Why be tied down? Guitar wireless systems provide guitarists with the ability to roam around on stage without being tethered to a cable, allowing maximum performance ability and relief from the burden of worrying about just how much slack is left on the cable connecting the axe to the amplifier and pedalboard. In addition to providing that type of freedom, these systems also are designed to ensure that the audio fidelity remains clear and intact. Here are the best guitar wireless systems, each comprised by both a transmitter and receive, they all give players the ability to select a wide range of frequencies in order to find the best-sounding signal, and offer EQ/gain controls to further tweak the signal running through the system.
Line 6’s Relay G55 gives guitarists full frequency response and a wide dynamic range for when they go unplugged". The digital technology in this unit gives players the ability to drift up to 300 feet from the receiver. Read Full Review
Line 6 is no stranger to the world of guitar effects units, amplifiers, and accessories, and they continue to knock it out of the park with their Relay G55 wireless guitar system. The system, comprised of a receiver and transmitter, easily sync up to one another which allows for instant plug-and-play. This system operates in 2.4GHz ISM band which dodges the typical interference which can come from TV broadcasts, cell phone towers, and other transmitting devices which can do damage to the signal. And that signal not only remains intact but comes in crystal clear as well, offering a full frequency range as well as dynamic range. You’ll never have to worry about straying too far as this system will work up to 300 feet away from the system’s transmitter.
There’s nothing worse than having to worry about getting your wireless signal interrupted by the numerous interfering frequencies that lurk in the air no matter where you may go. To that end, Audio-Technica’s ATW-701 700 Series Guitar Wireless System comes equipped with the proper features to block out anything but your desired signal, resulting in a clear and pristine sound. Read Full Review
Audio-Technica definitely knows a thing or two about delivering unparalleled, high-quality sound with the products that they've introduced to the world over the years. What’s most notable about their ATW-701 700 Series guitar wireless system is the Tone Lock squelch system which blocks out unwanted frequencies from interfering by shutting down the output signal when the transmitter is not in use. Choose from eight selectable frequency-coordinated channels, and seamlessly scan through frequencies to find what works best for your environment or instrument. If you’re looking to work some live or direct signal processing in the mix, look no further than the system’s balanced XLR output to work your magic. A multi-color power/battery indicator also keeps you fully aware of where things are at, so you’ll never be surprised by a sudden power outage.
The AKG WMS40 offers players what it calls a big sound in a small size. The unit is very compact and delivers an incredibly clear signal, and has a battery life that's extremely conducive to live settings and practical use. Read Full Review
AKG’s WMS40 wireless guitar system is comprised of three components: the SR40 Mini Dual wireless stationary receiver, the PT40 Mini wireless body-pack transmitter, and a MKG L instrument cable to connect your axe to the aforementioned transmitter. This system is ideal for performances in small to mid-size venues, including hotels, gyms, houses of worship, among others. Guitarists also have the ability to further tweak the signal by using the gain control on the pocket transmitter. The PT40 lasts 30 hours off just one AA battery, making it extremely cost-effective to power. Best of all, this system is extremely easy to run, allowing players to simply plug it in and get started without having to run through technical calibration or other tedious setup routines.
If you’re looking for a sure signal in the world of wireless guitar systems, look no further than Shure’s PGX14. The unit is long-lasting and transmits a clear and powerful signal, offering up to 90 selectable frequencies across an 18MHz bandwidth. Read Full Review
Shure is renown for their line of microphones, but that isn’t where their expertise ends. The PGX14 guitar wireless system provides impeccable signal and delivery that’s easy to use, even for those who are new to the world of wireless signal. Two AA batteries is all you’ll need for eight hours of continuous use, so keeping the ship moving is never an issue. The automatic transmitter setup and frequency selection makes this a truly plug-and-play operation, offering guitarists 90 selectable frequencies to use over the span of 18MHz bandwidth. A multifunction LED indicator on the transmitter gives an excellent visual cue regarding power, lockout, mute, and low battery notifications, so you’ll never be left scratching your head and wondering where things are at.
Guitarists all too often have accepted that going wireless means a sacrifice in the tone quality of their performance, but Sennheiser believes that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Their ew 172 G3 guitar wireless system features a cable emulator designed to provide extremely realistic sounding cable-like sounds, so no one will even be able to tell whether or not you're plugged in. Read Full Review
Sennheiser has long been held as a standard for audio fidelity to musicians worldwide, and they continue that trend with the ew 172 G3 guitar wireless system. The unit features a cable emulator that gives players the option to make tweaks to virtual cable lengths, which can play a huge part in adjusting the tone that comes out of this system. Other notable features in the system include a built-in guitar tuner on the display, as well as a built-in 5-band EQ; you’re simply never going to run out of ways that you can further adjust your tone. The unit itself is housed by a sturdy metal housing to keep the internal components in safe working condition no matter where you bring it.