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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:09 pm 
 

Hey all,

Having recently moved and finally gotten settled in (near Chicago), I'd like to get back to playing with a band. While in Iowa City I did vocals for a local black/thrash group and got my first experience with performing live/practicing with a group/etc (all my other musical efforts have been one-man synthesizer stuff.)

With the last band, the drummer had all the PA/amps/mics I needed for group practice. However, I don't have any amps of my own and doubt I'll be lucky enough to find to another musician with a spare supply of equipment, so I'd like to buy an amp of my own. Depending on the other musicians I end up with I may or may not use my synthesizers, though even if I did they wouldn't be a main focus of the music - So I was planning to run my mic and keys through the same amp during practice sessions.

That said, I have little experience with amp purchasing, so I was wondering if I could get some recommendations. I was looking at the Roland KC550 or KC880 - would the former be loud enough, or would the 880 be a better choice?
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:52 pm 
 

I don't really have much experience with amps either but I was jamming with a few friends recently and the drummer had a KC550 for me to run my keyboard through. It was definitely loud enough for a small practice space playing along with a drummer and a guitar player.

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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:45 am 
 

Thanks! I'm wondering if that would be enough to do all that with the addition of vocals and bass in the same space, though. Any other suggestions from musicians here?
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