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Starting a Solo-Acoustic Career (Purchasing my 1st PA)


O.G.T.V.

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Hello everyone!

I'm writing today because I'm highly interested in starting a solo singer/acoustic career, and I want a ''All in One'' PA System (for practices and gigs). I'm starting from scratch with a $1,000- budget*

I have been researching and these are my best purchase candidates:

Peavey Escort 6000:  My top choice at the moment*

Line 6 Stage L2T or LT3

Yamaha StagePas 600i 

Bose L1 Compact

 

Has any of you played thru them? Which one would be my best option?  

If my solo acoustic career works, I may practice with it for solo band rehearsals.

I want volume, good sound, and quality. If it's lightweight (and easy to carry is a lot better.)

 

Thanks! Looking forward to your opinions and suggestions!

 

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I think I would start with decent powered speaker and a small say 8 hole mixer with effects. I bought a srm450 when I was looking for a keyboard amp , because it would pull practice room duty for vocals and keyboard,, . It would work as my monitor in a band that has a pa,,, It would also fit into bigger system if I wanted to expand. You want to be keep your buys flexible for other use in case you run into other music projects you want to pursue. I now own three srm450s. One stays in the truck to be used as my monitor for away shows. one is my monitor on the house gig,, and one is at home in my practice room. We have used all three across the front for bigger shows as monitors. They are just handy and I will prolly own them as long as I play music. One with a FX mixer will get you started and gigging. What really gets expensive is buying a one trick pony , and having to punt the gear to upgrade. Pick your brand ,,, lots of companies make Powered speakers. I think they are more flexible than power mixers and passive speakers.

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O.G.T.V. wrote:

Hello everyone!

I'm writing today because I'm highly interested in starting a solo singer/acoustic career, and I want a 
''All in One'' PA System (for practices and gigs). I'm starting from scratch with a $1,000- budget*

I have been researching and these are my best purchase candidates:

 My top choice at the moment*

or
LT3

 

Has any of you played thru them? Which one would be my best option?  

If my solo acoustic career works, I may practice with it for solo band rehearsals.

I want volume, good sound, and quality. If it's lightweight (and easy to carry is a lot better.)

 

Thanks! Looking forward to your opinions and suggestions!

 

for strictly acoustic guitar and vocals? Bose Compact, Fishman SA220 or a 10" powered speaker with a small mixer would be good, and these have all been discussed ad nauseum here...

if you search the forum, all will be revealed... ;)

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Dude, go with the powered Line 6 with the effects and mixer built in. I am telling you, those thigns are great! I am considering replacing my PA (RCF's and digital mixer, monitors, etc) for a pair of these. They have more than enough inputs for a solo (or duo if you buy 2), good enough built in effects for vocals, and a built in Line 6 Pod for your guitar.

Best thing is that it is a scalable solution, you can always buy more speakers if you start playing large venue, especially since they are digitally linkable, and know when you plug them together, very cool indeed. Unlike any other "boxed solution", this can be scaled up to a whole band.

Rod

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Hi I'm in a similar position to you, solo/duo acoustic stuff, and on a similar budget I picked up the Allen & Heath Zed10FX mixer ($340AUD) and while I'm still finalising my speaker choice, I'm almost certainly going for an RCF Art310 powered speaker ($720AUD). Add a mic (for me, Sennheiser E835, $110AUD), cables & stands and I'm ready to go. The mic preamps and effects are on par with or better than any of your listed options. I can do home recording via my mixer's USB out (none of your choices offer that, but think, how are you going to promote yourself? you need a demo). The speaker will be good enough that I won't need to think about an upgrade, and I have the flexibility to expand this set-up for small band gigs. If your heart is set on the all-in-one type system, then of the options you listed, I'd go the Yamaha. Good speakers that you can still use after you get sick of the inbuilt mixer's limited functionality.

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