Tagged With "Bass"

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Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

Stevie C ·
Hi Guys! My name is Steve and I'm based in Australia where I'm an acoustic singer songwriter entertainer for 6 months of the year in the outback Kimberley region in Western Australia. After years of singing and playing guitar with my Bose L1 Model 2, I'm looking to mix things up a bit (and give my throat a rest) by doing a DJ gig once a week - replacing one of my singing gigs and doing the occasional wedding. I have researched these forums extensively and have become a bit lost with all the...
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Re: Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

ST ·
Hi Stevie C Thank you for joining the Forum. Thanks for all the background information. Nice to get to know you. I think you'll be fine. This is very similar to what I do between sets. Have you tried using your L1® to play music between sets? I'll leave this for others. We have some notes here m(click the picture for details): That covers an analog connection. For a digital connection see: I've read, but cannot confirm, that you can use an Apple USB Camera connector with an iPad. There are...
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I am Thankful!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hi everyone, it is that time of year when we can reflect on the year... and offer thanks. I am thankful for the Bose F1 components that have integrated so well in my DJ and Live Sound business. These light weight, powerful and amazing sounding speakers/subs were the tools I was lacking but needed for quite some time... very very happy with my investment! Thank you Bose for another year with great gear!! -JD Bass
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

ST ·
Hi jazzbikerguy, You can run a B2 from a Bose A1 PackLite power amplifier . You will still need a bass preamp to get your tone. The A1 is just an amplifier with no tone or volume controls. Do you have a bass preamp? ST
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Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

jazzbikerguy ·
Can I drive the B2 with something other (smaller) than the L1 series 2 power stand? I'd use it for upright bass.
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

ST ·
Hi jazzbikerguy, I just looked up the MXR M81 . I can't predict how well this would work. Do you have a Model II and B1 or B2? If so, you can get an idea of how this would sound. Set up the Model II Power Stand without the Cylindrical Radiator (tower). It's okay to run it like that. Connect your bass to the MXR M81. Connect the MXR M81 to the Model II Power Stand Analog Input. Set the Model II Power Stand Analog Input trim to about 10:00 o'clock Connect to the Model II Power Stand to a B1 or...
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

jazzbikerguy ·
Yes, I have an MXR M81 – is that as good as anything? In this scenario my bass goes through the M81 to the A1 to the B2, right? Are you aware of any bassists who use this as a primary standalone setup as opposed to something like an Acoustic Image TEN2? Edit: Removed some personal information that appears to have been included unintentionally.
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

jazzbikerguy ·
Thanks, I'll give it a shot!
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

ST ·
Great! Please come back and tell us what you hear. Thanks. ST
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

