Benjammin610
benjammin610
Join date: Nov 2005
421 IQ
#1
I recently started a band with three other guys, and we're playing a battle of the bands at school in less than two weeks...we've got the songs down, but we have a problem with equipment...Me and the rhythm guitarist both have 35 watt amps, but we're playing in a pretty huge gym(2 levels high)....will the 35's work, or are we going to have to find a way to get something bigger? We really have no money to rent anything.
Dan Steinman
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2006
279 IQ
#3
if there's an ASB or some organization that puts on events, they probably have a PA. ask them. otherwise, ask another one of the competing bands if you can share their equipment. come to think of it, it would be pretty unreasonable of your school to put this thing on without a PA system, so check if they have one.
Benjammin610
benjammin610
Join date: Nov 2005
421 IQ
#4
come to think of it, im pretty sure the school does have a PA...thanks guys
Jimbo999
RHCP are the Greatest!!!
Join date: Mar 2006
1,008 IQ
#5
Im doing my school show in a month and I'm using a 50 watt marshall and the bassist is using 30 watts and the drums aren't being amplified. The 50 watt marshall blends in well on mid volume so a 35watt amp would probably work on full volume. If you have an overdrive pedal use it to make your sound sharper so u can be heard above it all.
Jimbo
RainMustFall
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2004
116 IQ
#6
What are they, Fender/Marshall amps, or cheaper? My friend has a 30w Marshall, and he's able to do the smaller gigs fine, with drums and lead guitar. It depends, but you might need more firepower.
psychodelia
Defensive Specialist
Join date: Feb 2004
2,298 IQ
#7
I am using the P.A. until I get enough money for bigger amps. Or I mic my practice amp and run it through the P.A., depending on the supplies.
roast
UG Addict
Join date: Oct 2005
1,885 IQ
#8
Mic the amp through PA, some people might disagree, but a Marshalls tone compared to a guitar put straight thru a PA is much better, belive me.
DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland


Bass:
Ibanez BTB 405QM
Ashdown PM600 - Peavey TVX 4x10
Russian Big Muff

Guitar:
Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
Yamaha F310
Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 w/4x12
thesumoftwo
UG Freak
Join date: Feb 2006
1,313 IQ
#9
the new marshalls have a special output on them which allows you to run a cable out of them and into the PA and keep the tone and all other aspects of the sound. Pretty clever and useful if you prefer the sound through your marshall and only feel happy playing through it.
Slurgi
Lazy Perfectionist
Join date: Nov 2002
153 IQ
#11
Quote by Jimbo999
Im doing my school show in a month and I'm using a 50 watt marshall and the bassist is using 30 watts and the drums aren't being amplified. The 50 watt marshall blends in well on mid volume so a 35watt amp would probably work on full volume. If you have an overdrive pedal use it to make your sound sharper so u can be heard above it all.
Jimbo


Usually bass amps seem to put out less volumes per watt. You may want to strongly consider getting more amperage through that bass amp or you might not really have much in the way of bass. I don't know this for sure though, it really varies from model to model.

Transpire
Hard rocking biatch
Join date: Apr 2006
65 IQ
#12
Mic up your amp or use a pedal through the P.A

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