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The spec sheet says the G70 range is up to 200 feet. I'm getting nothing close to that. Typically anything past 30-40 feet away from the receiver and the signal drops out. By the way, this is happening at outdoor gigs so there shouldn't be any competing wifi issues. No obstructions, etc. and using the latest software update. I also tried doing a factory reset. Nothing has helped so far. Is this range typical or should I be expecting better performance? Thanks in advance.

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In good conditions with line of site (meaning your body or guitar is not blocking the transmitter) you should get 200 feet. This was walk tested outside many many times. From a practical standpoint I would expect 50 feet to pretty rock solid in most situations other than diving into a crowd or if there is a strong nearby interference.  

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  • 2 months later...

Here are my coverage experiences with the G70:


Last night at band rehearsal which was at a small building with no wifi around the area I was able to get out of the building and walk away at least 19-20 meters (65-70 feet) from the receiver without any dropouts on my G70 (firmware v1.03). There was definately no line of sight. Actually I turned back just because the guitar sound I heard from the building started to get very quiet, I could hardly hear myself... :) Bandmates could also verify that there were no droputs during my walk. Also no droputs during rehearsal. Already did two 1.5 hour shows at open outdoor places without any dropouts.

The only time I experienced a 0.5-1 sec dropout was at home with many wifi devices in the house and my wifi router being closer (2 meters) to the receiver than me (at least 3 meters) and also NOT scanning for a clean channel, just picking channel 8 because that was my favourite number :). Since then I do a scan before usage and so far I have experienced no dropouts. But even being on channel 8 at home I was able to get a lot of playing (4-5 hours) without that dropout occuring once. Inside my appartment there seem to be no dead spots where dropouts would occur constantly. If I go outside, close the door of my appartment and start walking away I experienced that the signal starts to drop out after ~12 meters. Taking into account that my wifi router was only 2 meters away from the receiver and there were many active wifi devices in the house and there were thick walls and a door with metal reinforcements inside between me and the receiver, I think that 12 meters is acceptable to me.

Keeping fingers crossed that there will be no negative experiences in the future, and I will stay a satisfied customer.

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  • 1 year later...

About 40 feet. That's what I got consistently, at 4 different gigs, in different venues and at home. I guess all of them were running wifi. lmao...


Funny thing is, my g50 worked PERFECTLY in the same venue when I swapped them. It's running in RF1 mode and I have no issues at all. Where the g70 dropped out 40 feet away (with line of sight), the g50 went about 250 feet with no dropouts at all in a busy casino that I know for a FACT is running Wifi. As a matter of fact, the Wifi router was about 10 feet behind me.


I returned the g70 and bought a new g50. It's beautiful and now accommodates fatter rechargeable batteries, as well as having a much more solid jack for the cable.


Quit with the excuses, Line 6, and please just FIX THE PROBLEM.

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