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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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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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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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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B2 Bass module

Garry 3 ·
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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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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Wanting to know how to set up all my instruments & Equip w/ToneMatch

Michael Marlon Majors ·
I have a Bose Series1 LII with a B1 Bass Module. I am a songwriter/performer. I have a MotifXS8 Keyboard, A S49 Native Instruments Midi Keyboard, Martin Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Fernandez Electric Guitar, Peavey Active Bass, I use Drums in Logic Pro X, I use VoiceLive 2 by TC Helicon for Vocals, I have Line 6 FireHawk Guitar Effects/Pedal, I use 2 mixers...Cakewalk v100 & Behringer Xenyx 802, I also use a Marshall Guitar Amp 250mg dfx. I also have 2 JBL Passive Speakers that I don't...
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Alternate Class D power amp for B1 Bass Cabinet

Moon Dog ·
Just wondering if anyone else thinks there may be a lower cost alternative to the Packlite power amp. I would like to run my Compact with a B1 but would need a power amp. There has to be a small lightweight Class D power amp that would work for this application. Any ideas? Thoughts? Thanks. Moon Dog
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Working with a Mackie mixer

doowopphil ·
I am connected to my L1 Compact through my Mackie Pro FX12 V2 and use the mixer to adjust any controls. How can I adjust the bass and or treble on the mixer to affect the sound coming from the L1 Compact? Thanks, Phil
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T1 Tonematch - L1 Model II system power stand firmware v1.4 - No link available

patrick3co ·
I have been trying to get the .bos files to update my L1 Model II Power Stand but everytime I try to down the link it routes me to a forbidden page. I purchased a B2 Bass and need to update the stand to have it work properly. Help!
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2 x L1® Compacts and Looking for Extra Bass Power

DJMichaelDemby ·
So I own 2 L1® Compacts and have been getting some incredible sound for events up to 200 people!!! I regularly red-line and know these can be pushed more, but don't want to stress out the system too hard and get distorted sound or worse, blow the L1C. I've been told to get a powered sub and after MUCH research, decided on the QCS KSub. I am asking for an opinion on my decision to get the KSub and do I have to worry about stereo output to the KSub (RCA out from both L1C into KSub XLR input...
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Safe to sit a laptop on a B1

Gilbert ·
Just a quick, possibly daft question. I stack my B1 bass modules and noticed it provides a nice height and platform for a laptop to sit on. Is it safe to sit a laptop on top of stacked B1s?
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Anyone playing a mic'd Cajon through one ??

Tom T ·
Greeting, Anyone out there have any experience on running a mic'd cajon or bass guitar through an S1 ? Thanks, Tom
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F1 Subs

Russ Pnut Luquette ·
This weekend I ran a church fair I was using 4 812 F1 and matching 4 F1 subs. Well the 1st thing happen was when I turn on my speakers everything was look good no noise (hum), next I turn on my computer like always do to run some music on the PA to test my sound. I didn't have any bass, so I check the bass sub everything was on tops working fine, just didn't have any gain on my subs. I usually run the gain at 3/4, so I test them by bring my phone to the stage and plugging in to the back with...
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L1 mod 2 bass b1

Alessandro ·
ciao a tutti, io non riesco ad equalizzare bene il mio impianto... o è troppo chiara la voce o troppo scura.. in più sento sempre un suono metallico anche se tolgo tutti gli alti e i medi dal tonematch poteteete aiutarmi?
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T8S for use with L1 model II with B2 Bass

Jami ·
I have read the online manual for the T8S, but just want to ask a clarification question before I purchase one. I would like to use the T8S for my L1 model II with B2 Bass line array system. From what I can tell, the only connection would be analog through a 1/4 TRS cable, is that correct? Will there be a difference in the quality of sound vs. using a XLR cable? Also, should the TRS cable be balanced? Thank you.
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Miller Searcy

wesearcy ·
Miller Searcy - Duo with sequencing Genre: Classic Rock Covers Venues: Clubs, Municipal, Private and Corporate Events. Audiences of 1-500 Show type: Dances, Car Shows, Clubs Using the L1® System since January 2014 Geographic location: St. Louis Metro Bose L1® equipment: Two L1 Model II's with B2 Subs and T1 Tonematch units. Comments about BOSE L1/T-1/B2 Systems: Very simple use, great sound/mix, excellent at working low volume for small room applications, and easy on the back. Web Site :...
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Bass trouble w/ L1 Compact

