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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

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. quote: A review by Rick Turner of the Cylindrical Radiator(r) speaker with his superb instruments just appeared at the Acoustic Guitar website. "I just spent the better part of a day with Cliff Hendricksen, chief designer of the Bose PAS system. He sent me one of the units including the subwoofer module, and we ran a whole gamut of my instruments equipped with D-TAR pickups through the PAS. I am totally knocked...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...
awclymm posted: Sorry - I should have started my previous post with "It went well for me".... I appreciate Tony's question was directed at Net Tek. 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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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...
I enjoyed the article. Thanks for that. Regarding pick-up systems for acoustic guitars. There are many professionals out there today using multiple systems and mixing them together. That way they get the most out of each system and a more "natural" (for want of a better word) acoustic sound. I very recently saw the australian singer/songwriter Derrin Nauendorf play in a very small location using the house system. I'd played there 4 days previously using my Model II. After hearing their...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...

Volume on my electric/acoustic fender guitar

pepeglb
On the T1 presets, should I have my guitar volume at full range before adjusting the channel volumes.Read More...
Hi Gerard, you don't say how you're using the Compact, e.g. Guitar/DJ? If it's a guitar for example with an active pick-up and you've done the gain staging (setting the trims on the T1 so that you've maybe got a very occasional flicker of red), and the Master on the T1 is so that it's as high as you can make it without distortion, and let's say that you've got the volume on channel 2 (I take it you're going into channel 2 on the Compact?) up to around 3 o' clock, then you've probably reached...Read More...

Any Wallacher Guitar Hangers available?

Hello everyone - I would really like to purchase a couple of these Wallacher #WPAS-1 guitar holders for my L1, so if anyone has any their willing to sell or can help me locate a source to purchase from I would be very grateful. Both Wallacher direct and Howzit Hangin their listed retailer are a waste of time since I can't make contact with either. I guess no surprise after reading others experiences on here. Thanks, MarcRead More...
Thanks Again Guys and Gals for all the support. Anyone interested in a Sheet music hanger? Feel free to give any input. Thanks!Read More...

how to get more from less with a pocket knife

Oldghm
Tony asked me to explain "cutting" in the other thread, so I'll talk about it here. Over the years I've had more than a few inexpensive guitars pass through my hands. Way back, a local luthier had "toned" a Sigma guitar for me and the difference was quite spectacular. So, after that, on occasion when I got an inexpensive guitar I would experiment with cutting on the braces to improve tone. I have had a long interest in small bodied guitars, I learned on a no name parlor instrument that was...Read More...
We're getting there O.. TonyRead More...

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 hadn't noticed the level control that you've mentioned Mark. Sorry if that's caused any confusement on your part bones4f. TonyRead More...

Anyone playing the Taylor GS mini

Oldghm
I picked up a GS mini a couple of weeks back. Installed an LR Baggs iBeam today. Sounds great with the T1 and Model II and with the PARA DI into the Compact. I haven't gigged with it yet, but I probably will. My first experience with one was a friend gigging with his while his main guitar was in the shop. Cool little guitar. O..Read More...
Hi O... I just stumbled over this on youtube. Here's somebody playing a GS-Mini ... and how! Why you should get a Taylor GS Mini Hope you enjoy it. Take care, TonyRead More...

KPA for Charlielo

ST
Hi Charlielo, Riffing off this... "All the peddles in the world couldn't make up for the sound of my Victoria 35210..." I'm sure that the Victoria 35210 sounds great. Do yourself a favour and check out a Kemper Profiling Amp This has replaced everything here for straight guitar sounds¹. That's amps, pedals, modellers. It plays well with the L1® (and it's only 12 pounds sounds ). And a discussions about that here: Kemper Profiling Amp ST quote: Originally posted by Charlielo: I was in a band...Read More...
Hi Charlielo, Definitely not "pocket money" for most of us. I really tried to resist it in 2015 as you can see by reading my posts in the Kemper thread. My first post in the Kemper thread Then came a lot of listening to and watching of clips and ..... end of a fairly long fight against GAS was that I played a Kemper and walked out of the shop with it. Yes it's "big Money," but if you really look at what's on offer for the money with the endless choice of amps, and especially the effects...Read More...

