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Which set-up is best?

les3716

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I have been asked to play at a wedding reception - which set-up for amplification would be best to use?

and where would be the best place to buy?

Les.
 

dooce

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That depends on how big a space you've got to fill, what sort of music you are playing, whether you are using backing tracks, whether you are using effects, etc...... Rather than buy something that you might find doesn't suit your needs, I would see if you can rent a small rig from a PA hire company. Tell them what you need it for and any decent techy should be able to sort out the right gear for you.
 

Col

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I agree with Dooce that renting is best for a one off.
If however you do regular small gigs, I can't fault the Yamaha Stagepass system. Small, compact with built in amp and equalizer I've used mine in pub and wedding gigs (small venues) and now use it as a monitor system.
I'd never sell mine, I think it's great!
 

les3716

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I agree with Dooce that renting is best for a one off.
If however you do regular small gigs, I can't fault the Yamaha Stagepass system. Small, compact with built in amp and equalizer I've used mine in pub and wedding gigs (small venues) and now use it as a monitor system.
I'd never sell mine, I think it's great!
Thanks Col, the Yamaha Stagepass system - Sounds like the fella I'm looking for, I will investigate!

Les.
 

Justin Chune

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On a recent thread on portable sound systems, the ION Tailgater and the ION Block Rocker were mentioned. Costco were selling one of these recently, but I can't remember which.

Jim.
 

will a

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I use the Peavey escort 2000 and have done ofr about 99 and its still going strong , there is now a 3000 just the same but more power , I have 3 of there pa's one as a spare and one I keep abroad ,never had any problems with then but carnt really compare them with others as I dont use any other , if I need to transfer to disco mode I silpy hookup a marshall base amp ,its not sound academy but it works for me
 

les3716

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On a recent thread on portable sound systems, the ION Tailgater and the ION Block Rocker were mentioned. Costco were selling one of these recently, but I can't remember which.

Jim.
Thanks Jim, Just bought the ion Tailgater - Well pleased! i will also be playing at some residental homes for the elderly.

Les.
 

will a

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Thanks Jim, Just bought the ion Tailgater - Well pleased! i will also be playing at some residental homes for the elderly.

Les.
good luck with the residential home , I do some of them and it can be quite rewarding ,but you will have to be carfull about the volume ,if you havent done any before and you would like to pick my brains (not a lot of brain there really ) then get in touch
 

kevgermany

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good luck with the residential home , I do some of them and it can be quite rewarding ,but you will have to be carfull about the volume ,if you havent done any before and you would like to pick my brains (not a lot of brain there really ) then get in touch
You reckon he'll melt their hearing aids?
 

les3716

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good luck with the residential home , I do some of them and it can be quite rewarding ,but you will have to be carfull about the volume ,if you havent done any before and you would like to pick my brains (not a lot of brain there really ) then get in touch
Pick your brains time..... What do you use for backing tracks? I'm hoping to use my iphone and an app called ireal b.

How do you get bookings? I'll be doing it for charity - will not be long till im an inmate lol.

Les.
 

AndyG

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I use iPhone too but use with an app called backtrax, which enables me to load a playlist and the next song doesn't start automatically (no need for it I suppose if you want the songs to play continuously). It is designed to be easier to use than the iPod menu and worth a look IMO.
 

les3716

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I use iPhone too but use with an app called backtrax, which enables me to load a playlist and the next song doesn't start automatically (no need for it I suppose if you want the songs to play continuously). It is designed to be easier to use than the iPod menu and worth a look IMO.
Thank you, I will download backtrax and check it out!

Les.
 
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