I'm always on for a gig but I didn't think the others were too bothered (owing to other commitments, we're all dad's and work etc, etc). Anyway, because of our "one-off" gig (better to call it occasional) we have had to start thinking about PA's.
Much to my surprise when we began talking about hiring a PA for the current gig the tenor quite quickly turned to "if we're going to be playing more gigs perhaps we should buy something". I'm genuinely surprised and also genuinely pleased. There is definitely an enthusiasm to take this "out there" and play gigs which I hadn't properly appreciated. I think we are still going to hire for this gig owing to the time-frame but I think we will want to buy something so that we can play in different scenarios without paying out all the time and for ease etc.
So I would love and appreciate any of your advice and expertise please. I have very little understanding of PA's I'm afraid but I think I get the gist.
We're currently a five piece; 2 guitars, bass, drums and congas. There are two vocalists currently (they both sing at the same time and harmonise) but maybe going forward there may be more.
I have a 5w amp and a 40w amp
other guitarist: 5w amp and 50w acoustic amp
bass: a terrible amp he's borrowing but will probably buy a decent'ish amp (don't know power)
vocals: going through the acoustic amp
Have you any recommendations? I think we're in the £500 ball park but if it was sensible and made a lot of difference I imagine people would be willing to invest £200 - so £1,000 max.