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Guitar Presets in T8S

Jerome Hillier ·
Hi just wondering ....is there a way of creating ones own Electric guitar presets in the T8S ? So when using different guitars with different pickups etc you are not always required to do a drastic EQ tweak and can simply recall a preset suitable to that guitar thanks in advance Jerome
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Solo artist - Using Backing Tracks and Live Guitar. Trying to decide on Bose L1S or M2 with B1 or B2

Stang ·
My Setup: Bose L1 Compact, Stratocaster into Boss GT100, Professional Grade Backing Tracks on iPad With OneTrack. For the acoustic part of my show I’m using a Breedlove C350cme direct into the T1. Vocal Mic= SM58 I perform everything from Sinatra to 311 to SRV. I have been using this setup for 7 years and have been very happy with my sound except on outdoor gigs or larger venues. Trying to project in an outdoor venue can be difficult with the Compact. It is also difficult to overcome crowd...
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Problems with acoustic guitar sound

steview22 ·
My friend and I both have L1 Model II systems with B2 bass modules. We are both using the T1 mixer. Using my system I set up my acoustic guitar sound going from my LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI into my T1 using the Acoustic Guitar flat EQ preset. It sounded great and I was very happy however today I plugged into my friend’s system for a gig and the guitar sounded thin, lifeless and it had lost all the bottom end. No amount of fiddling with the Baggs DI seemed to help. Before using the Baggs DI I...
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What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

ST ·
The S1 Pro system has been the perfect complement to this nice little jazz box 1 . I run this straight into channel 2 2 with the ToneMatch switch set to Guitar. Usually I leave the tone controls at 12:00 o'clock and the reverb off (personal preference). Simple is good. I've all kinds of compliments on the guitar tone with this easy setup. I run other guitars through the S1 Pro system, but I thought I'd share this one because it was a pleasant surprise. What kind of guitar are you playing...
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Tonematch Setting for Epiphone Masterbilt Guitar DR-400

DMC ·
I just bought a new Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic Electric Guitar and am having trouble finding the right Tonematch preset for it. I've already downloaded the Gibson preset from the Bose site but none of the presets match exactly. Thanks for any help. - Douglas
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T1 can I connect two acoustic guitars and two microphones?

KevinW ·
I need to connect two acoustic guitars and two microphones to my Tonematch 1. Can I do this? (chnl1 - mic, chnl2 - guitar, chnl 3 - mic, chnl 4 guitar) Edit subject: Previously "ToneMatch1 and L1 Compact" Bose Pro Community Admin
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Jazz Guitar Settings

ST ·
We have a new article with recommended settings for Jazz Guitars . Enjoy. ST
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

CityFolk ·
Sounds like a nice, tidy configuration which is simple to setup and use, yet sounds great. When I do solo gigs, I put my Martin acoustic 0000-28H with a passive K&K pickup into a Fire-Eye preamp/DI which runs on battery then into channel 1 with the ToneMatch set to guitar. For vocals, I use a Shure SM58 Beta in Channel 2 with the mic setting. The EQ is typically set flat at 12 o’clock but sometimes i roll off the bass depending on how I the S1 sits (on a pole, tilted etc.) and the room...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Chet ·
I've run the following guitars into the S1pros - pretty much flat - no "tonematch": Taylor T5z, Taylor 514CE (Acoustic with old Fishman Blender + Fishman Rare Earth), Taylor K24CE (Koa Acoustic) and a Line 6 Variax with and without Profiler. In addition, my partner's 60s Fender Stratocaster sounds great run flat. And my U-Bass and 6 string fretless bass... For most gigs I "cheat" though and run my vocals (AKG C1000 or Neumann KMS105) and acoustic guitar (usually the K24 or 514) through an...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Tom 8 ·
We've run a lot of different guitars through the L1 already. I have a Martin D-35 and a 000-28, plus a Collings CJ and a Guild 12-string, all with Fishman pickups. My playing partner switches between a UBass and a Taylor cutaway of some kind. I think the only thing of mine I haven't liked the sound of is my Taylor nylon, and it's the guitar's fault, not the L1's. The Collings has a new Infinity pickup, and it sounds absolutely wonderful. I've tried a few of my electrics for fun, but we're...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

cc407 ·
I use my S1 as my main acoustic amp, (occasionally for vocals as well). I mainly plug direct from a Rainsong equipped with a Fishman UST, also a Taylor nylon with UST. It works well for both - also for a couple K&K equipped ukuleles.
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

