Line 6 Relay G70 Now Available

Line 6 announced the release of their new Relay G70 wireless system on Tuesday, the most recent iteration of the Relay wireless system for guitar and bass. With a design that maintains the highest quality of tone by never compressing the signal and using the 2.4 GHz band that you can use internationally with (allegedly) no interference.

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The G70 also supports multiple body packs for hassle-free onstage instrument changes, as well as an internal programmable A/B/Y switcher for multiple signal paths.

Here’s the official blurb from Line 6:

The receiver supports multiple transmitters (additional transmitters sold separately) and allows musicians to instantly switch between instruments. Each transmitter features a locking 1/4” input that allows guitarists to plug right in without requiring a special cable. User-programmable presets on the receiver enable performers to control each instrument’s signal routing, levels and more, with the single press of a footswitch. For example, guitarists can route an electric guitar to an amp via one of two assignable 1/4″ outputs, and an acoustic guitar to the PA system through the assignable XLR output. A dedicated always-on 1/4″ tuner output is also provided, in addition to a built-in tuner. And to preserve battery life in multi-instrument setups, the new intelligent sleep mode allows you to leave all your transmitters on with minimal battery drain on any instruments you’re not playing.

This to me seems like a pretty damned good solution to me – simplicity is always at the top of my priotities when it comes to live performance, and having all those features in one unit takes care of a lot of things at the same time. The only thing I wish they could come up with is a STEREO pack that could output to 2 different plugs so I could run my guitar’s piezo output to a different input for instant wireless acoustic tones. Next year maybe?

More info at Line 6.

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