buckaroobanzai said:For the record, though, Milkman's system is one of the best I've heard in a bar setting. And he doesn't crank it 'till yer head blows off. You Toronto types should really try and make the pilgrimage to IT on Friday to hear these guys.
Mostly YorkvilleBenee Wafers said:So Milkman what gear are you runnubg for your P.A.?
Anybody out there familiar with and use the BOSE PAS system?
I like the concept too. Very compact, works great in tight spaces, (which is most pubs these days). The photo I use for my avatar was taken at The Village Inn, in Bowmanville Ont. They set you up in a little alcove just big enough for one small table. Just out of the frame (to my right) was the Bose system they use there on Sundays. Several members of the different fingerstyle guitar associations I belong to use them. (Our Quinte group have one.) If I go forward with this idea of getting serious about playing out then I will have to purchase some gear of my own. I may end up going with the Bose even though I think just as good sound could be had for less. They are easy to transport. Another plus when you're driving any distance in a small vehicle already loaded with guitars and players.Benee Wafers said:Hey Stephen
Oh yeah I knew it was pricey but the concept sounded so right to me.
I think though that solo or duo could use that system to great advantage.
That is what the Men of Steel are using on their present tour. Each member has his own dedicated system. Seeing it's basically a two channel set up I assume they each use one channel for their mike's and the second for their instruments.Benee Wafers said:To get a whole band to use the system would be the best but then not all members would agree to shell out that kind of cash.
Oh it has some mix / EQ abilities built into the main panel plus on the remote. But obviously most people feel it's not broad enough. They want more control over a greater variety of parameters. Check it out. Just remember that those are US prices. And that local retailers paid higher exchange rates back six months ago when they placed their orders.Benee Wafers said:I wasn't aware that it would be necessary to use a mixer in addition to the system. For that money it should come as an all inclusive system don't ya think?
We're not full time. I was full time for more than eleven years (78 ~ 89) while on tour and for an additional five or six years working at a music store as a tech and teacher. I like it better this way. The music comes first. Business comes third or fourth. No weddings, Bird Dance songs, et cetera. We take only gigs that we really want and we play only the songs we love.Benee Wafers said:Very impressive Milkman. You guys set that up and break it down every night/gig?
Checked out your website. Didn't see any place with audio links though. None there?
'Spose this isn't the right place to be asking unrelated questions..........but.........you guys do The TommyKnockers as a full time gig or are you all lawyers, structural engineers,biochemists during the week?
Noticed in one of the perfomance pictures the band was floor level with the dance floor.? Seeing as you bring everything but the kitchen sink isn't there some kind of portable stage you could use?
Good to know there are still venues around that can accomodate the show you bring.
Congrats man you've achieved relative success and that's something I can appreciate and envy.