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I was skeptical about Line 6 G series wireless but...

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by u84six, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    now I'm pleasantly surprised! :) I picked up a G50 and wow!! This thing really works well! I thought I was going to be disappointed but I'm really impressed. It actually sounds better than the cord I was using. Amazing! Highly recommended if you're looking fore a wireless setup!
  2. Vinny D

    Vinny D

    Jan 9, 2007
    Warwick, RI
    I am not a big Line 6 person, but I also like there wireless units alot.
  3. brianerwin


    Oct 21, 2012
    I am looking at the Line 6 R30. I am seeing some pretty good reviews on it though.
  4. My little G30 has been working great for over a year now.
  5. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    My whole band has been using Line 6 wireless units for over 3 years. 50-60 gigs a year and no problems whatsoever.
  6. u84six

    u84six Nobody panic, the bass player is here! Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    That's really good to know. Not only does it sound good, it lasts long! Gotta love quality products!
  7. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    300ish gigs on my g90, I love it.
  8. just got a Relay G50 a few weeks ago and so far I like it better than my "old" sennheiser EW172 G2...:hyper:
  9. Levenso


    Dec 18, 2012
    I have a G50, works great!

    But I'm wondering if I will have problems with the wire between my instrument and the body pack... I fear the connector may cause problems, and it's not a standard 1/4.
  10. bumperbass


    Jun 19, 2012
    Me too. Love the G50, but hate the straight 1/4" plug on my Pbass. I made myself a backup with a right angle plug. It works. Gotta think like a Boy Scout. Seems like a weak link, but it's probably more reliable than it feels.
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If only my 5 year old X2's would die, I'd get a couple Relays, but other than losing a battery door on one and having to replace battery clips, they've been tanks.
  12. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'm thouroughly enjoying the G50 I purchased recently. I too was not a Line 6 guy, but I'm extremely happy with it and the clarity of tone, and I completely love the pedal sized receiver. It sounds great, battery life is longer than expected or advertised, no dropouts and no outside interference.

    If you folks are wondering about that cable, I see someone on the 'Bay is selling nice looking replacements in both straight and angle jacks.

    The stainless clip does do a good job of holding onto the strap and staying put, but it will eventually chew up my straps from taking it on and off (each of my basses has it's own strap). So I need to come up with a better way to strap it so it doesnt tear them up.
  13. Keep in mind that Line 6 BOUGHT the tech. from a company called X2. I endorsed X2 untill Line 6 stook over.

    I will say the when Line 6 made changes they were very smart changes. "AA" batteries, more chanels, smaller, user adjustable "cable tone". When I switched to the G50 from the older XDS Plus the improved sound was very noticable.

    If someone buys another wireless unit they're wasting money. You can't beat em.

    I play with it all the time now. You'd be surprised who uses these on the road but are not listed as artists.

    The Mics are great also.
  14. Been using the G 30 for 6 months. Works great. Only negative is the battery door issue that's been discussed. A thick rubber band keeps it from opening up and spilling batteries everywhere. how do I know that? anyway, I wear the sending unit on my belt. Attaching it to the bass strap works but it could easily get stepped on when the bass is in its stand. Walk on. Plug in. Play. I like it
  15. The G30 is the entry level unit. It's made of polycarbonate and can have problems with the battery door and belt clip.

    The G50 and G90 are all metal and do not have this problem. You get what you pay for and for an extra $100 you get a lot.
  16. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Replacement cables are readly available in both straight and 90 degree ends. The body pack end connector is very robust. I when ahead and bought two 90's so I would have a spare, but after about a year, no problems.

    also, Shure brand wireless body packs use the same cable ends as the G 50 (probably all the Line 6's).

    I got mine on amazion or Ebay - I can't remember. seems like they were $20 - $25 each. I bought the ones with the Neutrik 90 1/4" plug, very heavy duty.
  17. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
  18. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boynton Bch FL
    I love my G30 it works great never any problems. My only issue is that within a month the clip broke off but I just got one of those Velcro pouches and problem solved it was only like 10 bucks.

    EDIT: beat me to it 1954 that's the one I have.
  19. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yeah, over 4 years and around 300 gigs on my XDR-95, and it's still going strong...

    - georgestrings
  20. Already In Use

    Already In Use

    Jan 3, 2010
    I clipped the body pack on my strap so it stays with the bass. I have a Shure and the clip is really tight..works well for me. I placed it as close to the bottom strap button as possible..easy to hit the on//off///standby button and easy to swap batteries.