Nady DKW3GT Guitar and Bass Wireless System

Rock freely with this wireless system from Nady. A plug-and-play entry-level system for guitar and bass, it offers up to a 300-foot line-of-sight range.

The DKW3GT Instrument Wireless System from Nady is the perfect introduction to the wonders of the wireless instrument. Utilizing VHF frequencies, the DKW3GT uses the WGT transmitter with a 3.5mm locking mini-jack to secure the included instrument cable to the bodypack. With a typical operating range of 150 feet with up to 300 feet line-of-sight range and its low price tag, the Nady DKW3GT wireless is an incredible bargain.


- Ideal entry-level systems -- all the advantages and freedom of wireless operation without cumbersome cords
- Excellent high-fidelity audio
- VHF (170-216 MHz) operations for reliable, interference-free performance
- 150+ ft typical operating range -- up to 300+ ft line-of-sight
- Easy to use -- simply plug into your audio mixer or amplifier in place of your wired instrument
- Advanced audio processing circuitry for a wide dynamic range -- no overloading for loud inputs or background hiss during quiet use
- Complete controls and connections for easy operation
- Front panel Power On/Off switch and Power On LED
- Back panel 1/4-inch audio output jack and DC power input jack for supplied AC/DC adaptor
- Special circuitry to eliminate transmitter on/off "pop" noise

WGT Bodypack Transmitter:

- Instrument bodypack transmitter
- Off/Standby/On switch allows convenient audio muting with the transmitter on
- Input level adjust
- Locking 3.5mm jack
- LED status indicator flashes once for unit on, lights steady for low-battery alert

- Frequency Response: 80-14,000 Hz, +/-3dB
- Dynamic Range: 95dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.7%
- RF Carrier Frequency Range: 170-216 MHz
- Frequency Stability: +/- 0.005%, crystal controlled
- Modulation: FM (F3E), +/-15KHz max.
- Operating Range: 150ft typical (up to 300ft line-of-sight)
- WGT TransmiterAudio Inputs: 3.5mm mono locking jack (connects to instrument cable)
- Controls: Off/Standby/On switch, Input Level adjust
- LED Indicator: Unit On (single flash), Low-Battery Alert (steady)
- RF Power Out: 50mW (Max. allowed by FCC)
- Harmonic and Spurious Emissions: > -40dB
- Battery: 9V Alkaline
- Battery Life: Up to 15 hours
- Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches (10.4 x 6.1 x 2.0 cm)
- Weight (w/o battery): 3.6 oz (101 g)

- Controls: Power On/Off
- Connectors: Audio Output: 1/4 inch unbalanced audio out jack and DC Input: 2.1mm barrel-type DC input jack
- LED Indicator: Power On, Transmitter RF (CH A and CH B)
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1.75 inches (20.8 x 13.5 x 4.4 cm)
- Weight: 16.1 oz (451 g)
- Power Requirements: 9V at 120mA, nominal, AC/DC adapter supplied
- Antenna Single: 15 inches (38 cm) collapsible
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blemished, Band B (185.15 MHz)
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DKW-3GT/B

Consumer Alert

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at

NOTE: None of the wireless systems we carry are capable of violating the FCC guidelines stated above. We are presenting this information as a matter of legally required disclosure.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 510-652-2411

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (23 ratings)
Submitted March 20, 2011 by a customer from
"Good for the money."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
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I'm glad I bought it, it exceeded my expectations. I've heard horror stories about wirelesses but I haven't had a 'horrible' experience with it, so I'm thrilled. This is by no means the best--it's no where near being the best--but it is definitely pretty good. Especially for your first wireless, like it is for me. It's just a good, cheap means of experimenting with wireless to see if you want to get into that. Now, having used this for several weeks I can now see myself spending a lot more on a higher quality wireless system. And even if this did really suck, I'm glad I'd only be out $50 vs. $300 if I had bought something "good". But like I said, it does have issues with the signal from time to time.

When I'm at a good spot, it sounds just like I'm plugging straight in with my old monster cable. The quality sounds fantastic and I really love the wireless. However, at times when the signal is weak or I suppose "interfered" with, it will suck your tone and volume before eventually cutting out completely. Otherwise, sounds great.

It came with the receiver, transmitter, power supply, a 1/4" amp cord to connect the receiver to the amp (this cord is 1/4" on both ends) and it also came with a 1/8"-1/4" to connect the transmitter to the guitar. The transmitter in is a 1/8" jack, while guitar is obviously 1/4". So, it came with everything needed to plug and play. These receivers are all pre-set to a specific read more frequency or channel (I've seen different sites marketing up to 4 different frequencies/channels), unlike other brands or models that let you choose which frequency you're using. I haven't had any problems with another wireless interfering, but I imagine it could be a problem since this box is only set to one frequency. But I don't know, this is my first wireless, so I'm still learning the technical details of how all this works...

Ease of Use
It's pretty basic and incredibly simple; pretty much plug and play. The receiver face has an on/off switch and gain knob. The rear has a 9v-in, 1/4" jack and the telescopic antenna. Pretty easy on this end; just plug the 1/4" into the back of the receiver and the input on your amp. The transmitter has a level, on-standby-off switch and an 1/8" jack with a locking collar that secures the cord to the transmitter. Level is pretty straightforward. The power switch is a 3-way that goes from the off-position to standby (with a single red flash of the LED to indicate good battery life) and then to the on position.

The receiver feels really light and almost kinds of cheap... but it's durable. I let a friend use it, they set it on their amp and it had fallen off while jamming and still worked just fine; hadn't even noticed it had fallen, it kept on going. The transmitter is a tank as well, it's been dropped a time or two (I haven't bought the pouch for it yet) but both times it fell the cover popped off, revealing the circuits inside, which made me nervous. But the cover pops right back on just fine and the transmitter still works as if nothing happened. So for a while I was nervous about it breaking. But after over a month and the little accidents it's had, it still works, so my confidence and faith in this product has drastically improved. The only issue I have with this is that after several weeks of using it is it's range... they market it as being able to pick up at so many feet, and it does have a far range... but if you're moving around, it seems sometimes you can hit spots where it cuts out, which is a problem. Also, if you stand to close to the receiver or at a weird angle or whatever the signal will cut in and out... I usually only have these issues when I'm bouncing back and forth from my pedal to the amp at practices. But actual performances when I stay at the front by the pedal, I have no issues with the signal cutting out. So, little moments aside, it's pretty good. But it's definitely NO WHERE near the best in wireless... it's good for the money.

Like I said in quality, it's good for the money. This was my first dip into wireless, and for the price it's good to see if this is something I can get into, and I love it. It's good to start out with; it's cheap and for what you pay it actually does a really good job and is awesome! I imagine the better brands are so much better, but this was a good, cheap investment to start experimenting with wireless...

Manufacturer Support
I have no idea, haven't needed to contact them. Giving them a 10 for benefit of the doubt. zZounds however has always been so prompt and reliable whenever I've had inquiries or problems.

The Wow Factor
When I was looking for wirelesses and stumbled on this for the price, I wanted it soooo bad. A couple of the other guys who haven't dabbled in wireless either are drooling over it, especially for it's price (which I thing is the big draw with something like this).

Musical Background:
Active Musician, Sound Tech/Engineer

Musical Style:
Rock, Indie, Metal, Christian, Gospel
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