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Shure GLXD16 wireless with harp?
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Jan 01, 2019
8:46 AM
Hi and a happy New Year to you all!

I was wondering if anybody has some experience to share on using a Shure GLXD16 2.4 GHz wireless system with an amplified harp. I was thinking of connecting a bulletized SM57 (Greg Heumann's) or other mics and use it on my pedalboard with other effects. Thanks!

924 posts
Jan 02, 2019
3:25 PM
Have you checked out Greg's wireless systems? Samson wireless is as good as it gets!

Last Edited by Harpaholic on Jan 02, 2019 3:25 PM
751 posts
Jan 02, 2019
4:15 PM
Personally, I'm wary of analog wireless systems. They work well, but I've twice had the FCC reallocate the spectrum they use, rendering my Samson rigs illegal.
Newer systems tend to be BlueTooth, and support multiple channels to boot, which avoids the (potential, thought it's never happened to me) problem of conflict with other wireless rigs.

415 posts
Jan 02, 2019
5:48 PM
There can be an audio lag or latency in Bluetooth transmission that could be an issue in this type of use. Maybe it's been resolved thru some technical improvements, but it's worth the time to check it out.
Phil Pennington
1656 posts
Jan 02, 2019
7:30 PM
BOSS WL-20 has been a ton of fun for me. No issues and I do at least two gigs a week. Switchcraft connection to a JT and a pedal board.
925 posts
Jan 03, 2019
10:43 AM
I don't know of any Bluetooth wireless rigs for guitar? If there is, post a link.

They all use a frequency band whether analog or digital as far as I know?

Some bands may be safer than others, e.g. 2.4Ghz. I have not tested any digital units.

Last Edited by Harpaholic on Jan 06, 2019 12:10 PM
752 posts
Jan 03, 2019
5:50 PM
@harpoholic: See my earlier review of the XVIVE U2 unit here

Bluetooth uses a different part of the spectrum that they are not repurposing for digital. It's already digital.

@fil: I have not noticed any problems with lag or signal degredation with the XVIVE. Ymmv.

542 posts
Jan 03, 2019
8:38 PM
I don't know what your budget is but i have owned a JOYO JW-01 system for a year and it works great.
Cheap as chips cost me around 75 US$.
926 posts
Jan 06, 2019
12:43 PM
Garry, I researched the U2 it looks like a great unit!
6/1000ths of a second lag/latency is probably undetectable by the human ear.
The freq range is ideal and it appears to work great with pedals.
I don't use pedals with harp but I do with guitar.
I will research others, but thanks for helping me allocate future earnings, ha ha!
2 posts
Jan 07, 2019
6:47 AM
Thanks all for your input! I'm still searching for something small that also fits on a pedalboard, like Shure GXD16 or Boss WL-20 or WL-50 etc. Didn't take any decision yet...
753 posts
Jan 07, 2019
7:29 PM
@Harpaholic: glad it was helpful.


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