December 2016

T1 Tonematch Preset Banks.

Seagullman
Since about 2008'ish there have been no updates to the list of Presets (or I've missed them). This seems to be as a result of people having left Bose and moved on. All well and good. What I can't understand however, is that there appear to be no plans to change this state of affairs. As Bose hasn't "shut down shop" as they say, I take it that there are still many talented engineers working for my favorite (small) PA Company. Maybe even someone who's retired could be made an offer to put in a...Read More...
Thanks ST. I am used to music equipment manufacturers updating hardware so the older models become unsupported but after all of my unbelievable experiences with the excellent Bose support I was hoping that was not the case. I am still hoping. I just haven't seen any updates in a long time so... Thanks again for all of your help over the years.Read More...
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LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

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, AndyRead More...
"There's a lot of handling noise with it ... " that can be seen as a downside to an L1 system. It faithfully reproduces everything you care to "throw at it". I know that my playing has become more defined/refined since I started play through an L1. "My Takamine P7 sounds quite nice, but a little less shimmery than through my old Mackie system. I've got some tweaking to do for sure. " Take your time. Try out the different presets until you find one that's giving you the best sound for your...Read More...
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Higher stage

Garry
Hi all, new to this discussion forum. I have a question? Using the L1 modal 1S with tonematch and B1 bass module. We are a duo and as yet not going out on gigs but are very close. One of the clubs I am hoping to visit when we are on the road is a local club with a very nice concert room, the issue may be the height of the stage, most clubs we have visited as guests to get a feel for the artists performing have a very low stage IE about 1ft from dance floor our club is about 3-4ft from dance...Read More...
Hi Garry, I noticed your post in the Ask Bose For Help Forum. Now that we've got a little more information about the size of the room I think you would be better served by a Bose L1® Model II in this venue. From the sounds of this, most of the sound is being projected above the ears of the people in the room. The L1® Model II has drivers from top to bottom of the Cylindrical Radiator® so even if the stage is a meter higher than the dance floor there should be coverage for people standing or...Read More...
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Toppling Over of F1 system

Hi all. I am thinking of purchasing The F1 system (a pair of them) tops and bottoms, for the band I play in, but I am concerned that these look easy to topple over if - as in some cases - the speaker systems are in amongst the audience close to the stage. We have had on occasion audience members who have drunk too much and toppled into out current large speakers and almost pushed the over. The F1 system looks quite tall and thin as though they could be easily toppled by the odd reveller. Any...Read More...
Hi Drewie - I had the same concern prior to purchasing my F1 setup (2 each, tops & bottoms), and after playing several gigs in various stage situations, I've never had an issue. We even encountered a venue moving the raised stage AFTER we were set up (before we could intervene and stop them), that set everything wobbling. The F1's were rock solid. Another added benefit of the F1 Sub design is the angled top surface; traditional boxy subs are a perfect "cocktail table" for "patrons" upon...Read More...
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Bose L1 1S B1 with Tonematch cutting out

Within the past month, my PA has started cutting out. It'll cut out for a second or two or three at a time. The volume is relatively low, as I play in restaurants, so it's not like I'm pushing the system to the limits. I'm using the system the same way that I have been for the past nearly 4 years (purchased 2/1/2013). I thought maybe it was power source. Perhaps a bad receptacle. I checked the voltage, and it's consistent 119VAC. Plus, it has happened at 3 different venues lately, venues...Read More...
Hi Doug, That’s great! Glad it worked out! Thanks, MattS-at-BoseRead More...
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Using presonus USB audio box with F1

Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I am a singer who has used the Bose Tonematch with my L1 and now F1 system. I am now doing gigs where I need to use guitar effects and I wanted to use my MacBook for amp modeling, running my guitar through a Presonus audio box to the Tonematch. Problem is the sound once in my Tonematch is not as clear as when I use headphone straight out of the audio box. This is not good because the guitar presets in Tonematch do not suit my needs. Has anyone used...Read More...
Hi Charlie, That sounds like Mainstage is doing everything inside the MacBook and not dependent on the Presonus. If that's so, then there's a good chance that you can use the T1® instead of the Presonus. Either way, it doesn't seem necessary to use both the Presonus and the T1® for your guitar. But if you are also running vocals, then you may prefer the T1® for it's microphone presets and effects. I have a Presonus interface that I use for other things, and I prefer the T1® for processing...Read More...
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L1 Model 2 and Line 6 Helix

