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Old 12-26-2018, 06:39 PM
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After 50 + years of playing I have come to a few realizations .
The reality of playing to live audience is such that as long as your gear does not actually "sound awful" the obsession of getting that perfect sound only really matters to us personally , and can be is as much of an obstacle as a benefit......... THE THING THAT MATTERS to the audience is that the performance be BELIEVABLE.
I am basically retired from regular performance but today if I were gearing up for "the road" I would probably sell all the PA gear , Then get a Line 6 Stagesource L2t for small venues and get the matching L2m for larger and outdoor and a top dynamic mic like a Shure SM7 B or a Heil 30 or 40 for vocal ( or outboard Phantom power supply unit if you have a definite condenser you like ) plug the guitar with pickup straight in and call it good -- Guitar ,speaker and one mic DONE
I concur with you on the Line 6 L2t and L2m! Although I have a Line 6 L2t, I just ordered the LR Baggs Synpapse Personal PA System as it is powerful at 500 Watts, with 180-degree coverage, 48 Volt phantom power, and reverb designed specifically for acoustic instruments. I'll do a review on the Synapse after it arrives this Friday.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:24 PM
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Now what I’m looking for is a speaker that has the effect build them for my guitar some modulation a little bit of Reverb some EQ and compression. Something where I could just plug my aura pedal directly in from my guitar my mic right into another input and sound great. It’s got to be pretty powerful as I play outdoor on the beach so it’s gonna carry at least as much is the EV.
Get a single QSC K.2 8". DSP effects are built in. Two inputs. CRAZY loud. My duo uses a pair of the old K series (plus an EV ZXA1 sub when necessary). We have not yet encountered an application that was too large (For example: we play this ski resort plaza pretty often with our little K8s + sub—or a gig with even more people, which I did solo without the sub).

One other option is something like the Schertler or the AER or the Godin Acoustic Solutions.

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Old 12-27-2018, 01:56 PM
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Not much simpler for me... 15 min done!
3 stands, one Loudbox Performer, one guitar, one gig bag & tip jar!
For larger venues I DI out into Presonus Air10... add a few extra minutes
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Hey guys long time no see. I did 248 gigs this year I play full-time and Iím in an out of a lot of places. Right now Iím using a powered 12 EV on a pole with guitar going into an Aura 12, then zoom ME50 for EQ, Compression, Modulation into a TCHelicon Performer on my mic stage. I got rid of the footpedal because I thought this would be a smaller footprint any easier and it turns out itís not. Iíve got the power cables mic cables and quarter inch cables going up and down my mic stand and itís just a mess I hate it. Plus it still takes me just as long as it did before to set up and tear down.

The problem is is I have a sound exactly like I like it for my aggressive style with a lot of lead fills, I need that compression and being able to dial the EQ carve out frequencies, etc is key. But Iím sick of toting in my big tub with the paddleboard a bag for my mic stand and speaker stand this speaker my guitar fan Etc. This past week Iíve been just using my speaker with a mic in one input in my guitar direct into the other input with surprisingly good results it took a little getting used to for the dry sound but I love the simplicity of it.

Now what Iím looking for is a speaker that has the effect build them for my guitar some modulation a little bit of Reverb some EQ and compression. Something where I could just plug my aura pedal directly in from my guitar my mic right into another input and sound great. Itís got to be pretty powerful as I play outdoor on the beach so itís gonna carry at least as much is the EV.

Only thing I found that exists that seems to have some of that minus the compression is the Line 6 speaker it even has their Variax acoustic that you can blend in which if it sounds decent I may even use in place of the Aura. Iím looking for ease of set up and simplicity hear it actually takes presidents over a perfect sound in this case. I have a lot of PA gear a lot of speakers already but none of them do what Iím looking for. Any suggestions would be welcome thanks gents.
I didn't read all the feedback so this may have already been said, but I just switched to line 6 Helix and love it. I had a rig similar to the op before: Aura Spectrum>multi fx for compression, eq, reverb > k10 or k12. Too many cables and power supplies.

The Helix IR block allows me to load Aura images (found on web) and mix wet/dry just like the spectrum. Plus I can actually save presets and name them for different guitars/Mando/banjo. Plus all the fx I could want. Plus internal power supply (ie no more wall warts and proprietary power supplies). Now all I carry in is the speaker, Helix bag, and instruments. Great!

I got the LT because I didn't intend to run a mic through it (Church use mainly) but if I was playing solo shows it would totally be worth the extra to get the Helix floor.

