Archive for April, 2014

Shure ULX and ULXS4 with DPA 4099

April 30, 2014

Shure ULX and ULXS with DPA 4099-G and micro dot adapter. I personally am so tired of how pickups sound, I understand why we need them, however given the chance I will always go for a mic to capture what I am trying to do when playing a quality flamenco guitar. I have come to like what the DPA 4099 can do when positioned just right you can capture a very nice tone with out too much proximity effect or low bass/ boom frequency. I also like adding the Schertler DYN-G attached to the bridge on treble string side.


Shure ULXS4

April 29, 2014


I’ve been using the DP4099-G and Schertler DYN-G on my guitars with my Bose L1S system. I’ve had the DPA4099-G on a wirless system but there is a bit of static/ white noise with the system. So I pulled the trigger and purchased a Shure ULXS4 system. I have heard it used when I saw Marijia Temo use it with her guitar and it sounded great and when I was able to ask her she told me about the Shure ULXS4. It should be hear by Wed this week and I hope to try it out this Thursday at a small reception 150+ in attendance.

Bose L1S Rig

April 27, 2014


I’ve really been enjoying the ease and tone as well as the complements from patrons/ fans who have been giving me positive feedback and re bookings. For me I do like the sound of the QSC series but last year with over 100 shows I was getting sore and tired from the set up and tear down as well as playing 3 to 5 hours. Not to mention the set up time. Last year I met a famous Guitar Player at Guitar Center and we talked for about two hours and he introduced me to the Bose L1 system. He encouraged me to try it and having use the Bose years ago I was hesitant but it did decide I would try it. It’s really imperative that you also get the tone match. Now set up as about 2 to 3 minutes I press one of my pre programed presets and turn everything on plugging in and I’m ready to go with live sound sounding excellent in less than five minutes. When I’m playing straight Flamenco Guitar I use a DPA Microphone 4099G wirelessly and a Schechter DYN-G transducer microphone. They go in channel 2 and three. Channel 1 is MP3 playback, backing tracks iPad running One Track app. Channel 4 is a wireless speech vocal microphone. I have a seven presets for various size rooms and various inputs and outputs. I use very little reverb and some of the parametric graphic equalizer and some mid cut on the Guitars. The Bose L1 gets transported in SKB hardshell case is on wheels and then the other gear is packed in a rack roller or small bag and I have 2 to 3 various bags with extra cables extensions and such. Below is the most current picture of what everything looks like when it’s packed. And a picture of my current live set up.





Switchcraft 318 w Bose L1S & Tone Match

April 25, 2014

Switchcraft 318 1/8 to XLR Mini SumBox from iPhone out running One Track (for backing tracks, percussion, and sounds) from Switchcraft XLR to Blose L1 Tone Match (Stereo to Mono) signal sounding very nice. Sounding Amazing


Jorge De Zofia Flamenco Blanca Cedar Top

April 22, 2014

The Luithier Jorge De Zofia in FL is making me a custom made flamenco Blanca with wider neck 55mm at nut and a bit wider at the side of the body.  He is great to chat with and work with.  We’re also going to put a K&K Trinity system in it.  image image image image image








Bose L1S with ToneMatch (great live set up)

April 6, 2014


I’ve been using the Bose L1S now for a few months and could not be happier. I can use any of my guitars but my favorite set up is the Schertler DYN-G (attached to my DeVoe Negra) and a Beyerdynamic TG201 mic. I run 2 channels 1&2 on Bose Tone Match.