#1
so i got a guitar and amps and pedals....
But the band also has a PA system and decent speakers.
If our band uses a mixer for small gigs, how should the guitar be plugged in?
Pedals into the mixer? or don't put the guitar into the mixer at all?

This is for very small venues, where the amp by itself can be heard from anywhere in the room. But the mixer is also nice as it makes all the instruments sound more centralized as one.
#2
Most people go Guitar - Pedals - Amp, and then you throw a mic in front of the amp and go into the mixer.
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#3
Use an SM57 on one of the speakers and let the amp do the talking.
#4
but what if its a really small venue, where if you mic the amp, the amp will already be loud enough to be easily heard? Would you just make the amp really quiet so only the PA system picks up the bulk of the amp sound?
#5
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Most people go Guitar - Pedals - Amp, and then you throw a mic in front of the amp and go into the mixer.

Yup, what he said.

It's advised to mic up your amp, instead of just connecting your guitar to the mixer via your pedals or to use the line-out on your amp. This is because not only the amp affects the sound of your tone, but also the speakers. By connecting directly to the mixer, you'd remove the biggest element in your tone, the amp.
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#6
if the amp can already be hear everywhere in the venue, then theres no need to mic it up.

plugging guitar straight into a mixer generally sounds like ass.
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