01-22-2012 02:12 PM
01-22-2012 03:56 PM
01-22-2012 04:03 PM
IMABO, it's a much better value than either of the Bose equivalents.
01-23-2012 04:23 AM
01-23-2012 05:41 AM
Okay, I'll play...
I've only used the Fishman once, but I own the Bose L1 Compact. The Fishman was nice, but the coverage/dispersion of the Bose is a bit better. The Soloamp spreads more like a conventional speaker, so it's a little more directional, and drops off faster.
The Bose takes some getting used to. The slower drop off is deceiving. You might not think it's quite loud enough on stage, but you'll find it's covering the back of the room just fine. It sounds really good, but so does the Fishman.
HOWEVER, the lack of reverb on the Bose might be a deal killer. I like a touch of 'verb on both guitar and vocals, so I must use an outboard unit. The Fishman has good 'verb built in.
01-23-2012 08:36 AM
if ya had your choice;would go with a;say;fender passport system over the fishman.i kinda on the fence.thanks!
01-23-2012 10:06 AM
01-23-2012 11:57 AM
It's kinda inappropriate to use a Solo Amp in a loud rowdy bar anyway right? The Solo-Amp is a 200 watt speaker cab in a 25 pound package. It should be obvious to anyone that the laws of physics as they apply to moving sound efficiently in a live environment seldom are broken. No matter how you cut the deck 200 watts ain't gonna move a whole bunch of air. To move air you need tin. Now that said the Solo-Amp does exactly what Fishman claims it will. It's a small, light, portable package that when used in environments it was designed to be used in works wonderfully. If you ask more of it than it was designed to give and it fails, it's not the Solo Amps fault
I've used the Fishman SoloAmp for a couple years at different size venues. Just the SoloAmp is ok for small quieter places, I prefer adding a powered monitor. With the monitor it fills most of my needs in solo gigs. For large rowdy bars I take a larger PA.
01-23-2012 06:45 PM
Don't you think that for what Bose charges for the L1, they could put in a reverb?
Glad you like the L1.
01-24-2012 09:56 AM
Thanks Terry. And yes, I do think the L1C should have some verb. But, if they added reverb, it would eliminate the need for their Tone Match thing, so Bose would lose a potential sale...... (kidding to some degree, but you get my drift)
01-25-2012 08:20 PM
01-27-2012 05:51 PM
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01-28-2012 07:45 AM
01-28-2012 08:57 AM
Quite probably not... but there are a lot of reasonably priced smaller powered subs out there that might add the thump you want.
Has any one used a foot stomper with the solo amp, i'm about to purchase one and wont get a chance to try it first. will the be enough bottom end for the stomp box?
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