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Join date: Jul 2006
291 IQ
#1
I'm a vocalist for a band and I need something to power my vocals. For the past practices, I used my Peavey XXX 40. It's loud enough but it feeds back a lot. I've been told a keyboard amp would work really well. How many watts would I need? Would something like this be alright?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-K450FX-45w-3-Channel-PA-System-and-Keyboard-Amp?sku=480784
altgrunge
UG's Recorder
Join date: Oct 2006
1,862 IQ
#2
You should get a small P.A. system for practicing with your band. I don't know if a keyboard amp would work well. With the feedback issue, try turning down the treble and mids on the equalization, it sacrifices tone but generally you can get it louder, or at least it worked well for us. Hope that helped some. Btw, heres the PA system my band uses, its pretty cheap but works well for what we need. http://www.music123.com/SoundTech-S20-Portable-PA-System-i131742.music
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Join date: Jul 2006
291 IQ
#3
I want something all in one piece though. I don't wanna lug 3 heavy things to practice.
redrumsixsix6
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2004
878 IQ
#4
Quote by followedformat
I want something all in one piece though. I don't wanna lug 3 heavy things to practice.



nothing about that pa is heavy...plus you only need the head and one of the speakers. Go for it dude my band has small PA simlilar to that. Besides Im sure eventually someone is gonna sing backup so then you'll need another amp if you don't have a pa. ALso, my band and i have put on our won shows using our PA so thats a big plus
Blockythebass
UG's Ashdown Lover
Join date: Dec 2006
120 IQ
#5
Quote by followedformat
I want something all in one piece though. I don't wanna lug 3 heavy things to practice.


you could always leave it where you practice, you wont need it to sing at home
evansut7
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2005
610 IQ
#6
either one of those PAs linked above will work but the soundtech one will be a lot better than the behringer one. I have that exact soundtech PA and its awesome for the money. if you dont want to lug around heavy equipment i would suggest playing the flute instead.
take_it_t
Music Addict
Join date: Mar 2005
818 IQ
#7
If you want everything in one piece get a rack for it than. Or buy a powered mixer than you just need a speaker. Generally a P.A. is going to be stereo and for the purpose of having the main speakers on either side of the stage, no contracted into a tiny box in the back.
jagstang270
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Join date: Oct 2005
807 IQ
#8
Umm that's hard, the best thing you can do is to rent a room for like two hours or so..it can be cheaper than buying a PA system.
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feltgrape
Redefining Voice
Join date: Apr 2005
603 IQ
#9
Pa system, also try just getting a pa speaker. I think only certain ones you can just plug an instrument into it and it will work, I think it has to be a powered speaker. You'll have to ask. But certain pa speakers should work.
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