Tonight, some members of my band decided that we should buy a new PA/ monitoring system as a complete package because our current system is underpowered and can barely handle the lead vocals alone. The cost should be split equally between members. However, I have some reservations about this. I will totally help pay for a monitoring system, but I think the PA gear is the singer's responsibility. The bass, drums, guitar don't need to be run through a PA for normal small gigs and bigger gigs have a house PA so I don't see how I share equal financial responsibility for this $3k system. I spent a lot of money on my bass gear and I don't need to run through a PA to be heard. (I've only ever gotten complaints that the bass is too loud.) I feel like a jerk for not wanted to put up my gig earnings toward this new system, but I feel like I'll be paying for something I won't really use and I'm trying to buy a house now. I'm I off base or what? What do you think?