#1
Hey guys,

I need to perform some "solo" gigs (me at guitar + backing tracks) in front of 50-100 people. I have my own guitar amplifier, but nothing to play backing tracks with. I was thinking about getting a small PA system or maybe a couple of active monitors or keyboard amps. Any ideas? My budget is around 300€.

Thanks.
#2
Get the RC-3 loop pedal. You can sync wav's from your comp onto the pedal
I put a bunch of backing tracks on mine (one in each key + a few songs)
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Quote by GuitarmanCali
Get the RC-3 loop pedal. You can sync wav's from your comp onto the pedal
I put a bunch of backing tracks on mine (one in each key + a few songs)
Thanks, but it's not what I'm looking for. Backing tracks should be played through a PA/speaker/amp/monitor/etc (what I need) and not through my guitar amp.
#4
I'm a fan of JBL Eons or something similar (any ACTIVE PA speaker). Eon G2s are widely available in the used market and a great piece of flexible equipment. For 50-100 people, you could get by on only one. Although a pair would get you better coverage.

Ideally, you would mic your amp and run it into a short mixing board with an input from your backing track, and then EQ and level them out. However, this may be more complex than you need. Eons (and similar active speakers) have two line inputs, so you could use ONLY the speakers for backing tracks with a 1/4" in and have your guitar amp do the talking there.

For your situation, any active (self-powered, as opposed to passive that requires a separate amp) loudspeaker with both 1/4" and XLR inputs is ideal, so you only have to carry the speaker and no amps or boards.

If you're on a budget, you can cruise pawn shops and Craigslist for a cheap system that will get the job done. Active, passive, whatever, as long as it works. If you're looking to invest in a piece of gear that will have more use in multiple applications over time, look into something like an active PA/monitor piece like the Eon.
Last edited by rawkmaster at Jan 26, 2012,
#5
I do a similar thing; have backing tracks on my computer and then play them through powered monitors. I'm using some KRKs and they sound awesome. Not sure if they'd be loud enough for what you need.

Have you checked out Carvin for PA gear? They have some very good stuff for not a lot of money. If you prowl craigslist you should be able to find some (as an awful lot of people use their gear for PAs...)
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Quote by richardlpalmer
I do a similar thing; have backing tracks on my computer and then play them through powered monitors. I'm using some KRKs and they sound awesome. Not sure if they'd be loud enough for what you need.

Have you checked out Carvin for PA gear? They have some very good stuff for not a lot of money. If you prowl craigslist you should be able to find some (as an awful lot of people use their gear for PAs...)


+1

Carvin PA's are a great deal. I've had one for about a year now, and it's a beast. And you get a lot of features for the money. Not a fan of the onboard effects (I find it very difficult to get enough volume from the system without making the FX processor clip), but everything else about it rocks.
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