Posted by jeremy laurence on October 30, 2000 at 15:56:06:
In Reply to: Re: PA system help - Question for Pat Harrington or anyone else posted by Pat Harrington on August 16, 2000 at 18:24:53:
I play bass in a band of three brothers. The Laurence Boys.
The instruments include Bass Guitar, Five string banjo, Bagpipes,
penny whistle, harmonica and zuchinie shaker, and of course three SM-58s.
We use older fender mains, the stumpy 3-way ones with the 18" 4" and horn.
We are powered by a single CS800. 400 watts for the mains, and 400 watts
for the two fender monitors. Our mixer is probably 20 years old. It is a
Peavey Mark II series 12 channel mixer. We like this system, but it weighs
a hundred thousand pounds. As we like full harmonies with lots of bass I guess
we have to put up with the weight. What our dream system would be, now that
we have played together through this system for the past four years is the following.
A mackie 1402 or 1202, Nice and light and clean. Any newer amplifier but
Yorkville has excellent amps. Too expesive but light and clean. As we could
be playing in a pub, you wouldn't need more than a pair of Community CSX-35s.
We use those for under 100 people. (or when you play to 300 seniors)
What we are looking at now is getting another amp, an active crossover
and some subs to go under the CSX-35s. That would be perfect for any touring
folk group. You then have the option. You could play through just the full
range Communities for smaller venues or Put the communities on top of
bass bins, add an active crossover and an amp and more than double your volume.
Not to mention you would have a cleaner sound. This is the system I'm
working on right now.
Hope this helps someone.
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