Shure GLXD16+ Dual Band Digital Wireless Guitar Pedal System review

Ditching the cable has never been more attractive with this fuss-free pedalboard-friendly system

Shure GLX-D+
(Image: © Shure)

Guitar World Verdict

With a pain-free setup and operation, up to 12 hours of battery life, super-tough build and pedalboard-friendly format, the GLXD16+ is a no-brainer for those looking to ditch the guitar cable.


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    Setup is easy and quick.

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    Well-built and pedalboard friendly.

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    Battery life is decent and clearly monitored.

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    Quick charge offers 1.5 hours from 15-minute charge.


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    Nothing unless you love cables.

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Shure needs no introduction as an unparalleled leader in audio innovation and as the industry standard in microphones and guitar wireless systems for live performances. Outside of their renowned microphones, Shure’s touring-grade wireless systems have always been priced slightly out of reach for most non-professional guitarists and bassists. 

But now, Shure aims to change all that with the rollout of their new GLXD+ Dual Band Digital Wireless System, which is available in rack-mount, tabletop and guitar pedal receiver versions. 

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.