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Muris Varajic
post Dec 8 2007, 03:21 PM
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post Jan 1 2008, 05:43 AM
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I own one of these Samson Airline wireless units and here is my two cents about it. Yes, it is nice and small, and great for not having to worry about instrument cables and such. It does what it is advertised to do.

However, as with many things, it is not all roses. Here are some cons that I have found after owning this unit for a few years...

1) It does change your tone... on my tube amp it takes away from the sound that I like.

2) I use rechargeable AAA batteries because I find that I go through the batteries quickly. So if you are thinking of using it while practicing (as I frequently do/did), you might find rechargeable batteries to be the best option. I basically get a few days out of each charge.

3) changing that darn AAA is a pain in the behind because of how the battery pocket is designed (anyone else have the same experience?).

4) it is a basic unit with no ability to switch channels

5) I have read that it has some range and sound quality issues for some users.

Apparently, there are devices (from Radial http://www.tonebone.com/tb-dragster.htm) that you can buy which are designed to counteract the negative affects on your tone that are imparted by wireless devices. This addresses the first con that I listed (or just use a good instrument cable). I have not tried one of these load correctors yet... I simply use a high quality instrument cable most of the time now.

I don't think there are any easy solutions to the other four cons.

Overall, I still like the wireless and I use it often, but I just want to give people a more objective assessment of the device and what they will likely experience when/if they buy one. For what the unit does, and it's small size, and decent sound quality, I'd give it a score of about 80%.


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post Jan 2 2008, 01:19 AM
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i tried the samson befor but it loosing some quality from the sound specially for the over drive and it has a high dbx which losting the sustain from the sound

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post Jan 3 2008, 03:34 PM
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Great review!!
one question though....
can you put this in youre guitar only, or also effects or amp and such?
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im not quit sure, i use it from my guitar into my X3 which then goes to my amp using a 1/4" jack.

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