At the Lighthouse Boys’ booth (April 15th 2000), we enjoyed talking with Mark and Bill Underwood who were quick to point out they’d been using a Mackie 1604 for a couple of years. According to Mark, “It’s been working real good for us.“ Bill added, “It’s a fantastic board… a real nice board”, Mark went on, “It’s compact… fits in the stage box really good. We haven’t had any trouble with it at all. None. No problems at all. Awesome, awesome board!”
Asked what their schedule is like, Mark said, “Just about every weekend. Year before last, we did about 4 tours in one year. So we use (the 1604) quite often. We’ve been doing the Great Western Quartet Convention ever since it started in Fresno, since 1997. We’ve done Suwannee River Jubilee, back in Florida, with the Florida Boys and the Dixie Echoes, and we’ve done a lot of stuff up and down California with the other groups, some of the bigger groups–Kingsmen, the Hoppers–different groups like that. And we insist on setting up our own system, because not everyone has a Mackie board.
(MACKIE “BLESSED MIXINGS” MAY 2000)