Fishman Solo Amp & Sennhiser MKE 40 Mic

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I have to say that I like this better than the Bose L1 that I had for awhile. While I was out in CA Jason McGuire let me hear his set up and spoke very higly of the Fishman Solo Amp. After listing to the amp I was sold no feedback, very good prjection, the amp weighs only 25 lbs the case that comes with the amp has wheels and a case for the stand, easy set up and built in reverb, eq, two mic pre’s, notch fliter for feedback, mp3 jack and can be liked with another Solo amp so two can be on stage. There are six speakers and one small tweeter for the speakers and a 200 watt power amp. I picked on up yesterday at Gutair Center in Oxford Vally PA and they will get me a new on in the box in a week or two and we will switch out the amps. So far so good. I am now using a SENNHEISER MKE 40 mic and a P48 Adapter and pluging it into the Fishman Solo sounds much better to me than the Bose L1. I am no longer using the DPA 4099 mic. This mic I mount inside the gutiar with the mic top facing the sound whole and attached to the gutiar with velcro. All of this was infromation that Jason McGuire shared with me. So thats the new live setup as of right now for me.
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2 Responses

  1. Hi Victor,
    Just read your words about the DPA 4099 – and that you are now using the MKE4o instead. I consider buying the DPA – what are the pros and cons from your point of view? Feedback, basses, highs, overall experience, etc.. Thanks in advance 😉
    Just listened to your videos – nice music, and good playing!
    Cheers
    Misha Sakharoff

    • Hi Misha,

      For me it was all about feedback and being able to control it. After meeting with Jason McGuire he shared with me his set up and I was able to hear it and see it. I think because the mic is mounted instead the guitar with vrelco it adds just a bit more protection for feedback. The trick is to have the mic mounted with it facing out of the sound whole and then run the adapter that changes it from 48v to 1.5 then to your mixer and knock out some mids and then on the line to the amp put in a small eq like the boss pedal and take out 2hz. that seemed to be the the trick for me for live playing. With the DPA it sounds good and better than most however it is mounted on the guitar and for me my hand would tap it while I was doing slaps on the guitar. I really like using the Shure KSM 141 mic when I can. All of this to say it seems like there’s a lot to play with. Having a good mic and few is a good idea. Being able to control the mids and knock out some of the lower frek. like 200, 400, 800 seems to control feedback well. Hope that helps.

      Chow,

      Victor

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