I've finally got myself into gear and started off a new band. Just standard rock covers, just for a laugh.
Its a four piece, two guitars, bass and drummer, now the drummer has an extensive electric kit. He also drums, along with the bass player in an 80's party band. Their other band owns a really decent 4.5kw PA system and they sound class with it, but that's not available for our use as it's owned by all of their other band.
I'm absolutely clueless when it comes to PA, having either left it to someone else or hired in PA from a mate who also did the FOH mixing stuff.
Does anyone else have experience of gigging with an electric drummer? What PA did you use? Did you have a couple of 12"s for the vox and something separate for the drums, or run it all through one system?
Are bass bins a necessity due to the punch and low frequencies needed?
Any advice gratefully received.