View Full Version : Our gig setup with details...

07-27-2011, 04:16 AM

Hi All,

During a recent outdoor gig, I snapped a photo with my camera phone of the standard setup that we now use for most outdoor performances. This particular one was at the Blendon Township (Ohio) Farmer's Market which happened to skirt the Township's Cemetery. In order to get power, I had to run 200+ ft. of extension cord and plug in at the Mausoleum.

Though the shot is a bit blurry due to my crappy camera phone, I think the essence is still there. I took the liberty of identifying the singular elements of our gig setup for informational sake, if nothing else.

This is the whole thing sans performers:

1. A pair of Galaxy MicroSpot VC monitors. One for Jesse (vocals) and one for your truly. Each with their own volume control, these things really allow you to hear what is being sung and played

2. A pair of Behringer B208D Powered speakers. Even at their diminutive size, the Class D amps in these offers tons of volume and plenty of headroom.

3. The Ukulele Cowboy Society official Tip Jar. I wrapped this thing in rope light to make it really stand out at night. The trick is to draw attention to it without actually mentioning the darn thing.

4. Behringer RX 1202FX Rack mixer. More inputs than we'll ever need but more is always better than not enough. Great versatile mixer with decent onboard effects and a separate monitor channel.

5. Symetrix A-220 Power Amp. This drives the Galaxy MicroSpots with a very clean mono channel.

6. Behringer EQ700 stompbox. Mounted permanently to the inside of the rack. The Galaxy MicroSpots tend to be a bit "bright" with much high-end. This allow me to shape the sound with more bass.

7. Pono Mohagany Deluxe Baritone with Mi-Si Pickup and Snark Tuner

8. Pono Spruce top - Macasser Ebony body Baritone with Fishman Infinity Pickup (still in case)

9. Pono Solid Koa Tenor with Mi-Si pickup

10. Shure 55SH Series II microphone. Incredible microphone. Accurate sound reproduction, good isolation and it looks and sounds amazing when Jesse sings into it.

11. The Ukulele Cowboy Society official banner.

12. Our new tent

13. Roc N Soc drum throne. I can sit on this thing for 4 hours and still feel great.

14. The Ukulele Cowboy Society official band stand. With almost 80 songs in our repertoire, there's no way I'm gonna to memorize all of them. The bandstand provides the vintage "look" that we strive for and allows me to have my charts in front me.

15. Rug. Adds some class to the set up, covers and wrangles cables, and adds additional sound absorption if needed.

16. Drum tray. Holds all of Jesse percussion equipment. Shakers, blocks, etc,

17. The Ukulele Cowboy Society-mobile (actually a 1998 Ford Ranger)

That's at. We've gotten to the point that we can unload and setup in about 40 minutes. The tent adds another 15.

07-27-2011, 11:10 AM
Nice set up Mike, it makes me and my Honeytone (or even my Micro Cube) feel rather inadequate!

07-27-2011, 03:24 PM
Excuse me for saying, but, it looks like you're set up in a Cemetery. If so I wouldn't expect a lot of tips.

07-27-2011, 03:32 PM
Thanks Mike! Something to aim for!


07-28-2011, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the comments. We've been told that for a duo, we have a fairly large "footprint" but all the gear really has a purpose. I think the monitoring system is really important. I can't imagine performing and not being able to hear my partner sing or me play.

02-15-2016, 11:36 AM
On sale for $79 bucks:




02-15-2016, 01:25 PM
Really nice setup!

02-15-2016, 08:27 PM
Great setup. I have my eyes on a Peavy Escort 6000, 600 watts, 8 channel board, 10" speakers, holds everything in a portable case for $900.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Peavy 6000.jpg

02-16-2016, 12:05 AM
Awesome set up. Brings back memories of my gigging days and trying to fit everything into a small car! :)