Tbrogit wrote:Im interested in hearing what folks are using for their acoustic setups. I run straight a D-28 into a mackie board and Im definitely trying to improve tone. I use one of those lr baggs I-BEAM pickups which are ok but not great. Thinking about adding the Sarno black box to the chain and also thought about maybe using the MC-50 instead of the PA into something like a monitor wedge.
I'm still on gigging hiatus but until last year this little guy has gone with me to EVERY gig for over a year:
http://www.fishman.com/products/view/lo ... erformer-1
and will in the future.
What it is:
INPUTS: 3. 2 channels into front with mixer and FX, 1 rear with level only
OUTPUTS: 3. digitally isolated 1, digitally isolated 2, summed input 1 + 2
For all gigs, electric and acoustic, I put my vox into 1 and feed the SBD from the DI out of ch1
For acoustic gigs, plug my acoustic straight in, use it for FX, tones shapping etc and as my main monitor, send SBD out of ch2
For electric gigs, I put my mic on my amp, get my amp volume to low with enough to gimme a little feel, supplement with amp, send SBD DI out of ch2
For all gigs I also use a SPEAKER/XLR multi-level DI box, grab something off the main monitors, and plug into the rear input.
This gives me FULL control over what I hear, never do I ask the soundguy for ANYTHING except to take his feeds from my setup which are isolated DI and I can hear without massive volume.