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what would your dream system be?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by joe_sorren, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. joe_sorren


    Apr 7, 2005
    I was wondering if anyone could recommed a good, small PA system for a western swing type band (4 players/no drums) to be playing mostly at a wine bar with average crowds of 50-80 people.

    What PA systems are you all using, what would your dream system be?

    thanks for any imput, we need to get the system ready to go by the 26th of Sept :eek:

    Please help!

  2. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    My dream system is one that someone else owns, maintains, carts, sets up and strikes, all for free.

    What I use is four Yamaha monitors that have 12" woofs and 2" horns. Two on poles out to the people and two on the floor towards us. A handfull of Sure SM57's and SM58's mixed on a Mackie 1604 into a DOD stereo EQ pushing a Crown Macrotech 1200. Mains on one channel monitors on the other.

    One rack, a bag of stands, mics, cables and 4 speakers.

    I usually use my bass rig separate of the PA. Guitars and mandolin have pickups, banjo get an SM57. Drummer (when there is one) gets a kick mic and maybe an overhead.

    This rig has never broken and It's been used 1 to 5 nights a week for 7 or 8 years.

    If we need more we hire it out.