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Roland AC 33 for on the Go

December 23, 2015

For a small battery powered option the Roland AC 33 can’t be beat. It’s a fantastic little lamp that has options and effects like reverb and chorus two channels one for a guitar pick up and one XLR mic input no phantom power.  There is also a 1/8 Stereo line in to power a iPod or MP3 player. To power the amp you have two options plug it in  or the option to power the amplifier with a battery pack using eight AA batteries.  There are a few aftermarket cases available to transport the amp and protect it.  I purchased a Arriba AC 130 Soft Case, for the Roland AC 33 on eBay.  I will be primarily using the amp with my Jorge De Zofia equipped with a LR Baggs Dual Source System (Element and Mic) blended.    

Update 1/7/16
I’ve used the AC for 3 small gigs and it workes wonderfully.  The tone from the amp complements acoustic instruments especially my guitars with pickup systems such as the LR Baggs Dual Source and Fishman Presus Blend.  I’ve added 2 Boss FS-5U to control the built in looper and it has performed flawlessly.  Very satisfied with the amp.  It’s really a great travel and go compact gig rig. 


The case is below.

 
  

   
 

Line 6 Relay G30

August 13, 2015

  
  
I have been using my Line 6 Relay 30 for over a year.  I purchased it at Sweetwater to use with my Flamenco Guitars.  At this time I’m using it with my JDZ guitar outfitted with the LR Baggs Dual Source and Córdoba F7 Paco with a Fishnan Presus Blend.  Both are a two source a UST and Mic that are blended.  With the Line 6 I can be free of the wires and walk around.  I get a great sound and pick up the percussive techniques in the Flamenco style especially the glopes.   I use the G30 with a Grace Felix Preamp or direct to a QSC Touch Mix 8.  It’s a great inexpensive system. 😎

   
 

LR Baggs Dual Source Element & Mic replaces -DTAR Ducan Turner Acoustic Research Multi- Source Pickup and Microphone System 

February 11, 2015

Update: 4/24/15 after using this pickup for a few weeks it just died, the UST Under saddle pickup system died, worst support from DTAR and Seymore Duncan.  They are slow, disorganized and have no idea how to support the professional user.  I did receive a necklace pickup and a red tshirt six weeks later and  a new pickup.  I can no longer recommend this product to anyone.  While a great idea it’s just not a solid system.  A far superior product the LR Baggs Dual Source.  This is the system I use in my Jorge DeZofia Flamenco Cedar Top Blanca.  See below pic. 
   

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2/10/15

I just put a DTAR Ducan | Turner Acoustic Research Multi- Source Pickup and Microphone System into my Córdoba F7 Paco guitar . I set the action on the low e at 2.7mm and on high E 2.6mm I left the preamp at 3db on bass and 0 on treble. My main purpose for doing this was to keep my Lester Devoe and Jorge De Zofia guitars safe from the cold and humid temperatures and have a good giging system. I will be using the guitar with a DigiTech Stereo Looper out to either Bose Tone Match or Yamaha MG10XU. This setup can be split (which I did today 3/11/15) and am very happy with the control I have.  I am very happy with the woody tone and the blend of the mic. I will post more in a week or two.  To get the system to work with a TRS cable Tip=pickup and Ring=mic you have to change the jumper in the preamp.  It’s a small black piece that’s very easy to move over to the new lead next to the black wire.  It’s just pull off and move over one.  It will make sence when your looking at it.  If you have the newer model no soldering is necessary. 

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Córdoba F7 Paco Review

February 9, 2015

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To me this Córdoba F7 Paco is a fantastic find. For those of us who have beautiful instruments and find ourselves wanting to play in conditions where our prized guitars would be in danger of cold, heat, humidity or other environmental dangers. This guitar can possibly come to the rescue. The Córdoba F7 Paco looks and feels fantastic. Did I day looks good? The attention to detail that Cordoba did on this guitar really shines through to the matched back& sides (laminitis) and how they match each other in regards to the woods grain patterns. The finish is not so thick to dampen the tone. To the normal eye this looks like a fine flamenco guitar that is been handcrafted. The top is solid Cedar while the back and sides are laminate’s of Rosewood. The guitar has been decorated beautifully with trim (Maple Binding) that accentuates the two woods from Cedar top to Rosewood back and sides. The guitar is easy to play with low action 2.7mm on bass and 2.6mm on treble, and a very comfortable neck with a standard with 52 to 53 mm at the nut. The fretboard is a Rosewood fingerboard. Include gig bag is light and easy to travel with but does not offer the gigging or traveling musician good road protection. I did change the strings to the D’Addarío EJ25B. For my purposes I will be putting a pick up with a under saddle coaxial and a small microphone. I ordered a DTAR Multi-Source pickup coaxial 18v and Omni mic. DTar is now Seymour-Ducan. I’ve enjoyed playing the guitar over the last five days and I enjoyed hearing the guitar played by a friend who also enjoyed the feel and the tonal richness of this guitar. Córdoba did a fantastic job with this model and it’s worth checking out if you need a good travel/ student/ giging guitar for environments where you don’t want to take your real babies out. I will be taking it to play tonight in Long Island NY (it’s going to below freezing tonight)
I’ve used the guitar now live and really like it, with a mic such as a Shure KSM 141 or DPA 4099G I rolled of the bass and just a little on Mics to get a very usable tone live without feedback.

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