#1
ok so im starting a band i we have a guitar with an amp, bass with amp, and drums. now we have a microphone what do we plug the mic into. do we use a guitar amp and plug the mic into that or is there a certain type of amp for a microphone?
#3
It is called a PA system. You can get a small one for about 300 dollars...

EDIT: Damnit Colin, you beat me to it!
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#5
mic(s), plus acoustic guitars or keyboards if you want...

A single amp for vocals just isn't gonna cut it bro...trust me...I've been there(i'm sure alot of ppl here have been as well) i've had homemade rigs from old stereo's. you name it. nothing beats a decent PA system...even a cheap one.
-Epiphone SG400
-Epiphone ES-339
-Dean Ekoa acoustic
-Peavey Valveking 212
-Fulltone Full-Drive 2
-Slash Signature Wah
Last edited by appetite4gnr at Feb 19, 2008,
#7
The PA setups are for anything you can plug into the mixer like keyboards or vocals but generally the amps for bass or guitar and drums is loud enough as is for smaller gigs.

Dont try running a mic though a guitar amp, youll never get enough quality or volume out of it..

Small PAs are not that great and stay away from both Nady or Behringer.

Yamaha makes some great kits as does Peavy
Some of the Phonic setups look fair.

I would not go below $400 with a PA although I was looking at this just to use for vocals in my studio...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-620SEM710-PA-System?sku=636502
Last edited by moody07747 at Feb 19, 2008,
#8
My first one for my first band was a Phonic 408 4channel PA. Came with 2 speakers, cables, and a decent mic. we got it for about $300. It was pretty good for small gigs.
Peavey and Behringer make good small ones too.

these might be good ones to aim for:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/AudioChoice-by-SoundTech-C100A-Portable-PA-System?sku=630260

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/AudioChoice-by-SoundTech-C100A-Portable-PA-System?sku=630260

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-4Channel-PA-System?sku=608003
-Epiphone SG400
-Epiphone ES-339
-Dean Ekoa acoustic
-Peavey Valveking 212
-Fulltone Full-Drive 2
-Slash Signature Wah
Last edited by appetite4gnr at Feb 19, 2008,
#9
You can use a bass amp for vocals
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#10
You could use another amp for that as well. I have a fender twin laying around and i se that for vocals; so its mic>cable>converter from XLR to 1/4" jack>amp. It works fine for us.