#1
(not sure if this is the right category for this question...)

so right now we have a Kustom PA that is made of wood and from like the 80's or something that was a hand me down from my cousin. It's not very loud, i think like 50 watts or something now that it's like pretty much gotten old and withered. i honestly have no idea.

basically, we can't hear the vocals at all! we have a gigantic speaker attached to it so thats taken care of. We have 3 very nice mics. i was just wondering if for a cheap price we could find a loud enough PA.

Obviously i go to guitar center and sam ash all the time to look for a good one but i have no idea what would do it.

i have a 250 watt guitar amp, my bassist has a 100 watt bass amp, and our drummer has pretty damn loud heads. of course we never play those at full volume but you get the idea.

For a good price, what would be a decent PA that will allow us to hear vocals very clearly over everything else?
#2
250 watt guitar amp? That's ridiculous. I'm sure you guys are playing too loud.
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#3
First of all I think your guitar amp has too much power compared to the bass player's. An old rule of thumb is bass takes 2-3 times more power to keep up with the guitarist(s). If you aren't miking the entire Band just doing vocals then 200-300 w mono should be OK with some headroom to spare. Peavey, Traynor, Yamaha, Mackie etc all have club sized PAs that should work nicvely for vocals.
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#4
well, let me say again. i never use it to its full power! like a quarter of the way usually, and i still can't hear myself sing.
#5
What kind of amp is this?!?
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#6
not sure. its a randall half stack. also i need to say it's probably 200 not 250, and, AGAIN, i don't even play half volume! but either way, forget about the amp! i just need a good pa for a good price. anyone know any??

edit: a specific model, please. that's what i'm truely looking for. what do you guys use?
Last edited by BassFishin at Sep 3, 2008,
#8
Mackie has a nice pair of 600W speakers good for 200 - 400 person crowds.
<http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-C300Z-12-2Way-Passive-Speaker-Pair?sku=600492>

Mackie Powered Mixer <http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-406M-Powered-Mixer?sku=634242&src=3LMKWXX1>

or Yamaha powered mixer <http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-EMX212S-8Channel-Powered-Mixer-?sku=630192>


These or similar are probably what you need for a basic good PA System for Vocals.
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Mackie has a nice pair of 600W speakers good for 200 - 400 person crowds.
<http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-C300Z-12-2Way-Passive-Speaker-Pair?sku=600492>

Mackie Powered Mixer <http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-406M-Powered-Mixer?sku=634242&src=3LMKWXX1>

or Yamaha powered mixer <http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-EMX212S-8Channel-Powered-Mixer-?sku=630192>


These or similar are probably what you need for a basic good PA System for Vocals.


thank you! that's the response i wanted!

+1 !

i'll look into that. thank you for being the only one to actually suggest a PA instead of lecturing me about my amps!
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Quote by BassFishin
thank you! that's the response i wanted!

+1 !

i'll look into that. thank you for being the only one to actually suggest a PA instead of lecturing me about my amps!



You're welcome but if you look back I was one of the lecturers too! LOL
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