Imagine what your local music store would look like if the L1 system became accepted.
There would be the usual racks of guitars, basses and the drum section. The stomp box cabinet would be much much smaller - the Tonematch engine making much of it redundant. Now need for all the electronic boxes of sound correction wizardry.
The amplifier section would have been cleared out of it marshall stacks, and monster bass rigs....to be replaced by the space saving L1.
The floor space could be used to display more musical instruments .....like violins, flutes. There would be room once again to fit the upright pianos. Imagine that? A music store actually devoted to musical instruments.
The stock in the PA section of the store would be relegated to the technology museum.
Lead vocals, bass, keys, acc gtr
L1m2 and T1
Blue EnCORE 300 mic
Composite Acoustics GXI guitar
Warwick Alien Acoustic Bass
Washburn XB400 electric bass
Roland RD300GX keys
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That would be great but there are still so many die-hard's out ther that think LOUDER is BETTER. I was approached a few weeks back at one of my gigs by one of those guys who said "Hey man you sound real good for a one man band but you can't cut it for most places because I (He) can't "FEEL" any chest thumping bass or head pounding drums or throbbing guitar licks" I just smiled and said "Yeah I like it that way cause I guess I'm just and old fart" Then he began asking where were the monitors and the sound system was. We had quite a "BOSE" conversation after that. After he walked around the room and listened closely, his only comment was <xxx> COOL. I overheard him later telling someone that all that sound comes out of that skinny little pole and a couple of small bass boxes. I got a real kick out of that. As I have said before "WAY TO GO BOSE".
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Given an iPod world, with iPod-like expectations, I suppose it could happen. Some would still choose a less traveled path - popularity is often a sign of mediocrity.
Yeah, it's a neat though, and Bose has certainly created a wonderful product, but I feel that people are way too much into tradition for things like loud, obnoxious, peaky 4x12 cabs to go by the wayside. : )
Let's be fair here. There will always be a place for larger P.A. gear.
I love my BOSE, but no one product is the be all/end all for every situation.
The L1 is pretty common these days, at least here in Florida. I think it is widely accepted for acoustic acts, and partially accepted when it comes to bands.
"Let's be fair here. There will always be a place for larger P.A. gear."
In extremely large venues, sure. However, I was referring, of course, to the applications that the Bose system could easily cover. That's why I mentioned the "tradition" aspect. There are many people who, (even though the Bose system is perfectly applicable in a given situation), will still choose a sonically inferior (and/or more unwieldy) piece of gear...simply because it's the prescribed, "traditional" path.
It may change but it will take a generation to die off as the old school types still pop up for vinyl over digital (may start a war hear by saying that!) - but who do you know that really wants to hear 8tracks over their iPod?
There will always be the rebel types (right now we might be the users of the L1!) who think "let's use that - nobody else is!
As I've said before - it's actually fine for me during this "adoption phase" (though Bose employees might wince!) because I get the benefit of having exceptionally better sound compared to my peers - it's just icing on the cake as I hope my music is exceptional as well! LOL! Unfortunately that distinguishing factor may diminish as more musicians come to their senses and switch to the L1! In the meantime, we can all celebrate being among the first to wake up from the long dark night of the triple system!
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