I have small PA system on acoustic gigs.Two Mackie Thumps 12a and LD systems 8 channel mixer.
I have a GAS on this acoustic amp instead PA system:
Is this better than my PA system?
I have an idea to work with this Traynor amp and one active speaker Mackie Thump 12A.Am I wrong,or just stayin` with small PA?
Please,someone with any advice...
I try to play unplugged as much as possible, even in coffee houses, but I can get pretty loud when I have to, but I have a Troubador 80 amp that I use and it plugs mic and guitar and I have found it to be more than enough for larger venues. BUT, and here is a big BUT, I find myself inviting ohters to play with me for certian gigs and wishing I had gotten a PA system, then I could have a couple of mics and instruments, instead of having 3 or 4 amps spread across the stage. What ever you think you need get something bigger, because down the road you will need it, I would recommend a PA system package that would acommadate at least 6 inputs, thats what I wished I had bought.
This Traynor AM Custom is really unique in the offer of acoustic amps,and that`s the reason of my hesitate and interesting.
This is really kind of small PA,because you can use different effects on each channel,lots of power(225W)...
I need three channels on my performance;guitar,microphone and CD player(sometimes with karaoke background while playing).
I am wondering only,would be that the better option (with one active speaker on "Line out "when it`s needed) than mixer with two active speakers?
Anyone tried this TraynorAM custom 225W amp,flagship of the line,exactly same model?
People have nice experience with Traynor lower models,so I`m very interested in that kind of combination for one-man guitar band.
i think it's a question of convenience or versatility. i have mackie thump th12a speakers and a mixer for group gigs or larger audiences, but if i'm going alone to a small setting i use a fishman loudbox mini. If I'm amplifying i don't worry much about sound quality, if it sounds like an acoustic guitar and a voice i'm satisfied. there's not much point in bringing in two speakers, stands, mixer, guitar, and all the necessary accessories for a small gig. even if you minimize it all you're still having to carry the mixer and a speaker stand above and beyond, that's a second trip just for those.
i would suggest something like a loudbox artist. it has plenty of power, good effects, and good sound quality. if you need more versatility use it as your powered speaker with a bigger mixer in front of it.
I use a mini-PA setup - two passive speakers on stands and a rack for the preamp, effects unit and power amp. It projects well and sounds great. Versatile too.