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High pitched squeal from L1 model II

Hi. Newbie here. I'm trying out an L1 model 2 that I only just pulled out of storage yesterday. It belonged to my dad, who died a few years ago. I used it for a couple hours today and it sounded great, but now it's making a high pitched feedback-like squeal (or maybe more like electrical interference), even when the volume is off and nothing is plugged in. Sound still comes through when something is plugged in, but the squeal doesn't go away. I tried a couple different power outlets with no...Read More...
Hi RE Cope, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad that you're here. RE Cope posted: Hi. Newbie here. I'm trying out an L1 model 2 that I only just pulled out of storage yesterday. It belonged to my dad, who died a few years ago. I used it for a couple hours today and it sounded great, but now it's making a high pitched feedback-like squeal (or maybe more like electrical interference), even when the volume is off and nothing is plugged in. Sound still comes through when something is...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Preamp 1 doesnt work in my ToneMatch and need a master Knob replacement

Hi I;ve been using the Tonematch with two L1 compact. Lately the input #1 stopped working. I took it to a sound system expert in Tel Aviv and they told me they dont wont to open it because they dont know the system and they are afraid not to be able to fix it. whaT would you recommend me to do? I am after the 2 years warranty time. In addition, the main KNOB got lost, so I'd be happy to get a replacement. Thank you Esteban esteban@gottfrieds.comRead More...

T1 power supply hums with other amplifiers

Irrespective of location (to eliminate mains hum from other sources) tests give the following: Bass with ordinary mag pickup - plugged directly into any mixer or amplifier = no hum. Bass plugged into T1 fed input/output from L1 Model II via its ethernet cable = no hum on any outputs. Bass plugged into T1 fed from T1 external power supply = hum, on all outputs including USB, irrespective of what amplifier it is feeding or none. Even with no outputs connected, the hum level can be seen on T1...Read More...
Hi Timbass, It sounds like you've done everything possible to isolate the issue. I agree. It's probably a fault in the T1 Power Supply. If the T1 Power Supply is less than 2 years old, it may still be under warranty. You'll have to contact Bose in your location to see if you are covered. If that isn't applicable, then I'd go to an authorized Bose dealer and test the T1® with a new T1 Power Supply. If that works, buy it. I'm sorry that I don't have better news. ST Call Bose® Product &...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 Classic Gril Removal

I have read several discussions on removing the grill to repair dents on the L1 speakers but no solutions to the problem the grill must be removable how else could you possibly change any damaged or blown speakers I have the L1 classic and would like to install new grills if I can't repair the dents. but I don't want to send them away and be without them for a few weeks I'm sure it's only a couple of hours' fix if you know how to do it anyone ever solved this problem. thanks TonyRead More...
Hi Tony, You can unscrew one end cap to slide the grille out the end. Feel free to call L1 support to discuss at 877-335-2673. Thanks, MattS-at-BoseRead More...
Last Reply By MattS-at-Bose · First Unread Post

T1 tone match channels 4/5

Hi One the Roland Black Series 3.5mm TRS to Dual 1/4" Y Interconnect Studio Cable there is a red ring around one end . Does it matter which connection 4or5 on the tone match this goes into. ThanksRead More...
Thanks, ST - the one time I RTFM and all it did was confuse me . . . . I found out that 4/5 were summed to mono after I spent some time altering my iPad prefs to mono output, hence couldn't understand the specific channel connection instructions in p. 51 of the manual. Many thanks for the clarification - I'll go back to the old system; don't read the manual; and if you do - ignore it! Cheers, WeedsyRead More...
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Open mic.. play on the legendary Bose L1Read More...
Open Mic July 2016 I have become pretty proficient at setting people up to perform and sound great. I set up the mics to my preference, and use fairly generic settings for acoustic guitars. If Keys show up, it's easy to set them up in the 4/5 channel general keys on the T1. Even not spending lots of time dialing in the tone for specific instruments, the sound quality far exceeds any of the other open mics in the area that use inferior sound equipment.Read More...
Last Reply By DaveyCrocket · First Unread Post

ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
Hi Craig, I would echo what Oldghm has put on his "improvement list" originally posted by Oldghm: "ToneMatch port Lower bottom end, enough to be effective for the Porchboard or similar foot bass devices. This is what I miss the most when using the Compact. The same spectral range as the B1 would be great. More on board eq capability. Possibly with a simple reverb or delay. I would like one more independent input and perhaps a more flexible design of the mixer section. A few more dB. The...Read More...
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Last Reply By Seagullman · First Unread Post

What exactly does an instrument preset mean?

