Making up for wireless tone suck

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MikeNiteRail, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. MikeNiteRail

    MikeNiteRail Member

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    I have a Samson Wireless that I run from a sm57 into my harp rig. I've got the signal cranked to just below clipping, but I notice a volume/gain loss when comparing to a cable.

    Would something like the MXR ten band eq work for bumping up the gain/volume of my mic signal?

    Anything simpler/cheaper that'd do the same thing. Really, I just want to make my signal a little hotter. The eq part isn't an issue.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the x2

    you don't have to worry about gain or volume, it's just like using a regular chord.
     
  4. MikeNiteRail

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    I should have been more specific. My wireless is an XLR attachment going into an SM57...1/4" to 1/4" won't work.
     
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    They do make a vocal version of the X2

    http://line6.com/xdr955/

    But I see what you are saying. I think the main problem is the quality of the unit you are using, it just can't handle what you are trying to do.
     
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    Please indicate the exact system you're using and the signal chain.
     
  7. MikeNiteRail

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    Sm 57 > Samson Airline Wireless (XLR attachment) > impedance adaptor taking the wireless unit from XLR out to 1/4 out > Kinder AFB+ (feedback pedal) > Allen Old Flame.
     
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    So the Airline has a 1/4" input and you're using an XLR > 1/4" adapter between the mic and the transmitter?

    If that adapter doesn't have a transformer, try one that does. I suspect that's where you're losing signal strength.
     
  9. MikeNiteRail

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    It has a transformer. I use it with a cable too. I might try the 1/4 out and mess with my amp settings. Actually, I might just get rid of it for more gear to tinker with. ;)
     

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