White ·
For some reason, the bass has disappeared (or has been greatly reduced) in my L1 Compact system. I use it at school in my classroom and also for assemblies outside. Tried cleaning to see if that would help, but no luck. I hope it isn't busted...
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Si Pro out directly into Analog input of a L1 model 1S with B1 Bass

Louis ·
I'm a retired full time one-man band musician now doing small gigs with karaoke arrangements. I NOW use the Bose S1 Pro as my Bluetooth and mike input branching out to a 200 watts sub crossovered to an 260 watts Alto 10" or 2. Impressed by the easy setup, I almost bought the Bose L1 Model 1S with the B1 Bass module due to the easy and rapid installation but since there is no EQ and it's REALLY expensive, I'm not sure. I'm trying to reduce setup time drastically and want to eliminate...
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Bose L1 model 1S with B1 Bass

Alan 4 ·
I have a Bose L1 model 1S with B1 Bass can I use a Studiomaster powered mixer ?
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Using the Spotify Equalizer with your S1 Pro systems

ST ·
If you're using Spotify and want to adjust the EQ over Bluetooth with your S1 Pro system you can use the Spotify Equalizer ⇐ I just tried it. Turn the down volume on Channel 3 on two S1 Pro systems Use the Bose Connect app to connect to the first S1 Pro system Use the Bose Connect app to connect to the second S1 Pro system I chose to run stereo (optional) I set the volume about half-way in the Bose Connect app Open Spotify and play some music Use the Spotify Equalizer to lower the bass...
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Two (2) B1 bass modules louder than only one B1 bass module

Louis ·
I have bought 1 S1 pro and was SO impressed, both one more. Doubly impressed, I gave my son my regular sound system for bigger rooms to my son for HIS band and bought a beautiful L1 model 1S with and T1 Tonematch and one (1) B1 bass module. Very satisfied except maybe in a few rooms, I'd feel I could use more power. OK, here's my question: If I get another B1, will two (2) B1 bass modules make my system LOUDER than only one B1 bass module? Thanks
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L1 II with (and without) tonematch T1 has poor audio

Brian 5 ·
Brand new out of the box. The sound quality coming out, especially the bass response is distorted and much lower quality that expected from this system. Using iphone/computer through audio cable into input 4 in tonematch. I've bypassed all setting and tried turning off all global settings. No improvment. I've also tried the d playback feature. Need this to work for an even coming up next week. Can you please help me get this
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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting F1 Sub to L1 Model 1 Classic

ElJayeMusicman ·
I was wondering if the L1 Model 1 (Classic) can be connected to an F1 Powered Sub via the Bass Line Out on the power stand. This would be for additional low end, in addition to 2 B1 Bass modules attached to the unit. Mainly for DJ purposes.
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Complete Novice Using Two L1 Model II for a Wedding

Tommy Blanchard ·
Hi there, I have access to two L1 Model II systems (both are L1® Model ll w/Microphone Accessory with B2 Bass, so I will have two B2 Bass units as well). I have no experience with audio equipment other than plugging in PC speakers, and I'm wondering how to best make use of these for an upcoming wedding (my own). There isn't going to be a DJ or any live music, just a laptop to connect to the speakers. We're expecting ~70 people at the wedding, so not enormous, but I'm wondering what might...
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Upgrading my 4 channel T1 Tone Match

SteveW ·
Looking to upgrade my 4 channel T1 Tone Match mixer to at least 8 channels. Is there a better way to go than the 8 channel Bose Tone Match? Can one purchase a Bose 8 channel mixer used? $1,000 yikes!! Can one trade in a Bose 4 channel for a Bose 8 channel? Can I safely play an electric bass using the T1 and my L1 Compact?
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Bose L1 Model II System with B2 Bass and Tone Match - Cylindrical Radiators have stopped functioning

