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    Hey what’s up my band (Dethtrap)is kind of a mess right now some times we get to much of the drums, we cant hear the bass player, or we cant hear anyone. So we want to get a PA system to balance the room out. We have been looking around for good PA systems, but there’s just one thing. We really don’t know what we are looking for. We need to know what brand to look for that’s easy to learn how to set up and start jamming right away. We where going to go with an 8-track recorder and just record stuff but if we did that we still couldn’t hear ourselves and would be able to play at our friends parties so we want to get a PA System.

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    I would look into what Peavey has to offer in PA systems...you can probably find a nice Powered Mixer, with built in Effects....all you will need to do is plug it in, run 2 wires to your speakers, plug in the instruments and mics and you're good to go.

    Plus Peavey stuff it built to take it, and reasonably priced.
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    How many guitars?
    Any keyboards?
    How many vocalists? How are vocals done now

    Would PA be for practice and small parties only?

    Guitar amps?

    I agree with Muzoid in that you dont need to spend alot for your application.
    The only other option I might suggest is looking into powered speakers. Might be easier for setup and less likely to blow your speakers.
    As well, the mixer would be a lot cheaper to upgrade if you need more channels in the future.
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    2-Guitarest
    1-basses
    1-Vocalist
    May have a Keyboardest.

    Vocalist, is just singin along with out anything really when we wanna hear him the guitar only plays an low so we can all get how its gonna be put together.

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    Try to get some used power speakers and an 8-10 channel mixer.
    Then you can try different setups and see what sounds best.
    Might just need the PA for vocals depending on your amps otherwise you can mic the amps and plug into the mixer or you can even try guitar>effects pedal>mixer.
    Bass might be ok on its own amp as Bass will take up a lot if the powered speakers are small. I dont think you need a sub for the applications you are talking about.

    Loike Muzoid said, Peavey has good equip.
    We have yorkville speakers(tend to be higher priced) and a behringer mixer. Dont listen to all the crap about behringer mixers. For what we do its great and the price cant be beat.

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    I agree, go with powered speakers. A lot cheaper then buying amps. Put a pillow in the kick bass. Use guitar amps and bass amps don't rout them through a mixer, unless you know what your doing. Then just run the vocals through the mixer.

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