thanks for all the tips. I did manage to get the L1 in the case. I haven't quite sorted out the directions that you gave for the easy zip-up yet. It's a bit like reading instructions for how to throw a baseball: easy to demonstrate in person, but hard to describe. Maybe I should make the short trip to Mass. for a demo! (I live in Providence, RI)
As for my musical life, it's basically in two parts. By day I am a solo performer for kids and families. Storytelling, original songs (I play piano & drums) and cartooning. You can see what I'm up to at www.keithmunslow.com
. Trying to make kids music a bit hipper, like Dan Zanes is doing. The other half of my world is with a trio consisting of myself on piano and vox, a drummer, and a female trombonist. She also sings. We play sort of New Orleans flavored dance blues, a la Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, Ruth Brown etc. The tunes are mostly original, with a few covers thrown in for good measure. The trio recently played a party for some friends which also featured Brave Combo on the bill. My friends rented? bought? borrowed? the sysytem (4 of them) from Guitar Center. I was blown away. My band only used two - one for me, one for trombonist/singer. Drums were unmiked. I thought the sound was fantastic. Brave Combo sounded excellent as well.
As for purchasing one, I was initially interested in the PAS 1 for my solo show, given its great sound, portability and to help clean up cord mess on stage. But I'm also interested in the trio using the system. I'd love for the trombone player to buy one. But until I can talk her into that, I'm curious to see if I can run my vox, the piano, and her mic (shared trombone/vox mic) into the system for use in smaller venues. Do you think this will work if we find good stage placement for the unit? Thanks to you all for your great feedback! Much obliged.