Bass Guitar Solutions

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A. Bass Guitar - single K/KW loudspeaker, with mono sub-mix “to” main PA

This diagram illustrates how a single K/KW loudspeaker can provide stage amplification for a bass guitar, while simultaneously sending a balanced “mix” to the main PA mixer.  

Directions: Connect the output jack of your bass guitar to Line Input A.  If you are using another acoustic instrument such as mandolin, dobro, 12-string etc, connect this to Line Input B.  If you are also connecting to the main PA Mixer, the A+B Line Output provides a balanced mix of both inputs on a single XLR mic cable.

Caution – ensure that the Mic/Line switch on Line Input A is set to “LINE” (“0” on KW models).

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B. Bass Guitar - single K/KW loudspeaker, with mono fold-back send “from” PA

This diagram illustrates how a single K/KW loudspeaker can provide stage amplification for a bass guitar, while simultaneously receiving a discreet fold-back “mix” from the main PA mixer.  

Directions: Connect the ¼” output jack of your bass guitar to the ¼” input of a DI box, then connect the ¼” output of the DI box to Line Input A of the K/KW loudspeaker.  The XLR output of your DI box will provide a balanced signal to your main PA Mixer on a single XLR mic cable.  Connect the PA Mixer “fold-back” send to Line Input B, then adjust your level balance to suit.

Caution: ensure that the Mic/Line switch on Line Input A is set to “LINE” (“0” on KW models).

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C. Bass Guitar - single K/KW loudspeaker, with mono fold-back send “from” PA

This diagram illustrates how a single K/KW loudspeaker can provide stage amplification for a bass guitar, while simultaneously receiving a discreet fold-back “mix” from the main PA mixer.  

Directions: Connect the ¼” output jack of your bass guitar to the ¼” input of a DI box, then connect the ¼” output of the DI box to Line Input A of the K/KW loudspeaker.  The XLR output of your DI box will provide a balanced signal to your main PA Mixer on a single XLR mic cable.  Connect the PA Mixer “fold-back” send to Line Input B, then adjust your level balance to suit.

Caution: ensure that the Mic/Line switch on Line Input A is set to “LINE” (“0” on KW models).

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D. Bass Guitar w/ Pedal – stereo K/KW loudspeakers, with stereo sub-mix “to” main PA

This diagram illustrates how two K/KW stage loudspeakers can provide stage amplification for a bass guitar running through a stereo effects pedal, while simultaneously sending a balanced stereo feed the main PA Mixer. 

Directions: Connect the Left output of your Stereo Effects pedal to Line Input B of the Left K/KW loudspeaker and the Right output to Line Input B of the Right K/KW loudspeaker. This will ensure that any stereo chorus, leslie, ping-pong effects etc will be heard on stage in pure stereo.  If you are also connecting to the main PA Mixer, the A+B Line Outputs of each loudspeaker provides a balanced mix on a pair of XLR mic cables.

Note: For Line sources we recommend using Input B instead of Input A wherever possible as there is zero risk of someone inadvertently changing the input gain from “line” to “mic”.

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E. Bass Guitar w/ Pedal - stereo K/KW loudspeakers, with mono fold-back send “from” PA

This diagram illustrates how two K/KW stage loudspeakers can provide stage amplification for a bass guitar running through a stereo effects pedal, while simultaneously receiving a discreet fold-back “mix” from the PA mixer and sending a balanced stereo feed the main PA Mixer. 

Directions: Connect the Left output of your Stereo Effects pedal to Line Input A of the Left K/KW loudspeaker and the Right output to Line Input A of the Right K/KW loudspeaker. This will ensure that any stereo chorus, leslie, ping-pong effects etc will be heard on stage in pure stereo.  If you use a balanced XLR or TRS outputs from the Effects Pedal, then the balancing feature will “LOOP THRU” to the PA Mixer, reducing buzz and hum.   Connect the PA Mixer “fold-back” send to Line Input B of one K/KW loudspeaker, and simply LOOP THRU to Line Input B of the other K/KW loudspeaker, then adjust your level balance to suit.

Caution: ensure that the Mic/Line switch on Line Input A is set to “LINE” (“0” on KW models).