- Feb 11, 2009
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I recommend cable cutting in favor of a remote system. I currently use the Xvive U2 system I bought from Sweetwater. It consists of two small plug in devices (one transmitter and the other a receiver). Both are rechargeable via USB cord with charges lasting five hours of use. As mentioned above, cables add capacitance in some amount — whether you want it or not. This wireless system adds no capacitance. And if you want some, you can add as much as you want by tone controls on guitar, amp, and/or FX. I have been pleased to lose the cable capacitance, and add what I want (if any) when I want. Range is pretty good, as I plug the receiver into the amp in one end of the house and play in the opposite end of the house — a distance of 50’ with several walls between. And then all the guitar damage that happens when somebody trips on the cable, which doesn’t happen with a remote system. With remote, if you are playing in a fairly large venue you can do a sound check playing in various parts of it. What you find by by doing this (which you can’t do with a cable) may surprise and educate you.