Small Gig Sound system theory

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Postby bosco » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:00 pm

The best jam I was last at was in Glasgow...

So who came in first?

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Postby houndog » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:39 pm




...bass... :lol:

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Postby RonVermillion » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:08 pm

I'd suggest that you at least consider the Yamaha Stagepas 300 Portable PA system. I have one of these and have been really happy with it.

It consists of a small powered mixer with 2 stereo channels and 4 mono channels, built in reverb. The power mixer snaps in to the back of one of the speakers and all the chords and stuff goes in the back of the other. You can get a roller case for $99. So you just roll your suitcase in and set up. Get aluminum stands for the speakers and the whole thing is managable in one trip for one person.

The power mixer is a dual 150 W setup which should carry a small venue just fine. We played an OUTDOOR party for 50 somethings (who didn't want a pacemaker jamming volume) and ran a Telecaster, and Ovation witha pickup and two mikes into it and used it as the whole sound system. It worked fine and we got comments on how good the sound was. We ran it at about 50% power.

It also has a stereo monitor out which could be used for monitors, or in a larger venue you could run that to power speakers and daisy chain them together for a virtually unlimited sound and power arangement.

The Power Mixer is basic. It doesn't have feedback ferrits or compression or 27 digtal effects, but it is easy to operate. Most of the portable PA systems are some odd shape and size as if they tried to make a PA look like a portable sewing machine that you open up and "Viola a small PA". The Stagepas just looks like a small PA. Nice clean shape and setup.

You might like this little PA as good as I do.

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Postby Ozark Bluesman » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:17 pm

You don't need the whole big full blown separate power amp, mixer, etc. set-up for what you're talking about here.
You can find a real nice powered mixer and a couple of cabs with 12 or 15 & horn which would do the job great for you.
something like this maybe-- ... sku=636503
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Postby 1dustyeod » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:21 am

Thats a really good deal.... and would work well. Still needs 2 monitors, 2 EQs (one for fronts, one for monitors), and an effect unit (verb, delay, chorus, flange).

You have to be able to hear yourself, you can't have any squeals, and everybody likes a little something on their vocals to warm 'em up a little. Thats still pretty bare bones. Run just vocals, keys, and a kick drum, horns. It would work.

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