Playing my Cabaret at Easter (photo)

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Playing my Cabaret at Easter (photo)

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:02 pm

I played my John Buscarino Cabaret guitar with the new Barbera pickup at Waterfall Country Club at Easter. The amp in the background is a 200 watt Acoustic Image Coda R made here in North Carolina. It has three speakers: a down-firing 10" woofer, a forward-firing 5" mid and small piezo tweeter. The height of the semi-round AI cabinet above a solid surface determines the amount of bass that is heard. I made a 24" stand from a fold-up stool by removing the wooden seat and replacing it with a small open grill from Lowes. At that height the sound is well balanced. The amp has a mic/instrument channel, and another dedicated channel for instrument. Both have a 4 band eq, individual Alesis reverb switch, a tweeter switch, send & return effects for both channels, feedback filter, and the mic channel has a 48 volt phantom power supply. It weighs 27 lbs. and replaced the 50 lb. SWR California Blonde I had been using. The sound is even better and the amp is easier to transport in a special design soft case with strap for over the shoulder.

For extra coverage and volume John Buscarino has designed a special Chameleon extension speaker that mounts on a speaker stand or can sit on a table that mates very good to this type amp, but so far I have not needed an extension cabinet. I tried out the speaker at his shop and it sounds great!

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Cabaret guitar and Acoustic Image Coda R amp
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Easter view of porch patio overlooking north Georgia mts. & Lake Burton, GA
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Re: Playing my Cabaret at Easter (photo)

Postby John Knowles » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:02 pm

Ronnie, your setup is pretty close to mine. I've got the Barbera pickup in my KIrk Sand. I'm using the Acoustic Image Clarus head with John Buscarino's Chameleon speakers. I started with one speaker and added a second a few months back. The second speaker and the stands really make a difference. I like the EQ controls on the Acoustic Image. John
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Re: Playing my Cabaret at Easter (photo)

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:45 pm

John,
I am pleased that we are on the same track with our guitar setups. I use a Pendulum plug-in preamp with John's Implant pickup, but the Barbera doesn't require it so I plug in direct. I still have the Implant wired to the stereo endpin jack; however, the two signals cannot be mixed together due to the phasing of every other individual pickup of the Barbera. Apparently the phasing is some of the Barber pickup's success.

I also recently got a thin model mahogany Sand guitar with an LR Baggs pickup and Doyle Dykes design preamp. I am considering having either Kirk or John installing a Barbera. I don't how well it will work with the current preamp. Do you have any update on the preamp you and your son were working on a few months ago?
Thanks -Ronnie
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