Xvive U2 Wireless System and Active Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Swampish, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Swampish


    Dec 31, 2015
    Quebec, Canada
    I've been using the Xvive U2 wireless system with my passive Fenders for a while now and love how reliable they are and how long their charge lasts. Recently, I bought an active SBMM Ray34HH and it seems like there might be some interference of some sort when using the Xvive. Not consistent, but the signal either gets noisy or drops off almost completely on occasion. I've heard that this is a possibility between active pups and this wireless system, but the info has often been contradictory. Anyone have any experience with this issue? Any way to bypass or overcome it? Thanks!
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    It is an issue when the transmitter is close to the body/preamp. A quick fix is to use an extension cable and stick the transmitter in your back pocket or on your strap. As long as it is away from the body/preamp. Designs are getting better but it will be a while before they solve this one. Use with caution.
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  3. Swampish


    Dec 31, 2015
    Quebec, Canada
    That's a great suggestion! Thanks! I will definitely give that a try!
  4. kevmac


    Mar 17, 2019
    Rhode Island
    I'm in the market for a decent wireless system and in my research I read about some not playing well with active basses.I have owned a couple of cheap models but in my experience they don't last.So I'm ready to invest in something a bit better i.e.more$$$
    One of the units I'm keen on is the Shure PGXD-14 or PGX .Both identical units are the same price but the XD is digital.Does digital have an advantage over analog? I'd appreciate any help.