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best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

glen ·
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...
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Re: best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

Seagullman ·
Hi glen, welcome to the forum. Thank you for joining our community. First let's make sure you're not making a fundamental mistake which can happen to all of us. I'm referring to this "turning it up made it all sound sharp and harsh". Did you have the output of the G3 set to "DIRECT"as stated in the Manual? DIRECT: Use when connected to headphones or monitor speakers Failing to do this when using the Zoom G3 through a PA/Monitor speakers (in this case the L1) will definitely lead to an...
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Re: best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

Seagullman ·
Hi glen, I've just re-read your post. You said: "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" It sounds like you were doing this through the L1, so if you were also using the Output set to "DIRECT" I would then suggest that you (if you have the chance to do such a thing) try making the presets (sounds) at gig volume. You...
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Re: best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

ST ·
Hi Glen, Thank you for joining the Forum. That's great. Congratulations on getting your new L1®. It sounds like you have a T1®. What model L1® do you have (Compact, Model 1S, Model II)? I just came across an article that might explain this. Why Does My Amp Sound Different At High Volume? Here is an excerpt from the end of the article. There's a lot of changes when you go from room volume (alone) to playing with others in a gig situation. When I'm playing in a duo or a group, we all try to...
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Re: best settings for electric guitar through a floor effects unit....

Seagullman ·
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...
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LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Hi Folks I've been a long time lurker on here, but now I have finally ordered my L1 Model 2 with B2 sub and T1 I feel able to make my first post! Hello to all... My question is whether there is a specific pre-set on the T1 to for a LR Baggs Anthem SL pickup? Or if not, can anybody point the way to an alternative pre-set that would work well? I will also be using this system with a TC Helicon Play Acoustic set up - keen to hear of anybody's experience in this area! Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Seagullman ·
Hi Andy, Welcome to the forum. I "lurked" for several years here too before raising my ugly head and becoming a member. (I've just noticed in my profile that I've been here on the forum for 3 years come Tuesday. Seems longer). It's good to have you on board here. "I have finally ordered my L1 Model 2 with B2 sub and T1" Congratulations! If you've not already played through on before, make sure you fasten your seatbelt. I would expect you to have a feeling of being "blown away" by the system.
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Hi Andy, I gig a lot with an L1 Compact & also use an L1 Model 2 with the B2 & Tonematch for bigger gigs. I also use the Play Acoustic mainly for the harmonies, but don't use the guitar effects and it sounds fantastic. I experimented a bit with the Play Acoustic & T1 guitar effects separately and together & found they were best used separately....either the PA, or the T1. Most of the time I prefer to just use a Chorus pedal at the end of the chain for a bit of shimmer and a...
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
I've never run the PA into the Bose, but I dial in the sound I want on the Bose and then run a line out to the PA. That allows me to use the Bose for a Stage monitor and the PA just sets the EQ flat to accept the Bose signal. You can choose to set your signal out on the Bose through the T1 to pre, or post. Kirk
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Kirk I think we may be at cross purposes here?? When I used the acronym "PA" I meant the Play Acoustic....! Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Firstly, thanks Tony & Kirk for your very helpful replies. I have certainly taken on board the EQ comments (either on the PA or the T1 - not both...!) I have read somewhere online that other people have had excellent results just taking a blended mono output of guitar and vocals from the PA straight into a flat channel on the T1 - have you tried this? (My thinking is that I would have better control over the overall sound if I had a seperate channel for the voice and guitar). Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Yes, sorry about that, I did misunderstand. I've never run a mono signal, I've always split guitar and vocals. The one thing I don't like about the PA is that the guitar effects are global and it's difficult to change them on the fly. With the T1 & the mic stand adaptor it's real easy to adjust guitar effects between songs. Kirk
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Hi Kirk Actually, with the latest firmware for the Play Acoustic it is now possible to store different guitar effects for every preset, so the guitar sound is no longer global. Check here for all of the details: http://support.tc-helicon.com/...save-guitar-presets- Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Hi Andy, That's fantastic news. That was the only thing I disliked about the Play Acoustic. I really appreciate the link and will see about updating my firmware in the next few days. Merry Christmas, Kirk
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Using presonus USB audio box with F1

