Plan B is a 5 piece band.
Playing Classic Rock
Performing in Private parties, small clubs for audiences of < 200
Show type: Loud Classic Rock
Using the L1® System since December 2003
Geographic location: Lynnwood WA., USA
Notes about Plan B
Plan B has been together about a year, and plays Classic Rock and newer songs, focusing on melody and musical dynamics. Some members have played together previously in other groups over the last 30 years, some less than a year.
Bose L1® equipment
2 L1/1-B1-Classic, L1/2-B1 Classic, 1 L1/2-B1 MII, 2-B1/Packlite, 2- T1s.
Comments about the L1® System
Randy (Drums) is still a skeptic about 'self-mixing', but the recordings show that it works well. The clarity of each instrument is great through 4-L1s. Audio tracks on the mySpace videos from Montagues Party were recorded using a Zoom H4 w/ Oktava MK012 Condenser mics in ORTF config. about 15 ft in front of the stage.
Web Site: Plan B - mySpace page Plan B - mySpace page
Mark Morgan: Guitar
Rick Walter: Keys
Randy Hiatt: eDrums / Percussion
Tom Roberts: Bass
Jerry Clausen: Vocals and vocals.This message has been edited. Last edited by: troberts,
just wondering - your guitar player - is he through an L1 or his amp only. If both, is his amp facing forward? You guys sound great, so don't take this the wrong way - I thought the guitar was just a hair loud (on the Bomber - the only one with a vocal) so was just curious how he was set up.
Hi blu -
Mark is running through a Goodsell Super 17, 1-12 that is mic'ed w/ an Audix I-5 (little black stand in front of the grill-cloth) to Ch 1 of an L1/B1 Classic. The amp is pointed across the stage at about 30 deg. angle from the back wall, towards the keyboard player. His amp volume is set to about the same level as when in our 16x20 practice room.
Thanks! We put in some practice time, and the L1s help.
No problem - we discovered an interesting electrical problem at this event. The L1 for the guitar, the Goodsell amp, and his Boss GT-10 pedal were all plugged into one electrical circuit which also served the stage lights. The remaining 3 L1s, for bass, keys, and eDrums - all running directly to the L1s, were on a second circuit.
While we were playing there were several 'random volume changes' on the guitar sound that would then stay at the new level. We suspect due to a pool-pump, which is on the same circuit, as the source of the problem. It also affected other bands using that circuit, as we noticed several guitarists on that side of the stage suddenly looking at their amps, and then adjusting volume mid-song. With all that said, he was a little louder than the rest... !
Where did you see that tune?
Is it the James Gang song?
I'd really like to hear it, didn't see it on myspace.
Loved Come Together, great arrangement, and solves the problem of not being able to memorize those ridiculous lyrics...a big problem for any band.
Nice sound Tom, good to see you and your new band.
Yes, it's the long version of the James Gang song. Click the link to 'View My: Videos' on the left side under the picture of Randy & Mark.
Thanks! Credit to Mark for that!
Yes! One vocalist sang "he got toe-jam eyeball" (s/be football), cracked us all up!
Love the reimagining of Come Together as an instrumental.
Aah yes, found it. Very nice, beautiful guitar work, and everything else!
I loved that song back in the day, we used to jam on it.
Don't think we ever did it out live though.
I remember back in the early L1 days, you posted a pic with all the gear BEHIND the white backdrop.
That was a cool shot, do you ever set up that way anymore?
Thanks - Mark can "make it cry and sing". Its a fun one, although we played it too fast - the heat of the moment and everything!
When we first used the L1's there, the back-drop was fabric (and the stage was smaller!) so behind it was a good spot for them, later the backdrop changed to plastic-sheet which interfered with the high freqs, so didn't work as well, and now it's a plywood-stud wall so it won't work at all with the L1's behind!
Randy the drummer here.... I just bought my 1st L1 Classic, with one B1 (need another one now). Tom changed my mind on the L1 or at least showed me a sound quality I can't get otherwise (thanks Tom). Tried out lots of wedgy monitors and was never satisfied. I use my L1 as a stage monitor and pass the signal on to the PA as well. I still find it hard to mix from the stage as I want to get out there and hear what they are really hearing, mostly for balances between musicians. I'm just a soundman at heart. To see some more from this old gig Tom posted visit my FaceBook page (Randy Hiatt), I uploaded a few more cuts.
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