#1
Ok so when i want to practice signing while playing guitar at home
i just end up killing my voice cuz i cant hear myself.

so im going to buy a mic. an Shure SM58... but im reticent to buy a full P.A right now just so i can hear myself at home (maybe later, this is why i would buy a SM58 and not a ****ty 30$ one)....

someone here said he plug his microphone in a keyboard amp and it does the trick...

i dont play keyboard but i have some amp i dont use anymore that could serve this purpose....

Would it work... for now its really just to give a boost to my voice so i can hear myself...

thanks and sorry if its not in the right forum.
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I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#2
I've done it before, and if you don't want anything done to your voice, then yeah, it works pretty well.
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
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#3
The amp will, of course, color the tone of your voice, and if you stand too close, it'll feed back, but it'll be fine. This is the way I've always done it, and bands at garage kind of shows do it all the time.
#4
awesome!!! thanks guys!
Quote by BelowZero
you like bass sound. wanna go crazy on stage. and want a "place for a whammy bar"

have you been playing for two weeks?

go get a squier....


Quote by jess2112
I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#5
do you need a special kcable to plug a mic in a guitar amp or any cable will do it?
Quote by BelowZero
you like bass sound. wanna go crazy on stage. and want a "place for a whammy bar"

have you been playing for two weeks?

go get a squier....


Quote by jess2112
I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#6
You need a XLR to 1/4 converter to make the Mic cable able to plug into the 1/4" input on the amp.
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#7
how much are those?

and where can i get them?
Quote by BelowZero
you like bass sound. wanna go crazy on stage. and want a "place for a whammy bar"

have you been playing for two weeks?

go get a squier....


Quote by jess2112
I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#8
This should do the trick (granted that the end of your mic cable is a XLR female)

XLR to 1/4" Converter
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#9
do you think i could buy one at a normal music store?
Quote by BelowZero
you like bass sound. wanna go crazy on stage. and want a "place for a whammy bar"

have you been playing for two weeks?

go get a squier....


Quote by jess2112
I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#10
Radioshack would probs have one.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
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Orange PPC412
#11
Quote by ModestAxis
do you think i could buy one at a normal music store?



Possibly, but I've never seen any in my music store. They're pretty cheap online if you don't mind waiting for the shipping process.
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#12
just buy a microphone with a 1/4 inch, i know for a fact radioshack has them
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Gibson 2009 SG Standard --> Peavey Classic 50 2x12

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RIP Stephen Ray Vaughan aka SRV 1954-1990
#13
kool deal!! :P
Quote by BelowZero
you like bass sound. wanna go crazy on stage. and want a "place for a whammy bar"

have you been playing for two weeks?

go get a squier....


Quote by jess2112
I've heard of a guitar with five colored frets, but they don't play well.
#14
My wife uses my old Gorilla guitar amp for singing while playing the piano. A guitar amp kind of mutes the highs but works ok. A keyboard amp has a flatter eq and would work better. But if you have an extra guitar amp you should give it a try.
#15
You can buy mic leads with a 1/4 jack on one end, rehearsal studios seem to use them a lot with cheap practice PAs that don't have XLR input. The unbalanced signal doesn't do wonders for the sound though.
#16
Maplin have some handy converters (I use them on a PG58 myself). Otherwise your music store *might* have converters, but Radioshack's a better bet. Just get an XLR-Mono Jack converter and hook it up to the CD IN of the amp with your guitar cable.