Could you recommend a decent wireless guitar transmitter?

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KVRist
444 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:16 pm

I'm considering getting a wireless guitar transmitter receiver so I don't have to mess around with cables.
This would be primarily for home use, so it doesn't have to be pro-grade for stage. Although if the price is right, I'd definitely consider it.
Any thing I should avoid when looking into these? Or any brand, even. Maybe I should be wary of fixed rechargeable battery transmitters? How long would they last?
Thanks.

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KVRAF
2632 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:16 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lekato-WS-50-5 ... SwACpfzetf
I have a set of these and they work great for practice and rough-draft recording.
I find a tiny bit of fizzy distortion in the recording w/them; when I'm working final takes, I'll use a real wire
best of luck
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KVRer
21 posts since 17 Aug, 2005

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 am

Line 6 Relay is what I use

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Boss Lovin' DR
7784 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:45 am

Mister Natural wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:16 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lekato-WS-50-5 ... SwACpfzetf
I have a set of these and they work great for practice and rough-draft recording.
I find a tiny bit of fizzy distortion in the recording w/them; when I'm working final takes, I'll use a real wire
best of luck

I bought a couple of these too. Really good performance, no noticeable latency. Haven't noticed any of the distortion though - could be variance between models, some external interference, or that my ears are f**ked due to being extremely, err, rock and roll.

KVRist

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444 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:12 am

reginaldStjohn wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 am
Line 6 Relay is what I use
Which model # of Relay do you have? What are your thoughts on performance?

KVRist

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444 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:24 am

Mister Natural wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:16 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lekato-WS-50-5 ... SwACpfzetf
I have a set of these and they work great for practice and rough-draft recording.
I find a tiny bit of fizzy distortion in the recording w/them; when I'm working final takes, I'll use a real wire
best of luck
How long have you had the Lekatos? Are you noticing any noticeable lowering of charge since you got them? I think they have a buiilt-in battery; does it look like you can get into the unit easily, or is it all glued together?
donkey tugger wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:45 am
Haven't noticed any of the distortion though - could be variance between models, some external interference, or that my ears are f**ked due to being extremely, err, rock and roll.
A little bit of distortion is ok for rock and roll :)
donkey tugger wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:45 am
I bought a couple of these too. Really good performance, no noticeable latency.
Did you buy another set? Did the first not last or you wanted another set? Or a couple is one set?

The price seems right - they are 1/4 of the price of the Boss Wl20

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KVRAF
2632 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:58 am

Had them 6 months - charge lasts as long as I need it to - no user accessible insides
expert only on what it feels liked to be me
& you are who you google
https://soundcloud.com/mrnatural-1/tracks

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Boss Lovin' DR
7784 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:42 am

festeringheap wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:24 am
donkey tugger wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:45 am
I bought a couple of these too. Really good performance, no noticeable latency.
Did you buy another set? Did the first not last or you wanted another set? Or a couple is one set?

The price seems right - they are 1/4 of the price of the Boss Wl20
Sorry, I meant one set!

Strange coincidence -was just reading the musicradar website and there's been a safety notice for the line 6 relay system;

https://www.musicradar.com/news/line-6- ... ss-systems

Looks like it can be sorted with just a firmware upgrade though.

KVRist

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444 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:23 pm

Mister Natural wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:58 am
Had them 6 months - charge lasts as long as I need it to - no user accessible insides
Thanks.
donkey tugger wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:42 am
Sorry, I meant one set!

Strange coincidence -was just reading the musicradar website and there's been a safety notice for the line 6 relay system;

https://www.musicradar.com/news/line-6- ... ss-systems

Looks like it can be sorted with just a firmware upgrade though.
Ok, thanks.
And hopefully reginaldStjohn above with the Line6 Relay sees this and make it through wireless life unscathed unscarred and uncharred...

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