The Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless System provides a pure signal with a clarity that rivals that of the highest-quality guitar cables. Guitars get a beautiful high-end sparkle and basses get a thun... Read More
The Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless System provides a pure signal with a clarity that rivals that of the highest-quality guitar cables. Guitars get a beautiful high-end sparkle and basses get a thunderous low-end punch, even at distances of up to 200 feet. Traditional wireless systems compromise the sound of your instrument by rolling-off crucial high- and low-end frequencies and compressing their signals. This system on the other hand, offers superior sound with full bandwidth and zero compression.
Broadcasting over the 2.4GHz band keeps the Line 6 Relay G50's signal free from many kinds of interference. Traditional wireless guitar systems are susceptible to dropouts, static, and many other kinds of interference. Broadcasting over congested UHF bands, their signals may be affected by interference generated as far away as 100 miles or more. For added security, the Relay G50 employs exclusive signal protection technology, simultaneously broadcasting encrypted data streams to multiple antennas.
The Relay G50 is a low-profile wireless system that's easy to use. The lightweight transmitter remains out of the way of your performance and its LCD displays channel number and battery life. The rugged metal receiver offers bright and easy-to-read LEDs that display power, status, and battery life. Its dual 1/4" outputs make it an easy addition to your pedal board.
Attached to Your Guitar Cable?
For players attached to cables, adopting a wireless system introduces many questions: What will it feel like? Will it change my sound? The Line 6 Relay G50 sounds just like a cable, but it also sounds just like your cable. It features EQ settings that match the frequency responses of typical guitar cables. Different players use different cables, but all players can use Relay G50.
The Wireless Revolution
Relay G50 is proudly ushering in a better-sounding and more dependable era of wireless guitar systems. It will inspire you to explore new areas of your music and the stage.
The wireless guitar system comes complete with transmitter, receiver and all necessary accessories including locking cable, power supply, and batteries.
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Most Liked Positive Review
In One word - This thing is AWESOME!! The quality of sound is not compromised at all,in fact I think my rig sounds better after experimenting with the cable simulation - you can't...Read complete review
In One word - This thing is AWESOME!! The quality of sound is not compromised at all,in fact I think my rig sounds better after experimenting with the cable simulation - you can't tell it's wireless. It's built like a tank and couldn't be easier to set up and use. I've been as much as 300 feet away in a hostile RF environment and it didn't even blink. A superior product from Line6 !! For the $$ You can't go wrong with this one.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great Sounding Not Road Worthy
I've bought two Relay G50's and as nice as they sound I've found that the collar that holds the wire into the transmitter will eventually crack and break since its made of plastic....Read complete review
I've bought two Relay G50's and as nice as they sound I've found that the collar that holds the wire into the transmitter will eventually crack and break since its made of plastic. This unit could be spectacular if it wasn't for this fatal flaw in the design. Also the clip that holds the transmitter unto the guitar strap could hold better. Having said that it's by far my favorite sounding wireless unit for the money. It doesn't change the tone of the guitar or if it does it�ۡ���s very little. I've never had a problem with outside noise bleeding in. I also love the compact design. I wish I could get a hold of the designers of the Relay G50 transmitter. This is a problem that could be fixed very easily. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this problem is a deal breaker for any potential purchases that I will make of another Line 6 wireless system in the future.
Reviewed by 27 customers
This is a great wireless system. The bandwidth is very reliable. When I say reliable, understand that I make sure I don't have any competing 2.4 ghz wireless products in close proximity, and if there are, I try to use a channel far from the competing wireless device or devices. I almost purchased the G30. Thank God I didn't. My friend's G30 cuts out for a quick nano second from time to time. The G50 comes with two exterior antennas. That little extra makes the difference in performances. I haven't dropped yet, even with my friend's G30 receiver 15 feet from me. You will get close to 8 - 10 hours of battery life. I would suggest using lithium AA batteries, this may prolong your play by a couple of hours. That is why I love the battery and signal display on the receiver. If it's hard to see the labeling (most likely it will be hard to see), just remember that the battery display is on the bottom. The tone quality is outstanding. I read a customer's review about sustain problems. I haven't experience any sustain issues. I can hold notes on my bass, as if it was going through a quality wired system. All in all, it is a great wireless product.
