Archive for the ‘L.R. Baggs Dual Source’ Category

Travel Pedalboard & Speaker

February 25, 2019

For quick in and out gigs and playing background music in restaurants and such I have a nice quick easy set up. Only the speaker and Blue tooth Bose Receiver need ac they are QSC CP 8 and Bose Bluetooth receiver.

The pedalboard and Wireless do not need ac they run on rechargeable batteries. The paddleboard is powered by the pedal train Volto 2 system, and the Sennheiser XSW instrument transmitter and receiver or rechargeable via USB type three cables.

The Pedalboard Settings to QSC CP 8 speaker.

L.R. Baggs Align Series Equalizer and Settings in blue (what I start with)

TC Electronic Spark Booster

Kokko Space Reverb (Hall)

L.R. Baggs Align Series Active DI

Sennheiser XSW transmitter and receiver.

Transmitter plugged into a Córdoba 45 FP With L.R. Baggs lyric pick up

What comes with the purchase of the Sennheiser XSW digital instrument transmitter and receiver package.

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Travel Gig Rig

January 15, 2019

For Train, Plane, Walking I have a two pack System Rig. One Guitar Case (BAM) and (1-2) Bose S1 Pro Bag’s with all Cables and Boss Wireless. Easy set up for wedding ceremony , cocktail hr, reception, small wineries, indoor outdoor venues. No ac needed.

*** Update***

The Boss Wireless was sent back after repeated drop outs while performing.

The Complete Set Up.

Can easily fill this room with great guitar sound and no drop out with Boss Wireless.

Boss Wireless

Eq setting to use with Lr Baggs Dual Source and Boss Wireless

All packed up

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.

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.

Travel Gig Rig no AC

March 23, 2018

The Compact and lightweight travel system is completed. It begins with the Andy Culpepper Flamenco Blanca with the LR Baggs Dual Source Pick Up going to the pedalboard by CNZ Audio and powered by Pedaltrain’s Volto 2. The pedals are the Line 6 G30 (Underneath) LR Baggs Align Series Equalizer, Reverb, TC Electronic Spark & Ditto, LR Baggs Active DI. Then XLR Out to the Bose S1 Pro PA.

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.  

2017 Andy Culpepper 1951 Marcelo Barbero ex Sabicas build 5 Fan Brace kind of 7.

May 30, 2017

Some folks have asked about my recent  AC Blanca/Spruce build.  It’s similar in build and design to a 1951 Marcelo Barbero ex Sabicas guitar.  It’s a five fan brace with two smaller outer braces.  See below


The neck is 2mm wider at the nut thand the standard 52mm this build is at 54mm and a 658mm scale lenght.  I wanted to try tuners instead of flamenco pegs.


For guitar strings I have tried various sets from Daddario, LaBella, Guitar Solo, Luthier, Hanabach, Salverez and I’ve come to prefer Daddario EJ45. 

I also asked Andy to make a sound port on the guitar so I can hear a bit more when playing without monitors or amplification.

I also am using a Daddario small NS micro Tuner

For a pickup amplification system I chose the L.R. Baggs Dual Source (Element & Mic)

 

When I’m playing out I use the Grace Design AliX to a Bose L1 system. 

Jorge de Zofia A1F Cedar Blanca cracks again

January 9, 2017

I have two guitars that have been made by Jorge.  I prefer my Blanca (Cedar Top- Spanish Cyprus Back & Sides) for tone and feel over the Negra (Redwood Top-Madagascar Back & Sides) . But before I even was able to play it it was cracked on the back.  The first time the crack may have happened in shipping, maybe due to the battery not being taken out or shipping/handling.  The guitar was in a BAM Guitar Case.  The guitar is only two and a hafe years old.  Recently this summer the fretboard started to crack near the sound hole between the A and D string.  Below is the crack.


The guitar has lived in great humidity 55-65% and generally 72 degrees in a  BAM case.  I do have a LR Baggs Dual Source Pickup system in the guitar.  I was able to do the repair myself after talking to a few luthiers.  I did ask Jorge for input but never heard from him.  I used glue from Stewart Mac Donald and ebony shavings to fix the crack.



Finished

Phil Jones AC 150 Cub w LR Baggs Dual Source

October 18, 2016

To hear the LR Baggs Pickup on a Jorge de Zofia Flamenco Blanca click JDZ & LR Baggs Dual Source.  What was used was a Jorge de Zofia Ceader Blanca guitar with a LR Baggs Dual Source Pickup system (Element & Mic) to a Grace Design AliX Preamp then a Strymon blueSky Reverb and Digitech JamMan Solo XT loop pedal in the effects loop.  XLR out from AliX to a Phil Jones AC 150 Air Pulse acoustic amp.

More mic please (in LR Baggs Dual Source) 

July 3, 2016

If you have the LR Baggs Dual Source and your pickup UST is hotter than the mic try bringing the gain down. I moved the pickup gain switch to (low gain) and now I have a stronger mic signal in my mono out. The Grace Design AliX tames the low so no feedback and just a bit of boost on treble and my guitar the JDZ Negra sounds like the guitar just louder with no piezo pickup tone.