Stratman85
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Join date: Jul 2008
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#1
I know I know, cutting corners here. Just need some vocal amplification to practice with for a 4 piece singer/songwriter rock band. This is foreign territory for me, would appreciate some assistance.

1) Would this stack setup be able to operate a mic line? Couldnt find the answer on the internet.

2) Confused why the amp head says it powers 200 watts while the cabinet is rated at 400...


Acoustic B200H Amp head and Acoustic B410 cabinet


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Phil Starr
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#2
Just means your spaeker can handle more power than the amp can produce, don't worry. Vocals through a 4x10 will not sound good even if it has a tweeter have a look at this and follow the links.

cheers
chatterbox272
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Join date: May 2011
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#3
Yes it will work for practices. Yes it will sound like shit. Your cabinet is capable oh handling up to 400W, your amp is outputting 200W.
Robbgnarly
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#4
It will work, but get a cheap ART mic pre-amp to run before your amp, it will sound better and is only $40ish new. This will sound good enough to practice, but still not great (deff not for live use.

If you have an acoustic guitar amp that would be the best because most have a mic jack
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eddiehimself
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#6
I lent my friends a bass amp once to use at a show for vocals. Seemed to be fine. A preamp might be beneficial, but is not strictly necessary.
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Robbgnarly
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#7
Quote by eddiehimself
I lent my friends a bass amp once to use at a show for vocals. Seemed to be fine. A preamp might be beneficial, but is not strictly necessary.

yeah, the Mic pre-amp is not something you have to have.

I have used my old Bugera 333 head as a PA head for practice before and it will work, just not great (It was through PA speakers though)
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
op4blushift
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Join date: Jun 2011
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#9
I don't know if this helps at all, but Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear runs his voice, bass and all his other instruments (woodwinds and such) through his bass amp (a Music man hd130 I think).
bluewaters999
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#10
dude, i have been there for 2 friggin years of my life & all the time it felt like hell, it sounded like shit & it served no purpose in bettering my overall vocal skills during rehearsals..... most of the time we are forced to do such things coz of budget problems.... but i have been there & its the last thing i would suggest to anyone.... save some more money & get at least 60-80W vocal pa, if u r serious about singing...... however, if u r just a backup then go ahead......
anarkee
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#11
We did this at one point in a garage practice. Its better than nothing, but marginally so. Longer term, if this is what you can afford or manage, yes, get a pre-amp.
jumpaside
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#12
Like most people we did what ever we could do due to not enough funds. It'll do for a bit but won't be a confidence boost to the singer if it sounds awful