Tagged With "Bass"

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L1 Model I, no response from B1 Bass module

ScubaBadger ·
Have an L1 M1 with issues and seeking advice. The bass won't work. If we unplug the bass unit the 24 speaker work fine and I can hear the music. (Just less bass). Plug the bass in and the whole lot sounds very tinny. There's also a nasty buz now when we turn the unit on. Checked all leads, bass feed and link for second B1. any advice on other checks please ? Edit Subject: Previously "L1 M1" Bose Pro Community Admin
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B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Kelticdave ·
I've been using my Bose L1 Model 2 system with B2 Bass Module for 4 years now.. I love the system but have been experiencing problems with the bass module pretty much since I bought the system.. Basically sometimes when I set up my PA I would have nothing coming from the Bass at all.. I always have at least 2 of every lead/ cable handy in case of emergencies.. but changing cables didn't help.. then without warning it would start working again.. a bit of a pain but at least it always started...
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Adding External Equalizer

Prota-Zha ·
I have a Bose L1 Model 1 with 2 B1 Bass modules. While I do like the unit and it's power, I am not satisfied with the overall tone. Are there any suggestions regarding which EQ would work well with the L1 to effect the overall sound of 'whatever' is going through it? The Bose EQ is way above my budget of $80 to $150. Also, would I use the insert for this application? Thank you... T
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Don't know what to choose.

The Mabess ·
We are a 3 piece band - we play small gigs (less than 100). 2 mics, 2 guitars, bass, cajon. Originally I thought the L1 compact with a mixer might work for us, but my husband was concerned about the bass. Checked out the L1 1S/B1 online.......so much info, my head is buzzing. Can anyone give me any pointers about what to choose. Thanks.
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Flappy & rattly sound

Phil C ·
I have had my S1 Pro since the Summer. I use it for small gigs and for practice. I use a Korg Krome DI and my guitars and bass guitar through the T1 Tonematch. My S1 has got really rattly and "flappy" when low end sounds go through it . I never run it at top volume or push it that hard and I am careful to make sure it is not peaking more than occasionally. The roughness comes at fairly low volume. Does this sound like a fault? It really doesn't sound right to me.
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Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

Apex Bassist ·
Hi; Any suggestions on how to get my Fretless precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright? regards Ron Edit Subject: Previously "ToneMatch" Bose Pro Community Admin
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Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Bennett ·
Hello all, New to the forums and looking to make my first Bose Portable PA purchase. I am already appreciative of the knowledge contained in these forums. I have the opportunity to purchase a used Bose Model II with a B2 Bass Module for a reasonable price. My primary gigs will be solo acoustic or duo acoustic, possible with a keyboard. Current audience is small, sub-200. I understand that a single B1 module would likely meet my needs very well. This would probably be my preferred setup.
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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

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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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 ·
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

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

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 ·
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

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: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

Max Valentino ·
PBass with tapes? Here's a cpl of tricks: play lightly up by the end of the neck. Let your fingers roll rather than pluck the strings. Add some low mids on the eq (200-400hz). Play around with what freqs give best results. An URB is not all about the bottom end and those mids really help shape the character of the tone You may want to try inserting a piece of foam under the strings at the bridge to cut back on the sustain and give it the tubbiness inherent to a URB
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Re: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

ST ·
Hi Apex Bass, Try all the T1 Presets in the Basses Category. You might find something that gets you closer to the sound you want. I don't have any other T1 specific suggestions, but there's a lot of general suggestions on the web . If you find any recommendations about altering the tone with EQ use the zEQ and ParaEQ to dial in frequencies. Please let us know when you find something that works. Thanks, ST
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Re: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

Starvin ·
Have you tried the NS design presets? I've had good results on actual uprights and also a ukulele base with those plastic strings. I think I used the Bass, -string noise with good results. It's been a while but it might be worth a try.
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Re: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

ST ·
Hi Apex, Starvin's got an interesting idea - something to explore. Please read this article about installing ToneMatch Presets before you install the NS Design ToneMatch Presets. Installing ToneMatch Presets Cheers, ST
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Re: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

