For 2019 Gear to be used.

December 6, 2018

Ez set up 1000w QSC CP8 & TouchMix 8 and it Bose TM4, Sennheiser G3 Wireless, DPA 4099G, and Culpepper w Dogal strings. And AudioTechnica Wireless. My personal preference was with QSC TouchMix8 for eq. The eq is very easy to program and get great sound. This will be the system I start using for restaurant gigs this 2019 and for a few other projects with other musicians. We’re trying to just Mic our instruments. I’ll be using QSC and EV for most gigs in 2019 and Bose S1Pros for outdoor weddings.

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L.R Baggs Venue DI

October 11, 2018

I have been so happy with my Córdoba 45FP guitar that has the L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Tru-Mic installed. I am also using the L.R. Baggs Venue DI to eq the system. I have put this all into full time gig rotation now. I don’t leave the house without it.

After a few gigs with the L.R. Baggs Venue I decidedly was time to have it on a Pedaltrain Metro 24 Board. I am able to go direct to a powered speaker of mixer with this system.

The board is a Line 6 G30 Receiver to the L.R. Baggs Venue DI, Boss RV-500, Digitech Jam Man Stereo, BBE Sonic Stomp back to L.R. Baggs Venue then out via XLR.

Córdoba 45FP w/ L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical

September 30, 2018

So as the years have gone by and I have some real experience under my fingers I enjoy a easy load in and quick set up. I also don’t want to take my prized hand made guitars such as my 2008 Devoe or 2017 Culpepper Flamenco guitars out at times. Sometimes it hot sunny and humid outside too. Then there’s the tight under the air conditioning vent type gigs. So I like to roll in with one trip from car to stage of performance area. I want a reliable gig worthy day in and out flamenco travel guitar, internal pickup system, mixer, pedals & wireless and speaker or speakers. What I’ve landed on is the Córdoba 45FP with L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical mic.

From the output of the L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical I go to the L.R. Baggs Align Series with two TC Electronic pedals the “Spark & Ditto” theres also a Line 6 G30 Wireless Receiver underneath the pedalboard.

or Direct to the Bose T4S Mixer

From the pedalboard or Bose T4S the speakers are either the Bose S1 Pro Speakers or EV Evolve 50.

I also like to go direct to the EV Evolve 50 direct or from Bose T4S Mixer.

Bose S1 Pro

Pedalboard

Bose S1 Pro in Hospital Lobby

Line 6 G30 Wireless & Pedaltrain Volto 2 battery Power.

EV Evolve 50 Speaker System.

Radial Engineering AC-Driver Tonebone

July 17, 2018

The Radial Engineering AC-Driver Tonebone is on the pedal board for the Godin Grand Concert SA. It Sounds very clean and transparent took out the 200k mud it’s the last pedal on the board and after the Fishman Aura. It allows me to use XLR to the board or to the Bose S1 Pro’s for smaller gigs. It’s perfect. I can clean up the low end with the Low Cut, notch out feedback with Notch, control volume. Well thought out and easy to use. Thanks Radial. Great Tonebone

Beat Buddy

July 12, 2018

I originally purchased one of the Beat Buddies b/4 they came out and was disappointed with the original release. However I’ve been hearing good things on the Beat Buddy on FB and You Tube and thought I should give it another try. Man am I glad I did. The sounds, functionality, ease of use/navigation, color tempo screen, additional content (Cajon & Flamenco) are wonderful. Thanks Singular Sound. It worked for 30min now it’s not working right. It looks like if you run two Tip Ring Left and right out to a TRS Cable for a stereo input the pedal dose not work right causing the cymbals to latch to tempo. The fix was just run two TR cables separate out to the mixer. Back up and running. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend.

DÁDDARÍO Strap Lock

July 12, 2018

DÁddario’s new Strap Lock designed by Ned Steinberg. Easy to install and look great. Easy to use as well. #Daddario

Reference Laboratory Reference Cables.

