Archive for the ‘Bose L1 Compact’ Category

Pedal Boards

September 7, 2017

Some folks have asked about my pedalboard and what I use. 


I basically have 3 systems each has thir purpose.  They are as follows. 

#1 the most.  Its main component is the Grace Design AliX that dose the Gain, EQ, Bost, Effects loop, DI out to get the signal I use s Saturn Works A/B Switcher one signal is wireless A and the other is s cable B into a one line out. This goes to the Grace AliX I do the Gain structure hear and eq the lows and tame 110Hz on High I give 1-2db bost.   I run a tuner the DÁDDARÍO pedal tuner from line out. My effects loop has the KoKKo Space Reverb and Digitech Jam Man Solo XT Looper.  I use this on my 3 giging guitars the Andy Culpepper Blanca with Lr Baggs Dual Source,  JDZ Blanca with LR Baggs and a Cordoba GKSL with Fishman Dual Source.

**Update** 9/7/17 

I wanted to have the Boss AD-2 for gigs without a Pedalboard and to use with Behringer Europort MPA40BT.  So I put the Fishman Aura Nylon on.


#2 Grace BiX to a KoKKo Reverb and a TC Electronic Ditto Looper.  Smaller board and less control but great sound.  Easier to travel with.  I do at time move the Line 6 Wirless over to this pedal board too.  I use this on my 3 giging guitars the Andy Culpepper Blanca with Lr Baggs Dual Source, JDZ Blanca with LR Baggs and a Cordoba 
#3 Boss AD-2 Pedal I use it for locations where there’s not easy access to AC power and for smaller events like weddings, cocktail hour on the beach.   I generally use the pedal with the Behringer Europort MPA40BT battery powered PA speaker.  Generally the Cordoba GKSL is the guitar I use. 

#4 Boss AD-10 When the new AD-10 becomes available I will try the new digital Preamp out.  

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DPA 4099G w Grace Design AliX

January 24, 2017

Thank you Eben Grace for letting me know you can use the DPA micro dot cable and cut one end and solder a tip sleeve 1/4 jack and plug into AliX with 12v. It’s sounding great and at 10ft away I can have 92bd w no feedback out of a Bose L1 Compact. (cable and a jack pictures Eben Grace) 

DPA 4099 G 

September 11, 2016

I have liked the DPA 4099 G microphone since it came out a few years ago.  The newer model has the cable (micro-dot) terminate and connect at the end of the goose-neck.  There’s also an additional extension available to further comstomize your mic placement.  I have used it so far with a Digidesign 002 Rack and a Bose ToneMatch mixer with great results on both.  The sound clip is direct to the Digidesign 002 Rack no eq or compression just a bit of hall reverb.  The mic sounds great and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it through the Bose L1 compact.  DPA 4099 Mic Demo  (Just click and you can hear the mic)

New Grace Design AliX pedalboard setup

July 1, 2016

New Pedalboard Layout. One of the best things about Grace Designs AliX is that there’s enough power to power all these pedals and wirless receiver. No messy power supply or extra cables. I run this direct into my mixer, Bose L1 Compact or Bose L1II wB2 sub & ToneMatch mixer, or a powered speaker like QSC K8. Thanks Eben Grace and Team at Grace AliX ROCKS! The board is: Grace AliX, input from Line 6 Relay G30- AliX, from efx loop (TC Electronic HOF Mini-DigiTech JamMan Solo XT w FS3X Switch) back to AliX and out via DI in AliX. All pedals are powered from AliX. The pedal board is the Pedaltrain Metro 20.

L.R. Baggs Dual Source Pickup System

May 10, 2016

I just installed a LR Baggs Dual Source (Element & Mic) on JDZ Negra its fantastic string balance e-E and warm tone, mic can be blended in at 100% with no feedback. This is the best dual source I’ve come across so far. No cutting sides, adjustable low cut on mic from 100-2K, Phase Switch, Pickup Gain Selector, and so easy to switch between mono and stereo out. I have thus system installed in two of my guitars. With the Bose L1 systems and Bose ToneMatch Mixer (L.R Baggs Element Preset) I have a great gig rig.




Gig Rig Update  Bose L1 Compact & ToneMatch

December 15, 2015

     So for the last two years I’ve had some serious asthma problems.  Now under control. However I’ve started to play a lot of solo gigs private party’s , weddings, cocktail hour… and I’m loving it.  I wanted to have somthing smaller than my former band rigs, speakers, monitors, power amps, snakes, racks of gear, mixer etc.  So a few months ago my wife took a risk and purchased the Bose L1 Compact, I thought it was a joke.  I could not have been more wrong.  It sounds great I’ve done 10+ gigs with it and have only had complements on how good it sounds.   I really like when I’m driving home and I’m no sore or exhausted from setting up or tearing town. 

