I traded my Mark V like I said I would, I'm pretty happy, I get great guitar tones from my POD HD500 into the model II, and this is going to offer a lot more options at gigs no matter what band I play in.
So now I have 2 model II's, 2 T1's and 4 B1's. I also bought the A1 packlite. I'm thinking before the end of the month I may get another B1 which would allow me in certain situations to run 1 model II with a single B1 and the other with 4 B1's which could then easily handle Kick drum and maybe bass guitar.
I've been just recently getting comfortable gigging with the single system, I'm excited to start working with two systems. It's bound to be easier and better. I'll report back as I get some gigs under my belt.
As you've no doubt noticed, I am a strong advocate of having your own rig that you can run in a consistent way from gig to gig and band to band. There is enough to think about when you get to a gig without having to re-work your mindset around how you set up the gear this time.
Having two L1®s could mean that you have your rig and another one for other people in various situations.
I think that you're right about getting another B1 so that you can run 4 B1s with your Packlite for the other L1®. When I'm playing with a full band, I rarely use two B1s. The rhythm section usually covers the low end and if I'm pushing much in the bottom, I'm probably stepping on the Bass player.
So anyway - enjoy the new L1®. I'll look forward to reading what you've got to say as you have more time with two.
Thanks ST, that's kind of what I'm thinking regarding the extra B1. I don't think I really need more than 1 for just my guitar and vocals but it's good to have lots of options.
I have to say though, these units really have a lot of hidden surprises. Although they say 170 degree coverage there are some sweet spots beyond that coverage. I imagine that the 170 claim is really more for the audience coverage. But there are some great spots to the side and behind.
Having learned that at the last gig, at a rehearsal with another band, so I set up a directly to the side of my L1, my mic was literally 2.5 to 3 feet from the radiators maybe a couple of inches behind the 180 degree line. This band rehearses pretty loud but I could hear my guitar and vocals perfectly, and no feedback even though I was that close. It's a beautiful thing.
Eventually I will have tried enough different set ups that I will just know what works for what situations, in the interim I'm really enjoying learning to get the most out of this approach.
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