Archive for the ‘DeVoe Blanca’ Category

Grace Designs Felix “Tames RMC Gold & Poly-Drive II”

July 12, 2015

I think I’ve rekindled my affection towards my DeVoe Blanca with RMC-Pickups & Poly-Drive II, DPA-4099G, and Grace Designs Felix PreAmp. The Grace Designs Felix Preamp was able to tame some of the piezo quack that drove me nuts and with the DPA blended in I can get very natural tone and loud without feedback. 

    
   

DPA 4099G Still Mic For Me Live

February 19, 2015

For me my microphone of choice when playing live is the DPA 4099G when I play my Lester Devoe Flamenco Negra. I have used it with the Bose L1 S system with great results only needing to cut a few decibels on the bass (4-6db) for live playability without feedback.

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DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference.

February 15, 2014

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DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference. I have tried lots of great gear over the years for use with Flamenco Nylon String Guitar. What is working for me for venues where the audience is less than 300 is the Bose L1S and Tone Match mixer. It works fantastic at restaurants, bars, wineries, outdoor patio performances, with my set up time 5-10min and easy in and out. I have four guitars that I use live with the Bose system my favorite is my DeVoe Negra with the DPA 4099g mic, then I also have a DeVoe Blanca with RMC pickups to a Roland GI 20 and Synth, Cordoba F10 with DAZZO pickups to a LR Baggs PARI DI, and a Cordoba GK Studio Blanca. People are consistently telling me they love the sound of the DeVoe Guitars especially when I use the DPA 4099 mic. When I am 5-10 feet from the Bose L1S I can get loud with no feedback. I run the Bose L1S at 12 (1/2) power and use the Bose Tone Match to mix everything. Below is a pick of the setup with the DPA to a Sennhiser Wirless. To my ears and back this is some of the best sound that I have ever had.

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MOTU Track 16 with DPA 4099G and RMC Pickups

July 24, 2012

Ive been recently streamling my live set up. Im using the Fishman SA 220 amp, with my DeVoe Blanca that has the RMC Pickups with a Ploly Drive II preamp (off board not on the guitar) I was using the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI but this weekend I tried using just the Poly-Drive and the DPA 4099g mic and really liked the sound. I will be using the MOTU Track 16 as my mixer with the Waves API plug ins and run that to the Fishman SA 220. The RMC Ploly Drive will conect to a Roland GI-20 gutiar midi interface that will Triger Spectrasonics Omnispher running on a Mac Book Pro using Apple’s Main Stage.

Live DeVoe Blanca Setup

June 29, 2012

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I’m now using on my DeVoe Blanca RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups RMC Poly-Drive-II, Fishman Aura Spectrum DI, Roland GI-20, Roland XV 5050 and a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal and a Roland EV-5 Volume Pedal all of this goes to a Fishman SA 220 amp. I am very happy with the sound of the pickups from RMC and the Aura Spectrum. It really sounds very (mic) like with out feedback problems.

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RMC Pickups on DeVoe Blanca

June 20, 2012


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I picked up my DeVoe Blanca that I had outfitted with RMC Tall Gold Pickups and a out board Poly-Drive II. The install of the pickups was done by Paul Schwartz at PeekamoosePeekamoose in NYC
The install looks good guitar sounded good at the shop. Looking forward to running it through the Roland GK-20.

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RMC Pickips and Poly-Drive II

June 16, 2012


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This week I hope pick up my DeVoe Blanca that has been outfitted with new RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups and a Poly-Drive II Preamp that is a remote polyphonic active electronics for acoustic guitar. RMC Pickup Co.The Preamp is not installed on the guitar. The pickups are being installed by Paul Schwartz of Peekamose Guitars in NYC Peekamoose

This should be able to work very well with the Fishmam Aura Spectrum DI as well as the SA220. I will also be using the Roland GI 20 to act as a interface between the RMC Poly-Drive II and the world of midi. I will be using Spectromics Omnisphere and a Korg Trition Rack.

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Fishman SA 220

June 6, 2012

Picked up the Fishman SA 220 to use for smaller solo or duo gigs for easy in and out with great sound. I’ve used the SA 220 with the DPA 4099 G mic and it sounds great. On my Yamaha Flamenco with Fisman Maxtrix and Aura Spectrum it sounds great. Looking forward to trying with RMC pickups too. Little bit of his when phantom power is on but nothing to distract able. Can be tamed with gain down just a bit. Over all for me this is a easy solution.

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