#1
Hello, I 'v had PA's laying around my house for years and never got much use so I bought a zoom g3 to run through them. To my sorta kinda trained ear it sounds fine. Lately though I have been questioning if I should have gotten an amp instead. I was thinking of picking up a Fender mustange v2 II or a champion 40. But I would hate to buy one or something equivalent i e under 300 and have it sound worse then my Zoom through my PA. Kinda dumb I know.

PS no music stores in my area so would have to order online and returns are a pain.

My music styles: surf rock, rock, punk rock
#2
The Zoom G3 is a great unit. Using a multi fx modeller like that direct into a PA isn't uncommon, you'll often see it recommended here.

I'd definitely say you don't need a modelling amp to add to your setup, what you have is fine.
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#4
If it sounds good on stage and out in the crowd, and you're confident, then nope you don't need an amp.

The only thing you might want to consider is cabinet/speaker simulation through a direct box or another source. But that's up to you.
#5
Quote by Will Lane
The only thing you might want to consider is cabinet/speaker simulation through a direct box or another source. But that's up to you.

The G3 has this included in it's amp sims, you can choose a range of different cabs for all of them
Gibson LP Traditional, LP GT, LP Studio, SG Standard x2
Barber Tone Press > EHX Worm >TC Polytune > EXH Glove > EHX East River Drive > Zoom G3 > TC Spark Mini Booster
EVH 5150 III LBXII
Jet City JCA22H
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#6
Quote by GaryBillington
The G3 has this included in it's amp sims, you can choose a range of different cabs for all of them


yep its pretty nifty
#7
I'd actually say that the Zoom is a better option than any modeling amp you can buy short of Kemper stuff. Unless you want to/can buy a tube amp or a good solid state I'd say you have a nice rig already.
#8
In the 90's I played a lot of solo and duo gigs using midi sound moduals and drum machines and went directly into the PA with my guitar using a programmable Ibanez (and later) Boss multi effects pedals. It worked great for me but I found my guitar was often louder in the PA than the vocals or anything else because I couldn't hear it as well. If you are using the PA for vocals or other instuments at the same time I suggest you get a decent personal monitor so you can hear yourself better and get a better balance. If you are just using the PA as a guitar amp and nothing else, go for it.