#1
I played a gig for a few hundred people last weekend in a venue where the roof was cut out. Needless to say, I was not adequately prepared for the size of the venue. I was able to plug into a house PA speaker and use the one that I brought (if your wondering I play solo acoustic gigs) and made it work. At the end of the night, the bar owner said he would like to have me back, but I needed to work out the PA issues. So here's my scenario....I have a dual 300 watt powered mixer (bridges to 600). I use one for mains and one for monitors. Well I need to seriously power up, and I wanted to get a pair of 500 watt PA cabinets. I'm guessing I will need to add another power amp to the set up. Is this correct?
#2
If they have a PA, it's their job to sort the PA issue out, not yours. They should have someone working it to get your sound decent - otherwise, they better be paying you a hell of a lot of money to think that you're going to correct the problem yourself.

If you need more than 300w for just guitar and vocals, then something is wrong.
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If they have a PA, it's their job to sort the PA issue out, not yours. They should have someone working it to get your sound decent - otherwise, they better be paying you a hell of a lot of money to think that you're going to correct the problem yourself.

If you need more than 300w for just guitar and vocals, then something is wrong.

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#4
I agree. They had a house P.A. but they were real particular about who uses it. They had somebody burn out an amp or something like a week before. Anyways, it was'nt loud enough, could'nt hear it in the back of the room over all the drunk college kids. I was thinking about bridging the dual 300 w powered mixer (up to 600w) and running a couple of 400-500w main PA speakers, then running a power amp from my output for the monitors. What do you think?
B.T.W: They are payin about $500-$600 for 3 and a half hours. I don't know about you, but thats the best payin solo gig I've ever gotten, and I want to do it again if I can
#5
I picked up a used QSC1450 for $250 on CL. They are 400 watts/ch @ 4 ohms and can be bridged for mono @ 1400 watts.