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Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1455
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

I just got a Line 6 Relay G90 wireless, made me very happy :-)

I'm not sure if it is the combination wireless - Alembic, but all systems I've tried were a bit noisy...
My first system was an AKG WMS40, I'm not sure how noisy it was because I always played with lots of overdrive back then. The beltpack was plastic and gave in after some years of abuse...
FF some years, joined Metallica tribute band and needed a new wireless.
I got a Samson concert 77 and since I played mainly "clean" in this band I noticed it was pretty noisy (hiss)
I gave this set to my Dad, he plays semi acoustic guitar through a PA speaker.
It seems to work a lot better for him (less noise, good sound) but that's also at slightly more humane volume level

I replaced it with a AKG WMS300, which was a bit better but still a bit noisy.
Also it seems the beltpack went a bit "microphonic" (you can hear it through the amp if you tap on the beltpack)

So I bought the Line 6 last week and got my first try tonight :-)
Sound quality improvement was kinda radical, it's as good or better than a cable.
Compared to the AKG systems: much more lows, great highs and 0,0% hiss. :-)
(freq resp = 10Hz - 20kHz, see full specs here)
The system is built well and it looks like it can take a hit.
Field test will follow in the next couple of months, but for now I can highly recommend it!
Intermediate Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 121
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:47 pm:   Edit Post

Several people I've played with swear by the Line 6 for bass and guitar. They claim that the improved sound quality and lower noise is the result of digital technology.

Haven't tried it myself. I'm using an old Brace digital that has worked fine for me, but am thinking about an upgrade when it dies.

What's the cost?
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1457
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

I think it's about $300 for the G30, $400 for the G50 and $600 for the G90 in the US.
Sound quality should be the same on all systems.
I bought mine used.
Username: andy3hal

Post Number: 26
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Been using a G50 with my scorpion for around 6 months, it has worked faultlessly and the sound is superb, no interference, no hiss, really happy with it

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