#1
I have a home studio and usually just record everything, but now I am going to be jamming in a band. I think I can salvage everything I need for a live rehearsal except a mic preamp.

I'm the guitarist/vocalist and it's a rock band. I've got a Shure SM57 and 2 Behringer B1031A Truth monitors which I presume I could use for voice amplification if I have a mic preamp. I don't want to use the studio preamps because that's a firestudio which I don't want to move around. What should I get?

Maybe this: http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-PS400-Ultra-Compact-Phantom-Supply/dp/B000FG795I/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1397302385&sr=1-1
Last edited by Tmusician at Apr 12, 2014,
#2
Art makes a nice and inexpensive tube preamp.

I don't think your speakers are going to cut it for using live at all because they are studio reference. Look for a powered monitor and you'll be way better off.

This would work fine www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/peavey-pv115d-15-powered-speaker
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#3
I agree. I doubt that you would want to push them as hard as you would need to for a band rehearsal, and I'm not sure they would get loud enough.

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#5
If you have a MFX unit like a Line 6 POD or Boss GT, you can plug it directly to the speaker and you will have a usable rig.

They do make some that are a bit cheaper, But I would advise you get a powered wedge with at least a 12" speaker in it

You can also use it to play your music through if you have a backyard BBQ
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#6
Them monitors wouldn't be ideal for that, a small used PA rig would be better.
Anyway, an alesis mictube solo would do as a pre.
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Them monitors wouldn't be ideal for that, a small used PA rig would be better.
Anyway, an alesis mictube solo would do as a pre.

For sure

I was just recommending something cheap that could get him by for practicing situations not for gigging
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