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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...

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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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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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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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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Jazz Guitar Settings

ST
We have a new article with recommended settings for Jazz Guitars . Enjoy. STRead More...

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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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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This question is strictly for L1 folks who are also users of both K&K mini pickups and K&K Preamps (either Pure or Pure XLR). (If you are using another preamp or pickup, please refrain from trying to convince me/us that your rig is better. You may well be right, but that's not what this discussion is about. ) OK, So you use the K&K mini pickup and either the Pure or Pure XLR preamp. Here are my questions: - Have you a/b'd with and without the preamp? - Does the preamp make a...Read More...
Hi LarryO, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for the helpful information about the setup that works for you with your K&K Mini in a Martin D28 VDS with your T4S. I'm sure others will find that helpful! STRead More...
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T1 ToneMatch preset for Godin A6 Ultra?

Hi! Please help me, what kind of ToneMatch preset do You use for Godin A6 Ultra guitar on T1 with L1 II Thanks PeterRead More...
I usd the T5 alone and also split it and was not happy with any of the presets. So I ran 2 lines one to a loudbox and the hunbucker to a Vox AC30. Was the best I could make happenRead More...
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Martin GPCPA presets?

Powered up new T1 to discover the only Martin guitar presets were for Martin D-18 and D-28. I use a Martin GPCPA most of the time when playing through the L1. Checked the downloads and noticed no Martin downloads for the T1 presets. Any suggestions for the GPCPA?Read More...
Thanks. That is helpful. I think I thought I would find a long list of various models and was not sure what to try when mine was not listed. When playing acoustic through any system I am usually disappointed in the amplified sound so I was hoping it would say "Martin GPCPA" and give me a solid beginning point. I will try the selection you suggested and most of the other guitar presets and see what jumps out at me. Equalizing the amplified sound is not my thing. I don't want much, I just want...Read More...
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Playing Acoustic Guitar - amplified

Hi Tony (and ST), Thanks again for the in-depth and detailed dialog. I wanted to raise one other thought for consideration in this discussion. Consider -- for just a moment -- the use of distorted electric ("rock") guitar sound/playing. (Based on the level of this discussion, I am pretty certain that both of you have played a "dirty" electric guitar at various times in your musical endeavors). With regards to such a type of guitar-playing, the amplification provides distortion and...Read More...
Hi Paul, I hope you have a great time during the test-drive. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. STRead More...
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Tom Anderson Crowdster

Matt Wahl
Hi Friends! I want to share a bit about a new guitar I'm trying out. The Tom Anderson Crowdster has been around a while. I've had my eye on one for many years. A couple of weeks ago my son and I went and saw a friend play and he's been using one for probably 8 years or so. I really liked what I heard from his tone. It would not win any "the ultimate natural, acoustic guitar tone" awards and I think that is part of the attraction. For years, like a lot of fellow guitar nerds, I have chased...Read More...
Matt's Guitar and Gear Adventures! Always fun and informative for me to watch, and sometimes like this - take a small part. This darn Crowdster is very appealing to me too.. You Da Guy Matthew!!Read More...
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T1 users with CF guitar - setting suggestions?

Hello, T1 owner (L1s) with a new toy - first for me Carbon Fiber guitar; in this case Journey RT660. Am looking for guidance from other CF guitar owners regarding T1 settings used / suggested. What has worked for you, particularly with smaller body size CF guitars?Read More...
The presets are just custom EQ curves although with the zEQ innovation the Lo, Mid and Hi control frequency bands change depending on the source type, i.e. LO will affect a higher frequency band in a violin preset than it will in a guitar preset. For me at least, the subtle differences are important for my playing; the happier I am with my sound and tones, the better my performances. So, even if my audience doesn't hear the subtle differences, they do benefit from my better performance... MarkRead More...
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amplification guitare

Bonjour, Je suis novice dans latinisation du L1. Je voudrais amplifier la guitare pour un concerto avec orchestre, donc placer l'ampli derrière les musiciens et brancher une table de mixage (mix 8 mancie) pour l'avoir à coté de moi pour avoir accès au volume en cas de besoin. Comment devrais-je brancher la table de mixage? merci d'avance de votre aide, cordialement LinharesRead More...
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Ernie Ball MM EVH

JohnL
Ernie Ball MM EVH -> SansAmp TriAC (although now I'm using a DigiTech Peavey 5150 modeler) -> Bose L1 Yamaha Classical Guitar -> AKG C411L -> Bose L1 Ovation Elite SS -> Bose L1Read More...
Hey John, The Digitech models in the SoundCraft Ui16 were a pleasant surprise. It's great knowing that I've got them as a backup if all else failed at a gig. STRead More...
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Baggs Anthem is the Holy Grail of acoustic tone!!