DL Yule ·
Hi, everyone, Just turned on my Bose L1 Model II System with B2 Bass and the Cylindrical Radiators have stopped functioning. No pins appear to be bent. Tone match functions on all channels but on the sub fires. I've reset the base power, Tone Match power, reseated the Cylindrical Radiators and nothing but bass. The system has been taken apart less than a dozen time in its lifetime. Unit is only abo0ut three years old. You would expect better performance form such an expensive peaice of gear.
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Upright & bass guitar with L1 Compact

MarkWH ·
I perform at a venue that supplies an L1 Compact (with no mixer). It's a trio gig. The venue also supplies a seperate 25w bass amp (the overall mix is terrible). I own a L1 ll with tonematch and have much experience with it. I decided to connect my tonematch to it (ch 2, line out) with mic, keyboard and bass. It sounds beautiful. But when the music director saw it, he freaked out about the bass saying "You'll blow the tweeters!" I explained that there was a crossover frequency at 400hz...
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L1 Classic/Model I Shut down after 10 to 15 minutes

Bernabe ·
We have the PS1 Power stand with 2 B1 Bass modules. It has worked for years, but now we turn it on, with two guitars, two mics (like we have always done) and it works for about 10 to 15 minutes then quits working. Neither mics nor guitars come through the speakers, but the display lights on the PS1 show activity, as do the ones on the remote control. But absolutely nothing comes through the speakers. Could this be the fuse?? Edit Subject: Previously "Shut down" Bose Pro Community Admin
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BASS FAILURE

GWC ·
Hi. I own an L1 Model 11 with bass 2 & tonematch. Recently during a performance the bass started to disappear slowly then altogether! It didn't affect the line array as they carried on working fine. After about an hour the b2 started working again. The switch on the back of the bass 2 stopped working months ago which hasn't affected the sound in any way until now. I replaced the speakon cable when the bass cut out but it didn't make any difference. Any help would be greatfully...
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Bass bin hum / buzz

Pete ·
Out of nowhere last week the bass bin of my L1 has begun to buzz loudly, can you inform me of any possible fixes... can't afford another!
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

ST ·
Hi Phil C. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. I'm sorry you're getting rattly, flappy sounds from the S1 Pro. Does this happen with pre-recorded music when you connect directly to the S1 Pro? (not through the T1). ST
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

Phil C ·
Hi. Thanks for replying. I haven't noticed it with recorded music but it definitely rattles when not via the Tonematch, ie when I DI an instrument.
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

MJG ·
Hi Phil , they don’t like big bottom end, try winding the bass out on the S1 , I really don’t think they are made for bass guitars cheers Mick
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

Ric ·
Aloha e @Phil C , I use a Behringer BDI21 for keyboards and bass, as it allows the ability to notch out the extreme lower frequencies without compromising your overall sound.
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

ST ·
Hi Phil C, Do you mean the bass? Are you using a DI box? If so, then Try it without the DI Try a different bass Does it sound flappy with the Korg Krome? Let's see if we can figure out where the problem lies. You should NOT need to buy another piece of gear to solve this. It's a problem with certain frequencies, you can use the T1 to help with that. But let's figure out the source of the problem first. ST
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

Phil C ·
Thanks ST. Okay... The issue is there without the DI box when I use bass. I don't have another bass to hand to try so can't comment yet on your second question. I do get the same issue with the Krome but only with certain lower end frequencies such as on a Hammond type organ sound for instance. I can see where your thinking might be going and I like it. Para eq on the T1? Phil
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

Ric ·
Yes, @Phil C , the T1's Para EQ allows you to notch a frequency and it's bandwidth. Starting at 100Hz to 150Hz backing off the level a little at a time slowly increasing the octave width should help you notch out the offending frequency range, without detriment to your overall sound. I use active preamp DI boxes for quick adjustments, during gigs. Let us know how it works for you.
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Re: Flappy & rattly sound

ST ·
Hi Phil, Let's do some more testing. Connect the Bass to the T1. vvv First, try reducing the zEQ Low setting. If that doesn't help with the flappy, rattley sound, press the Low button to set it back to Bypass Try the ParaEQ Here are notes on the ParaEQ On the channel you're using for the bass start with these settings. See if that helps with the flappy, rattley sound. It should. If not, lower the level to -15.0 dB If that doesn't make a difference then we have to track down a different...
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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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