1. avatar Harsh1
    Just need a Power Amp and some Speakers i suppose...have all the Cables and Mics i need .. 3 piece Rock Combo group so we practice fairly loudly ... anyone with gear or advice on what we may need feel free to post on this thread.

    Cheers Dave!
  2. avatar oxo
    Bairds have some x hire power amps and speakers for sale.02890 743253 ask for Darren. 8)
  3. avatar Harsh1
    Cheers .. will look into that 1 ... anyone else any ideas on what i would need .. would have to complitment 200 Watt guitar/bass amps and a full drum kit .. what sort of ampage should we be using speakers etc!!
  4. avatar Sadoldgit
    One bit of advice......please FFS DONT try to run anything through the PA other than vocals.
    Most of the utterly shite sound I have heard at gigs in recent times has been when a band is using an underpowered PA and trying to be clever with cabs mic-ed.

    If its for practice and vocal duties only , a 500w PA would do the job with two full range speakers.
    Some of the behringer powered mixers are a great job for practice and small gigs.

    In the past I would have seriously recommended Thomann`s T-amp range, but the euro has made that uneconomical.

    Of note....I was watching the Rory Gallagher Irish tour dvd recently.
    I think his total PA output for halls like the Ulster hall was around 4kwatt.

    Unbelievable by todays terms.

    My son`s band use a 300watt powered mixer for practice - vocals only, and have also used it live - again vocals only and it did the job.

    This would give you the option of live use , but I would suggest only putting vocals/snare/kick through it.

    http://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/Behringer-PMP5000-Powered-Mixer/7W4
  5. avatar Harsh1
    Sound advice Sado and thanx ... will indeed poke around some of the suggestions .. and yes we only want vocal PA for practice as this will give us the enough Oooompffhh for pubs and small venues too .. cheers dude!
  6. avatar stevie j
    [quote:073d3af48d="Sadoldgit"]
    Of note....I was watching the Rory Gallagher Irish tour dvd recently.
    I think his total PA output for halls like the Ulster hall was around 4kwatt.

    Unbelievable by todays terms.

    [/quote:073d3af48d]

    Not really unbelievable. Horn loaded systems popular in the 70s/80s were a lot more efficient than the reflex designs today.
    Sometimes 10+dB at 1W/1m than with a reflex cab.

    Horns just sounded somewhat honky and there were size and weight issues etc.

    But you're right on the most part about the undersized PAs etc