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Adrian Belew discusses the L1's

In a recent interview with allaboutjazz.com Adrian Belew discusses his current live guitar rig which includes a pair of Bose L1 Model II Double Bass Packages. Here is an excerpt from the article: "I add the Line 6 in for extra sounds and overdubbing sounds live, and then this Bose setup, which is absolutely fantastic. I love this setup, called the Bose L1, these columns that you see with the bass cabinets on each side, those are for the high fidelity things that I want to use, like my...Read More...

Guitar Hanger Available for L1

Kyle-at-Bose
A new accessory is available for the Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator(r) loudspeaker from Wallacher Guitar Hangers. If you are a guitar player and sick of carrying guitar stands to the gig and rehearsal, this may be for you. The Wallacher WPAS1 hanger mounts easily to the back of the L1 loudspeaker using a screwdriver. Assembly is a one-time job: While the L1 is disassembled and on the floor, remove the two phillips-head screws that attaches the bayonet to the upper L1 loudspeaker. On the guitar...Read More...

Upright Tone Lessons From Ron Carter

colcliff-at-bose
Yesterday, I had the honor of working with jazz legend Ron Carter, helping him use the Personalized Amplification System(R) and in doing so, received more of my continuing education about instrument tone. Yesterday was the first of 3 shows at the Lincoln Center/Rose Theater in Manhattan, called "Detroit Motor City Jazz" starring Ron himself and a full lineup of supreme jazz royalty headliners, all from Detroit. The list includes Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Chris Fuller, Charles McPherson,...Read More...
Thanks for the kind words Jeff. Yeah, there are a few people who seem to leave a permanent impression on me whenever I see them perform, and Ron Carter is definitely one of them.Read More...

Ron Carter workshop at David Gage's shop in NYC

Jesse-at-Bose
Greetings fellow bassists. I just got back from a really inspiring workshop given by Ron Carter at David Gage’s bass shop in Manhattan. First, a little background for those of you who might not be familiar with these names: Ron Carter is one of the most distinguished, accomplished, acclaimed jazz bassists out there in the world today, with a discography that reads like a history of recorded jazz over the last 50 years. As for David Gage, his shop is a real nerve center for the world of...Read More...
The unit shown in the picture above, (with the other amps mentioned) is a Classic, the equivalent of the Model I.Read More...

Review of Bose system by guitar guru Rick Turner

Ken-at-Bose
A review by Rick Turner of the Cylindrical Radiator(r) speaker with his superb instruments just appeared at the Acoustic Guitar website. Click HERE to be taken there.Read More...
Hi David, I couldn't find the original article but did find this partial quote. Source: Review by guitar guru Rick Turner in Acoustic Guitar forum . There is also a video interview with Rick Turner Rick Turner Interview in the wiki. If you like that one, check out these other ToneMatch® Partner Interviews .Read More...

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Heil Fin mic and vintage tone

Forum: Vocals
First time here, I have a T1 tone match and 2 L1 portable speakers for a swanky old school jazz group. Two questions: 1. We're using a Heil Fin Microphone for a female vocalist, would High Gain Bright be my best tone match setting since there isn't a preset for it? Any other suggestions from you veteran users for zQ/Comp/Mod/Verb/delay etc. for this genre? 2. Does anyone here have a good vocal setting to get that "tin can" old time record sound (or something close?) Thanks for reading this..Read More...
Hi DSC, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Try this Preset - the first choice for generic vocal microphones Category: Vocal Mics Preset: Handheld Mics and I looked at the specifications for the Heil The Fin Mic and based on that, try Category: Vocal Mics Preset: Audix OM5 And here's some information about the ToneMatch Presets . First, start with the gain staging: Here are some ideas about the ToneMatch Presets and zEQ No specific suggestions except that you probably don't need Mod...Read More...
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Got a new mic - Audix VX5

Forum: Vocals
Tom Munch
I finally wanted to try a different vocal mic again. I've been using a Shure Beta 87A or an Audix OM5 for the most part over the past couple years. I also have an AKG C535EB that sees some use. The 535 was the mic that I was told I sounded best on when we did the shootout at the Bose conference in Ashland back in 2006. I like the way the 87 cuts, but it also feeds back a little more than I like even with judicious EQ usage. The OM5 sees mostly L1 Compact duty when I go direct in since the 87...Read More...
I have tried the Hi-Pass filter. It seems to take too much bass away for me. I really like living with a mic for a week or so and seeing what all it can do. All of the mics I tried really have different qualities. The only one that I had difficulty using was the Sennheiser. It had similar high-end feedback problems as the 87.Read More...
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Now What Mic to Choose

Forum: Vocals
A few weeks ago everyone on the forum helped convince me to buy the PAS. GREAT DECISION!!!!! I could not be happier. We bought 2 systems from my vocal trio...a small Mackie Mixer and we sing with tracks. I've been using SM58 mics that we borrowed but now it's time to buy. Money is an object and was leaning to the 58's but I was told the Beta 58's are even better. In my research though I've seen reviews from owners of PAS that they get low end feedback from the Beta. I don't have access to be...Read More...
Hi Le5, Did get a chance to test the EV ND86? Thanks, STRead More...
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Pre-amp pedal for acoustic guitar before the Tone Match

