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Samson wireless for bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by only4him012, Oct 23, 2003.


  1. only4him012

    only4him012

    Nov 11, 2002
    NJ
    i was planning to buy some monster cables. I need to have one short one for my pedal and tuner and to the amp. Thinking about the future also, i was thinking about wireless.

    which system would you prefer? could i use electric guitar one for bass guitar also?

    which one do you like the most?
    where would you get it from?
     
  2. only4him012

    only4him012

    Nov 11, 2002
    NJ
  3. try doing a search on Samson wireless on harmony-central.com ... I remember reading a review on them, that also compared the signal to some other(might have been shure) wireless system.
     
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I too am looking for a wireless, so I am interested to read the rest of this thread.

    I'm sure this thread has been done many times, but with technology changing so often, there has bound to have been new products out since the last one.

    I'll move this to the good fella's over in misc.....you would probably get more responses there.

    Tim
     
  5. jawzzz

    jawzzz

    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado
    I currently have a Samson concert 4 wireless that rocks. It has a 500 foot range which is more than enough. The only noise is from it is ground hum, but it can be easily adjusted.
     
  6. peatea

    peatea

    Sep 26, 2003
    chicago
  7. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    I have a Samson Airline Wireless and am very happy with it. It's the "guitar" version that was on the market before the "bass" version was released, but works fine for bass. Battery life, range and reliability (and size!) are first class.

    The only things to watch out for with the Samson Airline are -

    1. Be careful when putting your bass on a stand in between sets - the transmitter case is plastic, so you could easily snap it off the jack plug when setting your bass down on the stand

    2. The receiver unit also has a plastic case, so despite the fact it is supposed to look like an effects pedal, I would strongly advise putting it somewhere safe out of the way of feet. I sit mine on top of my bass rig, which is also where the DI usually is, so it's a practical and safe location.

    3. Check your battery before each set. The single AAA usually provides 12-14 hours of service, but can die without warning, especially if you've forgotten how many hours you've been running that battery.
     
  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I've got the bass version. It's good but the companding algorithm is not perfect. No wireless is. The only notable difference in sound is when I'm slapping, specificaly the pop. There's a bit of treble missing at about 4k, but nothing I can't fix with EQ.

    Apparently the Senhieser digital woreless is the closest to perfect reproduction, but I've never tried one and have read mixed reviews.
     
  9. Droog

    Droog

    Aug 14, 2003
    PDX
    I think Samson sucks. Cheap. The Shure stuff is solid I think. Definately better to shell out and get into the ULX series but the UT series should do the trick. Sennheiser is bas ass if you can afford it. Most of the stuff that is solid is over 500 bucks. I would expect to pay that for a decent wireless set up. Thats just me, I have cheap stuff and cheap wireless sucks ass.
     
  10. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    OK so expensive stuff is automatically good?

    Sorry to be snarky, but if you're going to come on a worldwide forum and bad mouth a product or brand, you've gotta be prepared to back it up. Can you be specific as to why my wireless sucks, other than the fact that it was inexpensive? If you can, I apologise, but I doubt you've even used one.
     
  11. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I have owned both the Shure ULX and the UT, I love them both, but they are expensive. I would like to know how the Samson's are.
     
  12. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    Apart from the fragile plastic case on the transmitter, I've never read any negative reviews of Samson Airline. I've gigged mine for 2 years and it's never let me down. Why would I pay twice as much for a Shure when the Samson does everything I need it to do?
     
  13. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    I have used Nady Wireless systems since 1987, and have never had any problem with them.:)
     
  14. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Find a used X-wire system....they pop up on Ebay from time to time, about $500. Its the best....they were bought out by Sennheiser, who now charges 4x more! Vic Wooten uses one...I feel its the best!

    Aloha, Garey
     
  15. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    Xwire is just about. I tried many others on my crazed search for wireless, it was finally apparent that xwire was the only way . . .
     
  16. I use a Shure system on stage....it's from the ULX line....the transmitter part is pretty beat up from going to so many gigs, being dropped when I jump around stage like a little monkey, etc....but it still works. Hence also why I don't remember the exact model number. It's the best wireless system I've ever used.
     
  17. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    There's an xwire on bassgear.com right now . . .
     
  18. I wouldn't touch samson again even if it was with a really ugly bass go and try shure.