Apex Bassist ·
thank you for the suggestions, I will give them all a try! i have never updated or downloaded any presets so that is a good place to start.. and the foam thanks again
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Re: Tonematch Preset to make Fretless precision bass sound like an upright

Starvin ·
Hi Apex Bassist First off I went to your website and I have to say I love your band. We had a swing/ dixieland band for 22 years and I so miss playing that music. I was wondering if you had any luck getting your Fretless Precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright.
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Re: L1 Model I, no response from B1 Bass module

ST ·
Hi ScubaBadger, I'm sorry your L1 Model I has stopped working correctly. The L1 Model I and L1 Classic were engineered to work (with less bass) without a bass module. With the L1 Model I, when there was no bass module detected the crossover switched from 200 Hz to around 110 Hz. That's why it's still okay without a B1 (just less bass). The system detects the B1 and switches the crossover to 200 Hz, and the system sounds tinny. That's hard to diagnose, but from the other symptoms, it sounds...
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Dave Hazel ·
Interesting... seems I have a similar issue with my L1 1S B2. a fault that has existed since I bought it a couple or 3 years ago. After a cold-start the output level of the whole stack can fade out for a few seconds and back in. Typically it does it twice and then works fine for many hours. I had mistakenly "assumed" the issue was a media data stream fall-out residing with the PC that was used as a media player. But now I know different from using the USB-A Player on the T4s. Having read...
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Kelticdave ·
Thank you for your reply Hazel.. it does sound like a similar problem.. The thing is, when I got it back from the workshop it worked fine for a couple weeks then the problem started again.. I'n not sure what to do next.. I may have to contact Bose again.. just thought I'd put it out there & see if anyone had a similar experience, thank's again for your reply..
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Dave Hazel ·
@ Kelticdave, You are welcome... if you want have a read through of this https://www.bosepro.community/...17#41288479740502617 it might help.
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Johnny g ·
Davey, I had the very same issue with my L1 -II - B2 system. It took a bit of back-and-forth with Bose Service Department, but the final diagnosis was a problem with the power stand. I replaced the power stand and the problem went away. I would suggest that you contact Bose Service. If I remember correctly, Bose has an exchange program where you send the defective power stand back to Bose and they replace it with a new (or refurbished) unit for a charge (when out of warranty). I hope this helps.
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Elmer ·
what do you mean by power stand? Cal
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Kelticdave ·
Thanks Johnny.. I'll give them a try..
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Elmer ·
Hello All, It's Calvin. Please Help, Should I trash it? I have a BoseL1 model ll system with Tone Match. The Power Fault intermittently cuts on and off, interrupting the songs Cal
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

ST ·
Hi Davey, This sounds different from the "L1 1S level fading in and out" problem. Good troubleshooting. Davy, I'm sorry you've had to wonder and worry if your L1 is going to work properly. Please talk to Bose UK again. Remind them that they already took in the B2 bass module for testing. This will establish how long you've had the problem. You've established: The problem is not the cable The problem is not the B2 It sounds like the power stand will have to be serviced. ST +44 1634 224 288...
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Re: B2 Bass Module cutting out intrmitantly

Kelticdave ·
Thank you for that ST.. I phoned Bose UK last night and I am waiting for a technician to call me back regarding the problem.. Thanks again everyone for taking time out to help..
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Patrizia ·
Ciao Bennett - no Tonematch mixer? Or you have another mixer? I’m a sole singer and have the L1 model 2 with B2 a T1. I do small places like pizzeria and bigger halls for communions and other parties - the B2 can get deep when activated. In smaller places I have off or down - good luck and enjoy your system. Recently we added an ear monitor to the Tonematch mixer for me as sometimes I do have trouble hearing myself if the place asks us to lower music like a restaurant where people talking
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Musicianthomas ·
I'm a bit late to the discussion, but wanted to throw my 2¢ worth onto the table of some already great responses to you. I hope you have pulled the trigger on the system with the B2. I had the very fortunate opportunity to hands on try both the B2 and B1 before my purchase and as said, while it's a matter of personal preference and opinion, the B2 outshines the B1 even in the smaller venue situation. As you already know and shared, the only drawback at all is the weight. And as shared, you...
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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

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

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

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

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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