My Pedal Board

Running a few Joyo modeling pedals. They are basically a Tech 21 knockoff. Sound pretty good, into the Compact. Have not tried my Model II yet.Read More...
Hi macheted01, Thanks for sharing. This is fun. For Electric Guitar and Effects / Modelling... I find that within the first 5-10 feet the Compact has a little more presence than the Model II and that's nice for monitoring on a noisy stage. Once you get off the stage the Model II just seems to be delivering the goods, just cruising along effortlessly. I'm sure you're going to enjoy your pedal board through the Model II too. Have fun and enjoy the music! STRead More...

Violin tone match setting

lake_guy
For the violin (using pickup) I set the tone match for Electric Violin. After a bit of playing the violinist said that the high notes were coming through fine and the low were ok but mids were kind of muddy. I tried the electric mandolin setting which she liked much better for low, mid, high. This was a gig with keyboard and violin playing wedding music. Just wondering if there are any suggestions to get the best sound out of a pickup on a violin.Read More...
Hi lake_guy, I don't have any particular suggestions to add. I've had several Electric Violinists plug into my T1® over the years and they've been happy with the Electric Violin Preset. But we've never had time to do more than dial up the Preset and tweak the zEQ. Context is everything - or at least very important: In my situations the Electric Violin was being added to simple Electric Guitar and Vocal, or on other occasions a full Blues band (Vocals x 2, Electric Guitar x 2, Keyboards,...Read More...

Rickenbacker 360/12

Having recently purchased my BOSE L1 Model II with Tonematch and B2 sub I was pleased to see a preset available for the Rickenbacker 360/12 as I am fortunate enough to own one. Having only ever used this guitar through a conventional amp with some compression and reverb, I would be interested to know what people think about the way to get the best sound out of the system with this guitar. Should I just go stright in, or perhaps use some kind of amp modeling pedal? Would be grateful for any...Read More...
Hi steview22, I'm sorry that you haven't gotten any replies to your question. I have just posted replies to your two other posts though. The Preset would have been created to give you the best sound when running the guitar straight into the T1®. That doesn't mean that you can't use an amp or modelling pedal. I do that all the time. When I use modeller I then use the Preset Category: Electric Guitars Preset: General Direct The Presets are starting points. Build your sound from there and tweak...Read More...

Vox Stomplab 1G

I have had several multi effect type pedals. Out of the box, the Stomplab 1G was pretty impressive plugging it into my Compact. I did a little research on it as far as reviews go. Without even knowing how it really functions and just plugging in and playing and running through the presets, I found many useful tones. Many of the complaints on it were of the battery compartment having to be accessed by pulling the four screws on the back. It is a pain, but many quality and pricier pedals are...Read More...
Hi macheted01, Thanks for posting about the Vox StompLab 1G It's always fun to explore new ways to get different sounds out of a guitar. I looked through the site and watched the video. That's a lot of sound in a tiny box. I hope you enjoy it and have lots of fun.Read More...

Digitech Trio

Seagullman
Hi Everybody, Is anyone using the new Digitech Trio (Bandcreator) Pedal? I picked mine up (ordered in March) on Tuesday this week. I've not had much chance to play it up to now (trying it out in the shop was fun, though). Digitech Trio at Sweetwater It's actually even more fun with the Digitech Footswitch which allows you to access a few features directly without hands. Digitech Footswitch for Trio I'm hoping that it will work well with a looper, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun...Read More...
Hi Tom, The Facebook thread looks as if it might be interesting. Just one problem ... I'm not registered on Facebook. I have a funny feeling regarding Facebook's hunger for information and am still considering whether or not to go there. You, however, seem to be making good use of the Trio. I'm sure that one or two users here will profit from your experience with the unit. TonyRead More...

Ovation Al Dimeola

I played for 5 years now with this guitar, the sound was awsome, now i changed to an l1 compact with the tonematch mixer and i can't get the best sound of it! Even with the Ovation presets the sound is awfull... Whats the best preset for this ovation guitar???Read More...
yeah that helped a lot. Thx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV4HMFv9MvgRead More...

Electric Violin Question

rounsph
Hey all, I am having an electric violinist over for supper Wednesday night! Anyone have any experience with these? Any preset suggestions?Read More...
Hi rounsph, Nuno Flores and Radio Acoustic Wow - it looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing this.Read More...
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