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Best wireless for bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by emblymouse, Jan 27, 2008.


  1. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    I'm considering getting a wireless unit and wonder what you all have found to be good ones for bass. I just know that , like everything else, regular guitar stuff just won't cut it.
    I am most concerned about unwanted changes in my sound. I don't plan to do much long distance travelling, I just want to be able to keep tabs on the mix (no soundman).
    Thanks!
     
  2. um i wouldn't buy a Wireless because the frequency range is being sold off next month so save your money
     
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  4. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    Not sure what that means. Every frequency is going to be unavailable or what? Does that mean every arena/stadium touring band will be going back to cables?

    To the OP I use a Shure PGX14. It is a middle of the range system as far as cost (~$450) but has so far worked great for me. No signal loss or change in tone.
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I really like my X2 wireless. I can't say it is best because I have only used it and a cheap Nady.

    But I notice no loss of tone through the wireless.
     
  6. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=389644
    :bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl:
     
  7. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I checked and the X2 runs in the 900MHz band, so it is not affected.
     
  8. m2o03

    m2o03

    Feb 27, 2006
    Iowa
  9. knarleybass

    knarleybass

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Disclosures:
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I like my X2 just fine.
     
  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    Thanks, on second thought, just fine should be just fine for me.
     
  11. crapusername

    crapusername

    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    Disclosures:
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    i use the Nady Encore 200 Bass system. - No problems here ! Even has a bass boost to replace what the signal can lose!
     
  12. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Alameda, CA, USA
    Bass boosting doesn't replace what's lost - it just boosts what's still left of the lows. :meh:

    Anyhow... the X2 rocks, and the price is right. Good luck finding a better unit under $300 - or heck, even under $500! You'd have to go into rackmount gear to top it... and IMO, some comparable rackmount gear can be just as good, but more expensive.

    BTW, for wireless, you should be checking the Miscellaneous forum. That's where all the wireless threads are being moved. :p
     
  13. canshaker

    canshaker

    Dec 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Hartke/Zoom/ESP/D'Addario/Line 6/Dunlop/Normandy.
    I tried the top of the line Shure and Sennheiser...
    I went with the X2, myself. It had almost no signal loss, it is digital (no interference), SUPER easy to use, and the least expensive (compared to other high end stuff).
     
  14. yyztmmb

    yyztmmb

    Jan 27, 2008
    Central N.Y.
    I also have the Shure PGX 14 system. My friend (guitarist) has a "bug" type system that he has had problems with. I have had no problems in the limited time I have owned it.
     
  15. BFISHER1970

    BFISHER1970 Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pensacola, Florida
    + how many ever that is for the X2
    Works great!
     
  16. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
  17. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Alameda, CA, USA
  18. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    Yep that's the one. They also have a rackmount version.
     
  19. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    i got the X2 XDR95 and i love it. works perfect
     
  20. TGH Bass

    TGH Bass

    Feb 8, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I use a Samson Synth 5 system. It works perfectly for my basses. The reality is my amp outputs 40 Hz - 10 kHz. My speaker cabinets handle 35 Hz - 20 kHz. The Synth 5 handles 40 Hz - 16 kHz. Even when I'm using my 12 string bass, all the top end is there along with the bottom. I've never ever had a problem. Except when the battery starts to die in the transmitter. Granted, the Synth 5 is expensive. It's in the same class as the Shure UR4-D or the Sennheiser EM 3700 Series systems.
     



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