Archive for the ‘RMC’ Category

Godin Grand Concert SA

June 29, 2018

I have been using Godin Guitars on and off in the past but recently wanted a very solid robust traveling giging guitar that was not so fragile. I do over 150+gigs a year and sometime need to travel and play in areas that are not always safe for instruments.

I do have excellent Flamenco guitars by Luthier Lester Devoe & Andy Culpepper. however some gigs just won’t do by a mic alone or be safe. Ahh to the point. The Godin Grand Concert is just right when you need to amplify on stage w/o feedback and w/o lots of time to set up. I can get in and out for a wedding in 10min with a Pedalboard & Roland GR 55 or GR 20 guitar synth. So the transport and set up is very easy. When I set up I generally use a wireless system to run the RMC pickups to a Fishman Aura 16 (Godin Multiac SA Image”s) then to a Grace AliX for fine eq, Boss RV-500 for Reverb, Digitech Jam Man for Looper and out to a QSC TouchMix 8 Mixer or straight to EV

Evolve 50 or 2 Bose S1 Pro”s. That”s the set up.

The tone is wonderful. Once you understand how to use the onboard eq treble, mid, bass (cut, flat or bost) you dial in your tone and your pretty good to go. Add the Fishman Aura if you want the mic air in your sound. Playability is just fun/ effortless and feels great. It”s very fast on the fretboard. I was not sure if I would like the radius or Richlite fretboard but I really like both. I do use just the RMC pickup signal out and walk around wirelessly and come back to my area and will hook up the 13pin Roland cable to hook up to the GR Synth. The guitar tracks very well and I have played live with no glitches. I”ve played a few gigs out on only the Godin even though I had a back up. I”m really enjoying the new Godin Grand Concert SA. Bottom line is my clients and I like the sound of this guitar and they rehire me and bring me back for future events. It is worth getting a wider and padded strap if you play more than a few minutes.

Godin Grand Concert SA in a Godin Hard Case.

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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. 

    
   

New Rack

August 27, 2013

So my live rack is complete. I start with my Lester DeVoe Blanca outfitted with RMC Pickups or A Miguel Rodriquez guitar with Fishman Prefix Premium Blend Preamp. On the DeVoe I use a Bartlett Audio Guitar Mic B. Both guitars then go to the Rane MP13 preamp. The RMC pickups do go though a RMC Poly Drive II. The Poly Drive II spits signal pickup and signal for Roland GI 20 that is hooked up via MIDI to a Roland XV2020 Synth. Then out to a channel on Mackie 802VLZ. (Back to Guitar) the pickup is run to Rane AP13 as well as the Barlett Mic they also then get run through DBX 266XL Compression Gate/Exp and then to the Mackie 802VLZ on channel 2&3. For affects I am using the Lexicon MX300 with pre set #7 or #1 then mixer goes out to two QSC K10’s

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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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