Tagged With "acoustic"

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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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Backtracking

MTV ·
hey all, been playing acoustic guitar for a while..want to start backtracking some bass,drums..etc. where do I start. ? is there a site where I can just download the songs on my set list ? Have a pretty good pa.. laptop,iPad ..Samsung phone..all the gear but need some directions... thx
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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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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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Taylor tuning using a T1 tuner

valvenerd ·
I recently came across a video from James Taylor who said the acoustic guitar is not a precise instrument. He found a method of tuning that seems to account for the vagaries of the instrument. It requires tuning the strings a few cents flat according to the following formula. E. -3 cents; B -6 cents; G -4 cents; D -8 cents; A -10 cents; E -12 cents So on my T1 tuner how can I measure -3 cents for example? What are the graduations on the T1 screen?
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Presets for Yamaha Electro Acoustics

steview22 ·
I'm about to take delivery of a Yamaha AC5R Electro Acoustic Guitar. I'm a long time Yamaha player and L1 user and it has always frustrated me that we can't get T1 presets for the most recent Yamaha guitars. My other Yamaha acoustic is an APX20D. I've tried various Taylor and Martin presets but nothing quite hits the spot. Come on Bose, lets have some love for the Yamaha players out there!
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Re: Backtracking

MITCHELL ·
I have a VL3. I’m going to start recording my own backing tracks and playing them through my pedal.
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Re: Backtracking

Ric ·
Aloha e, @MTV . I use an app called iReal Pro. You can Google it and watch videos, too. It has a huge library of backing tracks and a forum where members are always uploading more. You can change the backing instruments, easily.
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Re: Backtracking

Ocheye ·
I use kJams (which is very flexible) on my laptop. Most tracks I download are customisable and are from Karaokeversion. The custom tracks allow you to mute any instrument or voice
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Re: Backtracking

jdbassentertainment.com ·
BTW there is a nice software for lighting that incorporates audio tracks... if you run lights during your show you may want to check it out. Here's a link. https://www.dmxis.com/show-buddy/ It the software requires an Enttec hardware device such as the DMXis USB plug and play box.
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Re: Taylor tuning using a T1 tuner

Mr. Hoon ·
The Peterson Stroboclip SC-1 (not the HD version) is the gold standard. It's about $80 USD, but worth every penny. I've found that if you set up your guitar such that you are in tune both with open string tuning AND the 12th fret harmonic, you're in tune.
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Re: Taylor tuning using a T1 tuner

ST ·
Hey Valvenerd! It's great to see you. It's been too long. I hope all is well at your end. I did some digging around and I'm sorry - I can't find any detail about the the resolution of the tuner (e.g., if the graduations indicate cents). Having said that, not knowing wouldn't stop me from experimenting with it. Please let us know what you hear. Cheers! ST
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Re: Taylor tuning using a T1 tuner

Chet ·
I saw that video as well. That setup may be what works perfectly for James Taylor's Olsen built guitar and the way his bridge, saddle and frets are set up his capo position and the way he plays/where he usually puts his fingers but it's highly likely that "your mileage may vary". I've been playing acoustic guitars for over 50 years and have owned over a dozen of them and it depends on the guitar and what I'm playing. Each of the seven I own now have different characteristics and once the...
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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: 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: Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

ST ·
Hi John, It's a joy isn't it. Over the years, many of the people with whom I play have picked up an L1® or L1® Compact. It's always a joy when we play together because we all bring our own L1® to the gig. And it makes an audible difference to us, and to the audience too. We know, because they tell us. Good to hear from you. ST
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Re: Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

Mark-at-Bose ·
Thank you for the report John! It is great to know that people are still discovering and experiencing the benefits of one/player.
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