Hello, I'm new to the forum. I was just wondering if anybody has used a pre-amp or boost pedal before the Tone Match. I have a Collings OM3A with a K&K pure mini pickup and I use the steel string pre-set on the Tone Match. I was kind of thinking about the Fire-Eye Red-Eye Preamp. Does anyone have any experience with these.... what could I expect?Read More...
I have a variety of guitars with a variety of pickup systems. I also have a Fire-Eye preamp. I find most undersaddle pickups sound great plugged directly into the T1 without a preamp. Those pickups have tone sweeps as well, so I don't really need the treble adjustment provided by the Fire-Eye, especially with those guitars that have a Tonematch preset (Including my Rick Turner Renaissance). All the Fire-Eye really provides in those cases is a boost function. However, for my K&K equipped...Read More...
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Good Music is Timeless

Seagullman
Hi Everybody, A little over 6 years ago Oldghm started a topic "Just a little something to brighten your day" which to this day still gets new posts and I'm sure brightens many people's days. It certainly has mine on many occasions. As I don't want to derail Oldghm's thread, I thought I'd start a new topic which allows me to comment and talk about things which Oldghm probably didn't envisage at the time. Although I've played in many bands, I've never stopped picking up a guitar and playing...Read More...
Hi Tom, I just read this on your Website. “If folks drive home with a nice memory in their heart pocket and a song stuck in their head… ...….then we’ve all had a fabulous night.” That's a bit Déjà-vu for me because at the end of a gig I quite often say "If you've all enjoyed yourselves half as much as I have, then we've all had a super evening. TonyRead More...
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T1 Microphone Settings for Electro-Voice N/D967 T1 And Others.

Forum: Vocals
I have the L1c with the T1 ToneMatch which I use for Karaoke with family and friends. I have four mics that I use, N/D967, AKG D5 S, Audix OM-2 and a Samson UHF Series ONE wireless. I get confused by the terminology when trying to set-up the mics and also when I try to set-up delay or reverb. My preference seems to be the N/D967 but I'm confused by the personality switch when doing the set-up. Which position should I use and what reverb or delay should I use. Also, any help with all the mics...Read More...
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Well, nothing other than its fun. I'll be in Camp Scholler all week with my 5-string Dobro picking, talking airplanes and having a great time. Direct message me if you're up for some evening jamming. EAA-AirVenture is home to 500,000 airplane lovers, 50,000 evening campers, and 10,000 airplanes that fly in every year. It's a city within a city. An American treasure for sure. Cheers, JamesRead More...
Oooh, Oshkosh...this old "ex-"pilot is jealous...Read More...
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Miniflex 2mic

ST
Hi fearless, fearless posted: ... The mixed or inconsistent results are related to what I have been using: Miniflex 2mic. I've considered getting a Miniflex 2mic for those guitars around here that don't have pickups in them. I'd appreciate it if you'd tell us more about your experience with it. Thanks, STRead More...
Good day, I personally use 2 MiniFlex 2Mic Model 7's - one for a nylon-strung and one for a steel-strung, and I must say - these mics sound incredibly good - especially with the L1 System 2. I only use a bass cut of 160Hz and the ValhallaRoom and VintageVerb reverbs.Read More...
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mics cutting out when using a laptop with the T8s Tonematch

Can anyone give me input as how the T8s should be connected to the laptop so the mics don't cut out????Read More...
Hi Joan, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for the interesting question. Before we get into anything else, please follow this link to verify that you have the latest firmware for your T8S. T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Vocal microphones connected to T8S channels 1 through 8 should not be affected when you have audio from a laptop connected to the T8S. Here's an article that details several ways you can connect a device like a laptop to a T8S. T8S Backing Tracks Are you...Read More...
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BOSS WL-20L wireless simplicity but does it work?

BanjoJames
Greetings, I'm seriously considering adding this new guitar wireless connection to my T1. It looks simple and high quality. Has anyone given it a try on their L1/T1? I'm also wondering how many of these connections will fit on the back (spacing considerations) of the T1? Thanks, JamesRead More...
Hi rycowan, Thanks for swinging by to tell us about your Boss WL-20L. Good news (except for the Ovation). STRead More...
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Hi; Any suggestions on how to get my Fretless precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright? regards Ron Edit Subject: Previously "ToneMatch" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi Apex Bassist First off I went to your website and I have to say I love your band. We had a swing/ dixieland band for 22 years and I so miss playing that music. I was wondering if you had any luck getting your Fretless Precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright.Read More...
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Carbon Fiber Guitars

ST, what type of carbon fibre guitar do you use/recommend? Thnx! Willy This topic spun off from this discussion: What's changed for you in live sound? Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
To ST’s point, guitars are a very personal instrument so to recommend one over another is really impossible. There are too many subjective dimensions to explore. How it looks, how it feels to play, the tone, projection etc. Having said that I have 2 brands of carbon fiber guitars. An old Rainsong WS 1000 which is like an OM/Grand Auditorium shape with deep body, a Composite Acoustics GX, a Rainsong Al Petteway model, and a Composite Acoustics Cargo which I just use for a travel guitar. All...Read More...
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Tyros 5 and S1 Pro system - buzz?

