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Stage monitors

On Thu, 27 Mar 1997, Mark Kata wrote:

> I'm forming an eight-piece Top 40 band (guitar, bass, electronic &
> acoustic drums, keyboard, three horns and a female vocalist) and I'm
> considering running my guitar from a SansAmp PSA-1 preamp (with a
> volume pedal and a Vortex) directly into the mixer.  I don't want to
> use a speaker cabinet or power amp.

How about this?  Go direct to the board, but also keep a separate amp
on stage for a personal monitor.  With that many pieces on stage,
you'll probably have lots of problems hearing yourself through the
monitors alone.  With a private monitor, you can hear yourself
clearly, while still getting the advantages of going directly to the

Forget using a guitar amp.  Use a small PA system of your own,
something accurate.  Guitar amps will just muck up your monitor


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