Re: Small corner setup
03-13-2007 12:44 PM
Message 11 of 17
quote:Originally posted by docscott:
... I bought a small 2x4 ft. folding table at Sam's for $35 that we used to elevate the stick. It has a sturdy steel frame and plastic top (lightweight and solid). ... also put the bass box on the table next to the stick ...
I want to echo ST's concern; you really should check into the rating of the table. The top itself is probably sturdy enough, but the legs may be a concern after a little use/abuse.
Also, you might want to put a non-slip mat under the B1 when you use it on a table (or other relatively smooth, elevated surface); at louder volumes, the B1's can vibrate quite a bit.
An acoustic comment about the B1 position:
Elevating the B1, in this case, eliminated the objectionable boominess. That's good. However, be aware that the B1 can be a source of feedback, too, if too close to a hot mic -- or an acoustic guitar pickup! An alternative to elevating the B1 would be to move it out of the corner (although you may need to get a longer B1 cable, if you elevate the column that much!).
quote:...Since we are running only one bass module at this time, I found it lacking when running my Fender Deluxe Jazz bass through the system...
Yea, one B1 just won't generally provide enough bass oomph to balance everything the column is capable of putting out. For any bass instrument, two B1's is pretty much the minimum (even without going to a separate L1 for the bass). It's understandable, when you consider that with a single B1 you only have ~125w of low-end conventional bass sound struggling to match 500w of tailored, unconventional mid-/high-range sound.
Great!quote:... Given the limited space, the sound worked out great. ... I'm now confident we can make the system work in any setup they throw at us...