Best Wireless Guitar System?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Max Vartanian, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Max Vartanian

    Max Vartanian

    Dec 10, 2014
    Would anyone happen to know what the best wireless uitar transmitter or system is for the best price?
    I'm talking battery life, how far, size. i dont need to go too far.
  2. For Bass? IMO the only option is a Line 6 system. I have not come across any other system (yet) that has the audio quality required to make bass sound good.
    I have the G90 and it is amazing. The G55 is quite similar in a smaller form factor.
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  3. Scottkarch


    Sep 11, 2012
    I just picked up the shure GLX-D. It's amazing. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1419219703.837196.jpg
    It's a tuner, foot pedal unit. The battery on the unit charges via a USBGEAR cable. Lasts an amazing amount of time. Over 10 hours per charge I think.

    The sound is flawless to me. Range is about 150-200 feet. Shows you the battery level on the pedal so you know where you are. It's awesome.
  4. My Nady system has never let me down.
  5. Bim1959


    Apr 15, 2009
    Naples Florida
    Sales and electronic tech/piano tech: England Music Center - Clinton IA - now closed
    I have an old X2 wireless system (the digital one they put out just before Line 6 - now owned by Yamaha - bought them) that kicks major ass. No signal loss or degredation at all. You can run both the transmitter and receiver off 9v batteries if you wanted to. I got mine when everyone was blowing them out before the Relay models hit the market.
  6. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
    I've got the Line 6 G30 and it's wonderful. Absolutely zero complaints and sounds excellent. It's the cheapest one they do, so I can only imagine how great the G50 and G90 are...
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  7. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I would not recommend the Line 6 units. I had one and my guitar player had one too. They work great but the battery door is a very bad design. After a while the door comes loose and will not lock. Your batteries will fall out and thats not good. We both ended up using rubber bands or straps to keep the battery door closed. I contacted Line 6 and they wanted to charge me to fix this. If you research the units you will see its a very common problem with theses units.
  8. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Richfield, Ohio
    Line 6 G50. I've been using this unit for about three years and it's been flawless. I have it right on my pedal board so I use it for practice and gigs.
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  9. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    I as well have this model.
    Best for bass I have ever used:cool:
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  10. i recently bought the g30 and it's perfect. went through a few walls and closed doors, up some stairs, past a laundry room, completely out of line of sight and still was sending and receiving fine. also the tone is nice, the bass sounds clearer and more defined vs my poopy ass cables i was using before. recommended.
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Currently, the Line 6 units seem to be the bees knees. I have a top of the line Audio Technica 3000 Series unit I copped some years back and it performs flawlessly. No signal loss, has long range ability and can also be switched to be used with a headset mic which I have. If I was in the market, I'd probably get a Line 6 unit.

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  12. bassinflorida

    bassinflorida turn that dang thing down

    Jan 27, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    I agree with this observation. However, even knowing all of this I bought a Line 6 G50 a few years ago to replace a failed Sennheiser wireless unit. The cable included was also known to be noisy and somewhat unreliable so I ordered a better cable right off the bat. Still using it. The G50 has never failed and the batteries (2 AA last over 4 hours). I believe they have made improvements in the last couple of years also. Always a crap shoot.
    The bass Hz response is excellent with these units and latency has never been noticeable to me. I do not stand 50 ft away from my amp though. Line 6 frequently surveyed owners of this unit. I finally told them it was reliable and I had no need to purchase anything further. Previously I have owned other Line 6 modeling units and was not a fan and was initially torn between replacing the failed Sennheiser wireless with the Line 6. It was a good decision.
  13. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Line 6 G50 works great for me for the price. I bought a second transmitter so I can switch basses quickly between songs if needed. I've found that I can get typically get 2 gigs out of one set of batteries.

    This looks pretty cool too. Would replace 2 spaces on my pedal board with one.
  14. one bad thing i've heard about the line 6 is that while before the type of frequencies the non-digital systems used were cluttered with interference now the freqs the digital wireless use are becoming more cluttered (wifis, iphones, etc) while the freqs the analogs use are becoming less so. however the digital is a great unit for a low price and has channel switching so for now at least it's still excellent.
  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Line 6 G90 for me. Works great.
  16. steveb119

    steveb119 Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    orlando fl.
    THE SHURE IS BUY FAR THE BEST GLX-D SYSTEM I tried many other units , this works best , one of the best things I have bought in a long time
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  17. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member one of those....and it is flawless so it!
  18. Line 6 G30 here. Nice small form factor on the receiver, I will be replacing the cable provided for a 3 ft patch cable in the near future as I thought it was too short. I've used it at rehearsal and one gig with flawless performance. Can't comment on battery life as i replaced the batteries immediately after the rehearsal/gig.
  19. Scottkarch


    Sep 11, 2012
    Just looked it up.. up to 16 hours on a single charge. Easy to charge with a micro USB cable.. heck, top it up on the way to a gig in your car. It doesnt use standard batteries, but the custom Litium Ion battery holds a giant charge... the pedal shows you how many hours and minutes you have left while using it, so you don't need to look at your pack. Cable is replaceable with any TA4F cable.