Seagullman ·
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi ST, glad you popped by. I'm sure your photos have done the rest to completely clarify the situation for our scandanavian friend. I hope that I'm still fit enough at 72 to swing an axe and sing. After a bit of pondering I came to the conclusion that Tony probably went into one of the inputs of channels 4/5 with his bass guitar (which would of course work and is designed for just this type of connection), and then the microphone via a 1/4" jack into one of the channel outputs which would...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony (Seagullman) Hey Tony Olofsson, I hope that you are enjoying your bass. Tony (Seagullman) Vintage instruments - don't get me started. That's a whole new topic that I'll leave for another day. Forum-Admin changed the title of this topic about 20 minutes before your post above. ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, I understand now. And yes, XLR cables would probably be a better choice. Thank you for the clarification. ST
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T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
I have problem with microphones. I connected my el-bass and it sounds but not the mic´s. I have tried Behringer and Shure and noone sounds. I have followed the video edit: Title changed. Previously "Microphone works but not instruments" --- Forum-Admin
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony (Olofsson), first of all let me welcome you to the forum. I hope that you get the help you need here, and maybe with time be able to offer help to others. Here we learn a lot from each other. Before I go any further, I have to admit that my brain needed a "bump start" after reading your post "I connected my el-bass" There are so many instrument manufacturers out there today that I actually googled el-bass before I realized that it must mean electric bass. Unfortunately your...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you for fast respons. I used the wrong input, i used output because I was not famijar with the upper connections. Now my mic´s and my bass works. Thank you
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Tony, "Thank you for fast response." You're welcome to any help we can give you here on the forum. "I used the wrong input, i used output because I was not famijar with the upper connections. " Now that has probably happened to many of us at sometime or other. I would also imagine that it won't happen so quickly again. I hadn't completely understood "noone sounds" I now understand it to mean no sound . If something like that happens in the future always check your Cables/connections. A cable...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you. I have been playing bass since I was 14 years. Started with Kontrabass before el-basses came out. Then I bought a Hagström plastic bass. Not good but nice. 1962 I bought a Fender Jazz Bass and are still using it. I am now 72 and still playing together with a accordion player. Just now I have started cooperation with a lady playing melodeon and violin. She bought BOSE L1 but couldn´t handle it therefore I tried to use it because I have friends using the same. I´m so happy to...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony, Thanks for telling me a bit about yourself. The Contrabass player Has always been the most unfortunate of all instrument players because of the size of the instrument he has to transport/carry. He is however, rewarded by the sound to match the size of the instrument. Hagström Bass. A swedish company that built some very good guitars in and around the 60's and was revived a few years ago with most models being built in Asia. I have one of the newer Viking models (similar shape to a...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony Olofsson, Thanks for telling us more about you. It's nice to get to know you. It's great that you found a solution to your problem. I was reading along with interest. Do your microphones use XLR connectors? If so, then I thought you must have connected your microphones into the inputs along the top (yellow box): and that you might have connected your Electric Bass into one of these jacks in the bottom row (yellow box) For the sake of others reading along - was the issue that you had...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you so much. Nice pictures and now I know how to connect for sound. I like this forum, you are so helpful. I have been a musician and leisure have found this a relaxing and interesting hobby. Although it is acclaimed soloists and bassist standing in the background, it is precisely that spot the base is best. To also get to play in different configurations and with different musicians make music making extra spicy. I own PA in the form of amplifier with mixer and two speakers on stands...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, I just wanted to check - in your original question - was the problem that The microphones worked The Electric Bass did not work Greetings from the left coast of Canada. Where are you? ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
1. The bass worked 2. The microphones did not work Now they all work Greetings from northern scandinavian, Sweden Tony
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, Did you had the microphones connected here (bottom row) with connectors like this? ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Yes, I have mono jack but will buy XLR for better sound
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony, "I was afraid people should say "that boy think he can play" , buying so expensive instrument. Nowadays I think it has not been so expensive. " Never worry about what others think. I would think that you've loved this instrument fro the beginning, and that you have hag much pleasure playing it (more than 50 years which is a lot in anyone's books). Now you're still having pleasure playing it and haven't lost any of your original investment. You own something of a legend in the world...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Interesting bass! Yes I like the bass. I bought it 1962 just because a band named Sven-Ingvars had that bass and it sounded so good. Their bassplayer used his thum to play and it gave a softer sound if you compare with plectrum. I was afraid people should say "that boy think he can play" , buying so expensive instrument. Nowadays I think it has not been so expensive. I have changed the strings once but now the original strings attached. The shoulder strap, I have changed, otherwise I have...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
I can tell you, My amplifier stands i my corridor but my bass is placed under my bed.
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
Topic Title changed. Previously "Microphone works but not instruments" --- Forum-Admin
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
A very sensible decision, Tony. By the way, if it's no trouble, and of course only if you want to, I would really like to see a picture or pictures of you playing (and of course singing) your christmas songs with maybe a little story to go with it. But only if you want to. I'm sure you can get somebody to take photos. You could start a new thread in the "At the gig and Rehearsal" forum. I know that ST would also be thrilled to see it. BUT ... only if you want to. I'll show you how to do that...
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

jazzbikerguy ·
Seagullman - Tanks for your response; I didn't do my research on this, and your specs talked me out of it. I'm fortunate that price is not a factor - I'm just looking for my best option. I'm currently fixated on the Genzler BA 10-2. I was hoping to use my MXR M-81 with it, although I'd consider the matching Magellan 350 if anyone thinks there would be an advantage. My only concern is that I may want to have the possibility of a second instrumentalist (guitar) to use the same amp at the same...
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Re: Using B2 as an upright bass speaker