This is also the first time I can use the exact same rig for both acoustic and electric without feeling like I'm compromising either. Happy!

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Old 01-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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I didn't read all the feedback so this may have already been said, but I just switched to line 6 Helix and love it. I had a rig similar to the op before: Aura Spectrum>multi fx for compression, eq, reverb > k10 or k12. Too many cables and power supplies.

The Helix IR block allows me to load Aura images (found on web) and mix wet/dry just like the spectrum. Plus I can actually save presets and name them for different guitars/Mando/banjo. Plus all the fx I could want. Plus internal power supply (ie no more wall warts and proprietary power supplies). Now all I carry in is the speaker, Helix bag, and instruments. Great!

I got the LT because I didn't intend to run a mic through it (Church use mainly) but if I was playing solo shows it would totally be worth the extra to get the Helix floor.

This is also the first time I can use the exact same rig for both acoustic and electric without feeling like I'm compromising either. Happy!

A good friend of mine uses the Helix floor for acoustic shows and loves it. Heís trying to get me to switch.
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A good friend of mine uses the Helix floor for acoustic shows and loves it. Heís trying to get me to switch.
yep. Honestly I have been really surprised at how much I love it as an acoustic rig. If I was only using it for that purpose I could have easily gotten by with the Helix stomp rather than one of the larger floorboards. That makes it really cost effective and even potentially a battery-powered option, as many people have figured out ways to power The stomp with external battery sources.
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What about replacing

the AURA16
zoom ME50 for EQ, Compression, Modulation
TCHelicon Performer

by a
BOSS VE20
Line 6 HX stomp
Both might fit on a pedaltrain nano.

BOSS VE20 has a jack output
Line 6 has 2 inputs (L/R) and can work in parallel and end on an onboard mixer (Well I guess from reading the manual).
* One would add the EQ, compression, modulation and blend IR convolution (AURA)
* The other will be the mic

You'd end up with
1 XLR cable
1 guitar cable
1 nano pedalboard.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:17 PM
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yep. Honestly I have been really surprised at how much I love it as an acoustic rig. If I was only using it for that purpose I could have easily gotten by with the Helix stomp rather than one of the larger floorboards. That makes it really cost effective and even potentially a battery-powered option, as many people have figured out ways to power The stomp with external battery sources.
Technically it could take the place of my Tonedexter on my board by accepting profiles from the Tonedexter. Plus it could replace my Neunaber Reverb and give me many more FX options. The HX Stomp won't take up as much room either.
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Why not just something like the Bose T1 to your powered speaker?

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:22 AM
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Not much simpler for me... 15 min done!
3 stands, one Loudbox Performer, one guitar, one gig bag & tip jar!
For larger venues I DI out into Presonus Air10... add a few extra minutes
This is my idea of a simpler rig... One trip or 1.5 trips
Some of the places I've played you wouldn't want to leave any gear unattended for long and the more trips, the more some drunk notices
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yep. Honestly I have been really surprised at how much I love it as an acoustic rig. If I was only using it for that purpose I could have easily gotten by with the Helix stomp rather than one of the larger floorboards. That makes it really cost effective and even potentially a battery-powered option, as many people have figured out ways to power The stomp with external battery sources.
I just got a deal on the hx stomp. I had a helix
rack for a few days and liked it alot. The stomp
a small board ,k10,or d68 depending on the venue.
mic and stand. sounds pretty simple. Time will
tell. I cant wait for it to arrive. NTD new toy day.
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No affiliation, but I own this system and it's outstanding. I've owned many combinations of PAs and amps. I landed on this one. It's great value, simple, and sounds fantastic.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...highlight=nano

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Bose S1 with guitar and a mic.

Done
My favorite solo acoustic/duo peformers travel light.

Jeffrey Foucault and Billy Conway: Sears Silvertone electric (Danolectric u1), 5-watt amp, J45 for Jeff and a suitcase kick drum, a low-boy cymbal, a snare drum for Billy. And they tear the house down!

https://youtu.be/AGDRkS9D48E

Peter Mulvey: Martin 000 with Fishman Rare Earth blend into a tuner pedal, Boss GEB-7 Bass EQ pedal and a DI then to the house system. And he sounds like a whole band when he plays!

https://youtu.be/XvfIBIg3D_U


My wife and I gig out as a duo (two vocals and my guitar). We kick it old school: MXL2006 condenser mic (for us and the guitar) into the house system or our Fishman SA220 solo amp. One mic, one stand, one cable, one amp, one guitar. Voila!
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