter guitar cable (WL-20 model only)

  • Spare WL-T Transmitter available separately

Lightning-Fast BOSS Wireless Technology
Equipped with high-performance BOSS wireless technology that debuted in the Katana-Air wireless guitar amp, the WL-20 series delivers exceptional sound quality with wide dynamic range. Working in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, the optimum channel is set automatically to ensure rock-solid audio performance with absolutely no drop-outs. And with ultra-low latency of just 2.3 ms, you'll always enjoy great playing feel with no lag whatsoever. Up to 14 BOSS wireless systems can be used simultaneously in one space, allowing multiple musicians to enjoy wireless freedom at the same time.

Plug In and Rock
A WL-20 system is literally as simple to use as a standard guitar cable. The small transmitter plugs into your instrument, while a matching receiver plugs into a pedal or amp. That's it!

Automatic Wireless Setup
With the WL-20 series, there's no fiddly channel setup required. Just dock the transmitter and receiver together for about 10 seconds to automatically set the optimum connection.

WL-20: Built-In Cable Tone Simulation
If you play a guitar or bass with standard passive pickups (the most common pickup type), the WL-20 model is probably your best choice. It includes built-in cable tone simulation, which reproduces the natural capacitive effect that's introduced when using a 10-foot/3-meter guitar cable with passive pickups. This effect rolls off the treble very slightly, giving you the warm tone you're used to hearing with a normal cable.

Easy Charging via USB
When docked, the built-in batteries in the transmitter and receiver can be charged together with a standard USB adaptor (5 V/500 mA or higher), the same type used with the latest smartphones and tablets. The transmitter and receiver can also be charged separately, and a micro USB cable is included for charging.

Cutting the wire.....2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I'm just a hack playing in my basement to entertain myself but have 3 electrics in my collection of guitars. The way my music area is setup I prefer playing standing up so not having a cord to constantly move out of the way is "the way to go". My biggest concern when shopping for wireless was latency but ends up being no concern with this unit and it is very easy to setup and use and sounds great. You don't need to be a stage performer to enjoy the benefits of wireless. Do it, cut the wire.....
Posted by Ron on Apr 22, 2020
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Boss needs to make it a little bag.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Being liberated from a guitar cord is a seriously positive change. I still flinch when I move around my room, hunched over ready to keep my guitar cord from messing something up. But I don't have a guitar cord anymore. This is awesome. The WL-20 would be easier to travel with if Boss made a little two-compartment case for it. I don't know how to get this suggestion to them.
Posted by Bill Appledorf on Sep 26, 2019
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Not just for Live, I use it all the time!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I use this wireless in my home studio and when I teach! Guitar teachers will relate. Are you always tripping over cords when teaching? This is a great solution! Home practice too! I have also used it at open mic type gigs where you just plug the receiver into the direct box. I plan on getting a spare transmitter. This thing is great!
Posted by Darren Dsouza on Jul 16, 2019
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Very useful1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
I've been using these at various venues for a number of months now. Generally it works well and as advertised. If you use two at once there are some quirks. The first system MUST be paired and actually plugged in in order for the second system to pair properly (if you don't do this the two units will both pair to the default first frequency and won't work - this isn't made very clear in the manual). The transmitter fits well into a Strat's recessed jack, but sticks out like a chicken wing from a Les Paul or other guitar with input jack on the rim. My solution is to use a short extension cable with a female jack, and just tuck the end with the transmitter into my pocket. Another quirk is that, because these units use TRS plugs to charge but only the tip and sleeve to play, they can confuse guitars that have stereo out jacks, especially jacks that 'detect' whether you are using a TS or TRS plug (such as some Ernie Ball or Graph Tech Ghost piezo acoustic/magnetic systems). There are workarounds, but if you use one of these guitars you need to think about that. If I was going to suggest improvements, it would be to have a pivoting jack for LP-type inputs, and a digital battery-life readout. A replaceable battery would also be nice - these ones just get thrown out once the battery runs down.
Posted by Craig on Jun 9, 2019
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Quick and easy wireless0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
I use this from my pedal board to my guitar (short distance). It has performed every bit as good as a cable. I like that it does not take up room on my pedal board, like my line 6, you just don?t get that real estate back! And so much easier than my shure set up (however, the shure gives me a great connection at very long distances.
Posted by Cy on Feb 22, 2019
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Pretty cool little unit, works through foot pedal as well and is deadly silent with my old strat...just wish it had replacement batteries.
Posted by WV on Sep 15, 2018
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