ST its been awhile since I have been in here. I am in a bit of a quandary. I really like the new Helix from Line6. Has anyone commented about how it sounds with the L1. I have a B2 as well. I just am wondering if I should pick up a L3T from Line6 to use as a guitar amp alongside the L1 or others have said get the Firehawk 1500 for a guitar amp. The whole time I am thinking why do I need anything? I have BOSE!!! Would picking up a L3T or Firehawk be a waste of money? I have always ran...Read More...
Yes, I did buy the Helix, and have barely scratched the surface of its capabilities. Simply stated, the amp modeling is excellent. The user interface is far more intuitive than the Pod HD500x. The effects are great. And the versatility for setting up a variety of signal paths, inputs, outputs, multi-amp settings, and then on top of it all, impulse responses. It is almost overwhelming to see the possibilities. I purchased it with specific tonal goals in mind, and the more I delved into it,...Read More...
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Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

Hi, I just purchased the L1 Compact 1 month ago and am really enjoying the new system. However, I've been noticing a faint hiss when whenever the L1 is turned on. I normally have the volume dial at the 12 o'clock and the hiss is noticeble when close to the speaker. When I really push the volume, to say 3 o'clock, the hissing gets even louder. The hiss occurs even when nothing is plugged in to the speaker. This is not usually a problem for loud music, but for quiet passages its not so good.Read More...
Hal lo! I have the original cable with 3 prongs from the wall. You don´t hear so much of the hiss noice, when you are playing your keyboard and singing. Best to be at the safe side... Best Regards Jan - EveRead More...
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Adding a F1/812 to a T1 system

Hi I currently have a L1 II/B2 system with two T1's and a added 12 channel sub mixer. I love the sound we are getting but want to improve on it for using with a larger venue. We are a four piece band with two on vox. Two guitarists that sing, bass running a DI and Drummer with mic'ed kick and snare/hihat. The electric guitars are non mic'ed but we run two acoustics through the system. Our sound works well for us in small to medium small (200 seat) venues but for anything larger than that we...Read More...
Hi galleryg, It sounds like you’re considering the right stuff here. I agree if you were to run an additional L1 II you would probably be better served to split the sources between the two. Even if you ran two L1 IIs with identical signals they don’t necessarily approach doubling the output: http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/inde..._Distributed_Systems So if your L1 II is challenged with your mix at greater than 200 seat gigs, I think you’re right to consider the F1 which has much more power. To...Read More...
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Four Piece Band - GalleryG

ST
Hi galleryg, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here is your sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engine Quoting galleryg from The Sketcher I am a fairly recent Bose system owner, Initially I has the L1 II/B2 and used it with a Mackie 12 channel mixer via the input on the base. This has just been used in our practice room for 3 months now. The experience promted me to just purchase a T1 and we have decided to use...Read More...
Hi GalleryG The F1 was designed to be used at the front of the stage, not behind the performers. You have to run F1s louder than L1®s to project as far as the L1®s do. If you put then behind you, you are more likely to get feedback, compared to what you have experienced with the L1®. Also - the horizontal dispersion of the F1 is 100º, narrower than the L1, 180º. This is why, in most cases, you would set up two F1s, one on each side of the stage. Yes, you could do that but I would run the...Read More...
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Five Piece Band - Two L1®s - Brad Claywell

ST
Hi Brad Claywell, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here is your Sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II Quoting Brad Claywell from The Sketcher The bass amp and the guitar amp are not mic'd at this time. I'll be back here soon with some ideas for you. STRead More...
Hi Brad, I'm working on the assumption that you have two T1®s. Here's one way to approach setting your stage. Note: I've added a microphone for the electric guitar amp. This will allow your electric guitarist to run at a lower stage volume and still be heard throughout the venue. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II T1 ToneMatch® audio engine System 1 T1 Connections Vocal Microphone Acoustic Guitar Vocal Microphone Acoustic Guitar System 2 T1 Connections...Read More...
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Shure KSM9 anyone?