ST ·
Here's another one 1 that sounds great through the S1 Pro. This has a dual pickup system in it; an under saddle transducer and a Pickup the World Quack Buster Note: I don't recommend a stand like this unless the audience is seated. 1 Morgan Concert Cutaway
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Max Valentino ·
Rick Turner Renaissance RB5 five string fretless bass, Rick Turner B4 fretted bass, Fender Kingman ABG, Fender T-Bucket ABG. Often fronting the S1 with a Radial PZ Pre or Grace Felix....various loop pedals, sometimes a TC Body Rez or Aguilar TLC compressor....
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

troubador ·
My favourite is my Takamine 12-string acoustic which uses a CT4B II Preamp System. Sometimes I'll play my Godin A6 Ultra. To get the best from this guitar I need two connect both TS outputs so I'm trying out a Behringer 1002B mixer. Not having too much success with eliminating a hum on the line. Happiest with my Takamine and the S1 on a speaker stand (recently discovered much better sound with the S1 on a stand).
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

troubador ·
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Oldghm ·
I have an assortment of acoustic guitars that I play through the S1. The one that gets played everyday is a Recording King Dirty Thirties 000 with an LR Baggs Element active pickup. It tunes and plays good, and sounds good with the S1 guitar preset, and just a touch of reverb. It and the S1 are always present and ready when I have an uncluttered moment to play and sing. Others include some Martins, CEO7, SPOM-16, D-18GE, a Blueridge, BR163, a Taylor GS mini, and a Waterloo WL 14 XTR. All of...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Chet ·
We sure have come a long way from a Frap or barcus-berry pickup into a Shure VocalMaster , haven't we? I've been chasing the "perfect" amplified acoustic sound since 1968 and finally with a well seasoned 90s Taylor 514CE with Fishman Blender + Fishman Rare Earth Blend system installed and mixed together into a Tommy Emmanuel AER amp into the Bose S1 (or Bose L1S or L1M2) I think I got there...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

Oldghm ·
Yes, yes we have. O..
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

KingBiscuit ·
I play a Composite Acoustics Legacy High Gloss Wine Red Carbon Burst. It's a great sounding guitar, especially when going through a PA like the Bose S1 or L1 M2/T1. I bought this guitar as I was moving to Florida knowing what the heat and humidity can do to a guitar. It's lived up to the hype, you don't have to worry about heat and/or humidity...this thing never changes. Of course, the strings will change a little with high/low temps, but the neck or body never changes.
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

ST ·
Hi KingBiscuit, Thanks for mentioning Composite Acoustics Legacy High Gloss Wine Red Carbon Burst. My favourite go anywhere guitar is the Composite Acoustics Cargo. It's a little bottom heavy but that's easy to dial out. It sounds terrific through the S1 Pro, and the L1 systems too. ST
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

KingBiscuit ·
Hi ST, Yes, I've tried the composite acoustic presets in the T1. I didn't really fiddle with them much but I actually prefer the one of the standard presets better. I think it's the "acoustic guitar with piezo pickup". At some point, I'll buy a power supply and try the CA Legacy through the T1 and S1. Perhaps I'll play around with the CA presets a bit more just to see if I can get it to sound better. I can't believe CA isn't selling a TON of guitars. I love this thing and everywhere I play,...
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Re: What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

CityFolk ·
I too have a CA as well as a RainSong for playing outdoor gigs or ones that could present “inhospitable” environments. They each have their pros and cons, but I prefer the CA overall tone over the RainSong. It’s been a great guitar. I also have a CA cargo which is an awesome travel guitar! My CA is pre Peavey. I don’t know why they aren’t that popular, but there are hard to find and it doesn’t seem Peavey markets them all that well.
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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

