Followup: First INDOOR gig.
Result: letdown compared to outdoors!
Well, much to my chagrin, the Compact that actually outperformed the Model I outdoors (with no B1) actually fell short of the Model I indoors! If anything, I would have expected it to be the other way around. Here are the gory details:
Remember in my previous post how I explained that the midrange was nicely rolled off by default, compensating for the lack of a midrange knob? Well, this turned out to be a major hindrance when it came to playing indoors, where I needed that midrange! The resulting sound was too exaggerated on the low and high end, without the midrange to balance out the sound. This was not a problem outdoors where the Compact's isolated high and low end actually sound better than the Model I's more midrangy sound. But indoors was a completely different story. That lack of midrange (which cannot be cut or boost) now makes me ask painfully: Why oh why did they not give us a sipmle little midrange knob
But as I broke down the system at the end of the gig, I was reminded once again about how amazingly light and the Compact is, and I could not give up hope. The hope is to try the T1 on the Compact (and when I say "on", that's actually a misnomer, for another painful oversight is the lack of mountability on the Compact All it takes to address this is some kind of simple rail or frame on the base of the Compact to accommodate a T1.)
Hopefully the tonal shaping possible with the T1 will allow me to recapture that midrange sweetspot that I find with the good old Model I (for which I must say I now have a newfound appreciation for). I am optimistic about the Compact, though, and I will post my results next week. I have another indoor gig, and I will try out the T1 with the Compact.
My fingers are crossed, and may the Force be with me.
To be continued...
-- jukeboxjoe; May 21, 2009 10:09 am --
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