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Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System   

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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...Read More

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A lightweight, low-profile wireless system that provides guitarists with 200 feet of freedom.

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.

Professional Dependability
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.

Refreshing Simplicity
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.

FEATURES
  • 200-foot range, line-of-sight
  • Broad 10Hz - 20kHz frequency response; Superior 120dB dynamic range; 24-bit digital conversion
  • 8 hours of battery life (AA alkaline batteries)
  • Lightweight, low-profile and easy to use
  • Bright LEDs and LCD show power, status, and battery life
  • EQ presets match Relay G50 to the sound of your guitar cable
  • Comes complete with transmitter, receiver and all necessary accessories including locking cable, power supply and batteries
  • 2.4GHz band is optimal for guitar wireless, FCC/DTV compliant
  • Multiple layers of signal protection; Encrypted data stream; Simultaneous broadcasts on multiple channels

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Line 6Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System
 
4.1

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Compact (19)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally! Technology has caught up the the reliablility of the instrument cable!

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I bought this unit almost a year ago. I read my original review, and felt it was too light on information for any potential buyer.

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I bought this unit almost a year ago. I read my original review, and felt it was too light on information for any potential buyer.

Here is my revised review, after working with this unit for the past 9 months. I have used it at every weekly practice, since purchase.

Being in a KISS tribute requires wireless usage for the cool factor, and safety issues (platform boots).

I was initially very skeptical about the capability of a wireless. Being a former owner of a Nady RW-1 (which is a piece of garbage) I was not very jazzed about exchanging my trusty instrument cable for a tone-sucking, battery-eating, unreliable wireless.

However, times have changed

After talking to band mates and consulting online forums, the Line6 G50 was frequently mentioned. With a sigh of hesitation, I took the plunge and purchased a used (mint condition) G50 from Musicians Friend.

PROS:

-I have experienced no signal thinning or loss. In fact, my tone has more presence with my wireless.

-The output knob that matches the length of instrument cord from receiver to amp is cool, and takes the guess work out of how much output should be dialed in on the wireless receiver.

-The low battery light not only flashes on your transmitter, but the receiver as well. This is especially helpful if your wireless receiver is offstage with a guitar/bass tech. The indicator gives them ample, advanced warning of future battery failure.

-The audio light is another great indicator, and streamlines troubleshooting. This light flickers on both the transmitter and receiver, enabling the user to verify that the wireless is both transmitting and receiving signal.

-The programming features are simple enough to use and alter. However, this unit does so many cool functions, that it is wise to keep the operator manual in your gig bag.

-The transmitter power on/off button doesnt make my rig pop. Very nice.

-The transmitter mute button is great and works well in quick change situations.

-You can program text to appear on the screen of the transmitter. Kind of a cool feature to prevent transmitters from getting mixed up with band members.

-The power save feature is great for situations when youre playing in small areas, and dont need as much reach. I use this all the time to maximize battery life, when at practice.

-The battery life on this unit is spectacular. I can easily do three, 3-hour practices, before I need to change batteries.

-I like that they use AA batteries for this unit.

-The metal transmitter & receiver cases are pretty rugged, but I try to not abuse my wireless.

-The receiver antennas are short, robust, and do not be extended to function. They usually stay tucked down on my pedal board.

-Swapping out batteries in the transmitter is a breeze.

-Line 6 furnished this unit with 12 different channels, which can be easily changed with a knob on the receiver and a few functions on the transmitter. This feature enables many members in a band to use the G50.

-In full power mode, I can get pretty far from my amp. I havent tested its limit, but Ive messed with it in long distances, equal to large stages. I have had no problems.


CONS:

-The transmitter connection is probably the weakest point of this unit. I havent had any problems, but I always keep my transmitter in its own little box when not in use.

-The channel knob on my receiver was changed to a different channel by accident. It took me 5 minutes to troubleshoot my signal loss. Fortunately, this occurred at practice.

-Line 6 furnishes this unit with a straight jack transmitter cord. I purchased a Shure angled jack cord to prevent any accidental guitar jack or wireless transmitter cord damage. The line 6 cord is now a spare.

-Id highly recommend getting a spare transmitter cord. From what Ive read, its the weakest point on this unit.

-As robust as this wireless looks, its still delicate electronic gear. If you plan to have it on the floor, be smart and have it protected on a pedal board. Id imagine the antennas could be snapped if stepped on.


Im very happy with this wireless, and Im glad that affordable technology has finally caught up to the trusty instrument cable. If you want to explore the freedom of going wireless, Id urge you to try the Line6 G Series.
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Worst Customer Service I have ever had!!

I had this unit and it stopped working after 9 months of use. I am extremely careful with my unit never, dropped or abused. Called Line 6, they were extremely rude and would...Read complete review

I had this unit and it stopped working after 9 months of use. I am extremely careful with my unit never, dropped or abused. Called Line 6, they were extremely rude and would not fix a thing even though I had registered it and it was suppose to have a 1 year warranty. Warranty is only as good as your word and theirs is no good. They said they could sell me another. I wouldn't buy anything from them ever!!!! I have a lot of equiptment and have never been treated like they treated me.

