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BOSS WL-20L Guitar Wireless System

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WL-20L Guitar Wireless System

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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-20L: No Cable Tone Simulation
The WL-20L model is functionally identical to the WL-20, with the exception that it eliminates cable tone simulation. This makes it the best choice for instruments where cable capacitance has little or no effect on the tone, such as an acoustic/electric guitar with an onboard preamp, a guitar or bass with active pickups, or a line-level device like a keytar or Roland's Aerophone digital wind instrument. The WL-20L also works great with passive pickups if you don't need the subtle treble roll-off provided by cable tone simulation.

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.

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Reliable, good quality, so far, so good 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Heard other people having trouble with battery and frequency finding. So far I have not had any trouble. Unit works well, charges fast. Charge last for hours, never ran out of battery on performance day. Works with Strat or Les Paul. But I can hear latency when I walk up to 30 feet away. I don't like any latency. Been using a Shure PGXD4 before for 5 years and started having minor dropouts, investigating the cause of that. The Shure also had latency that got worse the further I was away from the receiver. Been thinking about getting a backup WL-20 unit for the day I probably will experience equipment failure of some kind. I have a 20 foot guitar cord too, just in case, which has zero latency. The WL-20 is like a $300.00 guitar cord.
Posted by Retired Schmuck on Mar 17, 2024
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Typical Boss quality but….. 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
….Couldn’t use it at home. I played one gig with it and it worked great with not a single dropout but it was useless in my basement. I found it stuttering and dropping out. I set up my Line6 G30 right next to the Boss receiver to see if it would lose the signal whenever the Boss did and sure enough the Line6 never lost the signal. I tried changing the channel on the Boss a number of times but it still kept dropping out. I think I have to find a unit that uses either UHF or 5.8GHz frequency although the Boss and my Line6 both use the 2.4GHz frequency with different results. It should be noted that the 2.4GHz frequency is extremely busy as it is being used by cellphones, wifi etc.
Posted by Rob on Nov 25, 2023
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Extend your warranty 4 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This WL-20L is great with ACTIVE pickups and worked well until it stopped working. The transmitter died one month after the standard 1 yr warranty with minimal usage. The replacement transmitter is pretty expensive. I do still recommend this, but just make sure to extend the annual warranty and always have a backup cable nearby.
Posted by Mike on Feb 18, 2022
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Works Great Overall 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I highly recommend these -- great battery run time, connects right up with low latency -- and sound great. I have experienced a bit of broadcast interference in performance situations where I had to switch to cable, but it rarely happened. Also did get some crackling in sound which i think happens either when batteries are starting to get low or with higher input volume. It's rare, though. I'm using these with my Roland Aerophone and they are great. Tried other ones but they didn't have the battery life and audio clarity of these.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2021
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They work perfect! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Using them in a smaller area right now. Easy to switch guitars. Haven't been able to test out the full range (the distance) yet. I fully satisfied !!
Posted by Peter on Jan 25, 2021
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Cutting the wire..... 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, 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. 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, 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! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, 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 useful 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kamloops, 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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BOSS WL-20L Guitar Wireless System 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
I have been using this for about two months with absolutely no issues. No drop outs or glitches. I don't stray too far from my amp so have not tested the range but it works across a stage with no issues. Conveniently plugs into my bass and then into the amp. Used on about six gigs plus practice sessions. Battery lasts for gig and then some, just recharge before the next one. Highly recommended.
Posted by Howard S. on Feb 25, 2019
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Quick and easy wireless 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, 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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WL-20 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, 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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