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Any 5-string players using an AKG GuitarBug?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I ordered a new Shure SLX wireless under the assumption that its frequency response would go down to 25 hz like the ULX series. WRONG! It only goes down to 45 hz, no bueno for 5-string. So it's getting refused and heading back to the dealer.

    Anyway, I had the opportunity to sit in with a group, and I used the bass player's GuitarBug, and it seemed to work fine, even though its published frequency response is 40 hz on the bottom. Anybody have any experience with the GB and a 5-string?
  2. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I have a friend (and frequent drummer) that is an AKG dealer and he doesn't recommend it (or any of the WMS40 systems) for bass, although I've never tried it myself.

    I've had my AKG WR2000 (16 channel UHF) for about 4 years now. I believe it's rated response is also in the 40hz area, but I can't tell the difference between it and a cord. I almost never play a 4 string anymore so I'm playing my B through it a lot. I even drop (Hipshot) my B to A occasionally and still have no problems.

    I've also never had any drop-out or interference in all this time.....and it's never had to be changed from frequency "B" (of the 16 available) since I've owned it, and since I play almost all casinos, all over Vegas, that's pretty amazing to me.
  3. I use one.. It does the low B string pretty good. Never had any problems with range. I suggest you go for the true diversity one just to be sure. I have the standard one, and its been pretty good. if you have any more questions let me know.