Line 6 Relay G90 Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
The first impression of my new Line 6 Relay G90? "Wow."
Until yesterday, I'd never owned a wireless that didn't completely ruin my guitar tone. But this one sounds exactly like I've got a cable plugged directly from guitar to amp! Setup was nonexistent - I just turned it on and there it was, sounding amazing.
The transmitter has a solid weight to it, which is a great thing. It's easy to see, simple to use, and lasts all day long (giving visible battery life readings). Another plus is that the clip is as tight as you can imagine. No need to worry that it'll fly off your strap.
If you need to be mobile onstage and travel across the country with your guitar gear in a rack like I do, the Line 6 Relay G90 is THE system you need.
(Side note: the transmitter cable that comes with it is a straight plug. If you're like me and play a Les Paul or other guitar that does better with a 90-degree plug, you can use the Shure WA304 cable - it works great.)
from Louisville, OH
July 25, 2012Music Background:
Volunteer Church Musician
Line 6 Relay G90Awesome. I have always used a 18-21' cable and with this unit I can control the highs and roll them off to simulate that cable length. Since all of my EQ and patch programming has been done while using the longer cables, there is no need for changing anything on my gear. At my church, we are running wireless mikes and wireless in-ear monitor systems, so there are a lot radio frequencies. Also, our property is situated in a triangle of 3 major hotels, which offer wi-fi to their customers. Despite all of these frequencies, my G90 is rock solid - like a guitar cable. One thing I really love about it, is if I turn off the unit, it silences all of the input signal and since I use noise gates, all of my gates close and the signal is completely off. It makes it easy to cut the signal to silence, if there ever was any problems, or keep others from attempting to play my guitar when I am not around, between services.
June 11, 2012Music Background:
Best Wireless out there.........(especially for BASS)I use the G90 through my Bass rig. Both the rack mount and transmitter is built very strong (all metal).
I play a Fender Jazz 5-string and I can easily hit the low-B at 250' + without losing ANY tone quality, no distortion, no interference, and no response delay.
This by far is the best wireless unit I have used. It is marketed for Guitar, but it works perfectly with Bass as well
April 24, 2012Music Background:
37 years gigging
Absolute Best Wireless for gigging MusiciansCrystal clear, perfectly quiet, excellent range, rugged construction (both transmitter and receiver are metal), and so easy to use my Grandma could have done it.
Don't worry about the cost. You will be glad you paid it and this is what they're talking about when they say "You get what you pay for". These Line 6 G-50 and G-90 series absolutely rule.
from Lubbock Tx
March 1, 2012
Excellent wireless no tone lossI run the G90 in my bass rig. At first I was concerned with tone loss and signal interference. I've been running this system about two weeks have played three different venues with it walked the venues during sound check and had zero signal loss. The cable tone simulation really does work very well. I give this 5 stars have had no problems with the G90 system take advantage of the cheap price because this unit is really a great piece of equipment! Looking to go wireless this is it!
from DanziLand, NJ USA
August 18, 2011Music Background:
Signed recording artist, mix/mastering engineer, producer, teacher.
So far incredible!I've been messing around with these wireless units for many years without having much luck. Some work well but alter your tone so much, you have to re-tweak your tone totally just for wireless use. It really is a drag how much they compress your tone. If you are a serious guitarist that has spent years tone chasing and finally have the sound you love, you have 3 options.
1. Use a good cable.
2. Buy what the pro's use and spring for the Sony...which is the price of a downpayment on a car.
3. The line 6 G90.
I have had just about every wireless unit you can think of. Samson, Beyer, Shure, AKG, Sennhehiser, Nady...trust me when I tell you, I've really put some time into this. Well, I got my G90 last week and I'm totally in love with it. The cable selection option is truly incredible and DOES make a difference. The reception is great, the signal is clean and I didn't even hook any antenna's up and it still worked great!
