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  • 300 People, Will the Bose L1 Compact Be Enough?

    I guess I'll find out, tomorrow is the 300 people gig, I'm just background music but I want to be heard. I have a backup plan which consist of running a wireless signal out of the back of the Bose to a Roland AC-60 on a speaker stand. Wish me luck!!

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    Good Luck Sgt. Rock. It'll depend largely on crowd behavior. If the crowd is seated,, quietly focused on your performance, you should do ok. If it's a bar-type gig, or a reception-hall, with people milling about, talking, etc, then that'll be a challenge to say the least. Develop a rapport, and have fun with those closest to the stage, and you'll have a great time.
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    • #3
      it depends on if you will be playing to the dancefloor or to the whole room. it will be hard to push an L1 compact to fill a big room, especially if they are noisey. people on the dancefloor should hear you fine.
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        You know, as a listener I'd like that. Music audible throughout (maybe) but never loud except near the stage, where you go to dance. You won't get as many people up dancing, maybe (sometimes you dance because you can't hear to talk, ya know) but everybody should be happy. Location, the invisible volume knob.



        And you have a backup in case.
        Originally posted by senorblues;
        ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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          I'm just background music but I want to be heard.



          If you're just supposed to be background, that shouldn't be a problem for a couple of reasons. The first being that background music needs to be fairly quiet to allow easy conversation. The second reason being that the ambient noise of the crowd would preclude you (or it should) from turning up to get over their noise - so you won't need much rig for the gig.



          I play a lot of background gigs (solo to trio) and have sometimes felt the need to turn down in order to bring the crowd noise down.



          If you were the main attraction, and dancing was required, that could be a very different story.

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            Quote Originally Posted by Shaster
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            If you're just supposed to be background, that shouldn't be a problem for a couple of reasons. The first being that background music needs to be fairly quiet to allow easy conversation. The second reason being that the ambient noise of the crowd would preclude you (or it should) from turning up to get over their noise - so you won't need much rig for the gig.



            I play a lot of background gigs (solo to trio) and have sometimes felt the need to turn down in order to bring the crowd noise down.



            If you were the main attraction, and dancing was required, that could be a very different story.




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            • #7
              So....



              how did it go?
              Originally posted by senorblues;
              ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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                Quote Originally Posted by pogo97
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                So....



                how did it go?




                Yeah, Sarge, how was it? I bought a Bose L1 Compact this summer and have only used it once, so I'm interested.

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                • #9
                  I am also interested in hearing the details on how the gig went.

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                  • #10
                    First off, there wasn't 300 people there but there was great food and fine looking women. The Bose went through it with flying colors with room to spare. The L1 Compact is ideal for what I do because people 5 feet away can carry on a normal conversation and the people 50 feet away can easily hear the music.

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                    • #11
                      At the risk of this turning into another one of THOSE threads, YEA BOSE! We love ours (L1II).



                      Glad it worked out for you.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for letting us know about your experience. Regarding the lengthly pro/anti debates, it's not about personal preference or allegiance to a brand. It's simply about what works and what doesn't. You never know what you may have to use. Any unbiased information can be very useful in assessing a situation. :-)

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                        • #13
                          I think I could have done it with my Roland AC60 on a pole.

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                            Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Rock
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                            I think I could have done it with my Roland AC60 on a pole.




                            I was thinking the same thing Sgt.

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