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RE: Acoustic questions and "Hello!"
I think your budget is an obstacle for what you are trying to accomplish.
Hopefully you already have the guitar pickup (and as for the slap in the hole
kind, if you can tolerate the tone it produces normally, it will be fine, if you
don't like it, then just picture having to hear multiples of it.
Personally I've never heard one other than the Sunrise, which is quite
expensive, that I could tolerate for any length of time).
RC-20 will work fine with an acoustic, depending on what features you need to
have. If you want features like progressive undo and multiply, I'm pretty
sure you are going to have to spend more money (check the owners manual/or
loopers delight page on-line for the features). If you want to run guitar
and vocals though a looper you are going to need a mixer in front of the looper,
and with your budget I'm not sure you are going to be able to afford one that
has the capabilities to also route out to a PA as well with some clever signal
chain management.....so you may have to hold off on that idea and just run your
guitar through the looper, buy the cheapest 4 channel mixer you can find and
output it into the cheapest PA you can find (a guitar amp will not produce
satisfactory results with the guitar and 2 vocals).
your price limitations, you may need to cut corners everywhere. I believe
the Akai Headrush is the cheapest looper on the market <$200, you may want to
see if this could possibly fit your needs though the RC-20 has longer record
times and loop storage capabilities.
think you are probably going to have to invest more than $400, if all you have
right now is a guitar without a pickup. Especially if you intend to use
this rig in a public place. If you are going to use this for practice
purposes and then have access to a PA at a gig, then you might want to hold off
on the PA and get a mixer with 2 headphone outs, and use that to practice until
you can afford to really buy some decent equipment. Just throwing out
for a K-Dub (Keller Williams) fix, if you are not aware of it you need to check
out this site: www.archive.org/audio then
go to the live music archive part, there you will find over 100 K-Dub shows in
lossless compression for FREE. I also recommend checking out Brock Butler
on the site as well, he also uses a looping device (start out with the SBD
Harmony & Matthew [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
July 07, 2005 6:40 PM
Subject: Acoustic questions and
My name is Matthew, I have been playing guitar for 15 years, last 10
mostly acoustic, and i recently got into Keller Williams...AND, i am fired up
and dying to set up a simple rig..something i can afford...i can see in former
posts that the echoplex and other high end peices work nicely...
well, here is my idea...i want to mic the guitar...(acoustic
pickup?)...have it run through the "looper"..and a mic for my wife and i
to sing...(if it could run through the looper, great, but i realize with my
budget!?!)...and then have a speaker system...(amp, or small PA set
up...) all for not much money...100 dollars...HAHAHA, ok, no, may 300, i
know, ah, 400 with it all ready to go?!? i hear that you dont need a
guitar amp with the acoustic...or even shouldnt...but i want a system to take
the mic too...the singing mic that is...
if i buy...say a Boss RC 20...will that work well with an acoustic...i am
in the dark here...i dont know what is out there lately...and for my price
range...i know, please stop laughing;) at the very least i would like to
know if a regular "slap in the soundhole" pick up in my blueridge will be ok
with something cheap as a RC 20...or would it be a waste of money?
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