I have been thinking of purchasing a wireless unit for some time. Read a lot of reviews and poled my fellow gigging musicians. I work 6-8 gigs each month and wanted a solid performer. When the Line6 G50 went on sale this fall, I pulled the trigger. This unit is made of steel. After 10 gigs I am thoroughly satisfied. Sound quality is excellent. The batteries (2 AA's) last 2 gigs.
well for most part not a Bad "Product" now "ANY 2.4ghz System(also called Digital) are better than the UHF and VHF so not a bad idea to check the newer systems out...even ones with "Limited Range" now, for "Ours" my son Purchased one of these and a "Pretty good Product" the Cases are "Metal" and feel solid for those that "Care" the Bodypack(transmitter) doesn't have the "Screw in type" cords many have or HAD problems with, and there EASY to set up! the Receiver is also Stout,had a good feel and Indicators you can see when Knowing what to look for,but in General you shoudnt "Need To" but in case you do? easy to "Distinguish" another plus if a "External" tunner say needs to be used? can plug to its Aux out made for this, Range good! unless you "Van Halen it" and have a Bigger Stage? then you wouldn't be Buying a $288.00 system? and Interference almost Nill considering it is on the 2.4ghz band...unless you get some kind of EMP Pulse!! now the kinda Odd but not really Bad? "TONE" now this one is my "Son's" in my BAND we use Sure Systems, I "Personally Use" a Sure GLXD-16 system my only thing was the "CABLE TONE" now I would "Imagine" if this is something you really needed? then I suppose so? HOWEVER, for "US" we could hear a "Difference" in TONE the "Cable TONE" adjustment is just like if one was to "Roll the Trebble DOWN" if you need to "Muffle" your sound this is a Viable Option however "Adjusting your TREBBLE does the Same thing, and I play ROCK/Metal so my son plays more just "Rock and Rollish" 70's type so sounds GREAT !!! for me you cant "HEAR" the "CRACK or CHIRP" you would hear with a "Cable" even with cable tone OFF, think old school RATT or "Scropions BLACKOUT" the "Snap" you would hear when the "Pick hits those Strings!" if your into Smashing pumpkins,greenday,smashmouth,Foo-Foo-stuff,things like that or into 7-string "Fart-Tone" these are Great!!! newer wireless has great Definition great range! better than UHF and VHF systems even Inexpensive ones. but between the Sure GLXD-16 which doesn't need a "Cable Tone" control? but the Sure systems are more! and for there new price on the Line6 G50 not a bad deal!! if starting out or "Intermediate Musician" a sound buy, and Battery Life is GOOD! and have Options for a High and LO battery Consumption setting on the Transmitter, shure system has "Rechargeable Lithium type battery" and "Tunner Built in" now one thing I like to NOTE, we did use a 6foot Mogami Insturment cable,not sure if many would "Spend this" on cables? but we did notice a Difference in those compared to the $14.00 cables to use for "Patch cords" but even in "Studio" I use Evidence Audio Cables, Equipment used Marshal JVM 410H(Blacktube) and ENGL Special Editions in 1988' Marshall 1960A cabs with "GreenBacks" Now with a "Cheap 14.00-40.00 guitar cords we could not hear "Too Much Difference" with MOGAMI cord was "Noticeable between GLXD and G50" GLXD "Sounded Better" so if getting up there might want to check out Sure GLXD16 or GLX-D systems, for Mid range the Line6 is a Good Product! check it out.
This this works great! Doesn't color the sound much if at all and Im very happy that it takes "AA" batteries instead of 9 volt. Will be purchasing another one so I can use a different one with each guitar (i.e. Acoustic, electric or bass) as I switch guitars quickly on stage and have different levels set for each one.
I have tried several wireless systems. The G50, unlike most of the others, sounded like my cable. It was the only system to truly sound like my wired rig. It's fairly affordable, very portable, and does a super job. Sound quality is as good as I could have hoped for. Now I have to master the urge to leave the stage ... Believe it or not, my band is thrilled!
