My experience with wireless is generally very good. However, the rig is mainly home made I played regularly in pop, blues and jazz bands. As many of the gigs were in small venues and the bands included enthusiastic acoustic drummners, saxophones and overdriven guitars I became fed up with not hearing myself i.e. damn difficult to play. So I 'designed' a belt clipped box that an electret mic could be connected too which used a wireless guitar bug to a T-Bone wireless receiver (already had these as I play guitar as well ). In the box there is a tap to a small headphone type amplifer which feeds an earpiece as a local monitor. There are controls for main volume and earpiece volume.
I must make it plain that I am not an electronics expert. I can solder and do basic wiring. All the parts are from high street electronics suppliers or ebay. For example;
The preamp and headphone amplifier are encapsulated units from Maplins electronic store - no assembly required - just connect the leads to other bits according to the supplied wiring diagram.
The mic is a unidirectional (reduces feedback problems) tieclip type from ebay suppliers (I hold it between my fingers)
The earpiece is a mono unit from ebay
Other than a couple of potentiometers there is nothing much else.
As far as I'm concerned the rig works great - I can hear myself and move around to get out of the way of the drums!. The mics are clean so grit etc comes from adjusting the amp/effects boxes.
At least one other band was so impressed with the idea when they saw me using it that they have made a similar system. Probably a lot better than mine as one of them is an electronics engineer.
May not be much help but this is what I do.
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