Forum: Keyboards
Hi Derek, I use the S1 pro with my tyros 5 keyboard. Great speaker but I do have a problem when I connect the Bose to the Tyros. If the bose volume is at 12 o clock I hear a buzz or hum in the speaker. I first had an unbalanced (TR) cable and then tried a balanced (TRS) cable but the buzz or hum remains. Do you have the same problem when connecting your L1 compact to the Tyros 5 ? Kind regards AlexRead More...
Thanks for the reaction. Do you use one or two cables from your tyros to the direct box ? kind regards AlexRead More...
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Setting up a Senheiser XS wireless & Tacks

Forum: Vocals
W hat preset should I use for a Sennheiser XS wireless. I am a vocalist and need direction on what settings I should use to set up my microphone and background tracks on the T4s Tone Match Mixer.Read More...
Hi Barbara Ellen, I understand. It may take a little time to find the sound that works for you and to get a good grasp on getting the right sound. How did things sound last night? Are there things you'd like to talk about here? You can call Bose Support and they would be happy to walk you through using your system. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Tyros 5 with T1 and L1 Compact

Forum: Keyboards
Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and would like to ask if anyone could suggest or has experience of settings on the following arrangement. I have Tyros5 Keyboard with L1 compact and have just purchased the T1 Tone Match Audio Engine. derek Edit subject: Previously "suggested settings" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi everyone again Thank you all for the early responses and advice. I look forward to getting set up derekRead More...
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Tyros L or L/L+R (one cable or two) and stereo

Forum: Keyboards
Do you have one cable (main L/L+R) from your Tyros to your mixer or two (main L and main R) from your Tyros to your mixer ? Do you notice any loss in quality of the stereo sampled sounds such as piano voices ?Read More...
Hi My set up is I have one cable with 1/4 jack from my L/L+R on the Tyros going into channel one with 1/4 jack on my Allen & Heath mixer then I have one XLR cable from the left hand output on the mixer going into my Bose L1 Compact into channel two , I then set the main mix level on the A&H mixer to O then turn the volume on the Bose up to where I want it about 12 o clock turn the pan on the mixer to far left and adjust channel one on the mixer to suit what sound you are happy with,...Read More...
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Looking to change eq to Bose system

Forum: Vocals
I now use 2 EV 1115 active speakers, an Allen & Heath zed 10 mixer for larger gigs, 2 EV ZXA 8" speakers with mixer for smaller gigs. We have a vocal trio using backup tracks...Getting too old to be my own roadie with the Equipment...too long a setup and tear down...Looking at Bose L1 IS w/B2 bass, with aT8S or T4S mixer, or the L1 II w/ B2 bass and same mixer choice. Would like suggestions. Thanks.Read More...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the additional information. Let's get you looking at the right part of the menu (in the new restaurant). For audiences of 100-300, you'll need an L1 Model 1S or L1 Model II. The L1 Model 1S is great for up to 300 attentive listeners The L1 Model II would be better for outdoor shows and noisy situations. Audience sing-a-long situations will work better with the L1 Model II. For your audience ("audience usually 55+, they'll sing-a-long"), you don't need volume as much as...Read More...
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Two L1's using 1 Alesis Nanoverb ?

Forum: Vocals
Greetings all; I was wondering if anyone has experience using two LI's with one Alesis Nanoverb for vocals. Specifically, we have 2 LI's, one for myself as guitar/vocals, the other is the bassist/vocals. Our vocals would be coming out of the channel 1 inserts from each of our systems. It appears the only way to connect from the inserts on each of our systems is 1 insert from one system to the left input of the Nanoverb and the other systems insert connected to the right input of the...Read More...
Well, it's been over 11 years. How'd it turn out?Read More...
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L1 Model II as a Roland kit stage monitor?

I have a L1 model II with a single B1 and the TonMatch that I have used for small group gigs a couple of times - all acoustic guitars and mics. I have been invited to gig with my Roland V-drums for the first time (totally intimidated now), here is the situation. The band has one mixer channel for me and only 2 floor monitors for all four of us. They do have two powered subwoofers and some nice powered mains. I am concerned that I will not be able to here myself in the back from the floor...Read More...
Is my rig a viable solution for an edrum stage monitor? anyone else use it?Read More...
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BOSS RC-300 Questions for Any Users

Musicianthomas
I have two questions for any Boss RC-300 users. You would think I could find this between the manuals and/or the BOSS info or forums, but can't get an answer. The ONLY thing I don't like about the RC-300 is it's undo function. It does not appear to have a way to "instantly" undo. I use the Boss FS-6 extension pedal and one of them is assigned "undo". The problem is the couple of seconds it takes to actually undo. My Pigtronix Infinity's undo switch was instant. I'm having to do extra...Read More...
Thanks Tom Very halpful mate. Assigning the pedal as a volume is a great idea to which I’ll work out how to do. I’ll try these settings tonight at a gig and see how I go. Ill keep in touch. Mark.Read More...
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