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Old 01-01-2013, 01:41 PM
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Default Anyone use the Bose L1 System

I have one and love it! play my Ren 6 through a Dtar Mamma Bear and into a TC Helicon GXt for vocals. The Vocals are insane good, but with GXt i get feedback issues. Anyone experience this?
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:25 PM
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I use the Bose L1 and the same TC Helicon harmonizer. I haven't had any feedback issues, but I do experience something weird. If I connect it for stereo outputs, after 40 minutes to an hour, the main vocals drop out and I just get the delayed vocals. I have to power it down and back up for normal play. This doesn't happen if I wire it for mono use.

I have a Taylor K20 and a Bourgeois Vintage D with K & K PW minis into a BBE Acoustimax to the L1. Great acoustic tones and I really like the TC Helicon. I try to use the harmonies sparingly. Last gig I played someone asked where I was hiding the backup singers... pretty cool.

BTW, I enjoyed your website! First time I had looked at it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:43 PM
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I use an L1Compact with various guitars (generally a Taylor 814ce) and the TC Helicon Gxt. I didn't buy the T1 Tonematch, and found that if I was getting feedback, it generally meant I was overplaying the space. The L1 doesn't have to be pumping the same volume as a more traditional PA to "fill" the room. Even though Bose suggests having the L1 behind and slightly to the side, I have found that I am more prone to getting feedback if it is too close.

Recently, I added a Fishman Loudbox Mini... I run the guitar through the Gxt into the first channel of the Mini, run the mic from the Gxt into the second channel of the Mini. Using the Mini as a mixer, I run an XLR line out from the Mini into the Bose. I haven't had an issue with feedback with this set up. I'm just an old rock 'n roller and don't understand all the nuances of this, but I am very pleased with the tone, the stronger mids, and the ease with this set up.

Prior to the Mini, I used an inexpensive DI/EQ pedal to control the tone, which also made a big difference with any feedback issue.

I really like the Bose, especially after using it for a couple years, giving me plenty of opportunities to refine how I use it. The more I use it, the better I like it. Doesn't put out the raw volume of the powered Peavey mixer/head with 15s and horns I had before, but this Compact works better for my needs (and any toting).

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. Quite surprised neither one of you really had the feedback issues (vocally). When I get my sound right, it's freakin' amazing, and I sing with much more confidence, but man... I have to balance it just right. Hey, where do you guys put the "input" level at on your gXt? Mine usually about "noon" or lower????
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