Seagullman ·
Hi jazzbikerguy, thanks for the update. You wrote: "My only concern is that I may want to have the possibility of a second instrumentalist (guitar) to use the same amp at the same time - is this not possible/a bad idea?" To be able to do this well and have the guitar sounding like a guitar your system would have to have a wider frequency response than a normal bass amplifier as the guitar frequencies are higher. This would definitely limit your choices and could well put up the price...
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B2 Bass module

Garry ·
Can I get clarification? I have a L1 model 1s with 1s power stand B1 bass module and T1. I am looking to change the bass unit to a B2. With my current power stand can I connect a B2 or do I definitely have to swap the power stand? The forum does imply you do have to change the power stand although I have a leaflet (Season for Music) that implies you can buy a L1 model 1S with B2 bass.
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Re: B2 Bass module

Garry ·
Hi ST and thank you for the prompt reply. The Guitar is a Tanglewood anniversary limited edition. According to Tanglewood there were only 60 units made in 2000 for UK and Europe distribution. It is a Dragon inlay. It is a nice guitar to play although not the best I have had. I do not feed this into the Bose L1 at the moment, just 2 microphones and backing tracks. The guitar plays through separate amp. Garry
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Re: B2 Bass module

ST ·
Hi Garry, Thank you for joining the Community. I am glad that you are here. Please tell us about the guitar you are holding in your picture. Is that a dragon inlay? Okay, back to business. Your L1® Model 1S can support: one or two B1 bass modules one B2 bass module You do NOT have to swap the power stand to use a B2. You can buy a B2 bass module separately. You can not use a B2 and a B1 at the same time. Does that cover it? Now please tell us about your guitar and your signal chain between...
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Re: B2 Bass module

ST ·
Hi Garry, It's nice to get to know you better. I like semi-acoustic guitars and dragon inlays. It's rare to see them together. I used to put a microphone on a guitar amp through the L1®. This was to use the guitar with the amp create the tone: and to let the L1® disperse it throughout the room. This allowed me to disperse the sound of the guitar along with the other sound sources running through the L1®. Later, I sought other ways to get the tone without a full amp and speaker cabinet.
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Re: B2 Bass module

Seagullman ·
Hi Garry, Welcome to the forum. I see that you joined us n December. ST's already answered your question, but I would like to speak to this: "I do not feed this into the Bose L1 at the moment, just 2 microphones and backing tracks. The guitar plays through separate amp." Do you play with a clean sound, or do you also rely on a certain amount of distortion from the amp? If you only play clean, then you could also play through the L1 and have the same horizontal audio dispersion that your...
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Re: B2 Bass module

Garry ·
Must admit I have thought about playing through the Bose but we play some 60s 70s pop and I do use a little distortion on a few. But I do feel that you can only ask so much for a device to handle cleanly, so I use my Vox for guitar. We have been to look at the L1 Model 2 with a B2 bass unit so maybe we can try the guitar in it later.
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Re: B2 Bass module

Seagullman ·
Hi Garry, Thanks for the further information regarding the guitar sounds. What I'm really trying to do here is to save on carrying equipment. There are many good pedal out there today which will give you a range of excellent guitar sounds and could be then fed directly into the T1. When all's said and done, you know yourself what you're looking for. We just make suggestions here and try to show you one or two possible solutions. I've adopted a few things which were suggested on the forum...
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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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