   So this setup sounds amazing, sets up in less than 2 min and is so easy on the back. I use the preset for the LR Baggs Element pickup.  I’m using the LR Baggs Dule Source preamp which is the Element and Mic.  I rool off to about 1K or around there for the mic and below that the pickup dose the work.  In the Tone Match I have it set pretty much flat and if I do get low end feedback I have the Para EQ set at Level -2-6db, Freq A# 117Hz, With 1.00oct.  And then a bit of the Large reverb. Time 2.20 Bal 50% Mix 30% Bright 50% and then a TR cable from Tone Match to Compact on Flat TR input (not mic chanel). Turn in on and I’m good to go.  With the ToneMatch mixer you have 4 mic inputs 3 on Tone Match w phantom power and 1 on Bose Compact no phantom power just high and bass Eq.  And on compact you have a 1/8 TRS for iPod and play back so in essence you have 6 channels.  

  

  

  

  

Slick Bag for Bose L1 Compact

December 8, 2015

So this summer my wife was kind enough to purchase the Bose L1 Compact for me after seeing me struggle carrying heavier gear and speakers, poles, mixers etc even for smaller gigs.  I have been struggling to get my asthma under control.  There were times when I would have a bad attach when loading in or out.  The Bose L1 has made it easier and much quicker to load in or out.  I have to say for indoor and out door events where the head count is 1-120 the Bose L1 Compact is fantastic.  I have used 2 guitars and 1 line in for backing tracks.  No mixer 😎.  I use a Jorge De Zofia Flamenco Blanca with a LR Baggs Dual Souce pickup (Element & Mic) to a Grace Desigins Felix Preamp and then a few effects. All of this get routed to the Bose L1 Compact.  My only issue was I did not think the cover gives the Bose Compact the best protection.  I was happy to find the Slick Bag for Bose L1 Compact check out the pictures below.  It’s very well though out and provides 360 all around protection and easy to carry.

   
   

Gig Rig JDZ & Pedal Board

November 9, 2015

  
Updated “Gig Rig” all starts with a custom hand made Flamenco Cedar Blanca made by Jorge de Zofia of Palm Beach FL. I use D’Addarío EJ45 or EJ45C and EJ25C.  It’s outfitted with a L.R. Baggs Dual Souce Pickup System (Element & Mic) to a Line 6 Relay 30.  Then it’s all Eq’ed in the Grace Designs FELIX preamp.  (At times I also use the DPA 4099 G mic) on all my guitars. In the effects loop I have a Strymon Big Sky, to a DigiTech Jam Man Solo XT with a FS3X foot switch, to a BBE Sonic Stomp back to Felix. The pedals are mounted to the Pedaltrain Fly board.  I use the Bose L1 Compact or QSC TouchMix 8 and QSC K10’s. 

Bose L1 Compact

October 21, 2015

Well for some of us getting older may mean not only are we smarter but we don’t want to carry around extrat stuff, in regard to gear stuff that’s heavy.  I love the sound of my QSC speakers and some other systems, even the Bose L1 is great.  However for some smaller performances the QSC or Bose L1 may be overkill.  I mean if your doing a house party or cocktail hr gig for 75-125 there has to be somthing smaller and lighter.  Good news is there is it’s the Bose L1 Compact.  

  
I recently did a house party with my QSC K10 speakers and was tired when I left and thought there has to be a quicker way to do these gigs.  After talking with my wife and a few others my wife decided to order a Bose L1 Compact for me.  I always though the Bose L1 Compact was kind of a toy or gimic system.  Well it’s not.  I was able to do a wedding with two guitars, a synth, and violin for 175 people.  We used the QSC TouchMix 8 as our mixer.  The size I think fools most of us and the joke is on us not Bose.  There are six small speakers in the line array and then a 8in speaker in the base acting as a bass driver.  The system will fill a room very nicely and with playing classical, flamenco, bossa nova style this system is great.  I’ve talked with another guitarist who uses two L1 compacts as his PA system and he belives you can use two for up to 400 people.  I think if your lookin for a system to help your guitar sound the way it sounds and you want a light 29lbs total then the Bose L1 Compact may just be your answer.