July 12, 2018

Trying out a new cable from Italy made by Reference Laboratory Reference Cables. This one is the Electro-Acoustic Guitar Cable. I just received from Godin. Made in Italy, the Reference RIC01-A Guitar Cable is a cable of the highest quality and recommended for all electro-acoustic instruments with piezo pickups! Featuring Symmetrical Conductor Technology, which eliminates any unbalance in the signal route, the result is a full range linear rich sound.

This is a fantastic cable I tried it straight to the Bose S1 Pro from a Godin Grand Concert SA with the RMC direct and it sounds great. EQ on Bose S1 Pro Flat with Tone Match Set for Guitar. Thanks Godin. I’ve also used it on my Culpepper Flamenco with a LR Baggs Dual Source Pickup & Mic straight to QSC TouchMix 8 and it sounds beautiful no eq.

Bose S1 Pro Travel Backpack

June 29, 2018

So if you were a early purchaser of the Bose S1 Pro w Battery pack you were able to revive a free back pack from Bose. Thanks Bose

Godin Grand Concert SA

June 29, 2018

I have been using Godin Guitars on and off in the past but recently wanted a very solid robust traveling giging guitar that was not so fragile. I do over 150+gigs a year and sometime need to travel and play in areas that are not always safe for instruments.

I do have excellent Flamenco guitars by Luthier Lester Devoe & Andy Culpepper. however some gigs just won’t do by a mic alone or be safe. Ahh to the point. The Godin Grand Concert is just right when you need to amplify on stage w/o feedback and w/o lots of time to set up. I can get in and out for a wedding in 10min with a Pedalboard & Roland GR 55 or GR 20 guitar synth. So the transport and set up is very easy. When I set up I generally use a wireless system to run the RMC pickups to a Fishman Aura 16 (Godin Multiac SA Image”s) then to a Grace AliX for fine eq, Boss RV-500 for Reverb, Digitech Jam Man for Looper and out to a QSC TouchMix 8 Mixer or straight to EV

Evolve 50 or 2 Bose S1 Pro”s. That”s the set up.

The tone is wonderful. Once you understand how to use the onboard eq treble, mid, bass (cut, flat or bost) you dial in your tone and your pretty good to go. Add the Fishman Aura if you want the mic air in your sound. Playability is just fun/ effortless and feels great. It”s very fast on the fretboard. I was not sure if I would like the radius or Richlite fretboard but I really like both. I do use just the RMC pickup signal out and walk around wirelessly and come back to my area and will hook up the 13pin Roland cable to hook up to the GR Synth. The guitar tracks very well and I have played live with no glitches. I”ve played a few gigs out on only the Godin even though I had a back up. I”m really enjoying the new Godin Grand Concert SA. Bottom line is my clients and I like the sound of this guitar and they rehire me and bring me back for future events. It is worth getting a wider and padded strap if you play more than a few minutes.

Godin Grand Concert SA in a Godin Hard Case.

Ultra Portable and Battery Powered Rig.

May 15, 2018

I have for a long time wanted to be able to have a very easy and portable rig that sounds fantastic. It would be able to accommodate using a mixer as well as my DPA 4099G microphone. For me to be able to play outdoor weddings or outdoor events with an easy set up and no need for AC is a must. I’m so glad that this year Bose came out with the S1 Pro. I i’ve been using the S1pro for the last six months with no issues and I’m very happy with it (them I have 2) however to play things in stereo I needed a mixer and I’m glad that Behringer has a battery powered stereo mixer with phantom power. The Behringer Xenyx 1002B. The mixer when using phantom power needs 3 9 V batteries but if you’re only running the mixer without phantom power 2 9 V batteries. And then using my DPA 4099 microphone I use the Sennheiser G3 wireless we’re both the transmitter and receiver run on two AA batteries. All my batteries are rechargeable from batteries on the Bose to the batteries on the Behringer and the Sennheiser wireless system for my paddleboard I have a pedal train volto 2 battery that powers my LR bags Align Series EQ, Reverb, DI, TC Electronic Spark Booster & Looper & Line 6G30 Wireless.