Forum: Vocals
jdbassentertainment.com
Hi everyone, does anyone have any experience with this mic. I currently own the Shure Beta 87a, Beta 58a, 55 Deluxe, EV N/D 767a and Heil PR20 mics... I am looking to possibly add a premium vocal mic. I am thinking about adding one of these to my tool box (if it's worth it). Would I gain anything compared to the vocal mics I have so far? How is it on a loud stage? - If I get one I am thinking about getting the HS version... Hyper/Sub - Cardioid Any input on the Shure KSM9 would be greatly...Read More...

B1 bass unit

I play both guitar and bass and have recently been checking out the small Phil Jones bass combos. His technology is impressive in his use of small 5" speakers..usually 2 or 4 combined. These combos and speaker cabs bear a remarkable resemblance to the BOSE B1 units. Is it reasonable to assume that anything a Phil Jones speaker can do with bass guitar is achievable with the BOSE B1? No offence intended but is the B1 based on the Phil Jones design?Read More...
Hi Jumper, What a fun idea! I looked at the Phil Jones website for any hints that might help. I didn't find anything conclusive. It does appear that the L1® (and B1) were in development before American Acoustic Development was founded in 1998. American Acoustic Development is the parent company of PJB bass amps and AIRPULSE guitar amps. From what I recall, the B1 was loosely based on an earlier Bose product, the Bose Panaray MB4. It uses 4 x 5.25" drivers. Here's an article that you'll...Read More...
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Broken driver on Radiator!

Playing a gig last night, and heard what sounded like your typical blown speaker in my L1M2; fuzzy, distorted, etc. Sounded that way from the first note of the night. Decided to open her up today, and the photo shows what I discovered. The magnet of this driver is literally half-broken off the frame! This is the upper-most speaker on the lower radiator. Anyone seen this before? My system is 16 months old, and while it gets used a lot (I average at least 4 gigs per week), I do take care not...Read More...
I would have to say that Bose is the best company I have ever worked with regards to tech support and repairs. They have defiantly exceeded my expectations over the years in these departments! They make it easy to buy with confidence.Read More...
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What to buy

I run a community choir with about 40 members. I have been using a Bose Mini Link Bluetooth Speaker for rehearsals now for nearly 3 years and it is more than adequate. I have been using a Bose docking station for performances and this has the power but not the control for playing backing tracks as I can't link it to my computer. I want to purchase another Bose sound system for performances and have been looking at the L1 Compact System but also at the Sound Touch 30 Wireless Speaker. We only...Read More...
Hi Louise, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad that you're here. My first question is... How are you using the Bose Mini / Bose Docking Station - Is this for background music/accompaniment for the choir? I think that you'll want a Compact for audiences of 100-200 people. I'm sure that the Compact will well to deliver great sound in the venues you've described. I'm not quite sure how you will be using it. The Compact doesn't connect to a computer. Are you in North America? If so,...Read More...
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Using the T1 as an effects pedal for electric into my amp

Hi all, I'm mostly a solo acoustic guitarist, using a TI/L1 Mod 2 for live gigs. I use the T1 in situations where a small amp will do (or to FOH in a PA situation) as a DI and reverb and tuner. Very simple. I'm now dabbling in electric guitar land. I don't expect to play out much on electric. Rather than invest in a basic pedal board and gear, can I plug my electric into the T1, then on to my amp (Sewell, very cool) and use the T1s 'verb, chorus, etc? I don't want to do amp modeling or...Read More...
Hi Jenn, Nice to get to know you. It sounds like you won't be needing much in the way of distortion. I've not ever bonded with at Tele but I'm a huge fan of semi-acoustics like the Country Gentleman. Lawrence Juber; I looked him up and enjoyed some of his music. I found some pictures of the Sewell. I don't see an effects loop. If it had one, I might try putting the T1® in the loop. Have fun with the T1® in this novel approach. Please let me know how that works out for you. STRead More...
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Hi Wren_N_theJays, Thanks for using The Sketcher! This is just a quick note to send you a link to your Sketch in case you want to review it, edit it, or share it with others. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- No L1® specific content in this Sketch. Quoting Wren_N_theJays from The Sketcher 3 piece acoustic/electric guitar singer/songwriter band using shure sm58 mics, all guitars/mics into 8 channel mixer, mixer output into Bose F1 812. Is this the best layout for the F1 ? ...Read More...
Hi Wren N the Jays, Thanks for joining us. I have used a single F1 behind me for a solo gig at modest volume. For three of you, you're probably better off with an L1® Model 1S or Model II depending on the size of your audience. The L1® Model 1S and Model II have much wider horizontal dispersion (180°) than the F1 (100°). This is why you can use a single L1® without monitors. The other approach is to use two F1s like this. Typically, in a setup like this, with two F1s in front of the band,...Read More...
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Microphone Settings for Shure 58