I've been looking at wireless systems for awhile and finally made the move - definitely glad I did. I narrowed my search down to the Shure GLX-D or the Line 6 G50. Both systems were extremely clear with no tonal loss. I guess the tone loss came with the older systems but certainly none with either of theses systems. I ended up going with the Line 6 because it was a few dollars less expensive so essentially I was paying for a pedal board tuner I didn't need because I already have one. To make this review a bit easier I'll list some PROs and CONs with regards to the Line 6 PROs - Solid hardware all around - Extremely clear signal - Ease of use and set up - Has a feature where you can select cord lengths to simulate resistance. Frankly all it does is rolls of the tone a bit which you could do with the tone knob on your guitar but hey - thought I's mention it. - Cost, it is the priced the best of wireless systems with the same features. Like I mentioned if you aren't in need of a pedal board tuner you may want to save the $$s. CONs - Batteries, Not sure if this is a pro or con yet. The Shure system has a rechargeable battery system where the Line 6 has Double AAs. This means another battery sucker on in the line up. However, I have had other systems with rechargeable batteries and when they wore in a bit the life span dropped off and you were kind of stuck with it. So it can go either way depending on how you look at it. - Battery Life, Still experimenting with this one but when they claim 8+hours I believe this assumes you are just turning it on and letting it sit there. Mine went from +4 hours down to +:25 minutes pretty quick when I was actually playing. I'm going to do some more work around how much functional time I get out of a set of batteries but I maybe something to keep in mind if you are moving to any wireless system. - Tech Support. I have several Shure products (mics etc) and can tell you their tech support it top notch. I have not had to exercise the tech support for the wireless G50 but I do have a Line 6 HD400 and if the support is anything like that it will not get good marks. Essentially Line 6 tech support is other users who hopefully have had the same problem and will share with you how they got around it. Their customer blog is the main tech support. - Transmitter clip for belt or guitar strap. I put mine on my belt because I can switch between guitars easily. The clip on the G50 is a monster. Guess it is also a PRO cause it isn't coming off once you get it on but if you need to switch out quickly you may have some struggles. Not a big deal but thought I's mention it. There are after market holder you can get that I am looking into. Will leave it at this for now - hope this helps you in your search!
I went wireless a few months back using a cheap AKG WMS 40. I liked the freedom of not dragging around cable when I played but my strat just didn't sound quite right. I found an opportunity to buy the G50 and I have to say, it's well worth the money. I used my Ditto X2 to record a few licks with a cable and left a pause after each one so I could play it again using the G50 and then compared the two. I could not hear the difference. I played with the Cable Tone feature thing but it just seems like it rolls off some of the top end which I don't care for. I just leave it off and the sound is great. On the low power setting, the range is sufficient for moving around on stage. The High power setting lets you go a pretty good ways from the receiver so during sound check I can go out into the seats and listen to my tone. The transmitter is heavy but it's built like a tank. I generally wear it on my strap since I change guitars some and the size and weight are a little much for that application. If belt worn it would probably be a none issue. This unit is pricey but if you need a wireless pack that you can depend on and will not impact your guitar tone, this is the one I would recommend. I do want to add that for acoustic applications, the AKG WMS 40 is a decent solution. It adds a bit of compression to the signal and actually complements the pickup on my acoustic. Your mileage may vary.
I love the clean sound but I don't want the sound to disappear when I go out and play with crowd. I have played 2 jobs with it now I am scared to leave the stage. I am going to upgrade to the pro. hope that will not fail me.
I play bass in a heavier rock band. We are as bass-driven as we are guitar-driven, so it's important that the bass be as up front as possible. I originally had a Shure PGX system, but I always felt like I was losing something at shows. I just chalked it up to being in a larger room with less focused sound (versus our rehearsal room). Then I had the genius idea of trying a side-by-side test at rehearsal. I switched from cable to wireless and was blown away by how much signal (volume and frequency) I was losing with the PGX. I immediately pulled it from my rig and hunted down something new. A lot of players seemed to recommend the Line6 X2 (I think that's what it was) which isn't made anymore I guess, so I gave the G50 a try. This thing is a spot on match to my cable, near as I can tell. It makes sense if you check the manufacturer specs on the PGX vs. the G50; G50 has a much wider response range.
There is not much more to say in praise of the Line 6 Relay G50. It works perfectly! There are several videos on YouTube that will answer all your questions. You won?t even need the manual. Hint: I attached the "sender" to my bass guitar strap using the clip. However, wanting a little more protection from the inevitable knocks, I wrapped the sender with Velcro One-Wrap Tie Rolls (available at home improvement stores). This stuff sticks to itself without glue. You can easily remove the wrap when needed.
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