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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:17 PM

http://www.jhs.co.uk...s-guitar-system

Just seen this. The transmitter and receiver are the same!

The RRP is £119.99 but I've seen UK companies charging more.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:56 PM

Why do they insist of making stuff that looks pants - stick that in a strat and it looks like a stupid toy. Don't like the idea of no batteries - getting to a gig with it flat and you can't use it... The ease of sticking batteries in it just seems more appealing?

Latency figures aren't great again though I see.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 10:39 AM

I think thery look good. Horses for courses and all that...
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Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:19 PM

I'm confused, is this 2.4ghz WiFi or Bluetooth, or both?
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 10:51 AM

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Latency figures aren't great again though I see.

Paul Guerin is using one in The Quireboys, I asked him what it was like as the latency figures aren't great, he said "it's the bollix".
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:17 AM

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Paul Guerin is using one in The Quireboys, I asked him what it was like as the latency figures aren't great, he said "it's the bollix".
"It's the bollix" compared to what? Does he run a line of digital processing, go through a digital desk - does he use inears?

Loads of things are the bollix but it depends upon application and experience of other products.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:55 AM

This seems to be his touring set up

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:19 PM

Bluguitar has a latency of less than 1ms apparently... so assuming he's not using any digital processing in line, then yeah, the latency he is experiencing is likely to be acceptable as the majority of it is going to be coming from the wireless.

Put him through a digital desk, external processing and inears and it'll be far from the bollix.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:20 PM

Cheers for the pic by the way, I'm currently looking at http://www.bluguitar.com/AMP1.html and watching the video - I wasn't aware of this kit so I'm going to be busy watching this for a while!

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:05 PM

I've bitten the bullet and ordered one. I play through a modelling amp, or digital multi fx through an amp, so I'll let you know how it performs.
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:08 PM

Cool. How much did you pay for it?

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:14 PM

£115 from Amazon. It was the only place I could find who had them in stock!
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:54 AM

so I've had them since last week, and have mainly used them around the house. Being wireless without having to plug in the receiver is so convenient.
I play through a digital modelling amp (Peavey Vypyr VIP 3) and created some mightily f/x heavy sounds, and there is no noticeable latency.
I've A/B'd them with a lead (OBBM) and there is no noticeable loss of signal or volume.
I just used them straight away with the charge they had from the factory, and they finally died at band practice last night. Nothing slow or intermittent about it, one second was fine, the next they were off. Well the transmitter anyway.
Because of it's position under the guitar I could not see what if anything, happened to the power light.
I'm gonna charge them tonight for the first time, and take them to an audition I have tomorrow.

Initial verdict is I'm loving them, but I need to see what they are like at gig volume, and also I want to find out if the power light gives some kind of low power warning.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:25 PM

Re. the power light, according to the instructions, it flashes when there is a low charge.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:50 PM

So, I've rehearsed with them using guitar and bass, and gigged using guitar.
I use them in the house for practice, both in to the amp, and in to the laptop - via a Line 6 GX.
The only issue, as stated earlier, is that due to the position of the transmitter on my guitars and bass, I can't see the power light to know when they are getting low.
But I just make sure they are charged before a gig, so no problem. They charge quite quick too, around 2 hours or so.

I'm loving them :)
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

I just sent mine back.
Used at home when it arrived and I was too frequently getting the blueLED flickering which indicates dropping of the link between Tx and Rx
Not prepared to even try it out live.
As they were less than 30cm apart I was not pleased !

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 09:16 PM

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I just sent mine back.
Used at home when it arrived and I was too frequently getting the blueLED flickering which indicates dropping of the link between Tx and Rx
Not prepared to even try it out live.
As they were less than 30cm apart I was not pleased !

Were they both set to the same channel?
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 09:26 AM

View Postmervg, on 24 October 2016 - 08:43 PM, said:

I just sent mine back.
Used at home when it arrived and I was too frequently getting the blueLED flickering which indicates dropping of the link between Tx and Rx
Not prepared to even try it out live.
As they were less than 30cm apart I was not pleased !
Hmm, so that's not a great start!

Sometimes getting the transmitter and receiver too close is a bad thing - RF signal overload may be occurring and actually causing the problem!

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:58 AM

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Hmm, so that's not a great start!

Sometimes getting the transmitter and receiver too close is a bad thing - RF signal overload may be occurring and actually causing the problem!

the flickering blue light, means the transmitter and receiver are not connected on the same channel. The number of flashes incate which channel each is set to. Once they are linked the flashes stop.
Mine only flicker when I switch on one of them, and it stops when I switch on the other.

I use mine sat right next to my computer (plugged into my Toneport), and have no overload issues.
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Ah! So user error?

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

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Ah! So user error?

possibly.

But if not, they are cool people to deal with.
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 06:23 PM

Another XVIVE user here. Amazon again, though the price appears to have increased to £119

No problems at all - just switch on, set channel, and off we went. Latency ? Didnt hear any.

Brilliant idea. Just charge before any gig to be sure

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 06:24 PM

PS my Sire MM has a side mounted jack and i can see the device and lights perfectly

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:15 PM

Just come across the Xvive wireless system. Anyone like to comment on how they hold up after a few months' use? Are people even still using them?
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:41 PM

Yup, still using mine. Still no problems, and mine runs through an ABY switch, tuner, micro thump, BSW, Flange, Chorus,

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

Guitarist used one for the last tour I was on. I don't know that he still has it, but he was extatic and problem free for 3 1/2 months of shows almost​ every day. It got me thinking about going wireless again actually, as it seemed so convenient. We never did find how long the charge held for as he just popped it on charge in the venue after soundcheck each day.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

After full charge, about 31/2 or 4 hours. Enough for any gig really. Turn off between sets though

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

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Just come across the Xvive wireless system. Anyone like to comment on how they hold up after a few months' use? Are people even still using them?

yup, still using mine, I've been using it with my basses, and a Telecaster guitar. All good. but...

I brought my Epiphone TS Les Paul and Gibson MM Flying V out of retirement, and it doesn't like them. At home and rehearsals it's fine, but at gig levels the sound breaks up. Not sure why this is, as it's only the amp that gets louder.
Xvive said to try the different channels. I will but I can't do it a home because I need to be playing at gig levels.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

Hmmmmm ... you might be better off trying a length of wire with a jack plug at each end.

Radical, I know, but it just might work.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

View PostHappy Jack, on 13 April 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

Hmmmmm ... you might be better off trying a length of wire with a jack plug at each end.

Radical, I know, but it just might work.

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