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Hi all


Played our first indoor, proper busy, town centre pub gig (since you know when...) last Saturday. As soon as the pub filled with bodies and phones, the guitarist (Boss Wireless) and I (Shure GLXD16) both starting having signal problems. Cue immediate switch to cables, and get on with it, but...


I've been wondering about trying 5.8ghz wireless instead. There are a few about, mostly fairly budget (great if they do the job) but the reviews I can find seem to mostly be from people using them at home.


Does anyone have gigging experience with a 5.8ghz unit?

If so, does it solve the cut outs?

Is battery life useable?

Work ok with active pickups?

Anything else?


Here's a few that I've just found :-


Lekato https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087BZYMX8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&ascsubtag=626686381-311-1598301674.1632507390&tag=best_reviews_uk_3-21

SubZero https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/SubZero-Digital-Wireless-Guitar-Pedal-System/36K1 which I think might be variation/reboxing of the Harley Benton https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_airborne_pro_5.8ghz_instrument.htm

Another HB - this one gets mentions of poor battery life https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_airborne_5.8ghz_instrument.htm

Joyo https://www.thomann.de/gb/joyo_jw_02_wireless_system.htm


Cheers all!


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I've got the HB Airborne Pro and used it twice on gigs. First one was an open air festival and the second was a very busy seaside Pub beer garden with lots of phones being used, no issues at all, no drop out, no gliches, it performed very well for the £95 I paid for mine. Great bit of kit and very good value for money. No battery worries as the transmitter docks & charges during the breaks. There's another thread on here comparing the budget offerings. 

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23 minutes ago, redbandit599 said:

@Newfoundfreedom and @JohnDaBass thanks, that sounds encouraging. 

Do either of you have active pickups?

Yes, Fender , Spector, Musicman, plus some really high gain passive Pups all work fine for me. I do not use any Fuzz or distortion pedals, just either a Zoom B1Four ( HPF + Comp) or Thumpinator >> Spectracomp>> Tech21VT DI>> amp. 

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I have some white ones that came from aliexpress, look pretty well like this (but white) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000266060708.html and they work fine, have used them in a lot of practices, but I am probably not the person to ask anyway as under normal circumstances I gig with the smoothhound and never had problems with them

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17 hours ago, BassAdder27 said:

I’ve just ordered the HB Airborne Pro system as I needed a tuner too 


Hope that works with bass !! 

I assume the power adaptor is EU so I can use my U.K. 1Spot I already have


The tuner works fine with bass, even on my sixer. Mine came with an EU plug, but I'm in the UE so maybe the UK one comes with an adapter. 

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