Cut the cord and run wild and free.

Always ahead of the curve, guitarists were going wireless long before tablets and cell phones. This month, we’ve put together a list of 10 wireless systems that’ll let you roam without the worry of getting tangled up.

LINE 6

Relay G70
Offering eight-plus hours of battery life, this rugged stompbox-format system features support for multiple instruments with its programmable presets for signal routing and levels.
$399 street
line6.com

SENNHEISER

XSW2-CI1Sennheiser's latest includes a compact, sweat-resistant body transmitter and a rugged, metal-enclosed receiver that boasts an intuitive LCD and 12 compatible channels in a stable UHF band.
$349 street
sennheiser.com

SHURE

GLXD16
The GLXD16 is a pedal-style system that operates in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, offers up to 16 hours of run time on the lithium-ion battery, and features an integrated tuner.
$449 street
shure.com

XVIVE

U2
This compact, simple system delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, offers a 100-foot range, and provides up to five hours of run time on its rechargeable batteries. $149 street
xviveaudio.com

PRA AUDIO SYSTEMS

WiC
The WiC setup uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology and boasts simple one-touch connectivity, a range of up to 500 feet, and over 20 hours of use per battery charge.
$299 street
praaudio.com

AUDIO-TECHNICA

System 10
A-T's 2.4 GHz system features a pair of balanced 1/4" outputs and an output-mode selector so players can toggle between the two for a dual-amp setup or mute an output for convenient tuning.
$299 street
audio-technica.com

SAMSON

Concert 99 Guitar
This UHF-frequency system is simple to set up thanks to the group-scan and IR-sync functions, and its transmitter features a gain control, mute button, and 300-foot range.
$279 street
samsontech.com

AUDIX

AP61 Guitar
With 14 hours of run time on two AA batteries, the AP61 has 207 pre-coordinated frequencies for quick and easy setup, and features one-touch syncing.
$579 street
audixusa.com

ONBOARD RESEARCH

Intellitouch Freedom One
The affordable Freedom One has a range of 30 feet and consists of a compact wireless transmitter and a pedal-tuner receiver. The transmitter run time is about 10 hours on a single AAA battery.
$71 street
onboardresearch.com

CARVIN AUDIO

UX1200B
This system’s receiver has a user-friendly backlit LED display and features two completely independent RF receivers to help reduce possible dropouts or interference.
$298 street
carvinaudio.com

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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