Daddario Loknob

February 26, 2020

Daddario Universal LOKNOB Large 3/4 OD Bkack/Silver used on Boss RC 300 Loop Station. To lock in your knobs settings, volume, tone or anything else that has a knob on it, and you want to lock it down you can’t beat Daddarios universal Loknob.

Boss EQ 200

February 10, 2020

The Boss EQ 200 sounds pristine and clear and makes my nylon string guitars sound fantastic. It’s like I’m in the studio with clarity, definition and zero peso quack. Both with my LR Baggs equipped guitars as well as Fishman they sound excellent. The EQ is very easy to use. Presets are very easy to set and it sits perfectly size wise next to my boss RV 500 Reverb. I’ve been a boss fan for a long time. In my signal chain I’m using my wireless to the EQ 200 to the RV 500 Reverb and then a Boss RC 300 Loop Station.

Boss RC 300

February 10, 2020

Out of all the looper’s that I’ve been trying I must say I’m really liking the Boss RC-300 more than any other. Just my opinion for what I’m trying to do. I will say I’m a fan of Boss and the reliability of their products. There are some other pieces of gear out there that have cool features but they’re not 100% reliable at least they weren’t when I tried them so I’m going back to the tried and true long road tested Boss RC 300 Looper.
I prefer the Boss RC-3 over the Aeros Looper. The pedal layout (on off) on Areos is on the top left. The synchronization with Beat Buddy is glitchy and can come out of time making it useless and non musical. The Areos has firmware still in production- NO SD Card, No Bluetooth, No WIFi Apps, No iPhone of iPad apps, No USB functions. No ability to save on SD cards. It’s to finicky and unstable to trust for live performance in my opinion. Sending it back! Unless you have lots of time and you want a headache and you know that it’s going to glitch out on you and fail I would stay away from this product for now maybe in a year or two they work out the kinks and it will become stable. This seem like a promising product but for my uses it does not deliver. The only functionality that was positive was that you could start the Beat Buddy and that would trigger the looper. However if you try to start the loop or from the Beat Buddy I could not get that to work . I contacted Singular Sound and they could not say when the updated firmware would be available could be a month could be longer at any rate the functions that are promised in the disclosure on the webpage and it Sweetwater are not currently usable. #singularsound #beatbuddy #singularsoundaeros #singularsoundbeatbuddy

Aeros Looper Singular Sound

January 27, 2020

*** Update*** After using the Looper and talking with Singular Sound A few times about the firmware and issues I was having with storage, SD cards sink and a few others I decided to send the looper back.

What I wrote on social media:
Tried both loopers and I prefer the Boss RC-300, RC-3,and RC-1 over the Aeros Looper. The pedal layout (on off) on Areos is on the top left. The synchronization with Beat Buddy is glitchy and can come out of time making it useless and non musical. The Areos has firmware still in production- NO SD Card, No Bluetooth, No WIFi Apps, No iPhone of iPad apps, No USB functions. No ability to save on SD cards. It’s to finicky and unstable to trust for live performance in my opinion. Sending it back! Unless you have lots of time and you want a headache and you know that it’s going to glitch out on you and fail I would stay away from this product for now maybe in a year or two they work out the kinks and it will become stable. This seem like a promising product but for my uses it does not deliver. The only functionality that was positive was that you could start the Beat Buddy and that would trigger the looper. However if you try to start the loop or from the Beat Buddy I could not get that to work . I contacted Singular Sound and they could not say when the updated firmware would be available could be a month could be longer at any rate the functions that are promised in the disclosure on the webpage and it Sweetwater are not currently usable. #singularsound #beatbuddy #singularsoundaeros #singularsoundbeatbuddy
Demo Aeros Looper. This was recorded using a nylon string guitar with an LR Baggs dual source pick up (Element & Mic) to the L.R. Baggs Align Series EQ and Reverb our to the Aeros Looper. Drum Sounds from Beat Buddy synchronized by 2 cables via midi.

Daddario EJ45C

January 7, 2020

I have been using Daddario strings since I started playing on nylon strings over 20 years ago. In 2019 I spent the year trying various brands. Many are well known. After a year I have decided I just like the feel, tone, stability and intonation as well as the value of the Daddario EJ45C both on my DeVoe Negra and Culpepper Blanca.

Cejilla / Capo

January 7, 2020

There’s something just nice and traditional with using a old world type of capo cejilla. Not always easy to put on and use however there’s a cool ritual. Going to start using these in 2020.

DPA 4099G

December 16, 2019

My favorite mic when playing live. The DPA mic sounds great on my DeVoe Negra and Culpepper Blanca. I also use it with a Sennheiser Wireless.

True Systems P-Solo

June 10, 2019

For the absolute best sounding Gig Rig that’s portable and easy to travel with I don’t think you can beat the DPA 4099G microphone, into a True Systems P Solo Mic Preamp out to the QSC CP 8./12 or K2 8,10,or 12.

Travel Pedalboard & Speaker

February 25, 2019

For quick in and out gigs and playing background music in restaurants and such I have a nice quick easy set up. Only the speaker and Blue tooth Bose Receiver need ac they are QSC CP 8 and Bose Bluetooth receiver.

The pedalboard and Wireless do not need ac they run on rechargeable batteries. The paddleboard is powered by the pedal train Volto 2 system, and the Sennheiser XSW instrument transmitter and receiver or rechargeable via USB type three cables.

The Pedalboard Settings to QSC CP 8 speaker.

L.R. Baggs Align Series Equalizer and Settings in blue (what I start with)

TC Electronic Spark Booster

Kokko Space Reverb (Hall)

L.R. Baggs Align Series Active DI

Sennheiser XSW transmitter and receiver.

Transmitter plugged into a Córdoba 45 FP With L.R. Baggs lyric pick up

What comes with the purchase of the Sennheiser XSW digital instrument transmitter and receiver package.

Sennheiser XSW-D Instrument Base Set Digital Wireless Guitar System

February 6, 2019

After a few attempts at a small portable gig rig with easy in and out and quick set up I think I found it. It’s the Sennheiser XSW-D Transmitter & Receiver Instrument Base Set, Córdoba45 FP with LR Baggs Lyric Classical Pickup, and Bose S1 Pro. No AC needed to Power this system.

It’s easy to charge. The initial charge takes about 2hrs to get to 100%(note you will need an additional USB A- USB-C) Cable if you want to charge both at the same time as well as the wall plug. I can say after getting a full charge the system worked perfectly for my 30 min test. I will be putting the system through it’s paces this week. For my test I used a Cordoba 45FP with LR Baggs Lyric Pickup to a Bose S1Pro Speaker.

Complete system

Transmitter plugged into LR Baggs Lyric Classical endpin jack

Plugged into Bose S1 Pro

System in a small case

All packed up.