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Shure GLXD

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by bandbdad, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. bandbdad


    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm considering switching from my Line6 G90 which just went out on me to the Shure GLXD for my bass. But, I have a couple of concerns:

    I'm interested in the stomp box (GLXD6) for my pedal board, but it does not include the built in charger that the GLXD4 has. So does it come with a separate charging station? That seems like just another pc of equip to carry and not lose!
    Also, does the built in tuner mute the signal when selected? I use a Boss volume pedal with a dedicated tuner out so that even if the pedal is "off" the signal still goes to the tuner for "silent tuning".
    Lastly, the options for instrument cables do not include any 90deg options, which I prefer. Will the Shure WA-304 work on these transmitters?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Endorses ClearTone and SIT Strings
    The GLXD is sweet.

    Very simple and easy answers to your questions.
    You charge the transmitter via a USB plug which you can charge through a computer or you get one of those universal adaptors so you can charge in your car or with a wall wart. So lots of charging options. The battery lasts 16 hours... so unless you're doing some crazy marathon gig, just plan ahead and you never have to worry.
    The built in tuner does indeed mute.
    The WA-304 will work or you just buy a right angle tip and solder it onto the cable the comes with it.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    supposedly the battery in these will get an hour+ of playing with like 15-20 minutes of charge time, so even if you let it go too long you can still use one and charge it between sets.

    you can also get a little separate charger and another battery to swap out.

    i hate both of these options, and i already have a nice tuner, so i'm thinking about the 14 myself with an extra battery to replace my relay G50, which has been fine but not flawless, with the AAs being a pain.
  4. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Endorses ClearTone and SIT Strings
    if you replace your tuner with this, u can sell the tuner to offset the cost of the unit. that's what i'll be doing. placing my order this week, in fact.
  5. The_Janitor


    Jun 30, 2012
    Madison, Wi
    The glxd6 does ship with an ac adapter for charging the battery, it can also be powered from your pedal board if you use a one spot or brick pedal power supply.
  6. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Has anyone tried the tuner with a 5 string? I'm curious about this system but I'm nervous it won't recognize the low B like some tuners I've come across.
  7. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Endorses ClearTone and SIT Strings
    Works flawlessly and accurately with a 5-string.
  8. mjmeche


    Jul 14, 2007
    No problems with B string. 16 hours runtime easy. Tuner can mute or pass though IIRC. Tuner can strobe much faster tuning. Yes does run on one spot 9V
  9. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Sweet. Thanks!
  10. I just picked one of these up the other day after a bad experience with a G55. Straight from the box plug in and boom. Worked perfectly, tuned accurately down to B, and sounded great. I forgot I was wireless until I stood up to grab my phone and tried to unplug.

    PS!!, the tuner can be set to mute/no mute/always on. With always on you can still mute by pressing the switch.