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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by TIMKEYS
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    the best way to increase the value of a band is by really working on multiple part harmony vocals. It will do more for the bottom line than any gear purchase.




    true in many cases, but much of the listed genre had little for extravagant harmonies. But proper singing for the genre is definitely up there.
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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by TIMKEYS
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      the best way to increase the value of a band is by really working on multiple part harmony vocals. It will do more for the bottom line than any gear purchase.




      true in many cases, but much of the listed genre had little for extravagant harmonies. But proper singing for the genre is definitely up there.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
      <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
      -For Sale: <br />
      -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
      -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
      - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
      - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
      - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by roamingbard13
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        ^ Mostly 90s and 00s Rock with some modern pop covers. Subs are probably definitely needed...is it okay to start with 1?




        Absolutely. When I started my own band again in 2009, I just had a powered mixer and a couple of tops. I rented monitors. No subs. In 2010, I started a different band and the bass player had the equipment, so we just used his stuff. No subs there either, just huge 3-way speakers.



        I finally bought my own floor monitors, some LED lights and upgraded to one sub and a power amp in 2011. Made a HUGE difference. More hotties dancing and our sound was much better. I still only have one sub, but I will occasionally rent another one for larger places as well as another set of LED lights. I plan on buying both items in the near future (after NYE). At this point, we're just doubling what we have when we need it.
        (This is my Non-Signature.)

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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by roamingbard13
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          ^ Mostly 90s and 00s Rock with some modern pop covers. Subs are probably definitely needed...is it okay to start with 1?




          Absolutely. When I started my own band again in 2009, I just had a powered mixer and a couple of tops. I rented monitors. No subs. In 2010, I started a different band and the bass player had the equipment, so we just used his stuff. No subs there either, just huge 3-way speakers.



          I finally bought my own floor monitors, some LED lights and upgraded to one sub and a power amp in 2011. Made a HUGE difference. More hotties dancing and our sound was much better. I still only have one sub, but I will occasionally rent another one for larger places as well as another set of LED lights. I plan on buying both items in the near future (after NYE). At this point, we're just doubling what we have when we need it.
          (This is my Non-Signature.)

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          • #20
            I would go with the subs first. Ditto on the vocals. Yes you can start with one, the get the other. Don't go cheapo on the subs though. Lighting is also a must, but I would go with the subs first.

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            • #21
              I would go with the subs first. Ditto on the vocals. Yes you can start with one, the get the other. Don't go cheapo on the subs though. Lighting is also a must, but I would go with the subs first.

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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by jimiv
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                I would go with the subs first. Ditto on the vocals. Yes you can start with one, the get the other. Don't go cheapo on the subs though. Lighting is also a must, but I would go with the subs first.




                you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!
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                <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
                -For Sale: <br />
                -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
                -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
                - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
                - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
                - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by jimiv
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                  I would go with the subs first. Ditto on the vocals. Yes you can start with one, the get the other. Don't go cheapo on the subs though. Lighting is also a must, but I would go with the subs first.




                  you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
                  <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
                  -For Sale: <br />
                  -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
                  -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
                  - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
                  - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
                  - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                    you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!




                    We have done very well going cheap without going crappy. Got two powered Yorkville subs for $1200 and two powered EV tops for $800 - easily $4k of PA for $2k. Throw in a driverack for $250 and a mixwiz for $800 and we have a great sounding PA. A lot of it is being in the right place at the right time and constantly looking for deals, but it can be done.



                    I'd like to add that a good light show can make you look like a different band - and a lot of people listen with their eyes. That is our next step.
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                      you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!




                      We have done very well going cheap without going crappy. Got two powered Yorkville subs for $1200 and two powered EV tops for $800 - easily $4k of PA for $2k. Throw in a driverack for $250 and a mixwiz for $800 and we have a great sounding PA. A lot of it is being in the right place at the right time and constantly looking for deals, but it can be done.



                      I'd like to add that a good light show can make you look like a different band - and a lot of people listen with their eyes. That is our next step.
                      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                      My cover band

                      HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                        you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!




                        Cheapo = crappy. Cheap = discount/deal.



                        Damn, this internet thang is addicting. I really gots to get out of here.....yous guys is makin me late. Hahahaha

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                          you can certainly go cheap. Just don't go crappy!




                          Cheapo = crappy. Cheap = discount/deal.



                          Damn, this internet thang is addicting. I really gots to get out of here.....yous guys is makin me late. Hahahaha

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                          • #28






                            Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                            true in many cases, but much of the listed genre had little for extravagant harmonies. But proper singing for the genre is definitely up there.




                            Harmony is the thing that puts bands to the next level. anyone can go buy subs , but they dont have near the impact on pay as multiple part vocals.
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                            • #29






                              Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                              true in many cases, but much of the listed genre had little for extravagant harmonies. But proper singing for the genre is definitely up there.




                              Harmony is the thing that puts bands to the next level. anyone can go buy subs , but they dont have near the impact on pay as multiple part vocals.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;you mess with him and you mess with the whole trailer park&quot;</div><br>

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                              • #30
                                ^^

                                Does not listen to rock music from the last two decades...
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