Hi everyone. I am one of the "new" at-Bose guys. I just wanted to get a feel for what everyone is using for interfacing their guitar rigs into the Personalized Amplification System? Thanks for listing your rigs...
I mostly play keys, but I've been experimenting with my Yamaha Silent Guitar. Tried the Aphex Acoustic Exciter....it is cool but not quite what I'm looking for. Ordered a Fishman Aura to try. My Taylor 310 with ES sounds pretty good but I'm trying avoid carrying it around. Will try the Mama Bear when and if it comes out. I'll find my sound (soon enough). Sure is fun trying. And the PAS is where it starts for me.
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Kramster, that is great you are experimenting with different guitars and sounds. The 1st time I heard an acoustic on the Personalized Amplification System I was blown away. I love the sound of a great full acoustic with a little bit of reverb and ambience on an amp.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Steve-at-Bose,
I have an acoustic and two electric guitars, and a Keyboard all interfaced through a computer system with a MOTU 828MKII firewire audio interface.
1. The acoustic is a Larrivee L10B with a Highlander IP-2 pickup. This contains a piezo bridge pickup and also an AKG C416 microphone. This feeds two channels of a Motu 828mkII firewire audio interface. These are panned left to a single output that feeds channel 1 of the PAS set to preset 23.
2. The electric is either a Clapton Strat or a Jimmy Page Les Paul that feeds channel 1 of the 828 which in turn feeds channel 1 of the PAS. I use preset 31 (Strat) and (36 Les Paul) for these.
3. The keyboard is a Kurzweil PC2X that connects through an analog input on the 828 and then into channel 1 of the PAS. I use preset 00 for this.
In all the above cases I can optionally insert a PodXT PRO for effects.
I also will soon have a Gibson Echoplex that can be inserted in the effect chain for loops.
The computer (a Mac G4 Cube) running Logic feeds channel 3 and 4 of the PAS via analog outs 3 and 4 of the 828.
I'm using a Line 6 Vetta combo amp going direct from the direct out xlr to my PAS. Since I no longer need the speakers of the Vetta, I took the chassis out and had a friend make a box to mount it in. Now if Line 6 would come out with a rack-mount version of the Vetta that would be fantastic!
I am also using a Line 6 Variax modeling guitar with a digital interface to the Vetta. This is an incredibly versatile rig which is perfect for playing in a cover band.
CJ, My performing axe '97 Gibson EC30 Blues King Electro, Fishman(Gibson) Prefix, plugged directly into the PAS, preset 20, get busy with the fingers and that's all I need.
I have mic'd my SJ200 also, with either a c1000 or 57beta. I move to much to play on a mic, but the sound is great in the sweet spot.
I bought a PAS immediately after the test drive last Nov, and sold my Trace the next day.
I've got a couple Strats, a Les and a Gretsch 6129 that I feed to a PODxt with a shortboard. I feed the PODxt to channel two and my vocals to channel one. Easy as can be.
I'm basically using a Yamaha Magicstomp with a CryBaby Wah and a Airline Wireless unit. My problem is choosing which "dog to walk", my Strat or Tele, Parker, Steinberger, Reverand, PRS. Nice problem to have! I also run my Triton le thru it as well. I also plan to use it in a theater production of "Grease" this summer in the pit orchestra. I love the versatility of my Bose. It can do any situation that I've been able to throw at it.
Jaybird, how is that Magic Stomp? I have a friend that uses the DG Stomp and the UD Stomp and he loves them both. I played steinbergers for about ten years. I loved those guitars for the longest time but as most guitarists/gearheads are by nature, I had to get something different. I am presently playing a couple of John Suhr standards... which are basically Strats with out pickguards and there is a humbucker in the bridge position. My rig is a little involved but I'll list anyway...
The brains of my system is an Axess Electronics RX1 Switcher/Router that is midi controlled. I run 10 pedals in it. The output goes to one of two amps. First is a VHT Pitbull CL50 and the other amp is a Rocktron Chameleon. The VHT is turned into a preamp via the use of an 8 Ohm THD Hotplate. Both amps feed a DMC System Mix Plus that feeds the fx units. I am running a Line 6 Echo Pro, a Lexicon PCM 91 and an Eventide DSP 7000. The mixer outs feed the wet and dry signals to what ever power section I want to use... either a Personalized Amplification System or a power amp and cabs. Cheers...
As one of the pioneers, it took a while to finally find a guitar tone I was consistently happy with. I have been running either a mexican strat or a 86 Shecter Strat w/ texas specials into an Ibanez Tube Screamer and an early 60's Ampeg Jet 1 x 12", miked with a Shure SM 57. Can't ask for much better tone. The only downside is that I don't get to use my hot rodded 68 Bassman much anymore.
Your rig sounds crazy and mixed up but I bet it sounds killer.
I've used the Personalized Amplification System with a Mexican Tele, going straight into channel 1 - no pedals, no nuthin' . It was delicious.
Nathan, some of the best tones out there are served straight up. However, I happen to love fx, both pedals and rack mount processors. If anyone out there has any crazy pedals please list them. I am always looking to learn about the latest pedals and their makers. Just for fun I'll list the pedals in my RX1 Switcher...