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

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 ·
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

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

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

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: 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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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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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

LAURIE ·
Hi ST I'm way down in the south west corner of western Australia don't see many other pas systems here,I know of 3 besides me I'm playing in smaller venues pubs and clubs inside and out mixture of ballads blues rock,country and bluegrass,no backing just a foot stomp for rythum,starting to play with loops,nothing much yet just getting the feel of it had the L1 for year and a half now,it just keeps getting better with the more practice I get with it,going to take it on the road when my wife...
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
Hi Laurie, It's nice to get to know you better. Going on the road in your caravan sounds like a lot of fun. Best wishes for that. If you take some pictures, please share them here. Cheers, from the left coast of Canada! ST
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Re: Why do only certain acoustic-electric guitars play through my mixer?

ST ·
Hi Casey, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome! That's an interesting problem. I don't recall anyone reporting anything like this. Are the other guitarists using the same cable plugged into the same channel as you are? I can see how there might be a problem if you connect a guitar with a bare piezo pickup into T1 channel 4/5. If there's no preamp in the signal chain, the output from the piezo pickup would be very low, perhaps too low for channel 4/5. If you use 1/4...
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Re: Why do only certain acoustic-electric guitars play through my mixer?

Casey ·
Yes, the guitarists are all using the same chord. We've also plugged the guitars directly into the Bose L1 system, and each work just fine plugged directly. Its only when we add the audio engine that the other 2 guitars don't come through. The ones that aren't working properly are a Taylor branded ES-2 pickup/preamp. One is a Fishman sonitone. The one that works is a Fishman ProBlend. We've used both TS and TRS cables.
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Re: Why do only certain acoustic-electric guitars play through my mixer?

DrumrPete ·
Oddly enough, I ran into this issue over the summer. Acoustic guitar w/Dean Markley (cheap, simple) pickup in-the-soundhole. Guitarist says it works "at home". Plugged into T1 channel 4/5, gain full up, no green light. (MIcs ate up the XLR channels) I have plugged many acoustics into 4/5 with success (although not full on loud, as XLR channels are). Our pastor at church uses a similar style pick up with T1, and it works fine. But, as you stated ST, must not be enough gain in that particular...
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Re: Problems with acoustic guitar sound

ST ·
Hi Steview22, Check the settings on your friend's T1 for zEQ and ParaEQ. Are they same as yours? Are your trim settings the same? ST
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Re: Problems with acoustic guitar sound

steview22 ·
Thank you. I’ll do that. We are going set up both systems soon and check everything out so I’ll add that to my checklist.
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Re: Problems with acoustic guitar sound

ST ·
Hi steview22, Two more thoughts Were you going into the same channel on your friend's T1 as you do on yours? Were you using the same kind of connection (XLR or 1/4" (6.3 mm) Tip-Sleeve? On the T1 channels, 1,2,3 1/4" (6.3mm) inputs are high impedance inputs and relatively high input sensitivity. This is great for acoustic guitar pickups. T1 channel inputs 4/5 are better suited for line-level inputs. All of these should take the output from an L.R. Baggs Para DI, but the gain staging is...
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Bose L1 Compact w/Tone-match for Electric Guitar

IAmTheWalrus ·
I am new to this board. The Guitar Center salesman whom I purchased my Bose L1 Compact and Tone-Match advises me that under no circumstance should I ever plug an electric guitar into either the L1 and/or the T1 Tone-match? The GC rep insists I will blow out the speakers? I have purchased some beautiful guitars including a brand new Gretsch 6120 that I would love to bring to an open mic I run once a week. Can I play my electric through the Bose and if the answer is yes, what pedals,...
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Speaker Stands

funkieric ·
anyone have recommendations on suitable speaker stands? ideally I'm looking for something that packs away neatly into my mono double guitar bag(s) Dimensions: 41-1/2" H x 11-1/2" W (upper bout), 14-1/2" (lower bout) x 2" D Thanks!
 
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