CityFolk ·
First see http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/inde...itle=B2#B2_Switching for a description of how the switch operates. 1) Yes but you may find using the switch in the down position to be enough bass for solo/duo gigs. The other settings may be too much. Just try it out and see what you think. 2) yes see the link 3) No not really. 4) DJs, dance bands et al like a LOT of bass which is better suited with the B2. It’s not that the B2 won’t do the other, it’s more like the B1s won’t have enough bass. With...
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Eric'sson ·
I am a solo vocalist and sometimes keyboard player, I use the L1MII with a B2 and love it. I have 2 L1 system but the other one is more of a backup although I use it on occasions when the room/s shape dictates it necessary but a single L1MII with B2 covers almost every venue I do including halls of up to 300 people. I had 4 B1's before the B2's came out and I prefer the sound of the B2's but that's a personal preference. The 3 way switch can be used to reduce or increase the bass response of...
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Smitty 2 ·
I think overall you'll be really happy. Worst case you grab a new or used B1 for smaller rooms.
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

MITCHELL ·
I just started using the L1 II with B2 for solo acoustic and I love it! There are no draw backs.
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Bennett ·
Thanks to everyone for the replies. Very helpful! Sounds like this combo is a good, versatile option.
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

Johnny g ·
I am also a solo vocalist / keyboardist using backing tracks with the L1 - MII - B2. I have used both configurations you have described (two B1’s). In my opinion the B2 wins hands down. The are three settings on the B2 that allows for venue specific adjustments for bass depth. For large outdoor venues, I picked up two F1’s for FOH and use the L1 system behind me as a monitor. This all through a Bose Tonematch T4S mixer. The Tonematch connects seamlessly to the L1 system, and I absolutely...
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Re: Opportunity to Purchase Model II w/ B2 for Solo/Duet Acoustic

FCBlues ·
It's perfect for an Acoustic Duo. You will have no problem playing for 1,000 people. The B2 has 3 trim settings on a switch. We have done 250 shows with an Acoustic and Vocal Duo, which is exactly what this rig is made for. Keep it simple.
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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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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi Shegy, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad you joined us. Is there any chance you can take your Compact to a typical outdoor venue and try it out? At 100 people and 15x15 meters outdoors, you are right at the point where you could go either way; an L1® Model 1S or a couple of Compacts. You will have more even coverage from front to back with the L1® Model 1S. That is... you don't need as much volume on stage to reach 15 meters as you do with a Compact. The L1® Model 1S drops off...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hey ST, thank you for your thorough reply. The situation is somewhat unique . I live around 500 km away from where we'll be playing and the other musician lives there as well. We'll meet for a couple of rehearsals just a couple of days before the first gig. So, there is unfortunately no chance to try it out with the full "band" . I can try it out alone in the open somewhere here where I live and try to conclude from that. However, it is not the same with or without people. Unfortunately I...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, You're welcome. Outdoors, the difference with and without people is not as pronounced. Those big powered boxes probably had a much narrower horizontal dispersion pattern than the L1® products. That makes a huge difference. Okay - then you don't NEED the B2 for low end support. A B1 could be fine. You may find you need more bass than L1® Compacts can provide. It would be great if you can get into an outdoor setting to do some testing. Playback a recording of you playing through the L1®...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

