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Guitars & Accessories

Best Guitar Wireless System

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 99-123-0145 Relay G55 Digital Guitar Wireless System

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.

Audio-Technica ATW-701 700 Series UHF Guitar Wireless System

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.

AKG WMS 40 Mini Wireless Instrument System (US 45 B, 661.100 MHz)

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.

Shure PGXD14 Digital Wireless System for Guitar/Bass

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.

Sennheiser ew 172 G3 Instrument Wireless System CH A

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.

Sean Kramer
I'm a guitarist/music producer with 18 years of experience playing on-stage, in the studio, and everywhere in between. I have toured and recorded on projects both independent and major, in styles such as rock, pop, funk, hip hop, electronic, and more. My axe of choice is probably always going to be the Fender Stratocaster, but I've been known to pick up other guitars when the music calls for it. I'm a big fan of using a multitude of effects (both hardware and software-driven) to manipulate the sound and atmosphere of an instrument. In addition to playing on records, I have also contributed to the score/soundtrack for shows and spots on MTV and ESPN, as well as for a variety of independent films, web series, and television shows.
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