Wireless system

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by P-Boy69, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. P-Boy69


    Mar 7, 2019
    Looking at Line 6 wireless stuff. Heard the G10 and some other units were not "compatible" with active basses...
    1 - What does that mean?
    2 - Does the G30 suffer these limitations?
    I have an active bass MM Stingray and PJ Passive so i would like a system that obviously functions for both.
    The Wic ELF was touted as a good one but some threads seem to indicate high noise floor?
  2. musicman7722


    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton NH
    I have never heard that. I owned a few G30's but moved on because the battery door was a bad design. I have no exp. with any others but the reviews seem good.
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  3. CTBassGuy


    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    I have an Audio-Technica System 10 wireless and it's worked well with my passive (Carvin LB90s) and active basses (Pedulla Buzz and Warwick Thumb BO).

    They've discontinued the pedal format version, which I have, but they have an amp-top "router" version that is current.
    Audio-Technica ATW-1101/G Digital Wireless Guitar System

    The only downside to it is it eats batteries pretty quick. 2 sets of recharables and I've been fine for 1 year and a half, though.
  4. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Running a Senn D1 (digital, 2.4G auto-sensing) unit.. and have no issues with either active or passive basses on it!
    Used to run the old rack-mount L6 G90 for both guitar and bass and never had an issue with that either. I upgraded to newer technology about 2 yrs ago as the G90 had seen 7+ yrs of service!
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    some of these use trs plugs to charge the unit up, that can cause problems with typical bass jacks using TRS to switch their battery on when plugged in

    a simple little pigtail of a 1/4" mono male to 1/4" mono female between the wireless and the instrument will solve the problem
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  6. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
  7. Wish I had the coin to upgrade my setup to all sennheiser wireless they make awesome stuff. Im currently using line 6 g90 and g55 units in my two bands and a shure psm300 and audio 2000 iem systems. None of these systems are bad but the sennheiser are a level above
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  8. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    I'm so glad I spent the $$ for the Senn gear when I was doing 80-90 gigs a year!
    Absolutely love it over anything else I've used... no I'm not endorsed, nor have any relationship with them other than being a customer! I also use a Senn E835 mic as it sounds better on my wimpy voice than an Beta58!

    I used my Senn gear again Last Wed/Thur/Fri night gigs... Only issue I had was the wal-wart kept falling out of the power conditioner socket in the rack... beats me why.. I think it was because the rack (which has my X32R and Wifi Xmitter installed) was ontop of another rack that was wobbly and it would get bumped each night at shutdown. Turn on my IEM's after powering up.. to find dead xmitter.. pushed the power supply back in, and bingo.
    Might need to tape it to the outlet.. but .. I doubt I'm gigging anytime soon again - due to COVID in TX!

    FWIW - I was running rechargeable EBL 2800 mAh AA's in my receiver pack, and the Senn BA30 Li USB-rechargeable batt on my xmitter.
    We played 2 hrs Wed, 2 hrs Thurs and 3.5 hrs Fri and I made it thru without changing my batteries!!
    By playing.. I mean ACTUAL playing music time, NOT gig duration.
    We did 4 x 45min and 1 x 30 min sets Fri night with 30 min breaks. Downbeat at 20:30 hrs, close at 02:00!
    Other 2 night were both 2 x 1-hr sets!
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