Tony Wright
Boomer - Anyone else? Help on a small rig
Mon Dec 31, 2018 18:51

I need to help another nephew out. Problem is, I am too tight on cash for the next couple of months, maybe more.

I need to help him support a single bass guitar, an acoustic electric guitar....perhaps an electric, that was not clear to me.....and one vocal mic, perhaps two, plus mp3 source.

I was thinking that the OKC Guitar Center has a Behringer B115D powered speaker and I have a "problem child" Mackie ProFX12. (one dead channel). This would primarily be a bedroom jam amp, but who knows what might happen to a college freshman, right? He works 2 jobs and is taking a very full class schedule. He lives here in town and I am the oldest male in the family...guilt trip.

I need to get him something very low budget. Originally, I gave him a Roland keyboard amp a few years ago just to learn bass....the speaker was pretty lame at the time. It did not survive, but he keeps playing it. I am hoping that I might be able to get it back if I have something to give him. Then I could see if a new speaker would resolve that problem as I think it will.

    • Sounds like you have a planBoomer, Mon Dec 31 23:18
      The small Mackie mixer and a 115D. They get pretty LOUD. 1000 Behringer watts ;) The 15 should support bass but a stand alone bass amp would be better. But vocals, guitar, and bass guitar, I think it ... more
      • Glad your gig went smoothlyTony Wright, Tue Jan 1 11:01
        It is always nice when the gig is a simple set up...and the musicians are reasonably easy to work with...and apparently were experienced enough to have their gear ready for pro sound provided at the... more
        • Early NYE nightBoomer, Tue Jan 1 13:14
          Yup, called my wife at 10:45PM to let her know I was in the car, heading home, to see if she wanted to zip down to the VFW party. She was stunned! She didn't feel like going out that late. Performers ... more
          • A guy could get used to that kind of gig.Tony Wright, Wed Jan 2 07:05
            Mike M gets a wedding gig for his ensemble and then gets the "ceremony" spoken word portion of the sound he double dips this NYE. You get the bluegrass gig and you are done by 10:45pm. I had ... more
            • NYE is hot and cold it seemsMike M, Wed Jan 2 08:22
              In the 70's and 80's NYE was the only night of the year that EVERYONE had a gig. All of the musicians that I knew had gigs..I'd get called for a few different contractors/bands and took my... more
      • You are correct....Tony Wright, Tue Jan 1 10:54
        He lives in a small apartment with mixed "students" and "room mates" and/or "young marrieds". He still lives with his Mom. Thus space is tight. Volume could be a real enemy of the neighbors, so... more
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