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  • #69783
    Sylvia
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    After giving up on finding a more powerful amp that I can lift and won’t screech, I started doing what I should have done years ago.

    #69784
    tony-morosco
    Member

    You are learning what rock guitarists have known for decades. The Wall Of Amps solution.

    #69785
    Sylvia
    Participant

    I don’t hang around rock guitarists, so I’m pretty ignorant.

    #69786
    stephen-vardy
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    I now have a 4x Crate all battery sound system – 2x limo and 2x taxi

    Expandable as required from a simple amp – indoors/outdoors.

    Clients are seemingly unwilling to pay a premium for quality sound distribution and generally gigs are smaller.

    So they get adequate sound now – okay but not awe inspiring.

    All the rackmount gear and speakers are now mothballed.

    the times are a changing

    Stephen

    #69787
    Sylvia
    Participant

    I now have a 4x Crate all battery sound system – 2x limo and 2x taxi
    Expandable as required from a simple amp – indoors/outdoors.

    I’d need an explanation of all that.

    #69788
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    Limo and Taxi are models of amps that Crate makes. http://www.crateamps.com

    #69789
    andy-b
    Participant

    I had a mental picture of it taking two limos and two taxis to transport a harpist and all their gear in four crates to a gig…LOL!

    #69790
    catherine-rogers
    Participant

    I’ve considered using a wireless mike but am concerned about picking up extraneous signals (a la “Car 54, Where Are You?”). Any solution?

    #69791
    stephen-vardy
    Participant

    All belows assumes a sound person operating sound gear – all background gigs

    For a wedding ceremony outdoors – 1x limo at back of audience on a stand – harpist at front – stereo sound – aim limo at bride as she walks from a distance and as she goes down the aisle

    Small indoor gig – 1x limo on/off stand 8-10′ from harpist

    Expand a little by using a taxi satellite on the floor 20-50′ away

    Bigger gigs use 2x limos on stands – one 50′ distant

    Add one or two satellites for really noisy gigs.

    Hide satellites behind curtains under clothed tables etc

    Not much gear showing and can handle a noisy crowd of 120.

    We are having a hard time getting people to pay for quality sound so we are arriving and expanding as required where before we had more appropriate gear available for better distribution, volume etc. – but it is expensive, heavy and time consuming and we were not being compensated like before.

    For over a decade we were performing background for up to 450 people regularly – those gigs are gone and we now are dealing with more price iffy customers so must be much more flexible on the fly.

    We underquote on sound and expand only if truly required.

    People are wanting cheap/value not elite like before.

    Move with the times.

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