Hope someone can put me straight on something basic. I understand the purpose of ToneMatch settings to simulate different amps, speakers etc. However, I don't understand how they work in terms of sound sources. For example, I have an Ernie Ball Stingray bass. I suppose I'm expected to use the preset of the same name - however, what does that preset do actually? I don't need it to simulate a Stingray because I already have one :) Something I'm missing here...? Thanks.Read More...
polarbreeze posted: Hope someone can put me straight on something basic. I understand the purpose of ToneMatch settings to simulate different amps, speakers etc. However, I don't understand how they work in terms of sound sources. For example, I have an Ernie Ball Stingray bass. I suppose I'm expected to use the preset of the same name - however, what does that preset do actually? I don't need it to simulate a Stingray because I already have one Something I'm missing here...? Thanks. Hi PB -...Read More...
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Last Reply By Mike in Texas · First Unread Post
I have set up my L1 Model II to record Garageband on a Macbook Pro through my Tonematch. I am getting "pretty good" results. I am wondering if there is a way to increase the gain to Garageband without increasing the volume from my speakers to he house. My wave-forms are pitifully small in the separate tracks. Thanks for any thoughts on this!Read More...
Thanks, but I am still struggling a bit to figure this ou. Maybe I should have specified that I am trying to record live while playing. I set it to pre-master out--and I used the default setting. Still, the only way I found to increase the signal to Garageband was to amp up the master volume to a level above what I would normally play at in my usual venue, a small Inn in Concord MA. My hope is to try and set my "live" volume through the L1 and also be able to adjust the signal strength to...Read More...
Last Reply By John Fitzsimmons · First Unread Post

L1 Model S w/Tonematch: Settings on Tonematch mixer for iPod backing tracks w/electric guitar?

Hi Everyone, First off, here are my 2 main setups: 1.) SOLO ACOUSTIC: L1 Model 1s, Tonematch mixer, Cordoba GK Pro Negra guitar plugged direct into Tonematch. Tonematch set to T5 setting. 2.) ELECTRIC W/BACKING TRACKS: L1 Model 1s, Tech 21 RK5 plugged into Analog input on L1, Musicman JP6 electric guitar plugged into Tech 21 RK5. iPod/iPhone plugged into Tonematch channel 4/5, Tonematch setting is on Loud Music. Both setups still sound quite "treble-y" no matter what preset and/or EQ I put...Read More...
Hey ST, This was VERY helpful. Thank you so much!!! I immediately ordered a B1 module from Sweetwater after reading. I look forward to receiving it soon & finally implementing it into my setup.Read More...
Last Reply By nunosfr4 · First Unread Post

ipad settings

Hi, I have the bose l2 and I was wondering when I play my backing tracks through it with my ipad should I have the playback on the ipad set to mono or stereo, it is connected into channels 4/5 on my tone master. plus I have 2 base bins if I just use 1 in smaller venues will it reduce the volume of the base thanks kenRead More...
ken1971 posted: Hi, I have the bose l2 and I was wondering when I play my backing tracks through it with my ipad should I have the playback on the ipad set to mono or stereo, it is connected into channels 4/5 on my tone master. plus I have 2 base bins if I just use 1 in smaller venues will it reduce the volume of the base thanks ken Hi Ken, Thank you for joining the Community. iPad Connection If you are connecting your iPad to T1® Channel 4/5 (both inputs) then you can set your iPad to...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

F1 System vs JBL SRX815P

I’m interested in buying Bose F1 system. Currently, I have 2 JBL SRX815P (2000 watts per speaker) and 2 JBL SRX818SP (1000 watts per sub). I mostly do weddings and receptions. Most of the music that I played has the good amount of bass – club music, hip-hop and mainstream. Are the pair of Bose F1 system good enough for 250 to 500 guest events ? If I need more bass - can I add additional subs to top ? ThanksRead More...
I would say two F1 tops and 2-4 sub would do well for you. I would start with two subs and add more if needed. Also I would recommend (for the larger shows 300+) keeping the subs in the center and also having the 812 tops on stands to get them up over the crowd a bit...Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

Scouting the Venue

ST
Here's an excerpt from an article in the wiki . I've been exploring some new venues and this was a good reminder for me. Enjoy. — ST Scouting the Venue Ken-at-Bose Whenever possible, I try to scout a venue before the day of show. I've seen so many train wrecks because problems are discovered without enough time to deal with them. A stressed out artist is unlikely to perform his or her best. Scouting allows you to meet the people with whom you'll be working. It allows you to do obvious things...Read More...
Do you have any comments or suggestions? How can we improve the article?Read More...
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High pitched squeal from L1 model II

Hi. Newbie here. I'm trying out an L1 model 2 that I only just pulled out of storage yesterday. It belonged to my dad, who died a few years ago. I used it for a couple hours today and it sounded great, but now it's making a high pitched feedback-like squeal (or maybe more like electrical interference), even when the volume is off and nothing is plugged in. Sound still comes through when something is plugged in, but the squeal doesn't go away. I tried a couple different power outlets with no...Read More...
Hi RE Cope, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad that you're here. RE Cope posted: Hi. Newbie here. I'm trying out an L1 model 2 that I only just pulled out of storage yesterday. It belonged to my dad, who died a few years ago. I used it for a couple hours today and it sounded great, but now it's making a high pitched feedback-like squeal (or maybe more like electrical interference), even when the volume is off and nothing is plugged in. Sound still comes through when something is...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Preamp 1 doesnt work in my ToneMatch and need a master Knob replacement

Hi I;ve been using the Tonematch with two L1 compact. Lately the input #1 stopped working. I took it to a sound system expert in Tel Aviv and they told me they dont wont to open it because they dont know the system and they are afraid not to be able to fix it. whaT would you recommend me to do? I am after the 2 years warranty time. In addition, the main KNOB got lost, so I'd be happy to get a replacement. Thank you Esteban esteban@gottfrieds.comRead More...

