#1
Hey guys, I'm looking for a wireless system.

My budget is around 200$.

I need one thats light, and easy to use.
Must be very reliable, long life battery.

Also!, how would I add it to my pedalboard? or I plug the receiver into input, and, out to a transmitter into my guitar?

Or, do i add it into my pedalboard fx loop?
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#2
I've got the Line 6 G50 which usually runs around $400 I think. They also make a G30 which is about $100 less and has a plastic transmitter instead of a metal one. Not sure what the other differences are, but I always recommend the Line 6 wireless units because they haven't let me down yet, and I gig regularly.

In general, wireless stuff isn't a place to cut corners, but I've found they're about the best you can get for the price. They also have a different power settings to conserve battery life, as well as cable lengh emulation so you can match the "tone" of different lengths of cable.

To connect it you just plug it in to the guitar end of your signal. In most cases people run a tuner as their first pedal, so it would go: Guitar --> Receiver, then your signal travels to the transmitter and goes: Transmitter --> Tuner (for example), then the rest of your pedal chain as normal.
#3
Quote by chip46
I've got the Line 6 G50 which usually runs around $400 I think. They also make a G30 which is about $100 less and has a plastic transmitter instead of a metal one. Not sure what the other differences are, but I always recommend the Line 6 wireless units because they haven't let me down yet, and I gig regularly.

In general, wireless stuff isn't a place to cut corners, but I've found they're about the best you can get for the price. They also have a different power settings to conserve battery life, as well as cable lengh emulation so you can match the "tone" of different lengths of cable.

To connect it you just plug it in to the guitar end of your signal. In most cases people run a tuner as their first pedal, so it would go: Guitar --> Receiver, then your signal travels to the transmitter and goes: Transmitter --> Tuner (for example), then the rest of your pedal chain as normal.


Thanks, I'll look into the g30. Theres different power settings to conserve battery life?, and does the g30 have cable length emulation also?

So, Lets say, I had the assortment of pedals? my transmitter goes first or last to the amp.

JCM2000 <- Delay <- Distortion <- OD <- Tuner <- G30 <- Guitar?

Or should I use the fx loop? and put everything into it?

I never used the fx loop at the moment, I'm building my board.
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#4
You wouldn't want it in the FX loop, it needs to be the first thing in your chain, right after the guitar. So with the setup you mentioned: Guitar -> Receiver, Transmitter->Tuner->OD->Dist->Delay->Amp.

The G30 still has the cable tone options, just not as many as the G50. Not sure if the G30 has the battery options, since it doesn't have the LCD display where the menus are. Still a great unit though.
#5
different lengths have different tones? wtf? thats a new one on me, but line 6 makes some nice rugged gear just run it like normal, dont put it in the loop thats stupid
#6
In my life as a sound engineer/sound reinforcement specialist I've come to discover that "reliable wireless" is an oxymoron. If you're gonna go wireless, unfortunately, you can't really budget. You need to splurge on the units with reliability safeguards out the wazoo. There is a LOT of RF in rooms now with cellphones and the like.

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#7
^I only have experience with the Line 6 G50, but of the gigs I've played with it over the past 6 months I haven't ever had issues with interference. Played in a wide variety of venues, from small packed places to resteraunts in the middle of cities.

It's true wireless is something you don't want to go budget on, but I think the G series stuff stands up great and I've yet to have any problems.
#8
Quote by BaffAttack
In my life as a sound engineer/sound reinforcement specialist I've come to discover that "reliable wireless" is an oxymoron. If you're gonna go wireless, unfortunately, you can't really budget. You need to splurge on the units with reliability safeguards out the wazoo. There is a LOT of RF in rooms now with cellphones and the like.


Thats what I mean, I hate the fact when I'm dancing around and I trip over a cable.
Would the L6, be reliable enough to surpass the cellphones, etc? It should right?

If yeah, than I'm buying it on ebay right now for 250$.
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#9
Reading the specs, I think you'll be okay. Sure, lots of stuff run at 2.4 GHz, but they are mostly digitally encrypted. Just remember that no matter what your signal will go from analog to digital in the transmission process. Might not audibly effect your tone, but its something to keep in mind.

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#10
The main thing with wireless is to go digital. The analog ones will fast become obsolete the tone sucking fiends that they are.
#11
Also, be careful of certain frequency bands. The FCC recently whitelisted an entire band (800, I think, which is actually 796.0 to 905.0...might want to double check that) and unscrupulous people try to sell off their gear in that band to people who don't know any better...which is most people.

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#12
Okay great tips guys!
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