Charlie 3 ·
Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I am a singer who has used the Bose Tonematch with my L1 and now F1 system. I am now doing gigs where I need to use guitar effects and I wanted to use my MacBook for amp modeling, running my guitar through a Presonus audio box to the Tonematch. Problem is the sound once in my Tonematch is not as clear as when I use headphone straight out of the audio box. This is not good because the guitar presets in Tonematch do not suit my needs. Has anyone used...
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Re: Using presonus USB audio box with F1

ST ·
Hi Charlie, Yes, I was suggesting that you bypass the Presonus if it's sole function was to serve as the audio interface. The T1® can serve as the audio interface too. I got the impression that all the audio processing was happening in the MacBook. You wrote, "The presonus is my way of getting the desired guitar tone via main-stage." What is "main-stage". ST
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Re: Using presonus USB audio box with F1

Charlie 3 ·
I will give that a try. My only concern here is that it will cut my Presonus audio box out of the equation. The presonus is my way of getting the desired guitar tone via main-stage. I did create a work around by running the presonus into 1 of the 2 inputs on my F1 unless there is a better way. Thanks
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Re: Using presonus USB audio box with F1

ST ·
Hi Charlie, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad that you joined us. Have you tried connecting the MacBook directly to the T1® via the USB port? Here are some notes about the USB port on the T1® Does that help? ST
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Re: Using presonus USB audio box with F1

Charlie 3 ·
Mainstage ($29.99) is an Apple program for the MacBook that is used for live performance. Not a slouch program... used by the pros... dirty little secret It is essentially a virtual mixing board. I can run dry guitar/vocals/backing tracks currently on my Mac through mainstage and achieve modeled tones out to my Bose system that may not be included with the T1. Obviously I am still in the process of learning the best way to get this to my Bose system. I think I may just run it direct to the...
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Re: Using presonus USB audio box with F1

ST ·
Hi Charlie, That sounds like Mainstage is doing everything inside the MacBook and not dependent on the Presonus. If that's so, then there's a good chance that you can use the T1® instead of the Presonus. Either way, it doesn't seem necessary to use both the Presonus and the T1® for your guitar. But if you are also running vocals, then you may prefer the T1® for it's microphone presets and effects. I have a Presonus interface that I use for other things, and I prefer the T1® for processing...
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Boss VE-8

Pkonya ·
Any body using the Boss VE-8? Just got one and trying to get a handle on it. Was having trouble getting my new Hummingbird sound to where I thought it should be, seemed lacking. VE-8 guitar enhance feature seems to help. I'm using a beta 87a mic. Never used harmony pedals, any suggestions? Thanks- P.K.
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Re: Boss VE-8

ST ·
Hi again PK, I'd probably start out connecting the outputs of the VE-8 to two separate channels on the T1®. Reference VE-8 Owner's Manual page 4 Please say more about what you don't like about the sound you are getting? ST
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Re: Boss VE-8

ST ·
Hi PK, Looking back over your previous posts, it looks like you have a T1® with a Model II. Are you connecting your Boss VE-8 to the T1®? ST PS - for future reference VE-8 Owner's Manual
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Re: Boss VE-8

ST ·
Hey PK, I'm glad to hear that you're getting good results with the Bose VE-8. Thanks for telling us how you've got it all connected. I'm sorry to hear about the trouble with the T1® but it's good to know that Bose is taking care of you. The Hummingbird .; Is that at Gibson Hummingbird? ST
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Re: Boss VE-8

Pkonya ·
Yes, 2016 Gibson Hummingbird.
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Re: Boss VE-8

Pkonya ·
Already set up the way you suggested. Set channel 2 (T-1) to hummingbird eq and bypassed or zeroed everything else. Set input level on T-1. Started with no guitar effects on VE-8, and then dialed in the "enhance feature". Set some reverb. Works well, happy with the sound. VE-8 has a phase feature that helps eliminate feedback. If feedback is intense, there is a knob to dial in "notch" that dials in the offending frequency and eliminates it. I know T-1 has same feature, but VE-8 is...
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Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

splewis ·
Hi Folks, Looking for feedback on the L1 Compact. My brother and I played a gig at a small bar (in Ashland, MA) last night and used the L1 Compact for the first time. There were about 30-40 people in the bar area and the ambient noise was moderate. We placed the L1C in the corner (to emphasis the bass guitar) and we sat in between it about three feet away. Most bars we play at don't afford the luxury of space (i.e. getting 5-8ft away from the L1 as documented). It sound great when either he...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi splewis, Welcome to the Forum. Unfortunately you haven't said how you get everything into the Compact. I take it you're using a mixer into channel 2 set to line? Could you please give as much detail as possible regarding this. As far as putting the Compact into the corner goes, this is something that I would not normally advise. A Compact can sound very boomy and undefined when placed in a corner. You also don't need to sit either side of it. You could both sit to one side of it if it...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