T1 power supply hums with other amplifiers

Irrespective of location (to eliminate mains hum from other sources) tests give the following: Bass with ordinary mag pickup - plugged directly into any mixer or amplifier = no hum. Bass plugged into T1 fed input/output from L1 Model II via its ethernet cable = no hum on any outputs. Bass plugged into T1 fed from T1 external power supply = hum, on all outputs including USB, irrespective of what amplifier it is feeding or none. Even with no outputs connected, the hum level can be seen on T1...Read More...
Hi Timbass, It sounds like you've done everything possible to isolate the issue. I agree. It's probably a fault in the T1 Power Supply. If the T1 Power Supply is less than 2 years old, it may still be under warranty. You'll have to contact Bose in your location to see if you are covered. If that isn't applicable, then I'd go to an authorized Bose dealer and test the T1® with a new T1 Power Supply. If that works, buy it. I'm sorry that I don't have better news. ST Call Bose® Product &...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 Classic Gril Removal

I have read several discussions on removing the grill to repair dents on the L1 speakers but no solutions to the problem the grill must be removable how else could you possibly change any damaged or blown speakers I have the L1 classic and would like to install new grills if I can't repair the dents. but I don't want to send them away and be without them for a few weeks I'm sure it's only a couple of hours' fix if you know how to do it anyone ever solved this problem. thanks TonyRead More...
Hi Tony, You can unscrew one end cap to slide the grille out the end. Feel free to call L1 support to discuss at 877-335-2673. Thanks, MattS-at-BoseRead More...
Last Reply By MattS-at-Bose · First Unread Post

T1 tone match channels 4/5

Hi One the Roland Black Series 3.5mm TRS to Dual 1/4" Y Interconnect Studio Cable there is a red ring around one end . Does it matter which connection 4or5 on the tone match this goes into. ThanksRead More...
Thanks, ST - the one time I RTFM and all it did was confuse me . . . . I found out that 4/5 were summed to mono after I spent some time altering my iPad prefs to mono output, hence couldn't understand the specific channel connection instructions in p. 51 of the manual. Many thanks for the clarification - I'll go back to the old system; don't read the manual; and if you do - ignore it! Cheers, WeedsyRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By weedsy · First Unread Post
Open mic.. play on the legendary Bose L1Read More...
Open Mic July 2016 I have become pretty proficient at setting people up to perform and sound great. I set up the mics to my preference, and use fairly generic settings for acoustic guitars. If Keys show up, it's easy to set them up in the 4/5 channel general keys on the T1. Even not spending lots of time dialing in the tone for specific instruments, the sound quality far exceeds any of the other open mics in the area that use inferior sound equipment.Read More...
Last Reply By DaveyCrocket · First Unread Post

ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
Hi Craig, I would echo what Oldghm has put on his "improvement list" originally posted by Oldghm: "ToneMatch port Lower bottom end, enough to be effective for the Porchboard or similar foot bass devices. This is what I miss the most when using the Compact. The same spectral range as the B1 would be great. More on board eq capability. Possibly with a simple reverb or delay. I would like one more independent input and perhaps a more flexible design of the mixer section. A few more dB. The...Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By Seagullman · First Unread Post

What exactly does an instrument preset mean?

Hope someone can put me straight on something basic. I understand the purpose of ToneMatch settings to simulate different amps, speakers etc. However, I don't understand how they work in terms of sound sources. For example, I have an Ernie Ball Stingray bass. I suppose I'm expected to use the preset of the same name - however, what does that preset do actually? I don't need it to simulate a Stingray because I already have one :) Something I'm missing here...? Thanks.Read More...
polarbreeze posted: Hope someone can put me straight on something basic. I understand the purpose of ToneMatch settings to simulate different amps, speakers etc. However, I don't understand how they work in terms of sound sources. For example, I have an Ernie Ball Stingray bass. I suppose I'm expected to use the preset of the same name - however, what does that preset do actually? I don't need it to simulate a Stingray because I already have one Something I'm missing here...? Thanks. Hi PB -...Read More...
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Last Reply By Mike in Texas · First Unread Post

Increasing gain while recording with Tonematch

John Fitzsimmons
I have set up my L1 Model II to record Garageband on a Macbook Pro through my Tonematch. I am getting "pretty good" results. I am wondering if there is a way to increase the gain to Garageband without increasing the volume from my speakers to he house. My wave-forms are pitifully small in the separate tracks. Thanks for any thoughts on this!Read More...
Thanks, but I am still struggling a bit to figure this ou. Maybe I should have specified that I am trying to record live while playing. I set it to pre-master out--and I used the default setting. Still, the only way I found to increase the signal to Garageband was to amp up the master volume to a level above what I would normally play at in my usual venue, a small Inn in Concord MA. My hope is to try and set my "live" volume through the L1 and also be able to adjust the signal strength to...Read More...
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