I'm currently using the antenna's in the back of my rack right now. I walked up stairs, all around my house, (my house is huge) in my heater room, in my attic, outside, behind my deck, in the front of my house...this thing would just not drop out or give me any artifacts at all. One of the other guys that commented on this unit mentioned issues with his re-chargable batteries. I've had no issues with mine.(the top of the line Eveready re-chargables.) This unit is just amazing. Don't even procrastinate if you really want a killer wireless.
Now there is one issue that was really bothering me. The unit (at least mine does this unless it came here broken?) has a strat-type hum noise. It sounds like a 60 cycle hum minus the low end. You know that strat type buzz you get under lights? It's exactly that and I'm not using a strat. I can't get this to stop no matter what I do. As long as the unit is plugged in (it doesn't have to be turned on) and routed through your gear, you will get this noise. I've tried it in different sockets and even in my power conditioner. It does not remove this noise.
The fix? Simple....one of those little 3 prong to 2 prong adaptors that lifts the ground. I don't like to use those things, but I'm going into a power conditioner so hopefully I'm still protected. But the ground lift plug worked perfectly and I have no noise at all now. I have to check with my rep to see if all these units do this by default or maybe mine has an issue somewhere. But other than that little thing, this is by far the best wireless unit I have ever used. If lifting that ground is my only issue and I get the tone I get from my cable, I'm right where I want to be. So definitely check this thing out...you'll be happy you spent the money on it. :)
Scott Van der lee
from So. California
May 13, 2011Music Background:
Guitarist, Musician, Owner and designer of Lethal Guitars.
This is the best wireless! PERIOD!!!!The dynamics, range and tone of this unit is insane. The freedom of plying unleashed, so to speak, is frickin awesome. Any place, any stage, this unit will deliver the sonic rockin shredding you'll expect from your set up. Plain and simple, IT KICKS ASS!!!
from East Coast
January 29, 2011Music Background:
Competes With the RestI was blown away by this unit! Great battery unit and it's a shame no one else as paid much attention to it. Sennheiser makes good stuff but I had to go with this one. It gives awesome tone, great functions, 12 channels, awesome battery life (800 minutes). Pick one up if you got the coin.
from North New Jersey
May 6, 2011Music Background:
Best In classThis unit truly is the best in it's class. I play bass guitar and I needed a unit that had excellent frequency response in the low area. This unit fit the bill perfectly. Even without using the cable simulation feature the audio sounds nearly identical to how I sound with a cable.
I should note that the rest of my rig is all high end (including my basses) and I found no problems with noise or other issues.
Reception is excellent. I use low power mode and have my antennas in the back.. and I get full strength in most of the venues I play in.
Also the interface does look very cool in my rack..
Battery life is also very good. The fact that it takes AA batteries is also a plus (as opposed to 9V).
Two very slightly negatives. 1) The battery compartment is very tight and that meant that my slightly larger rechargeable AA's would not fit.. and 2) The cable connection to the transmitter is not 1/4".. Also the supplied cable is kinda flimsy and has a straight plug on the end. There is no Line 6 supplied alternative so I bought the one that Shure which is built better and has the right angle plug on the end. It works fine except that the transmitter does not automatically detect that the cable is installed and keeps it muted (after playing a few hard notes it realizes it though).
Those few nit picks are the only reason why I give a 4.5 instead of a 5 and should not stop you from buying this unit.
October 6, 2012
Line 6 G90The best wireless unit I have ever used. I cannot give it 5 stars because updating the firmware is an absolute nightmare.
from Schertz, Texas
May 6, 2012Music Background:
Resubmitted ReviewThe first two gigs had signal loss. If anyone of my band mates stepped between me and the unit, the signal would drop off and there would be a second without any bass. (I'm using it for Bass). Since these are $$$ corporate gigs, we had to scrap the idea of the new G-90. Going back to my G-50 which performed well. Too bad. Performed flawlessly in the garage during set up, but at the shows did not function well at all.