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Boss WL - 20 Wireless (opinions needed)

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

  1. DavidP

    DavidP Gold Member

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    Hmm, the above revelation about the 2.4Ghz units and Bluetooth/WiFi interference is a deal breaker for me!! I'm also running a couple Godins with the Hi Def Revoicer circuit (so essentially active pickups) and a BIG question for me is if the Carparelli 5.8Ghz can handle that?

    I'm assuming the Carparelli 5.8Ghz is rebranded MIC product that looks a lot like this one (Wireless Guitar System - ZXK CO 5.8GHz Rechargeable Guitar Wireless Audio Transmitter Receiver - Electric Digital Guitar System Transmitter Receiver Set: Amazon.ca: Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio) and this one (Huhudde Wireless Guitar System - 5.8GHz Rechargeable Guitar Wireless Audio Transmitter Receiver - Electric Digital Guitar System Transmitter Receiver Set: Amazon.ca: Electronics) on Amazon.ca for quite a bit less?
     
  2. 1SweetRide

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    Dunno, but buy from a Canadian company? Mine worked in all situations. Still do, also worked with my active pickups.
     
  3. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    I ended up ordering them. I’m excited for them to come in. I’m going try them out at rehearsal ASAP.
     
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  4. DavidP

    DavidP Gold Member

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    Looking forward to your review/experience. Still sitting on the fence here...
     
  5. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    Hi david,

    I'll let you know asap. I play in a funk, blues, rnb band. Lots of horns lots of guitars ect. There will be a-lot of wireless systems being used on our live gigs, so i'll take it to rehearsal right when i get them, see how they hold up.

    The second project is alot of rock, glam metal, hard hard blues. We do fire shows, alot of jumping around and other non-sense, so will see how it works with type of playing.

    Talk soon
     
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  6. juvzleyn

    juvzleyn Gold Member

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    Hi. Just sharing my experience with the Boss WL series. 3 of us in our band use the WL-50 system. every now and then we get signal drop offs and when we were using them initially we would experience signal crossing over to each others amp. The signal drop outs were very sporadic though and would sometime be very annoying. We found a remedy for the signal crossover by powering our systems one after the other so it would actually scan a signal thats open and then connect. Then the next guy will turn his system on, and then the next etc.

    However we had a very bad experience when we opened for a major band at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster BC. We could not get a solid signal and our systems kept dropping (during soundcheck). No cross overs though, but the signal drop off was bad to a point were we just ditched the wireless systems and just decided to use cables.

    Also i could not use my system at home due to the proximity of my pedalboard to our wireless Modem, the signal is very problematic.

    Cheers!
     
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  7. DavidP

    DavidP Gold Member

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    Hmm, check out this review/ demo of the ZXK CO 5.8GHz unit I linked above:

    Assuming the Carparelli model is just a rebranded version, its pretty impressive!!
     
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  8. 1SweetRide

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    I tried out a Boss WL-60 this weekend. Couldn’t get more than 5 feet away before dropouts happened. Tried every channel. What a piece of junk. I returned that thing in a hurry.
     
  9. laristotle

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    Informative vid. A couple of points that popped in my mind;
    How long does one charge last? Maybe I missed it.
    Regarding the spin (not too secure), instead of dbl sided tape, press the 'tip' tab of the input in to make it tighter?
     
  10. 1SweetRide

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    It lasts about 4 hours. Yeah, it's very slightly smaller than a standard 1/4" jack. I wouldn't adjust the output jack on the guitar, you can usually fold the unit against the body of the guitar in such a way it stays put (I put little foam pads on mine where it touches the body).
     
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  11. troyhead

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    I wonder if you could put the transmitter in your back pocket or somehow attach it to the guitar strap, and then make a little 1-foot extension cable to connect the transmitter to the guitar without harming the signal quality.
     
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  12. 1SweetRide

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    I guess you could make your own with a male 1/4" and a female socket. I just haven't seen any mono 1/4" female sockets that aren't some type of input jack. Do you know of any?
     
  13. greco

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    Like this?
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  14. troyhead

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