After much talk and speculation, along with some rather uninspired attempts to wrangle a PA, I finally went and did it. I'ma be a vocalist. Yep, pawned off some gear (here on TB, actually) so the funds are there for the PA, and thusly it'll be iminent, nay, unavoidable. What's got me jacked up is that I've been wanting to vocals since I started bass, and have done backup vocals in a few bands; this will be the first frontman attempt. At worst I'll have a PA, right? ... Right? So, stockpiled material are being translated into lyrics, screams and roars have been practiced, and singing is being helped along by a couple people that can actually do it. (I intend to be playing the kind of music that sounds like a herniated Cookie Monster dragging cats across broken glass in front of a jackhammer). Should be utterly interesting. I've gotten a ton of support from my friends who assume and trust in my ability to sound like I've got a wolverine in my pants. I feel sorry for the bassist. Tough position to come into with my bass backround. I honestly hope we find someone a lot more talented than I'll ever be, so I can't give him give him any crap. This is also gonna be the first time I haven't been a bass player full time; though I still consider myself a bassist. Going to procure: Two Carvin 2x15s Yamaha 6 channel mixer Already have my Carvin DCM1000 for power Sure SM58 mic Misc. Cables to hook this bad boy up. Those are the bare essentials, and if all goes well, I'll add more vocal related gear. If you don't think 2x15s are the bare essentials (they aren't I could get by with two 1x15s), then I remind you of the creed by which I buy music gear: Overkill. I can always turn a loud rig down, but I can't turn a small rig up. What am I thinking... I must be crazy. Crazy like an eagle on a pogo stick.