Archive for the ‘LR Baggs Align Series’ Category

Pedalboard Setup for Nylon String Guitar

May 7, 2020

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Nylon String Amplifacation using a Pedalboard and Pickups

Aeros Looper Singular Sound

January 27, 2020

*** Update*** After using the Looper and talking with Singular Sound A few times about the firmware and issues I was having with storage, SD cards sink and a few others I decided to send the looper back.

What I wrote on social media:
Tried both loopers and I prefer the Boss RC-300, RC-3,and RC-1 over the Aeros Looper. The pedal layout (on off) on Areos is on the top left. The synchronization with Beat Buddy is glitchy and can come out of time making it useless and non musical. The Areos has firmware still in production- NO SD Card, No Bluetooth, No WIFi Apps, No iPhone of iPad apps, No USB functions. No ability to save on SD cards. It’s to finicky and unstable to trust for live performance in my opinion. Sending it back! Unless you have lots of time and you want a headache and you know that it’s going to glitch out on you and fail I would stay away from this product for now maybe in a year or two they work out the kinks and it will become stable. This seem like a promising product but for my uses it does not deliver. The only functionality that was positive was that you could start the Beat Buddy and that would trigger the looper. However if you try to start the loop or from the Beat Buddy I could not get that to work . I contacted Singular Sound and they could not say when the updated firmware would be available could be a month could be longer at any rate the functions that are promised in the disclosure on the webpage and it Sweetwater are not currently usable. #singularsound #beatbuddy #singularsoundaeros #singularsoundbeatbuddy
Demo Aeros Looper. This was recorded using a nylon string guitar with an LR Baggs dual source pick up (Element & Mic) to the L.R. Baggs Align Series EQ and Reverb our to the Aeros Looper. Drum Sounds from Beat Buddy synchronized by 2 cables via midi.

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.

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.

LR Baggs Align Series Equalizer, Reverb, & Active DI

March 10, 2018

The LR Baggs EQ & Reverb and Active DI are so quiet and so tonally transparent. They sound great with the Andy Culpepper #83 with the LR Baggs Dual Source. I just tried it all with the Bose S1 Pro and the EV Evolve 50. I’m keeping them. My review: “I have always liked LR Baggs. This eq sounds so clean and transparent. No coloration or tone suck or hiss. I am using the eq on my nylon string Culpepper Flamenco outfitted with a LR Baggs Dual Source Pickup. I have used quite a few eq pedals and this is one of my favorite. The frequency eq are perfectly selected for the acoustic guitarist. The size of the pedal is great it can fit on a nano pedalboard or other small board. I really wanted to have an EQ pedal that I could use with the battery and be completely free of using electricity. I’m using this pedal in conjunction with the LR Baggs Align Reverb and then run it it directly to the Bose S1 Pro in doing so do not need any electricity from an outlet. Finally even the shape of the pedal and look (wood grain) is a great aesthetic.” Thanks LR Baggs. *Update*:

Hey I just put lr bags Through the EV Evolve 50 system and oh my gosh does it sound good you can feel the bass there’s no feedback it’s truly amazing the reverb is fantastic.

LR Baggs Align Series Reverb

Reverb: LR Baggs Align Series Reverb. What a fantastic and transparent reverb. It does not add color or change the acoustic tone of your instrument. The Reverb trail is clear and sounds very natural there is no hiss generated and no graininess in the Reverb trail. It’s truly an acoustic reverb tool for the acoustic guitar player or acoustic musician. One of the best reverbs. Very natural. It’s also has a musical and lush tone easy sonically. And finally it looks great the wood aesthetic is very appealing and fits for acoustic instruments. Well done Loyd

What LR Baggs says about the Align Series Reverb “Proprietary Reverb Tailored Specifically for Acoustic Instruments
The Align Reverb was built from the ground up to complement the natural body dynamics and warmth of acoustic instruments. The circuit seamlessly integrates the wet and dry signals with the effect in side chain so that it never overwhelms the original signal. The designers shaped the reverb with analog EQ to reflect the natural voice inherent in acoustic instruments. Additionally, the tone control adds versatility by sweeping from warm and muted to open and present. The result is an organic reverb that maintains the audiophile purity of the original signal with the controls set in any position.


• Reverb control blends reverb signal with unaffected signal

• Decay adjusts the length of the reverb tail

• Tone sweeps a wide range of warmth, clarity, and everywhere in between”

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