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Username: paulman

Post Number: 22
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

Well the 12 year dream is all coming true. This is the most sweet sounding and controllable guitar I have ever played.

The Bass player put it best though..."The Skylark is sweet in a couple of spots, but you have to work it. The Further is sweet all the time". I think that's true so far :-)

I've been playing it through a Bose PS1 and it truly lets the guitar shimmer and shine.

I'd like to know your thoughts. Should the Further be plugged directly into the PS1 or should I run it through a preamp first then to the PS1 input?

Currently I'm running the loop through a Digitech 2120, which functions as a preamp and multi effects, with a couple of other effectors and then back to the Further, then directly into the Bose. I'm playing around with that chain but wanted to know the other board members thoughts.

The only thing I'm missing now is a MIDI interface! I miss my GR-30 and the various keyboard and horns. Maybe I'll stick the wart on and toy with it now that I have the Further in my arms.

Thanks much all, especially Alembic for making these wonderful art/tools.
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 1300
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post


Congrats on the Further. I should have mine in my hands in the not-too-distant future (I hope). I'm curious about the Bose cylindrical radiator system. What kind of music does your band play? What's the instrumentation of the band? Are others using the Bose system also? How loud is your band? Basically, I'm looking for a comprehensive review of the Bose.

Bill, tgo
Username: paulman

Post Number: 26
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill. I am sure you'll love your Further!

The Bose Cylindrical Radiator System, hmmm.

Quite frankly it's the most amazing thing I've played through. It works exactly as they say, and we have yet to hear a single complaint that it's too loud, or not loud enough. Currently there is one "pole" for my vocals and guitar, and a second pole for the Main Vocalist (drummer) and the backup (Bass PLayer). We also use the 3rd channel of the 2nd pole for the Kick Drum mike. The poles replaced the mixer, monitors, PA speakers, amps and a million cords. The Bass Player uses a Crown K2 and 3 B-52 Subwoofers, 'cos the Bose won't go past low D (He needs to go to B...Modulus Quantum 6 bass) with a Fender Bassman cab for the Mids.

It's the same principle (I hate to make the comparison, but I'm going to) of the Wall of Sound line array theory, albeit on a much smaller scale. What you hear is what the audience hears. It's really hard to be too loud becuase YOU will hear how loud it is, and know it's TOO LOUD LOL.

These things will fill the room with the music that is not blarey, just totally transparent projection. It's hard to believe. I still have problems believeing it but the recordings and crowd make it true.

If you go to the Bose site and read the "Reviews" message board there are hundreds of reviews there. The review of (hope this is no offense to anyone) Rick Turner and the Bose System was what put me over the edge.

We are a Original Rock band, with Jam band and Dead tribute roots. About 2 years ago we started to write tunes, and have 30 or so at this point in addtion to our cover material. Loud we can be. We try to play the dynamics so we can be REALLY loud if we want. The Bose work perfect for that. You can hear them at our site... on the live tracks but make sure you listen to it on a full range speaker, or some of the bass willl drop off.

We are usually running the gains about 1/2 to 2/3, and the masters at 11 or 12 o'clock.

Hope that helps. If we had the cash, we'd have a third for the bass players High and Mids. :D

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