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Relay G50 strap problems
by talbehar on 2011-09-16 07:33:48


I'm a proud new owner of the G50 and have been researching the subject of "how to not make the transmitter fall off your strap" for quite a while now.

I must say that I am at a loss.

I've looked all over the forums here and on the rest of the net, looked at the various pouches by Neotech, Levy's etc. , searched on ebay and nothing so far can give me a precise solution to the fact that the clip is simply not strong enough to hold the thing during a show.

I own 2 Levy's straps; both are 2 inches wide and made of polyester.

Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by dboomer on 2011-09-16 08:27:47

A pouch is the best answer and if it is mission critical that it not come off most pro users have it duct taped to their straps.

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by talbehar on 2011-09-16 16:52:53

Again-not precise come line 6 has no designated pouch?

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by dbun on 2011-09-18 16:13:02

talbehar wrote:

Again-not precise come line 6 has no designated pouch?

what do you mean by "not precise enough"??

Gaffer tapping the transmitter to the strap is the preferred method of many 'pro' guitarists, so it is very much an acceptable solution in the industry.

I myself use a velcro strap that I have fixed to the G50 clip. I clip the transmitter to my guitar strap and the velcro strap wraps around and stops the transmitter from coming of the strap.

I clip the transmitter just above either the little adjustment piece or at the end of my strap closest to the bridge of the guitar. This means that the transmitter can't slide down the strap as it is held in position.

I don't perform circus tricks while playing guitar, but I do move around a bit and haven't had an issue yet. This is with both the G30 and G50 transmitters.

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by talbehar on 2011-09-22 18:17:21

Gaffer for me is unsightly, permanent and leaves residue on the unit. I use it a lot by securing the cables to the stage floor, but wouldn't want it anywhere near my transmitter. I have sewn 2 black elastic straps that serve as "rubber bands" which I simply wrap around the unit and strap for extra security. Got a big show soon, on a big stage where I will be performing twice the same evening with both my bands. It's a metal show so I guess that's as good a test as any...I will update if it's any good.

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by sdevino on 2011-09-27 19:27:47

Let us know how it turns out and take some pictures. There are lots of potential solutions.

FYi many of the cell phone belt pouches for older flip phones work quite well. You probably have one in a drawer somewhere. a very snug fit is a good thing (unless you are lucky enough to be under 30). I often tie wrap the cell phone case to the strap then put a wrap of gaffers around that just to keep it snug.


Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by talbehar on 2011-09-30 03:31:08

Actually I'll be 33 soon but have none of these pouches...I know what you're talking about though....good idea....I have tried to find a pouch from my old army stuff...also didn't work.

I will insert pics and links to youtube videos, hope everything will work out and I will have none of that "cow birth" moment when the transmitter hangs in mid air, waiting to come crashing down onto the stage...

For the meantime, here are pics of the two elastic bands with the transmitter. Notice how I have actually blocked the screen since the transmitter clip is scratching my shirt, so I have put a band directly on it.


Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by dboomer on 2011-09-30 11:01:36

I've had good luck with these ...

Re: Relay G50 strap problems
by talbehar on 2011-10-19 11:31:27

Well, its cherry is popped.

Iv'e tried the thing and as promised, pics are enclosed. It was sturdy and very dependable during my 2 shows on sunday. I got off the stage and into the audience a few times-nothing budged. The elastic bands work.298590_290193604342076_100000543165168_1060627_1920402705_n.jpg316467_290195404341896_100000543165168_1060659_1244525186_n.jpg

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