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    Ok so here is my situation. Just got a band together.

    Guitar, Drummer, and Singer (I am the guitarist)

    Anyways we have been jamming in Singers garage, and its been going very well. We all get along, and have the same vibe going.

    Anyways for Vocals we have been using a Mic into a small mixer (unpowered) and then going out into a guitar amp.

    Its not a very good setup as when we turn it up to a level we need it just feeds back horribly. IT works ok at a lowish level, however who wants to play rock and roll quietly?

    So what I want to do is get something Small, cheap, and used to have just in buddy garage. This would be STRICTLY to stay in the garage and JUST for Vocals!!

    So looking at my used stuff around here. and I came up with a couple options.

    OPtion 1:Priority 130 watts rms.amplifier,two 100 watt Traynor 15" cabinets.and a Shure RS 25 $300
    Looks like it would work, comes with speakers.... However about 6 hours from where I am so would have to be shipped.

    Option 3: Traynor YVM-4 PA head. in good shape. $250 Almost the same as option 1 but I would need some speakers too.

    Option 3: Traynor PM-100 Mono Amplifier. WOuld need speakers but is the cheapest option of the 3. Would need to be shipped as well. I think this would need the mixing board infront of it but thats not a problem as we already have one.

    What do you guys think? I just want something to have fun with in a garage while we drink some beers and write some songs. None of us have much disposible income so CHEAP is good. (Drummers car just broke down, Singer is layed off, and I am the only one with any money, but not too much)

    WE dont gig (yet anyways) and if/when we will we wont be needing our own, so there is no reason to spend big moneys.

    Thanks very much!!!!

  • #2
    I'd get a powered speaker (just one for now).

    1) Closeout Mackie SRM450 v1
    http://www.pssl.com/Mackie-SRM450-Powered-Speaker-12-Inch-2-Way-


    2) Behringer 212a. Decent for the money but...it's a Behringer.
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHB212A
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Steam/179028619290

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    • #3
      Yeah but those are more then what I want to spend.

      And I can find any used around here. (I am in Canada too)

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      • #4
        That mackie is only $200-ish more and worlds better than everything you mentioned. I would definitely consider them. Relize that the first option you posted is a used and over priced version of this:

        http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-410-S710-PA-Package?sku=630485
        J.C.

        http://www.myspace.com/southernaddictionmusic

        war eagle

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        • #5
          That mackie is only $200-ish more and worlds better than everything you mentioned. I would definitely consider them. Relize that the first option you posted is a used and over priced version of this:

          http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-410-S710-PA-Package?sku=630485


          Haha that almost seems perfect!!!

          I am in Canada, so to find that in CAD would be like 350-375 then shipping too.

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          • #6
            None of your proposed systems are powerful enough to get vocals over drums.

            At your budget, the powered Behringer is your best choice new. You may find something decent used.

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            • #7
              Anyways.. I wanted to know which of the 3 options would be best?

              I think I dont really want option 1... just because it would cost a fortune to ship... Although from a selfish standpoint it would be the best, because I would own a complete PA system and not just parts of one.

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              • #8
                None of your proposed systems are powerful enough to get vocals over drums.

                At your budget, the powered Behringer is your best choice new. You may find something decent used.


                That Taynor YVM-4 wont get vocals over a drummer?

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                • #9
                  That Taynor YVM-4 wont get vocals over a drummer?


                  Not likely to. Plus its over 35 years old. Way overpriced.

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                  • #10
                    That Taynor YVM-4 wont get vocals over a drummer?


                    Doubtful...its only 60watts and $29 less than the Behringer speaker that has a built-in amp (all in one solution).
                    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Steam/179028619290

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                    • #11
                      its $150 less in canada... (I think I could get it for $200)

                      DO I need to use the mixer board for the Behringer? Or can I just plug a Mic into it?

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                      • #12
                        Where in Canada are you?

                        Bob
                        Veni, Vidi, Velcro;

                        (I came, I saw, I stuck around)

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                        • #13
                          Saskatchewan.... close to Saskatoon and Edmonton

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                          • #14
                            its $150 less in canada... (I think I could get it for $200)

                            DO I need to use the mixer board for the Behringer? Or can I just plug a Mic into it?


                            It has a mic input...no mixer need for one mic.
                            https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Steam/179028619290

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                            • #15
                              Thanks guys... I am definitly going to be keeping an eye open for that.

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