splewis ·
Thanks for your reply Tony. Very helpful and essential information that I don't recall reading in the manual? Did I miss that? Page 4 shows one musician sitting down. I do recall seeing something in the L1 S1 user guide about 3, 5, 8 ft. in a good, better, best placement recommendations, but nothing in the L1 Compact manual. To fill in the blanks... we are using a Mackie ProFX8v2 mixer (ch. 1&2 vocals SM58s, ch3. Acoustic guitar, ch.4 acoustic bass guitar) into Line input on Ch. 2 of the...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

ST ·
Hi splewis, Congratulations on your first L1® Compact gig. More coming. I avoid putting the L1® Compact in a corner. I may get some greater emphasis for the bass frequencies, but I lose clarity and definition of the sound. It's as though the mid-highs are swamped by indistinct bass. Here's a comparison of how I set up with the L1® Model 1S or L1® Model II compared to the L1® Compact. Here is how I might set up as a duo if I could not negotiate my way out of a corner. But I can usually move a...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi splewis, Thanks for the extra infos. When trying to diagnose problems every little bit of information can help. You wrote: "Thanks for your reply Tony. Very helpful and essential information that I don't recall reading in the manual? Did I miss that? Page 4 shows one musician sitting down." You're welcome to any help that can be given here on the forum. With regards to the manual and "only one musician sitting down." The way Bose originally planned for the L1's to be used was that each...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi splewis, I'm sorry to read your last post. I have had some really good gigs with my trio using the Compact. If you've read the gig reports I published here and have tried all the suggestions that have been made here (ST and myself) and can't come to a satisfactory solution for yourselves, OK. If you've not tried the suggestions, then I would urge you to at least try them before giving up on the Compact completely. Please, however let me say something as it would sounds as if you are...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi splewis, one last thought. I've just answered a question in another thread which may be of interest. If not then just forget it, but it never hurts to look. Here's a link: https://www.bosepro.community/...13#25235174782119013 Tony
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

splewis ·
Thank you for your input. It is clear from the marketing material (and my personal experience) that Bose designed the L1 Compact as a PPA for each musician, but the reality is that weekend warriors don't have the cash (i.e. can't justify the expense) or space to make this system work practically.
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

splewis ·
Hi Tony, Again, I appreciate your input and taking the time to respond with helpful suggestions. I thought about all the bars that we play regularly and there just isn't enough room to "get away" from the L1C. I did contemplate buying a L1 S1 (without a T1), but again there are placement issues with this unit too (3,5,8 ft- good, better, best) and you are lugging about 80 lbs of equipment so it kinda defeats one of the purposes of buying it. For vocals and 1 guitar, both the L1C and JBL Eon...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi Steve, In the "Recording performances with Tascam recorder and T1® & L1® Compact" thread you wrote: "Tony, great suggestion to play pre-recorded music through your system for a sound check." This is something which has served me well in difficult locations. and "I appreciate all your advice about using the L1C live". You're more than welcome. I hope that at least some of it is or has been of helot you. Tony
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi NoMoreBlack boxes, welcome to the forum. That's some pretty good advice on Compact use. It shows that you've tried out lots of different things over time whilst trying to get the most out of your system. I've also been playing for over 40 years through almost anything I could get my hands on at the beginning (when the word PA basically had a different meaning to what it has today) right through to the sophisticated processor controlled line arrays of today. No 2 locations are alike.
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

