Well I upgraded my Strat to wireless!

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by TEXINGA, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Well I upgraded my Strat to wireless!

    I have to say I was extremely wary of going wireless but after this purchase I may never go back to wired.

    So far so good, got over 5 hours of power on the transmitter but I connected the receiver to my pedalboard and have the power USB connected to it so when my paddleboard is up and running the transmitter runs off the USB.

    I purchased several holders for it and I am glad I did, makes it so much nicer.

    Without holder
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    With holder (Attaches to strap)
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    Paddleboard
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    Paddleboard (back)
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  2. brians

    brians Squier-holic

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    I'm never a footstep or two, and mostly sitting next to my amp, but if I was gigging I would definitely go wireless.

    Wish this technology was affordable 20 years ago.


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  3. Ace38

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    Can you use those with active pickups?
     
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  4. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    NO
     
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  5. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    Huh? Why not?

    The wireless system will carry anything a regular 1/4 inch jack/cable between a guitar and an amp will carry. No?

    But that said I'm with you 100% that wireless is the way to go in most circumstances. The advantages are many fold, including flexibility with various amps and guitars -- including (if you have multiple units) 2 amps at once.

    Oh, and not tripping over cables is SO nice. :)

    -don
     
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  6. TEXINGA

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    This is from the manufacture, It will work but it gives off feedback so no, you cannot use the Xvive Wireless.

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    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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  8. TEXINGA

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  9. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    I plan on getting a wireless system one day, but my Powerhouse Strat has active pickups, and I want to buy one system for all my guitars. Thanks for the google-fu!
     
  10. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    I use both the Donner DWS-2 and DWS-3 systems. According to answered question on Amazon (both the vendor's and customer's answers) these both work with active PUPs.

    The WDS-2...

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    The DWS-3...

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    Both are very fine. Each has its own advantages.

    -don
     
  11. TEXINGA

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    Thanks for the post, nice to know and at a great price, and about half of what I paid for my Xvive
     
  12. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Nut

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    I don’t mind the guitar cord but stepping on your headphones cord drives me nuts!
     
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  13. Antmax

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    The G10 works with active pickups. I'm a fan since the receiver can be powered via a powerbank or your pedalboard power supply. You only need to keep the transmitter portion charged up.

    One thing I like about wireless is that it reduces the antenna like behaviour of guitar pickups somewhat so single coils are typically a bit quieter than using a cable.

    Another really nice thing with the G10 is that it has both a 1/4 inch instrument output and an XLR output that works simultaneously, so you can use to send a separate dry signal to an interface or whatever while playing through your amps. The original G10 is only about $20 more than the average cheap system and has quite a few benefits.
     
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