The Bose L1's Best Friend In Mics!
My band has been performing with a Bose L1 "PAS" System for a number of years now. Because of their popularity and durability, we've always been using Shure Beta SM58 mics. Due to the fact that we often perform on small and shallow stages, mic feedback with the Bose's arrayed speaker column has been a constant issue.
At a recent gig, I mistakenly left my mic at home and, as luck would have it, was able to borrow a friend's Electro Voice N/D967 that night. He told me that he swore by these mics for their outstanding feedback suppression quality. He also explained to me that I would need to "get right on the mic" to get the desired performance. Well, I set the mic up, followed his suggestions on how to sing into it and was blown away by not only it's feedback suppression (even when pointing directly at the Bose column) but the way it enhanced the quality of my vocals as well! I was so impressed by how this E/V mic performed that I ordered my very own the following day. I play keys in the band. The guitarist was having the same issues with his Shure mic. His mic used to pick up the drums whenever he was off mic and he had to constantly redirect its position when he walked away from the mic for a solo to avoid that dreaded feedback. After letting him try out my new N/D967 mic at our next gig all those nagging issues he was experiencing became history as well. He tried the mic's "curve" setting like I did and we both loved the way it enhanced our vocals. Well, we had Sweetwater "overnight" an additional mic for an important gig (on a tight stage) we had the following evening. Sweetwater delivered (as always) and the guitarist, as well as myself, are now happy campers!
My advice to anyone that experiences mic feedback on small stages (and you Bose L1 owners know what I'm talking about), I urge you to give these Electro Voice N/D967's a try. (The Bose T1 Module already has that specific model mic as one of it's EQ Presets too). I refer to this mic as the Bose L1's Best Friend. I bet it'll be yours as well.