Re: Need some ideas with regards to live sound
A comp would probably end up accentuating the bottom end thump and handling noise that seems inherent inthe radius even more, as well as potentially reduce your gain before feedback levels.
The LR Baggs Venue would probably be a good marriage to to the radius, featuring a pretty comprehensive EQ, muting tuner and a boost footswitch with a level that can be dialed in to the desired amount of boost.
Hereby & forthwith, any instrument with an odd number of strings shall be considered broken. With regard to mix levels, usually the best approach is treating the mandolin the same as a cowbell.