Hi im playing in a 5 piece. im fronting with Vox,sax, and harp. there are keys, 1 guitar, bass and acoustic drums. Do you all think 2 model 2's with 2 b2 bass cabinets should be enough for us. We mostly play bars with 100-200 people
Definitely. I'm in a 4 piece band (2 guitars, bass and elec drums) and we use exactly that setup, plus a separate mixer. Best PA system we've ever had - and we've had a few over the years. It will work well in any bar and in very small locations you could even get away with just using one L1 + B2. With 2 you'll have power in reserve to cope with bigger bars, halls and other venues if needed.
Yes. We use that same system for classic rock band with 3 vocals, keys, guitar, and electronic Roland drums. Keys go direct through the Bose Tonematch 8 channel mixer and the guitar and bass use small amps with line outs to the Bose. Crisp vocals and enuf volume and bottom for all indoor venues. When we are outside, we often add a couple powered 15s for from of house and the Bose are always behind us. The L1M2 systems are generally behind us so there's never a need for monitors. Occasionally, we play clubs with a corner stage or elevated stage with low ceiling. This can present a challenge when you can't fit the towers under the low ceiling or get it behind the drummer. In those cases we have had success by placing towers at front of stage (traditional placement for FOH speakers) and adding a small wedge for the drummer for his vocals and e-drums. Rarely have we had to deal with any feedback. Amazing systems! Last gig we had a fifth player which added another guitar and a Roland sample pad. We get 12 channel by tapping a TM 4 channel into our TM 8 channel mixer. Compact and easy!
This system replaced our QSC system with two 18" subs, KW12s, and four 12" subs with allen and Heath QU16. So much easier now and we sound better with much more clarity.
We go direct into the Bose tonematch and use the general kick preset. Sounds great with nice punch. You can also bypass the TM mixer and go direct into the analog input on the L1 base unit. Obviously, u give up eq, etc., but it still sounds great.
Jan 17, 2010
We have used one Model 2 with 2 B1s many times for our 5-piece blues band with great results, for both indoor and outdoor events. We have 4 mics, gtr, bass, keys and drums feeding the T8S. When the drummer feels like using his acoustic drums, we mic just the kick. When he uses the digital, he has a separate mixer that he send a feed to the T8S.
However, lately we have been using 2 Compacts and a Behringer powered sub with great results and such an easy setup. Still using the T8S with the same feeds. We’ve been using this setup many times at an outdoor gig at a bar/restaurant on the lake with 100+ people. Both Compacts are about half way up, and the T8 at about 2:00. Plenty of overhead and many compliments on the sound. The band loves being able to hear everything the audience does. Great real-time mixing, and we play better when we hear each other and ourselves. The place loves us and our sound. We’re an average band. The Bose makes all the difference.