help please- change in priorities
So, I haven't gigged in a few years after gigging for about 10 years non stop. I'm in my mid 30's now, and I'm in a situation I'm not used to.
Need amp advice
My only gear right now is a 09 fender p5, and a crate combo practice amp.
I have one friend I used to play with, he plays live acoustic solo sets, and is asking me to play a show or two with him.
I have several other ex bandmates that I've kept in touch with that live in different areas of the country. Guitar player in Mexico right now, travels the south americas usually. Drummer in Wisconsin. Keyboard player is a busy lawyer, but writes great stuff.
To get to the point, I'm getting a lot of requests to record stuff and write basslines for original tunes to be recorded on garageband or protools. I might gig 1-2 every 3 months or so.
Besides getting a device that I can download garage band on, what other equipment should I be looking at? I would be playing small gigs around Chicago with PA support always. So I am thinking about a 300 watt combo amp of some sort, with a killer DI that I can also use for computer recording.
I was looking at the TC250 combo, has an aux out, and that weird tone preset app thing that you can change with an iphone. Should be loud enough for what I'm doing.
I've always been an ampeg fan, what about a portaflex combo for my needs?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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