So I've been looking into the world of live sound and I'll be honest I don't know jack about it. But I went and got my old job back and I'm gonna have plenty of cash to sling around and I wish to begin building "a rack". I play metal and am in a band that has been working on recording and getting gigs. Anyway Where do I start.

any help greatly appreciated guys
i'd start with a power conditioner and a killer EQ. great tone and even power. can't get much better than that.
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