Forum: Vocals
Would anyone please be able to give me some settings for the Shure 58 or equivalent. I,m having trouble acheiving a good sound through my Bose L1 Model 2 with Tonematch Any help would be much appreciated and a list of settings for me to try would be of great assistance. GrahamRead More...
Thanks guys for the advice GrahamRead More...
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Five Piece Band with Two L1®s - BBHare

ST
Hi BBHare, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here's your Sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic There were no notes with this Sketch. It looks like you have a plan. Is this something you are doing now? How is it working for you? Need help? Please tell us more about your music: What kind(s) of music you play? Where you do it (size, type of venue)? Who is there (audience) - how many? What are they doing while you are performing? Do you have a...Read More...

2 L1 B2 with 1 Tonematch with DJM900NX2 + CDJ2000NX2

Hello! I just bought a pair of Pioneer CDJ2000NXS and DJM900NX2. Both have digital output and I would like to take advantage of it with my pair of L1B2, but I only have 1 Tonematch. How is it better used? Sorry for my limited English.Read More...
Then I'll come back and talk if it worked. Thank you very much.Read More...
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Four Piece Band - Happy Souls

ST
Hi Happy Souls, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here is your Sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- There were no notes with this Sketch. Please tell us more about your music: What kind(s) of music you play? Where you do it (size, type of venue)? Who is there (audience) - how many? What are they doing while you are performing? Do you have a website? If no website, please post a picture of your ensemble. Thank you. STRead More...

Seven Piece Band with L1® - Gospel Strings

ST
Hi Gospel Strings, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here is your Sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic There were no notes with this Sketch. It looks like you have a plan. Is this something you are doing now? How is it working for you? Need help? Please tell us more about your music: What kind(s) of music you play? Where you do it (size, type of venue)? Who is there (audience) - how many? What are they doing while you are performing? Do you...Read More...

Keyboard Vocal Duo

Hello everyone , I have a duo with my wife which consists of a keyboard and 2 vocal mics. I have had an L1 model II with a t1 for years now and love it , so much so that I have recently bought another model II and T1. What would be the best way to connect these 2 up ? I have been using 1 t1 and slaving to the 2nd model II from the master out of the t1. Is this the best way or , would it be best setting up another way ???Read More...
Hi jayb, I've got a little more time - so here's why I suggested the setup above. You will get to hear your keyboard in glorious stereo. Put your L1®s behind you and your audience will hear you and your wife separately, just as they would if you were unamplified. This will give them a sense of Localization . You have two L1®s and two performers. That's the ideal. Check out this video to fully understand why: The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification. Enjoy! STRead More...
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Four Piece Band - Roderick Chip Bell

ST
Hi, ST did the sketch below for Roderick Chip Bell . -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II T1 ToneMatch® audio engine Each instrument is heard through one L1®, the closest one. The guitars can be electric or acoustic.Instruments could be run through processors or amp emulators or backline amps. STRead More...
Having said that, I wouldn't trade in your B1 toward a B2. If you are still doing your acoustic duo act, I think that you'll be happier with the B1 for that show. Hi Roderick Chip Bell, Thanks for your kind thoughts. Here's a slightly different approach. You will need to get a second B2*. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engine System 1 supports bass guitar and one guitarist. System 2 supports kick drum and the...Read More...
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Hi mark-at-bose, Thanks for using The Sketcher! This is just a quick note to send you a link to your Sketch in case you want to review it, edit it, or share it with others. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engine Orange numbers are Systems and Inputs using those Systems. Blue filled numbers are Channel connections to/from the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine. Green numbers are for general notes about the Sketch and...Read More...
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