I just had the Anthem SL installed in my 14 Yr. Old Taylor 310 this weekend and WOW! I was so completely blown away! Especially after having used a Fishman Pro-Neo-D02 Humbucker (sound whole type)as an interim pickup while I was researching and figuring out what I wanted on a more permenant basis. And the kicker is that I've only just begun to dial things in since I had only time to plug and play for rehearsal yesterday. So I just set my T1 to flat with no eq. and still it was the best sound...Read More...
No sweat here Andy, I could see who was answering. TonyRead More...
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Newby needs help with Electric presets

Rpratt
I have owned a L1 Compact for several years now and have always used it for solo gigs, with acoustic guitar and mic for vocals I want to expand and integrate my Gretsch CG into my act. and possibly a Telecaster. What would be a good preset to utilize in concert with a Digitech RP350 pedal for effects?Read More...
WOW!! I am impressed with the fast reply! I will indeed give your suggestion a try. I love my L1 Compact and it has served me well for several years with one return for repairs. Thanks so much. I am going to enjoy this forum.Read More...
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Taylor presets

I am using a Taylor 814ce. Which preset works best on the tonematch?Read More...
I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd comment on an unanswered question... Re: Adding vocal effects -- When I used a TC Helicon Harmony GTX, I would plug the guitar into a channel of the T1, then feed the dry (pre-FX) signal via the Aux Out of the T1 to the Guitar input of the TC Harmony unit to drive the vocal harmonies. Worked great. I'm now using the TC Play Acoustic, and plug both guitar and vocal mic into it and feed the processed signal into the T1. The T1 Preset on both...Read More...
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best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

Hi - new here and new to the L1 - i played an acoustic duo on 1st use and we were blown away with the quality and how easy it was to get it sounding great - however, doing a seperate duo using backing tracks and a strat i'm struggling to get the guitar sounding decent - using a Zoom G3 effects pedal and i spent quite a while making - at room volume -what i though were decent tones but using last night the sounds at restaurant gig level - were pretty rough - clean tones especially - wouldn't...Read More...
That's some pretty interesting input ST. The Article " Why Does My Amp Sound Different At High Volume? " appears to be something like the "quantum theory of guitar amp tone". I find the " Then I might use the T1® zEQ to " try rolling the bass off. Maybe reduce the treble or presence a touch if things sound too shrill. "" to be good and solid in combination with the "Category: Electric Guitar, Preset: Flat E. Guitar zEQ" which puts the EQ range within the realms of an electric guitar. I...Read More...
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Kemper Profiling Amp

djazz
Hello again everybody. It's been a while since I've posted, but still happily using my Bose L1 M2 with 2 subs. I stumbled across something exciting and have one in the mail ordered. I didn't know if anyone had heard of this? By the way, a few years back I was going to order simlar concept higher dollar unit but didn't after being rudely told by the owner on his own forum that Bose sucked when asking how it might sound through the L1. He should tell Pat Metheny that bose sucks because he must...Read More...
Hi ST, have you seen this video of Erlend Krauser playing the Kemper. Erlend Krauser - The voice within - Single Version - Kemper Profiler performance I think you may enjoy this. TonyRead More...
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The Quest for Tone

ST
I did a house concert/party gig yesterday. An old buddy and I brought our L1®s. He had his Classic and I brought my Compact. We both had our own T1®s. Basically we each brought our solo rigs. Although the space was much larger, everybody was within about 1500 square feet (50 x 30). Four hours outdoors, pleasant company, good food, 50 appreciative people who interacted with us. It was a great time. I was playing my regular rig for a show like this. That is T1 Channel 1 - Neumann KMS 105...Read More...
Definitely YES, Toonz.. The last couple weekends I have been trying different settings, combinations, amps, guitars - for some specific goals, but generally The Quest For Tone, when you get right down to it. I even had purchased a new JBL Eon One, thinking IT might be The Answer, but returned it, as it would not out-perform either the super Bose Classic or Compact. Both simply sound better. Of COURSE the Classic has more (most) power and volume, but boy the Classic is SUCH a close second.Read More...
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