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4.0

Great Wireless System

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from Madison, WI

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

    I am really surprised after reading the reviews and all the negative posts. I have had my system for 3 years, and it has performed flawlessly. I tried 2 other brands of "Best Sellers" systems and had extensive problems with both. One unit had no range and signal drop outs, and the other really colored the tone of my guitar. I bought this one on the recommendation from our bass player, who had the G30 system. I opted for the G50. I must say......it has been problem free. Not one drop out and I can't tell the difference in tone from cable connection to wireless. The cable provided is the weak link. I purchased some after-market cables that are much higher quality and that solved the problem. I use 3 guitars at gigs, so I bought 2 extra transmitter packs and I can switch guitars easily by turning one transmitter off and the next one on. The receiver is mounted on my pedalboard and is the first unit in the signal chain. Personally, I love this wireless system. Maybe mine is an exception, but it has been a great addition to my rig.

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    1.0

    Look elsewhere

    By 

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

      The cable is junk, the battery door is fragile, the Line6 tech support uncaring.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Look for something else

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      from Pottstown, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

        If you get one and it doesn't fail.. great. Once they fail, as mine did, you're at zero and starting over. Check youtube and other sources for reviews of this specific product, by people that have actually used/giged with one (as I have). Reliability and customer service issues. Left me almost stranded at a gig, luckily I cabled my way out of problem off my pedal board.

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        2.0

        poor AC connection.

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        from san diego

        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

            This product worked for approximately one year. The issue was with the receiver. I tried a few different DC1G adapters and each would connect for a few seconds and then no power. So it's the receiver and not the cable or the remote unit. I also agree with the others posting, Line 6 has terrible customer service. I do not recommend this product because the common theme seems to be that they work for about 1 year and line 6 hangs you out to dry. Unfortunate, I was thrilled with the product until then.

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            1.0

            Have a Back-up Ready!

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            from Atlanta, GA

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

              All of my gear is treated with respect and handled with care. This unit performed well for about 10 months and failed during a performance. Not a good deal at any price. Line 6 offers no assistance with their customer-No-service, unless you want to purchase something a replacement. I removed the batteries and deposited it into a New Orleans dumpster. If hearing your sound needs to be dependable; I suggest purchasing a good cord or a different wireless product. Musician's Friend is still the best!

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              5.0

              Love it!

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              from Piedmont Triad, NC

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

                Just got it. Have used it at two rehearsal sessions and no gigs so far.

                The belt clip is wonderful; I wear the transmitter just behind the belt loop on my left hip and it doesn't contact (scratch) my bass, but it is easy to read the indicators and reach the on/off switch to save battery life during breaks.

                The receiver is the first thing in the signal chan on my pedal board. Wearing the transmitter on my belt makes it a snap to quickly switch instruments after tapping the "Mute" switch on the BassBone, which is the second thing on the pedal board (the channel-select on the 'Bone allows me to have preset tone and gain for (a) my oldschool Fender Precision Bass and (b) my Carvin AC40 semi-hollowbody).

                Battery life seems OK, but I just bought a 16-pack of AAs to keep in my gig kit. In a pinch -- if the wireless system fails somehow -- I can quickly sub in the cable which will be sitting on my amp head, to bypass the receiver and cable directly into the BassBone, to still get the benefit of channel-switching, tuner, and effects loop which all run off the 'Bone.

                So far the system seems reliable and I really love the freedom and flexibility it gives me.

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                4.0

                Works

                By 

                from Earth

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live

                  Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

                  Works! on the battery saver mode, transmission is not very far, but fine for rehearsal, where I have to move about to conduct, and not hang up on chord. Live in the 'full power' mode, you can walk much further than needed not drops no issues. Cable emulation is silly to me. rather not have it there to break, but no issues. Only thing I don't like is the 'foot print' of the power supply. I think it should be turned 90 degrees. Clip on the pack is great, real secure. Mute button is great feature. All works good been playing with it live for 10 months.

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                  2.0

                  X2 performed better

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                  from Peoria, IL

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

                    Had high hopes for this system after years of flawless performance from my cheap X2 systems. Yes the X2 were plastic housings with not has many features, but at least they don't randomly drop my signal at very short ranges. No its not interference. This is amazing to me since they still employ the 2 antennae system. The set up of the transmitter controls make it hard to put in a body pack. So I didn't. So yesterday when putting on my guitar with the pack attached to the strap, the transmitter (metal housing hit the face of my guitar. Now I have a huge blemish on my $3000 les paul. Yes dumb move, but is very likely to happen to anybody. I looked and had several more dings caused by the heavy transmitter bumping my guitar just trying to put it on. Not to mention Line 6 quality is going downhill. My Pod500 and M series pedals have all broken from faulty connections. I recently bought the shure digital system with lithium rechargeable batteries. Definitely worth the extra money in terms of reliablity, lack of transmitter guitar damage, and 16 hour rechargeable batteries. Sounds a little better too.. my 2 cents.

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                    4.0

                    Pretty great

                    By 

                    from Los Angeles

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Belt Clip Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

                    Jut got this and so far I really like it. Very easy to set up and sounds great--no discernible delay. There's a TINY bit of noise but I may be the only one with super hearing whom it would bother.

                    Only issue I have with it is the belt clip. Not very easy to use or comfortable. I may try to rig something for it to hold onto that I can then clip onto me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Almost perfect.

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                    from Athens, ga

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Cable

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System:

                    I love my G50. I've had it for about 2 years of hard gigging and it has held up remarkably well. Sound is perfect, no tone loss, just like a cable.

                    All of this said I had to dock it a star for the absolutely awful cord that connects to the guitar. It went out on me as did the Line 6 replacement so I invested in a lava cable and haven't had a problem since.

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