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Old 03-29-2021, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by firelakekid2 View Post
Last time my brother an I played out we used a Rode NT1 a condenser into a Soundcraft EFX 8 and one Yamaha DXR10 for two guitars and vocals. Other times my Martin 000-42 with K&K into Fire Eye pre amp and Soundcraft EFX8 into one or two Yamaha DXR 10's. Also, sometimes with the Martin I've put a cable from the Fire eye effects out into my 1972 Princeton Reverb amp when we use an electric guitar. There are times I've run my Martin through the Fire Eye and into a Strymon Decco. My Martin sounds surprisingly good through the Princeton.
How does the sound craft sound as the guitar preamp?
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:07 PM
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If I'm using someone else's PA I plug my K&K-equipped guitar into my ToneDexter and then plug that into the mixer/PA. If I'm supplying the PA I plug the ToneDexter into one of my mixers and connect the mixer to a pair of stand-mounted Behringer Eurolive B208D speakers and a JBL EON 10G2 floor wedge.

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Old 03-30-2021, 05:59 AM
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Old 03-30-2021, 07:07 AM
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Martin GPCPA1 = TC Helicon Harmony Singer = T-Rex Soulmate Acoustic = Bose S1/Bose Pro L1 8 depending on size of gig.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:22 AM
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I plug my guitar (either Gibson J15 or Martin DRS2, or Martin DCPA4 Siris) into Boss TU3 tuner > Boss AD-10 > LR Baggs Align reverb > Church PA

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Old 03-30-2021, 09:29 AM
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Martin 00-15>Fishman Blackstack soundhole pickup>Fishman ToneDEQ preamp>Schertler Jam 400 (or) QSC CP-8 for smaller gigs.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:34 AM
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Signal chain.

Vocal: Voice, large diaphragm condenser mic, Bose first generation L1.

Guitar: Modified Harmony H165 (X-braced, shallow body), K&K two-transducer passive pickup, Bose first generation L1.

The L1 is set (via internal numbered effects selection) with slight blended delay and/or moderate reverb depending on the venue.

I have also used the Roland Cube Street EX for battery-powered convenience. Similar settings.

I have added a Soundcraft EFX 12 into the chain at some performances.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:46 AM
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My rig varies, depending on the size of the gig... usually, I go with the "big stuff", as the sound is much better despite some extra stuff to carry and set-up.

Both my acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars have Dazzo pickups in them, and I run them into my Bose T1 Tonematch mixer gizmo, along with a Shure Beta 58A for my voice.

From the T1, into my Bose L1 Model II (w/ B1 subwoofer), and that's it... one cord from the T1 to the main PA unit, so a very sanitary stage set-up. I position the Bose behind me, off my left shoulder (ideally 8-12' away from me) - that lets me hear myself as my audience hears me, at pretty much the same volume that someone 50' away hears me. No need for additional monitors or the incumbent cords and exasperation!

I have an AER Compact 60 that really sounds good; I travel with it, as it's small and lightweight (12.8 #s). It works well for even bigger rooms, but if I have my druthers, I'll go with the Bose rig.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:41 PM
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LR Baggs M1 Passive if I'm using my own amp.

K & K Pure Mini (sometimes with a Fishman Aura Spectrum DI box) if I"m plugging into someone else's gear. I am still trying to figure out how to get the best sound from this pickup.

Fishman Matrix Ellipse Blend (older version) By far the best sounding of my pickups, but it is in a guitar that I no longer use for gigs.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:33 PM
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Guitar: Tippin OMT, EIR/German spruce, PUTW #54 dual SBT pickup and Joe Mills internal omni mic (used occasionally) or external Octava MC-021 mic (modded) with hypercardioid capsule (usually used).

Preamp/EQ: Pendulum SPS-1 with Pendulum Pickup/Mic module.

Effects: TC Electronics M3000 Stereo Effects; connected through the SPS-1's stereo effects loop.

Power Amp: Bryston 3B-ST.

Speakers: Pair Daedalus W803 on speaker stands.

I've used this rig for many many years and see or hear no reason to change it, although I've only played out twice with it in the past year.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:48 PM
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Shure SM58 into a Genzler Acoustic Array amp. I use this system in a 250 seat auditorium with adequate coverage. I do send a feed to the house mixer, but the feed is used primarily for the live stream video broadcast.
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:04 AM
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Two guitars, one with an LR Baggs M1A the other with an LR Baggs Lyric.

They go into a Bose T1 mixer which has every effect I could wish for.

The Bose L1 MII is my preference but I use a RCF powered cab when space is tight. No need for monitors with either set up, the RCF sits behind and above me.

Vocals are via a Neumann KMS 105 for me and an EV Cardinal for my wife.

All very simple, light and easy to set up.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:05 PM
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Martin OO-28 with K&K Pure Mini > Fishman Loudbox Artist

Shure SM-58 > Fishman Loudbox Artist

NOTE: Use Fishman Loudbox Artist as my "PA"

Add a small powered Kustom KPM-4 speaker on a mic stand as a vocal monitor, and I'm good to go
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Old 04-02-2021, 10:46 AM
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All vocals & instruments >ETL condenser mic >Touchmix TM 8 board >RCF HD32A powered speakers. A couple of asterisks: when the cellist plays with us she plugs straight into the board, and we sometimes add a second condenser mic.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:36 AM
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K&K Pure Mini + Headway EDM-1 preamp
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