JohnL ·
Another thought on the matter on 2 L1 Compacts is that you can get better coverage if you run them as dual mono and locate the other one further away. Depending on the layout dimensions, I've had better luck with 2 Compacts than a Model II simply because of a weird L-shape or lengthwise layout. Is the venue a square? rectangle? Are you on the short end or long end? Middle of one end or corner?
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi guys, thank you both for your input. I guess I'll take my Compact out and run my guitar/mic rig through it with a long cable on a big open space to hear what kind of results I can get with it. Sound and loudness is quite a subjective matter and I guess it is also hard for you (both) to convey via forum what kind of results you're getting in different combinations. Venues are more or less square and we'd be positioned in the middle of one end. I'm leaning more towards having a second...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, Please let us know what you hear! If you run two Compacts and you want all the sound to come from the stage, then run the two Compacts separately - one for you, one for your partner. If you use a mixer, then pan your inputs all the way to the left and right with nothing up the middle. The idea is to have your voice and guitar heard through the Compact closest to you, and the same applies to your partner. If you run dual mono (daisy chain them) and both are on stage, you won't gain any...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi, yesterday I tested Compact outdoors on an open field that is easily 4-5 times bigger than the largest venue we'll be playing. The sound was loud and clear and it had more than enough volume. Alone, I would have no second thoughts about using just one Compact for the venues we are going to play. My only concern now is how much a second guitar and a voice would affect the limiter kicking in. I got occasional red lights when testing it which is fine. However I guess with two guitars and...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, Great news. I'm glad you were able to do some live tests. You're right; you could hit the limiter more often with two of you. That will depend on how you play and sing together. In one duo I play in, we're rarely both strumming hard at the same time. We are more inclined to be trading off guitar parts, and it's the same with the vocals. Usually, there is a dominant lead and a quieter accompaniment. I don't think we'd be hitting the limiter more often as two of us compared to one.
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hey ST, I think in this regard we are very similar. Well arranged guitars that almost never strum hard at the same time. With vocals is the same thing. So, I guess we'd have the same result with the limiter. That crossed my mind so I tried connecting 2nd microphone while testing and it went quite well. Sure, if I'd position microphone 2 meters in front of the compact it would feedback at that volume. However, at higher volume, we'd rather have Compact on the side than blasting from behind...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hey Shegy, It's been great talking with you. Please stay in touch and let us know how your summer goes. Have a great time. ST
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Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

John Seth ·
Hello all... as a lifelong singer/songwriter since the late 60's, I've gone through a WHOLE BUNCH of PA gear in my career, but I have never played through anything that sounds so lifelike and clear as my Bose L1 Model II w/ T1... and it's very "workable" and well-mannered, as far as errant frequencies and sonic "insubordination" goes... While I know that it's common knowledge that each of the Bose rigs are really designed for one player, I know that the cost can be prohibitive for most to...
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Presets for fishman pickups

MoMan ·
Does anyone have or know of any presets specific to the fishman pickups ? I see one setting under the bass category but none under acoustic guitar . I Have fishman under saddle pickups in one of my main guitars and also my mandolin and dobro and would like to see if anyone else may have found some. Thanks.
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L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi All, I guess I need a piece of advice from you guys. I own one L1 Compact that I used a couple of years ago for small solo gigs, mostly in hotels. It did very well there. This summer I plan to do a couple of gigs with another musician. These would be mostly open air gigs with audiences of up to 100 people. Locations, where we should play, are bar terraces of 15x15 meters at most, where people mostly sit at their tables. Gigs shouldn't be too loud, but loud enough to be above the level of...
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T1 scenes

The Saint ·
I've had my L1 MII, T1 and B1 for around 4 years now and love it. I use it for electric and acoustic guitar, plus my vocals. I use an amp simulator for the electric guitar and when I need acoustic for the next gig, I've just gone into channel two (which I use for all my guitars) and changed the settings and EQ. I've now decided to save these settings using the scene facility. Yes, I know, it's taken a while for me to get wise on that...!! I have several acoustics, all with different style...
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LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

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

DaveyCrocket ·
Hard Rain Falling Link Above I recently purchased a power supply for my T1 so I could record some music. Here's The Setup Neuman KMS105 Channel 1 with The T1 Neuman KMS105 Preset Zeq Low 1.0 dB Mid 0.2dB High -0.8 dB Line 6 JTV Variax set to Acoustic Capo 7 through Line 6 Helix JC120 Patch through T1 Channel 3 using T1 Preset Line6 POD Zeq Flat Software Adobe Soundbooth NO POST EDITING For monitoring I plugged in My Bose QC noise canceling headphones into the Line Out of the T1. Master...
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What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

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