Our drummer uses a TD-20 kit with a double bass system and we are experiencing the 'more kick' syndrome that I've seen discussed on this forum quite a bit. He is going to try a packlight with two more B1's borrowed from my double and our lead guitarist's double.
Since our bass player cannot afford a full rig right now, but is willing to ante up for a packlight system, we are considering running him and the drummer throught the same system with 6 total B1's. I know this is a ton of B1's but I'm thinking that this system will be under heavy load with two bass heavy instruments beating it. Any thoughts?
Also, I know that 1,2, or 4 b1's will retain the same tone balance (just louder) because the system corrects for the added subs. If you daisy chain two A1's, does this still hold true?
It sounds like you are currently using a total of 4 systems.
If you want the bass guitar and drums to share the 6 subs, it sounds like the best way is to use only one PS1 and L1 setup for them, and run the first 2 B1's with the PS1 and the other 4 B1's with the Paclite's.
Down the road, when its in the budget, having the drummer and bass player each have their own 4 B1's will work out better. We each have 4 B1's.
But as the drummer, I have found on a lot of the average indoor gigs that two is plenty. But unlike your electronic drummer, my acoustic bass drum is generating sound on its own. So your drummer will definately see the advantage of having four or six.
But it will be a good experiment to see how your bass and drums sound set up like that. A lot of bands share systems with good results.
If it seems like you are pushing them too hard, you can always add more subs to your bass players rig later.
We'll see what the pro's at Bose say too. Best of luck. Geno
Our group has found that we like the sound of the bass guitar much better with only 2-B1s, with 4 subs & the packlite, it was just too much. We tried it in three different rooms and always went back to just 2-B1s.
Of course I would sure like to hear my drums thru 6-B1s!
how many sub can you use with 1 packlite
On August 25 I took my L1 classic/2B1s and used just the PS1 from my other classic to power 6 more B1s.The 20"kick drum sounded huge too huge for my taste but then I like the sound of an unmiked Kit.
I tried different combinations 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.My favorite for say a blues or pop band would be 4 or 5 B1s. 6 is where it started to get too much for me and by 8 B1s things in the house were rattling so loud I couldn't hear the kick drum properly.
That Night I played with what I would call a hard rocking blues band. I used 4 B1s and It cut just fine .
Bose Live Music Team
The PackLite&trade was designed to power two B1s. I would recommend maximizing the L1 system bass capacity with two B1s, then add two B1s at a time with one PackLite&trade per pair.
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