I am shopping around for a small and light bass rig that will work for my acoustic upright (primarily for bluegrass), as well as for electric with an optional extension cabinet (small clubs). I'd appreciate any insight from the forum folks on the Acoustic Image S4 Coda combo matched with an EA VL-110. I recently tried out the EA VL-110 and loved the sound of it (with various heads, including Genz Benz 6.0), but the EA weighs about 30 pounds and I'd still like to get down the weight for the base configuration. If I could get my hands on the VL-108 that would be cool but chances are remote
I'm considering going with a Coda for the weight factor (vs. a Ten2), and then matching it with an EA VL-110, either in combination, or using the Coda's Clarus 2-channel head with the EA alone. I am going to try a Coda out today. Anything I need to consider for impedance matching, etc.? Would I do better to add a Coda extension cabinet, or something else from Acoustic Image?
I tried the Acoustic Image Ten2 through both my upright and my Modulus 5-string, and it didn't over-wow me, I'm not sure if the Coda will give me the same impression or not or over time if I'll grow to appreciate its capability to naturally reproduce my instruments intrinsic sounds which is what I'm going for. I've listened to the sound samples online and have a lot of respect for how Acoustic Image has developed and supports their products. Thanks a lot.