NoMoreBlackBoxes ·
After 40 years of playing live using everything from a converted valve record player in small chapels to concert PA at the Albert Hall, I have used and abused a single Compact for 5 years now in a variety of small to medium gigs as part of a guitar/arranger keyboard/harmony vocals duo, a solo act with guitar or piano and voice and a 6-7 piece jazz band where occasionally bass has gone through the PA. With any small PA, keeping stuff out of the system is better than squeezing everything...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

splewis ·
NoMoreBlackBoxes and Tony, I too have been playing live for over 30 years and have tens of thousands of hours under my fingers (playing and tweaking knobs). Appreciate all the feedback; but I am afraid it is too late, the Compact went back to Bose... $60 for return shipping, many hours of research, and 6 hours of performance. It is my belief that I was trying to "bend the spoon" to make this unit work for my duo which was (what I firmly believe) outside scope of Bose's Product Manager's...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi Steve, sorry to hear "Appreciate all the feedback; but I am afraid it is too late, the Compact went back to Bose" but when all's said and done, you are the one who has to make any decisions that affect you, and also live with them. I can also appreciate that it didn't work for you, but still maintain that a Model IS would probably have been ideal for you. No matter, I've enjoyed juggling ideas with you even though I couldn't help you get a sound that you could live with. Just for the...
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Re: Dueling Guitars & L1 Compact

NoMoreBlackBoxes ·
Hi splewis. My comment about how long I've used PAs was only to show my experience is not limited to being the L1 fanboy I have become, not to open any kind of bidding war. 30 years or 30 minutes, PA systems, like personal relationships, are often as much about choosing the limitations that fit best with your own as they are about choosing what attracts you. For serious involvements 'pretty and popular' really doesn't always compensate. Sometimes a less convenient, less photogenic 'package'...
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Seagullman ·
"There's a lot of handling noise with it ... " that can be seen as a downside to an L1 system. It faithfully reproduces everything you care to "throw at it". I know that my playing has become more defined/refined since I started play through an L1. "My Takamine P7 sounds quite nice, but a little less shimmery than through my old Mackie system. I've got some tweaking to do for sure. " Take your time. Try out the different presets until you find one that's giving you the best sound for your...
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

jimmymac59 ·
I just hooked up my L1 II, B2, T1 system, and tried my Gibson Songwriter w/LR Baggs Anthem. There's a lot of handling noise with it, so I'll try your suggestion with the other EQ preset. My Takamine P7 sounds quite nice, but a little less shimmery than through my old Mackie system. I've got some tweaking to do for sure.
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

Cam Farr Superstar ·
I have a DJ setup and I fine tuned the DJ "scene" on the Tonematch. Channel 1 has my PV wireless mic Channel 2 has my PV wired mic Channel 3 has my iPad for testing when I first set up (apparently the bottom extension has to be in there just right or the speaker won't work) Channels 4/5 are for my laptop.
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

troubador ·
L1M2 B1x2 T1 SM58 Takamine P1JC-12 - that's my usual setup (solo performer)
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What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
What are you connecting to your L1® these days? Me? I'm running a T1® into an L1® Model II or L1® Compact depending on the size of the gig. Microphone: Neumann KMS 105 (2004) Electric Guitar processor: Kemper Profiling Amp (2014) Electric Guitar: Flaxwood (2012), Gibson (forever), PRS (forever) (depends on the gig) Acoustic Guitar: Composite Acoustics Cargo (2015) What about you? ST
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Presents for DPA 4099G mics for steel string acoustic guitar and portuguese guitar??

JACDC ·
Hello, I got a L1 compact system with tonematch and i want to get a preset in tonematch that would be more suitable to a DPA4099G mic amplifying a steel string acoustic guitar and also for a 12 steel string portuguese guitar. My questions are: 1. which factory preset will be more close to that type of mic? 2. how i can get a preset especific for a portuguese guitar amplyfied by a DPA4099G? Its possible to create one by myself? My best regards, João Cuña Steel string acoustic and portuguese...
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Re: Presents for DPA 4099G mics for steel string acoustic guitar and portuguese guitar??

ST ·
Hi João, Thank you for joining the community. Congratulations on getting your L1 Compact and T1. I would try this Preset Category: Acoustic Guitar Preset: Steel String w/cond For your Portugese guitar I would try this Preset Category: Special Preset: Electric Mandolin "Can I create one myself?" Take a scroll through all the Acoustic Guitar Presets, and try the Presets in the Special category. You can't create your own Presets, but you can scroll through the existing Presets and when you find...
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

LAURIE ·
SM 57 Vocals 57 preset Martin D35 with Fishman blend pickup martin or taylor preset National style 1 tricone with highlander pick up piezo nylon string preset I find this preset just takes the hard edge off bigfoot stomp and Ipad share channel 4 into L1 model 2 B2
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
Hi Laurie, Please tell us about your music. Thanks, ST
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