Nice Rack Canada is proud to be the exclusive pre-sale dealer in Ontario for the RJM Music MasterMind PBC / 6X.
If your ship to address is in Ontario, Nice Rack Canada is your point of sale for this standard setting piece of pedalboard technology.
What's new about this model?
The big new feature is the ability to rearrange loop order. Your effects can automatically be placed in a different order for each preset. Aside from that, it's smaller and less expensive than the original Mastermind PBC, making it more suitable for smaller pedalboards.
What are its main tech specs?
6 audio loops
1 insert loop, which can be used for a 7th effect, a split point for the 4 cable method or other special routing arrangements
3 loops and the insert loop are switchable between mono and stereo
Programmable loop order per preset
1 switchable buffer at the input, and 1 buffer in the insert loop
Secondary, switchable unbuffered input
Expression pedal input
External switch input accepts 1 or 2 button switch
Function switch output which can control channel switching on some amps, or additional feature switching on select pedals
MIDI output jack, which can be split into an input and output using a Y cable
USB connector for connection to a computer to use with our Mastermind Editor or DAW software
Easy to read LCD screen displays preset and song names
Fully user configurable using the Mastermind Editor software
Extensive MIDI support (the same as our other Masterminds)
Built in support for many popular MIDI devices
Why is it called PBC/6X?
The "X" indicates that this is a matrix switcher, which means that you can change the order of loops. We wanted to differentiate the PBC/6X from the PBC/10, which is a relay switche
Is the PBC/10 going to be discontinued?
No, we're selling both PBC models
Will there be a PBC/10X?
We haven't decided that yet. We'd love to hear your opinion on this!
Why would I want the PBC/6X over the PBC/10?
The PBC/6X is smaller, which allows it to fit on smaller pedalboards (or allows you to put more pedals on a big board!)
The PBC/6X is less expensive
The PBC/6X has the ability to change its loop order on the fly
Why would I want the PBC/10 over the PBC/6X?
The PBC/10 has more: 10 audio loops (4 stereo), 2 insert points, 3 buffers, 4 function switches, 11 buttons
The PBC/10 has an internal line mixer that allows you to use parallel effect routing
The PBC/10 has individual left and right outputs, and the right output has an isolation transformer and phase switch
The PBC/10's layout has more space in between buttons and a larger LCD
The PBC/10 uses relay switching which allows you to use it without any buffers. Matrix switching needs a buffer in front of it when used with a standard guitar
In short, if small size, lower cost or loop reordering are a priority, the PBC/6X is probably a better choice. If you are planning a larger pedalboard with extensive use of stereo effects and parallel routing, then the PBC/10 is what you're looking for.
What are the dimensions and weight of the PBC/6X?
Dimensions: 10.1 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches (25.7 x 11.1 x 6.1 cm)
Weight: 2 lb (0.9 kg)