It's been a long time. I hope I'm doing this right. A lot has changed with the forum since I was here last! After more than a decade of Bose L1 use I sold all of my Bose gear the spring of 2015. I tried a couple of different set ups over the last few years and realized that nothing is as well suited for me and what I do as the Bose L1. So I've come full circle and just finished my first week on tour with my new Bose L1 Model 2 w/a B2 and T1.
So far so good but I'm about to encounter a few of the venues that made me move away from the L1 approach. As a solo act (vocals and acoustic guitar) I'm often crammed into small spaces. The worst for me is when I have a low roof over the L1 like EZ-Up tents and gazebos.
After I set up I always do what I call a "solo-act sound check" where I drag my guitar and mic out as far as my cables will allow and see how things sound "out there." With a low roof over the L1 I find that I have to boost the highs on the vocals and push more volume to get the usual L1 coverage outside of the tent or structure. That's all fine and good until I resume my performance position under the low roof with the L1. The boost in the highs and the extra volume is just too much on my ears!
So my new plan is to set the L1 up outside of the tent or gazebo and take the Master Out of the T1 to a little spot monitor (TC Helicon VoiceSolo FX150) that will either sit on my table next to me or on the ground in front of me. I won't get the benefit of the L1 as my monitor but I'm sure it will be easier on my ears.
Have others encountered this trouble with low tents/gazebos/ceilings etc. and if so, have you found any better solutions.