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Marty Nemanick - Posted - 06/29/2019:  15:05:55


I have been considering using a wireless system on my banjo, mainly so I can get out in front to adjust the band mix. I am using an EMG active pickup and have noticed while shopping around that a lot of the wireless systems are not compatible with active pickups. Do any of you folks have any suggestions?



Thank you,



Marty


Edited by - Texasbanjo on 06/30/2019 15:07:01

banjered - Posted - 06/29/2019:  16:00:01


Yes, no wireless. Wireless=microwave radiation. In February of this year Senator Blumenthal was questioning reps from the wireless industry and one by one they were forced to state that their industry has done no safety studies of wireless.
At the end of the exchange, Blumenthal concluded, “So there really is no research ongoing. We’re kind of flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.”

Basically the industry has promoted all things wireless without knowing/studying/proving that it is safe. We are the experiment as far as long term health effects go. One major push for 5G is really to make your current phone obsolete and then you have a whole brand new planet to sell cell phones to. I know two musicians who insist on wireless and they both have heart issues, the heart being the most electrical active organ in the body. More info at emfsafetynetwork.org/ if you are interested. banjered

xnavyguy - Posted - 06/29/2019:  17:08:49


Check out these systems.  I use the Xvive U2 with my guitar plus, I use a wireless vocal headset microphone so I can get out into the audience.



I've had good results with the Xvive and, if you like the sound of your banjo with your current pickup, it won't change the sound



I have not tried it with and active pickup but I would be willing to do that for you if you want.  Just send me a PM.



amazon.com/s?k=xvive+u2&gc...o53x8lb_e

rudy - Posted - 06/29/2019:  17:49:22


quote:

Originally posted by Marty Nemanick

I have been considering using a wireless system on my banjo, mainly so I can get out in front to adjust the band mix. I am using an EMG active pickup and have noticed while shopping around that a lot of the wireless systems are not compatible with active pickups. Do any of you folks have any suggestions?



Thank you,



Marty






If you're considering this mostly to check your FOH band mix you might want to consider a simple looper like a RC-1.  You can play a section of material for everyone to play along with and loop it, which then gives you the option of putting down your banjo and walking out front to check the mix.  When you have your instrument with you you'll still hear a lot of your banjo, so that slants what you hear out front.

banjonz - Posted - 06/29/2019:  18:02:13


quote:

Originally posted by banjered

Yes, no wireless. Wireless=microwave radiation. In February of this year Senator Blumenthal was questioning reps from the wireless industry and one by one they were forced to state that their industry has done no safety studies of wireless.

At the end of the exchange, Blumenthal concluded, “So there really is no research ongoing. We’re kind of flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.”



Basically the industry has promoted all things wireless without knowing/studying/proving that it is safe. We are the experiment as far as long term health effects go. One major push for 5G is really to make your current phone obsolete and then you have a whole brand new planet to sell cell phones to. I know two musicians who insist on wireless and they both have heart issues, the heart being the most electrical active organ in the body. More info at emfsafetynetwork.org/ if you are interested. banjered






I would be extremely cautious in extrapolating a conclusion based on just 2 individuals. Heart disease is usually caused by diet/lifestyle (mine was). While the heart does work on bio-electrical signalling, so does the whole body through the nervous system. 

Shmockiebaby - Posted - 06/29/2019:  19:14:25


I use a Line 6 wireless for guitar. The least expensive model. Works great, charges in the base, and I'v used it for 5-6 hours without running out of power.

dupreejan - Posted - 06/29/2019:  19:17:16


I would not feel comfortable attaching a wireless device on or next to my body, for an extended period of time. Instinct just tells me it's not a good idea.

petereckel - Posted - 06/30/2019:  05:04:08


shure.com/en-US/products/wirel...pedal-set

This is what I’d get if I needed one. Tuner/mute button at your feet which is the receiver.

xnavyguy - Posted - 06/30/2019:  09:29:51


Marty....To followup on my last post.

I checked my Xvive U2 wireless system just now with my active (amplified) pickup. The wireless system had no problems handling the pickup, even with the pickup gain wide open.

Be aware that, with any wireless system there can be problems with interference and/or drop-out, depending on the venue and the location of your receiver relative to the transmitter that is plugged into your instrument. I've not had any interference problems but I have had issues with dropout if I position my receiver too low (like on the floor) or if people block the receiver from the transmitter.

Hope this helps.

Marty Nemanick - Posted - 06/30/2019:  14:50:11


Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to try it out, I'll order one from Amazon and at least I have 30 days to return it. I appreciate all of the replies and suggestions! I'll keep the health issues in mind as well :)

banjered - Posted - 06/30/2019:  16:59:48


My opinion wasn't based upon two heart situations but the last 3 years of research and activism on this whole wireless situation. Again, basically the industry rolled it out without ever proving it safe while simultaneously ignoring literally THOUSANDS of scientific studies raising serious questions and conclusions. I did not seek out this issue, it came to me in the form of a school teacher. She said the State of California came to her classroom and installed 4 antennae on the ceiling (not the roof) of her classroom for the state mandated tests. She said within three days about a third of her classroom came down with nose bleeds, headaches and brain fog, just could not function. Then she developed the same symptoms and had to quit her job and is now in litigation with the State of California. Well that got my attention and I have been studying/working on the issue ever since. It increases inflammation throughout the body, some handle it better than others. Just how bad it is probably won't be known for another decade or two, like smoking and asbestos. Is having a 10 minute conversation on your cell phone equivalent to smoking a cigarette...or 10? Nobody knows yet. Ditto wireless sound systems. Something is going to get us but why throw gasoline on the fire? banjered

SansPix - Posted - 07/17/2019:  11:19:13


From the FCC regarding wireless devices:

fcc.gov/consumers/guides/wirel...-concerns

Regarding wireless systems, i 'm happy with the Boss-WL50

MacCruiskeen - Posted - 07/17/2019:  11:29:41


quote:

Originally posted by banjered

I did not seek out this issue, it came to me in the form of a school teacher. She said the State of California came to her classroom and installed 4 antennae on the ceiling (not the roof) of her classroom for the state mandated tests. She said within three days about a third of her classroom came down with nose bleeds, headaches and brain fog, just could not function






Yeah, that sounds all sciency and stuff.

Aradobanjo - Posted - 07/31/2019:  04:02:39


Hello,



A few weeks ago, I used the Mefe wireless devices. I used the Cling-on pickup. It sounded just like a banjo. Plug in and it worked. Much cheaper and limited devices make this a solution for a FOH building. 



Mefe Rechargeable Wireless Guitar System Guitar Bass Wireless Digital Transmitter Receiver 100 Channels



amazon.com/dp/B07HHZ3X4M/ref=c...DbMMRHMB8


Edited by - Aradobanjo on 07/31/2019 04:04:16

Aradobanjo - Posted - 07/31/2019:  04:13:31


quote:

Originally posted by petereckel

shure.com/en-US/products/wirel...pedal-set



This is what I’d get if I needed one. Tuner/mute button at your feet which is the receiver.






Hello,



I have enjoyed using this device with the Cling-on. The power needs and bulk are there. Consider a direct box when XLR is all that is available. The battery pack lasts a long time. 



I was at Family Camp and was introduced to these devices. Their footprint and power needs are significantly reduced. The Li-Poly on board battery do not last as long as the Shure. Shure is wireless stability. 



amazon.com/dp/B07HHZ3X4M/ref=c...DbMMRHMB8

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