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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 549
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

I know there's been threads on the pros/cons of wireless units. Basically I got tired of dealing with the long cord when I'm playing at home. So I picked up the AKG GB-40 yesterday and absoultely love it! I don't know how it would be on stage or how the sound quality is if you're very far away away from the receiver. But for home use, I think it's great. I don't notice any significant decrease in sound quality or increase noise. It was also the only unit in the price range I was looking that didn't require a transmitter pack to be worn on your belt or guitar strap. If you're tired of stepping all over your cords, give it a try.
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2017
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post


I hope you have better luck with it than I did. I tried one a couple of years ago and returned it when the "bug" broke in less than a week. This also happened to one of the four reviewers on harmony-central.com. I used wireless for almost 20 years until I was forced back to a cord when I started playing synth with my Alembicized Fernandes Masterhand (the "leaf" guitar). I also found that the sound of the AKG was not as good as with my old reliable NADY 201 true diversity system. You can pick these up on ebay for a song. I got several (all the same frequency) and just kept a transmitter clipped onto the strap of each guitar I was playing, so I could change guitars without having to plug and unplug the transmitter. I've also fooled around a little with a two amp setup where I just used two recievers, one for each amp. This actually works very well. The "bug" is a great concept, I hope they've worked out the bugs in it since I tried one.

Bill, tgo

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