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  1. Thank you for all your replies. Now the quest is to find the right speaker for me. Maybe the Altos or Maybe the Mackies Thump...I still don't know. What I know for sure is that I must stick to the budget ;)
  2. Yes, with "juice" I was meaning volume, 'cause the Alto 12" is a 400w continuous, while the 10" one is 300w. I know that, as stage monitors, both would do fine. I'm not shure if the 10" would be enough as a stand alone "amplifier" for the gig. What about the Mackie Thump series? Anybody has experience with those?
  3. Mmmh that's a hard decision. I'm tempted with the smaller size and lightness of the 10" model, but I also want to make sure to have enough juice for live usage (i.e. for those little pubs where we won't go into PA) and more headroom... I'm taking a look at the Alto Truesonic models, they seem quite popular with people on modelers. I see the majority goes with the 12", some others go for the 15" but not many go for the 10". I wonder if it's just the usual "megalomania" of the average rock/metal guitarist that thinks he needs a full stal with 4x12 cracked up even in small venues just because "it rocks!" or if it's actually better to go for a bigger cone, tonewise...
  4. Let's say that we aren't pushing everything through the FOH, let's say that we are in a small sized club and there's no need to place the guitars and bass into the PA, so we're playing through amp cabs only (me through the loudspeaker). In that specific case, small sized venue, the 12" loudspeaker would still be enough or would be better to go for the 15"?
  5. The Behringer 212D has a very nice price! How does it compares to Mackie TH-15 and Alto Truesonic TS115a? They're 15" speakers and I saw a few videos of people using them with the Pod on Youtube. They're both in the same price range, more or less. Furthermore, is it better a 12" or a 15" speaker? Does it make a very noticeable difference? Yeah, I've read something about "frequency slotting". But how to do it? I don't have a spectrum analyzer so I have to trust my ears (with are not so used to this kind of jobs). What is the starting point for doing that? Is it better to work directly on the preamp knobs of the amplifier (and of the Pod simulations) or to have an external EQ filter for the guitars and bass? Thanks!!!
  6. Yes dividing and planning the parts is essential. But as far as EQing is concerned, I ask myself: is it better that each player EQes its own instrument at the source (like the amp, for example) in order to have the "final" sound coming out of the PA, kepping the desk EQ flat, OR is it better to just set up each instrument sound the way the musician likes it the most, and then correct the final mix with desk EQ knobs? So long story short: is it better to EQ "at the source" or at the final stage? I mainly played as a classical guitarist for the last 10 years or so, hence I never had such "problems" to face in the classical guitar world! :lol:
  7. Wow that's a hell of advice! Thank you! I will try that. What about making space for a keyboard player? Since guitar and keybord normally "share" the mid frequencies, how am I supposed to EQ my sound for that? I hope I'm not bothering you with so many questions, but this is a completely new world for me and I'm starting from scratch...
  8. Do you have any advices about how to EQ the sound of the guitar going to PA, in order to make it fit nicely in the mix with singer's voice and the other instruments?
  9. Yes I know, but anyway I could not use stereo effects even if I'd buy a combo amp. And by the way stereo effects are not so important at this stage of development of the project. I can definitely live without ;) Thanks so much for your advices about monitors! So, when needed, I could buy a second loudspeaker to use as a monitor and leave the first one as "amp" behind me :)
  10. The QSC K10 option is out of budget for me, too damn expensive... I was thinking on something more entry level (but still good) like the Alto Truesonic TS115a or Mackie Thump TH-15a. They're both in the 250-300 euros range and offer a sufficient wattage. If I'm going to use the loudspeaker as my "amp", without going into the PA (as the other guitarist is not going to mic his cabinet for small gigs), I guess I'd need to place it behind me, facing me and the audience. Then, should I need an additional speaker in front of me as a monitor or should I be fine with just the "amp" at my back? What do you think? Thanks so much for your useful comments!
  11. Hi all. I recently got my hands (finally) on a POD HD500 with the purpose to play live with the band. But I'm facing a problem. I was planning to run the Pod directly to the PA, but the other guitarist in the band has a regular amp, and he doesn't mic it 'cause we intend to play in small settings like pubs. So of course the two guitar sounds are coming out quite unbalanced and have a weird diffusion in the environment. So the band members (who are skeptical towards digital modeling) want me to revert to a standard combo or at least run my Pod into the power section of and amp. But I don't want it! I decided to go with modelers because of the extreme advantages in terms of flexibility and portability and I don't want to give up on that. How would you fix this issue? Have you ever been in a situation like this/do you have a bandmate wich runs through a real amp? Is the only solution to mic the real amp in order to have an homogeneous sound coming out of the PA? Thak you so much for your replies, they'd be much appreciated! A.
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