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Boss WL - 20 Wireless (opinions needed)

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by skiddypop, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    I’ve heard good things about these wireless systems. I like how compact they are. Does anyone have any experience using this system in a live system.

    -does it pick up on any other musicians wireless lines?
    - is it noisy?
    - can it take the jumping around on stage?

    Any advice, tonal difference, experiences would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    Only advice I can give is they won't fit guitars with recessed jacks like the Ibanez S body guitars.
     
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  3. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    I'm interested in this one as well, so I'm curious to see what others say.

    It would be nice if someone made something that you could clip to your strap like a typical wireless, and then just use a short 1/4" cable to go from the transmitter to the guitar.
     
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  4. jimsz

    jimsz

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    The unit doesn't pick up other wireless, but our bass player said it used to cut out on him, apparently if there are phones in the crowd with their bluetooth on, it can cut out. It's not noisy and it can take jumping around, it's a pretty good sound, our keyboard player said it sounded better than with a cable. The big issue is that it's a throwaway item in that once the battery starts to go, you can't replace it.
     
  5. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    Good points. I never thought about that. Luckily my axes all will work fine in terms of the jack.

    The cutting out because of phones Bluetooth couple be a massive issue though.
     
  6. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    You might want to look for something in the 5Ghz band range. Get out of the way of Bluetooth and most WiFi routers at the same time.
     
  7. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    Didn't you acquire a Carparelli system a little while back?
    How's that working out?

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  8. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    It’s been flawless.
     
  9. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    Very nice. Great advice. I wana try this system you speak of.
     
  10. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    You should be able to find them on his website.
     
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  11. Mike316

    Mike316

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    I have one as well and they work great. I plug the receiver into my wha at the front of my pedalboard and cable out to my amp. If I’m going to be jumping around I tape the sending unit to my guitar’s input jack.
     
  12. bzrkrage

    bzrkrage Gold Member

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    Not for active pickups.
    Yeah, battery can be a pain, but the do last a full night gig.(IMO)
     
  13. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

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    Nope, no wireless for me. Two guys in our band have them and sometimes they get mixed on the same channel or battery goes dead in the middle of a song. Old school cable for me.
     
  14. jimsz

    jimsz

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    I checked the FAQ for the Boss unit, it said that if you didn't want to get interruptions, make sure to turn off Wifi routers, anything with bluetooth and don't use a microwave oven. I still can't recall anywhere I've gigged that doesn't have a Wifi router, bluetooth phones that are on and microwave ovens. I don't think they thought that one through very well.
     
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  15. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    Not just Boss. All 2.4Ghz systems will suffer from the same issues. Boss is just being honest about it.
     
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