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Wireless guitars ? Or something like that...

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GuitarBoy666  
7 Feb 2008 16:44 | Quote
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Okay so I watched the halftime show at the superbowl last week right and Tom Petty was performing, how come their guitars had no patch cords ? How the hell do they work ? Yet, they still transmit sound to an amp somehow... care to explain ?
telecrater  
7 Feb 2008 18:04 | Quote
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it's pretty simple but i've never used it. basicly you have wireless unit that plugs into the guitar and another unit that plugs into the amp.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/AKG-WMS-40-PROGuitarbug-UHF-Wireless-System-?sku=275682
GuitarBoy666  
7 Feb 2008 18:14 | Quote
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Holy crap !
That's pretty cool, that's like a breakthrough in guitar technology in my opinion.

How long has this been around ?
telecrater  
7 Feb 2008 18:43 | Quote
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years and years and years. i think it was still pretty new when i was starting out playing guitar in the 90's
Doz  
7 Feb 2008 20:11 | Quote
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Yeah, I sort of want one... but I saw a guitarist in a band use one once and it cut out. Maybe he just had a cheap one.
GuitarBoy666  
7 Feb 2008 21:39 | Quote
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Ooh, I thought they were like new like maybe only a few years ago.
That would suck if he was gigging it and it cut. So humiliating...
Guitarslinger124  
7 Feb 2008 22:49 | Quote
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wireless systems are the way to go if you're in a gigging band...but dont buy them cheap, because like doz has seen they will cut out every now and again.
tAUG  
8 Feb 2008 01:57 | Quote
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Actually I wouldnt buy them at all, yet. They are still too unreliable..

i just say

tap taptaptap tap taptap tap taptaptap
Doz  
8 Feb 2008 08:09 | Quote
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There's nothing wrong with being in a gigging band with guitar leads. Really big bands will use wireless though because they can afford to buy the absolute best.
GuitarBoy666  
8 Feb 2008 09:04 | Quote
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How much do you think they range from, GuitarSlinger ?

I agree with tAUG because usually when new technology comes out, it isn't the best and still needs some modifications. Maybe in a few years they will be improved and very great. However, I don't need one right now as I am not in a band, nor do I do gigs :)
Guitarslinger124  
8 Feb 2008 10:33 | Quote
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not cheap. the good ones are well out of your price range guitarboy...
deefa  
8 Feb 2008 10:40 | Quote
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Are you all talking about a different system to the one Angus Young has been using like...forever?
Doz  
8 Feb 2008 10:51 | Quote
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No, I think we're on the same level. Which is why I was thinking they'd been around for quiiiite some time.
GuitarBoy666  
8 Feb 2008 12:33 | Quote
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Give it time and they will probably be pretty cheap.
I never knew about this until last week lmao, that's kinda sad.
I thought it was just new, never knew it was like 20 years old...
EMB5490  
10 Feb 2008 16:44 | Quote
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o ye....i always wondered y angus could run around..always thought he had a long cord..cool
GuitarBoy666  
10 Feb 2008 18:30 | Quote
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Speaking of cutting out and stuff,
Did any bands ever make a major fk up on stage ?
Or like their guitarist walked on his patch cord making it fall out of the guitar ?
That would be sucky... Where can I find a vid of that ?
blackholesun  
10 Feb 2008 19:22 | Quote
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GuitarBoy666 says:
Or like their guitarist walked on his patch cord making it fall out of the guitar ?


Many guitarists, including myself, feed their lead through their guitar strap, meaning that if you were to step on your lead, then it would only tug on the strap, rather than tug out of the socket.

As for wireless, I've never used it and I have never spoken to anyone who uses it, and some of my mates have played some pretty big gigs, so I think that if you can use leads, you should. You can get leads that are 30 ft long, which is plenty long enough to run from one side of the stage to the other!
GuitarBoy666  
11 Feb 2008 13:49 | Quote
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I am gonna feed it through the strap right now then. Thanks for the tip.

Mine is only like 10 ft long if that. Which is not very long at all.
But I have a band now with some friends and hopefully we can be going sometime soon.


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