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Boss WL-20

Discussion in 'Rigs and Routing' started by Kamil Kisiel, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Kamil Kisiel

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    Has anyone tried one of these with an Axe-FX yet? Seems like a decent inexpensive wireless option for jamming or small venue performances as the range is claimed to be 50ft line of sight.
     
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    Interesting. I was also checking out the XVive one too since it's similarly low in cost. I've bought a couple of their effects pedals in the past and was quite satisfied with the quality (their BBD delay pedal is great). The movable jack seems nice especially since I have a guitar where the jack is on the front.. Any problems with reception? Have you played out with it?
     
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    I've been using the XVive for probably two years or more now and no issues. Very easy and convenient to recharge via USB. No sound colorisation or latency that I can detect. For some reason people just like to spend more money on more expensive solutions....without even trying one of these. I probably wouldn't use an XVive if I was playing in a stadium, but for what I do (pubs and clubs) it's perfect and totally reliable.
     
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    Cool. I may just pick one up. They're so cheap, even if I don't like it I can resell it without losing a lot of money.
     
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    I'm on the verge of buying a boss wl50 but I still wait to find answers about how it manages active pickups which needs mono plug and not trs like the transmitter is and how it manages very high gain pickups like jp dimarzio because I had clipping transmitter issues with 150€ wireless
     
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    I've been considering either of these as well.

    @voes & @vkinetic - how tight is the XVive's hinge? Does it swing around when it's hanging from your guitar, or does it stay where you put it? And although it says it only has 5 hours, vs the WL-20's 10 hours, I assume neither of you have run into problems at longer gigs?
     
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    Which transmitter did you have clipping issues with? I have a few guitars with hot pickups like the JP6 and an Ibanez with DiActivator-X
     
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    Ld systems, kind of French akg repack but I never found exactly the model at akg.
    My worries are more about the trs plug on actives and the lack of antennas on receiver for reach.
    I really prefer the boss on the paper
     
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    How would using them with a TRS jack be any different than a regular cable?
     
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    The hinge is fairly tight - certainly not loose. I think the longest stint I used mine non-stop was about 5 hours and had no problems). But I just make sure that I fully discharge (by leaving on unplugged until the leds go out) and then fully recharge before any gig. And as should be good practise for any gigging musician using any wireless device, I always have a suitable guitar cable just in case. For rehearsals I usually don't worry about making sure it is fully charged - I just use it till the juice runs out and then just use a guitar cable. That's why I know there is no noticeable difference in sound or latency using the XVive as compared to an ordinary guitar cable.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
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    +1!
     
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    I just bought a WL20 for use with my AX8. I'm a little worried seeing that the plugs are TRS, because my main guitar is a piezo-equipped Strat with a TRS jack that splits the magnetic and piezo signals... so... nervous as it charges up.
     
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    Good news, the WL20 works the same as an ordinary TS cable even when used with TRS output jack on the guitar. Sounds great so far. I'll try it out at a gig this weekend.
     
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    I read a lot on this matter, precisely with the line6 g10 and it appears that it's a matter of wiring grounds order, so it may not work on some guitars if the ground wiring is ab instead of ba, the only other option is that boss thought about it or using a terrible adapter. I couldn't get in touch with boss, so I long for people trying it with emg actives trs plug and musicman jp two outputs
     

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