- Oct 22, 2022
I went wireless after seeing a video of myself playing at an open mic. I was so concerned about moving my head away from the mic that I stood there like a statue. I was planning to play at a senior's home and DID NOT want to stand there like a statue, as I would be performing some very lively tunes. I rented some gear - cost me $50 for a week (in Canada, from Long & McQuade) I wanted to be comfortable playing with it. I rented a high end Shure wireless headset and high end xViv transmitter/receiver for my ukulele, both going into my mixer, then the speaker. It was very very liberating. I got to dance and sway with the music. I have since picked up my own inexpensive wireless gear (check out Scott Uhl on Youtube first, he is wireless obsessed and a great source of technical knowledge). If anyone in the US can offer where you can rent gear, it is an inexpensive option if you only need it occasionally and especially if you are playing for pay. FYI I did bring my mic and stand and all my cables in case there was any interference at the home causing the wireless gear to fail. Always a good idea.