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Everything posted by Woodinblack

  1. Yeh, that is way bigger than mine and you still have a back line - would be nice to get something that could replace that.
  2. I looked into the bose L1s, and the option is either an underpowered expensive L1 Compact, or a more powerful and eye wateringly expensive L1 with some numbers afer it. However, on all the youtube PA videos I have seen in the last week, which is an awful lot, if you are not a singer songwriter playing acoustic guitar in a coffee shop who doesn't mind a lack of reverb, there is no comparison that the L1s win, unless you take money out of any equation. I would still like to hear them though - we played with a group that had the only L1 S2s with some of the B2 bass bins, and swore by them, although I still noticed the guitarist had a 4x12 cab with a marshal and the bassist had a 4x10 harkte with some large amp on it, so I guess they were just doing vocals and maybe bass drum.
  3. I have a backbeat so I don't miss the lows particularly (but then have to contend with the feedback). I have a bass cab to do the bass, the PA does everything else. Except when I take the sub then I put some bass through it. If I had a decent PA that could take everything I would be happy to not have the bass cabs, but not there yet. Or maybe I am - never tried it! Maybe if I got a column speaker to put the vocals through then the guitar / bass / drums could go through the rest of the PA.
  4. Me and the drummer in my band have IEMs. The singer dances round the front of the stage generally in front of the PA so can hear everything. The guitarist was complaining about the fact he couldn't hear the singer. He doesn't want to use IEMs.
  5. That wouldn't really help the audience unless you gave everyone some IEMs!
  6. I was sort of put off by a youtube video from a guy that hires PAs, pointing out that due to the length of the evox j8 head, only frequencies above 2.2k were beam formed, so frequencies between 800hz / 2.2k would be down over a distance as they don't get the directionality of the high frequencies, which obviously makes sense.
  7. The line arrays have an anti-feedback thing so they can be put on the back
  8. Not exactly big, but reading was the music festival, glastonbury was the hippie festival that also had the bikers and hippies that had come down from the stonehenge festival. The music part got more important in recent years.,
  9. But you can - in the way you can with any bass.
  10. I did think it was odd that the news said 'the end of the best glastonbury ever'. I would have thought the best glastonbury ever was in the thoughts of people who were going and their experiences, so it couldn't ever be 'the best'. I would say the best ever was 1983, and it actually couldn't be beaten as I won't ever be 18 again.
  11. Well, I went through another cycle of thinking about the evox. I almost bought one to try out, was going to get a b stock one from PMT (which they have priced pretty high, and had reduced their full stock and then increased again), but it was cracked and it didn't seem worth it. Then someone local was selling a pair for 1k, but sold them while I was out at a gig. Dithered too much, seems a lot of money. Then I spent last night lookng at the reviews of Maui 11 G2s.. But the thing that I am thinking of that with the 2xTS212s and the 12" bass sub, on sunday at the open air gig we had a great sound and that whole lot cost less than £500.
  12. You know, I watched some of the Diana Ross set, and considering mostly that she just shouts the words to music, I don't think that if you had been there, it would have been that bad at all. I mean I have some gigs that I thorougly enjoyed, and then listened to them on the Telly or youtube and they didn't sound that great, but there, they were fine. Plus, frankly if you have a totally clear head at a 4 day festival to analyse the quality of singers on a saturday night, what the hell are you doing at a festival?
  13. Often the case (especially christmas work do's), but the last two weddings we have done have gone down a storm, the wedding before last the bride danced for the whole 2.5 hours of our set, and she wasn't even the one who booked us.
  14. Yeh, I saw him there, and had a ticket to the next one but that got cancelled.
  15. I have done a few gigs where I think the audience would have been happier with the DJ, but this was one of the first where i really would have been happier with the DJ too! To be fair, the DJs were very helpful and friendly!
  16. Love the idea of stingrays but never found one that I could cope with the neck on.
  17. Interesting weekend, tale of two halves. Saturday night, local club at the bottom of town where we never play. Its a very.. local.. club, but one of the people we know hired us for their party. Big stage, disco and karaoke before us, that was an experience, always makes me worried hearing people doing karaoke, I assume they think they can sing? Anyway, did the first hour but was so hot the guitarist insisted on having a break there to get some air, very funny vibe. Then they went back to disco and karaoke for the break then we did a second hour and a bit. The guy whos party it was was completely out of it and had a 5 minute rant half way through about.. who knows. Went back on for the second half, then 2 songs before the end, he insisted on doing a karaoke of hazel oconner with us, then the last two songs and out of there. Then the disco - I think they would have been much happier with the disco without us interrupting, and I think so would we. Sunday afternoon, local pub on top of a hill with views over most of somerset, havent played there since before covid and looking forward to it, never a bad day, but this one I had put a facebook post up and it had taken off. They had done it up a bit since were were there. Set it up, even miked the drumkit so I thought I would record it too. By the time we started playing it was already over packed and they had got some more tables in and then it was dancing, singing and full audience interaction from the word go, sounded great, everything worked well, played my TMB35, no irritations at all. Great day. At half time a woman in the crowd did say that she thought the singers vocals needed work as it wasn't as clear as when she saw queen with freddie mercury, but I suspect they had a separate sound guy And the owner overpaid us. Not unheard of in a venue, but unheard of for that venue!
  18. I saw on the local news a rather sad looking mid 20s woman complaining that although she didn't have a ticket, she travelled down from london in case anyone wanted to sell their ticket before realising she couldn't get in. Probably didn't understand why someone was playing outside london! Indeed - Killed by Death as he predicted.
  19. I find it hard to imagine that anyone other than you would care or notice?
  20. Oh thats good, mine are velcro. Same back on the outside though, two pockets (that each have pockets) on one side and 1 on the other side.
  21. Was the fan working flat out at that time? they do get hot but shouldn't get that hot.
  22. I have one of those but after a while the individual cross things sag down and it ends up being just a big bag! I suppose I could sew them in.
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