New York (November 7, 2006)–Guitarist Joe Walsh recently took time off from the Eagles and his own solo career to reunite with bass player Dale Peters and drummer Jim Fox for the James Gang 2006 Tour. Throughout the 30-day whirlwind tour was a sizeable assortment of Max Series loudspeaker systems from the WorxAudio Technologies catalog.
Joe Walsh and the James Gang had a heavy-duty WorxAudio monitor rig on their recent reunion tour.Vista, CA-based Power Plus Sound and Lighting, a provider of sound, lighting, and staging services for corporate industrials, sporting events, and live concerts, handled sound reinforcement for the tour. All on-stage monitoring was handled by a collection of nine Max 1.5M and two Max 2.5M floor monitors, along with four WorxAudio 3.5A custom double enclosures.
The WorxAudio Technologies 3.5A custom double enclosure–a “doubled up” version of the company’s 3.5A loudspeaker–is a special order product from the company; the enclosures were placed two per side on each side of the stage and served as the band’s side fills. According to Sandy Blyth, head audio engineer for Power Plus Sound and Lighting, and FOH engineer, “Joe Walsh is adamant about having clear, articulate sound quality, and he absolutely hates a muddy low end. For this very reason, we selected the Max 3.5A custom doubles. These cabinets output as much SPL as one could possibly want without ever having to worry about a sloppy low end.”
Supporting Walsh, Dale Peters, and the vocalists was a collection of nine Max Series 1.5M floor wedges. Meanwhile, a Max 2.5M double 12-inch floor monitor served as the top half of the drum fill for Jim Fox. “For Jim’s monitor setup,” explained Blyth, “we used the Max 2.5M for the top end while a Max 5.0 subwoofer provided the bottom-end punch for his kick drum.”
Rounding out the stage monitor setup was another Max Series 2.5M dual 12-inch stage monitor for keyboardist Bill Appleberry. “Bill wanted a bit more sound pressure level for his setup,” said Blyth, “so we set him up with the Max 2.5.”
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