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Starting to see some reasonably priced wireless guitar rigs from the likes of Shure, Audio Technica, Sennheiser and others. Priced around $100-$300. Now mind you, this is just for at-home use.

 

Has anybody checked these out? And, how do you like what you got?

 

It'd be nice to ditch the cable.

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I've actually got one at home a tech guy gave my daughter and I've never tried it yet and I've been meaning to... I'll take a peek and see what it is and see if it's any good...

 

I'm also interested in how well these work. I wouldn't mind ditching the cable too... At least at pub gigs...

 

I've always worried about signal lag and potentially sounding like you're playing a step behind everyone else... I suppose that's my own paranoia...

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I've had two Shure wireless guitar rigs, and was/am very pleased with the performance of both. Currently use a Shure ULXS system for stage work, a little pricey for home use, but I would think their lesser priced units would be of similar price/ratio quality.

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I suggest this:

 

http://line6.com/relay/

 

 

I have the predecessor (the X2 wireless system) Line6 bought em out and re-branded them (and made some changes as well)

 

I've had mine for a number of years

 

it's Rock solid

 

a few tidbits.

 

1: get a 9v recharging setup. you don't want to be buying batteries

 

2: I'm not sure if Line6 improved this aspect, but the X2 has no warning that the battery is about to go kaphut..

you just stop making noise...

 

3: ALWAYS have a standby cable at the ready.. (especially when gigging.. -- See point 2...)

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2: I'm not sure if Line6 improved this aspect, but the X2 has no warning that the battery is about to go kaphut..

you just stop making noise...

 

 

 

How long on average do you get out of a freshly charged rechargeable 9v battery?

 

I am curious about trying wireless systems and seeing for myself how it sounds/responds/works...

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How long on average do you get out of a freshly charged rechargeable 9v battery?

 

I am curious about trying wireless systems and seeing for myself how it sounds/responds/works...

 

with my old X2, I can get about 3.5 +/- hours with a fresh charge and a "good" rechargeable. I do make sure I turn it off when we "pause for the cause" during breaks at rehearsals and on gigs.

looks like the new Line 6 have changed to AA batteries. they say 8 hours, I would have to see it to believe it.

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I suggest this:

 

http://line6.com/relay/

 

 

I have the predecessor (the X2 wireless system) Line6 bought em out and re-branded them (and made some changes as well)

 

I've had mine for a number of years

 

it's Rock solid

 

a few tidbits.

 

1: get a 9v recharging setup. you don't want to be buying batteries

 

2: I'm not sure if Line6 improved this aspect, but the X2 has no warning that the battery is about to go kaphut..

you just stop making noise...

 

3: ALWAYS have a standby cable at the ready.. (especially when gigging.. -- See point 2...)

 

Thank you for that. It looks like they went to AA batteries, so I think that's going to cost less. I'll check them out.

 

- Danner

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yes, I noticed after I posted that link.

 

it looks like they did rework them for AA.

 

I have a charge base I got at Radio Shack, it will charge just about anything.

 

9v, D, C, AA AAA..

 

I have three chargeable 9vs I rotate (well, 2.. one wont hold a charge now for more than 2 hours so I'm not using it atm..)

 

the receiver, because it takes a regular 9v converter, runs off my Voodo Labs Power supply.

 

my only complaint is no warning when the battery is done providing juice to the transmitter.

 

all ya get is ----silence---

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