1- Fulltone Deja Vibe
2- Emma Discombobulator (envelope filter)
3- Frantone Cream Puff (fuzz)
4- Zvex Super Duper (boost/OD)
5- Zvex Fuzz Factory
6- Zvex Machine
7- Zvex Octane III (octave fuzz)
8- Danelectro Frenchtoast (octave fuzz)
9- Landgraff Sho-Buzz
10- Prescription Electronics Experience Pedal
Who else out there is a pedal junky???
CJ. You and I have talked an as you know I am new to the rack world. I run a GCX switching system with a few things running through it including a Line 6 Echo pro. As far as pedals go however, here's what we're looking at right now...
- MXR Dyna-Comp
- Fulltone Fulldrive 2
- Keeley Modified TS9
- Keeley Modified RAT
I want to get some good modulation effects going as well as maybe another Keeley Ts9 and a big muff. I play a USA Strat with Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot pickups in it and am looking to aquire a nice Les Paul in the future. Amp wise I run a 1969 fender Twin but am considering getting a second amp to run as a dirty amp (Mesa mark IV?). Any thoughts or suggestions?
I use a Taylor 600 Special (614 style) maple with ES into channel1, preset 20; a Taylor 710ce with ES, chan 1, preset 20; Taylor 724ce cocobolo Nylon with LR Baggs Active Element pickup, Channel 1, preset 21; insert a Boss ME50 for effects. Chan 2, for a PRS Archtop/PRS ce22, preset 32 and insert ME50. I run vocals thru an FBT pickup 8 mixer with built in effects, left channel out, into channel 3. Audix OM5 and SM57 or SM58 (SM57 seems less prone to feedback due to more directional focus) into the FBT mixer. My partner's guitar is an Ovation, through an older DigiTech preamp with a tube preamp, (RP7?)into channel 4.
This is compact, less to carry, less to set up.
On solo gigs, I run the Taylors as above, ditch the mixer and run an Audix OM5 into channel one, inserting a Guyatone Micro Delay for effects on vox.
Over 30 years of playing, and never better sound.
Spanglish, the MK 4 has a silent recording feature where the speaker can be muted while the recording line out is still active. That could be a great way to get a killer guitar tone into a mixing console or a Personalized Amplification System. Have your tried the Line 6 Modulation Pro unit? It has some great modulation effects in it. Great pedals... Robert Keeley has some great mods.
Gots to have my pedals!
Morley volume pedal
Ibanez TS9 for crunchy rhythms
MXR Micro Amp for clean solo boost
MuTron III Envelope Follower (ala Jerry Garcia)
Boss Analog Delay for slaps and space-jam sweeps
Boss Digital Delay for triplets and other 'tap-tempo' rhythmic delays
Original Yamaha SPX90
Guild M80 solid-body w/ 2 high output DiMarzio humbuckers
'72 Strat w/ high output Seymour Duncan single- coils
Takamine auditorium-sized cutaway with maple top and sides
I usually gig with my Mesa Boogie MKIII Simul-class in the 15W, Class A lo-power mode w/ 2 EL34s. Some effects go inline into the amp's input, others through the amp's efffects loop. I made a powered pedal board and custom snake to keep it all manageable...
I mentioned in another post that my new favorite rig with the Personalized Amplification System™ is my Guild through the TS9 into a bandmate's '65 Princeton Reverb with a Beta 57 on it. Simple and SWEET! I expect that it won't be long before I start monkeying around with a more elaborate version, along the lines of my other rig...
Chuck, I hear ya man. I really want to start experimenting with mics on small combos. I loved the sound of Tony's little amp at the show we saw. I'll keep you posted when the experiments begin.
Another one of the Pioneer band members here. I'm a total vintage geek. My usual stage rig before the PAS was a '52 Gold Top Les Paul, Ernie Ball volume pedal, Vox Tone Bender fuzz box, original Maestro Echoplex, and a '66 Fender Pro Reverb. There are occasionally a few variations, but you get the idea. Needless to say I was a bit freaked out by the idea of the PAS... I'm very attached to my sound and so are my bandmates and audience. I was not about to just trade in my amp.
I solved the problem by getting a Dr. Z Air Brake. I just put that on my amp, mic the amp through the PAS with a 57, and I'm good to go. It's freaky how transparent the sound is (plain amp vs. amp w/Air Brake thru PAS), but I lose the directionality and the excessive (for anybody in the speaker path) volume. Now everybody gets my tone. Very cool!
I am looking around for a smaller amp now that will work with this setup and maybe even give me some additional tones that I normally couldn't get without a second amp. Reverend is coming out with a new all-tube 1-10 combo in a month or two that I'm very psyched to try. I'll let y'all know my impresssions when I do.
Lee, I had on old Maestro Echoplex for a few years. It was a '63 with tubes and all. I spent about 20 hours restoring it to "show room new". I replaced the cartridge and the tubes as well. Great piece. Eric Johnson still uses them in his rig. They add a bit warmth and girth to the guitars over all sound. Maestro made some great stuff. What are you using for echo and/or reverb these days?
Hi guys - great thread! Very cool to see all the gear being used. I'm doing an acoustic duo; Martin OM-28V with K&k mini pure western - preset 24 is heaven, but when CH 1 & 2 aren't available I add a touch of highs with a Baggs ParaDI into channel 3. My other guitar is a Martin 000-18 kit w/Fishman Matrix straight into channel 3, or through a Boss 7-band EQ 1/2 way into channel 1's insert when all other inputs are spent.
This PAS is awesome with either guitar!
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