Mic'ing for Show


MadGuitarest
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MadGuitarest
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05/06/2005 9:46 pm
I play at a party with my band on the 28th , and it will be an outside show with im thinking 30-50 people and my drummer wont be mic'd for the PA but the vocals of course will but i will be playing out of a marshall JCM 2000 half stack 100 watt. And i was wondering, do you think i will need to mic my amp because im sure everyone will be able to hear it without being mic'd but if i move in front of it during the concert it may get muffled and if i mic'd it the sound would be more full and coming from both sides and i wouldnt drown out the drums or bass, so what do you think? also i get my paycheck tommorow of $260 and i was either gonna by a $109 amp mic or a $100 vocal processor. SO i need to know if i will need to mic it. Im thinking yes. oh and the rest of the paycheck goes toward somethin i need to pay off.
Mike ;)
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Dr_simon
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05/06/2005 9:57 pm
You will not need to mic a 100 W JCM 2000.

You will need to be careful you don't drown every one else in the band out !

Get a verb you can put over the vocals if you don't like the verbs from the desk.

Don't get drunk first and I hope you have a great gig !!

And make sure that, if it rains you don't get water / beer in you amp head !!
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MadGuitarest
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05/07/2005 5:06 am
but if i did, wouldnt the sound be better because it is hitting the audience from both sides rather than from one spot behind me? If i turned the amp down to mic it so it didnt drown anything out.
Mike ;)
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05/07/2005 5:14 am
look, I played an outside gig a while back and and all I used was a 50 watt Peavey Classic 50 2x12 combo, and it was PLENTY loud. The vocal's were the only thing that was mic'd. Trust us! The 100 watt Marshall half stack will be PLENTY loud!

If you mic'd your amp, everybody else would sound really dull. So, to make sure everything sounds right, don't mic your amp.
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