Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: South Florida
Posts: 232
Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

Anyone here use a monitor instead of a guitar amp for live gigs?
Im using a Digitech RP1000 and a JBL floor monitor for my guitar and vocals.
mitchmarshall is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,525
Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

ive definitely thought about it in times where i enjoyed amp modelers.. now i would never dream of using anything but an amp + mic + monitor
shogun is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Dunmore, PA
Posts: 2,325
Reviews: 12
Red face Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

I actually don't care for monitors. I've grown accustomed to hearing my guitar to guide my vocals, and as long as I hear the drums, which is a given in any situation, I'm good!
I always gig with a Marshall 4X10 and set it up right behind me, so I can control what I hear.

Monitors only screw me up!!

I know what you're saying but I love having an amp setup...
DEADTUNES666 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 87
Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

I've never owned an amp

Axe-fx direct to pa, using house monitors. works well. sounds good. consistent. easy.

i bring a bag full of cables strings tools etc
a guitar in a case
a small rack with my axe-fx


thats all I need and i can carry it all at once.
bluffalo is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 5,711
Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

I prefer a nice tube amp miced and ran into the monitors and mains (if needed, usually not needed).

~Bones
screamndemon69 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 02:18 PM
Moderator
 
jemaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,848
Reviews: 1
Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

Here's my stage rig (on the left of the drums). We play out with 4 QSC powered monitors along the front of the stage and 4 clamshell monitors (2 for drums and 2 for keyboards). We currently use the 5' QSC fronts with 2-15",1-12" and a horn on each side with 15" powered subwoffers under each. If at all possible - always try to keep your stage volume down and mic your rig through the PA as the more control the soundman has the better your overall sound will be.



jemaholic is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 493
Smile Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

Quote:
Originally Posted by jemaholic View Post
Here's my stage rig (on the left of the drums). We play out with 4 QSC powered monitors along the front of the stage and 4 clamshell monitors (2 for drums and 2 for keyboards). We currently use the 5' QSC fronts with 2-15",1-12" and a horn on each side with 15" powered subwoffers under each. If at all possible - always try to keep your stage volume down and mic your rig through the PA as the more control the soundman has the better your overall sound will be.



Cool........
nsabino is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 643
Reviews: 3
Re: Stage monitor vs guitar amp for live shows

I run my Axe FX FOH with one output. The other output goes to my 2 Bogner Cubes. Best of both worlds.
finstah is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live Aid / Live 8 guitar Pursuit All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 9 07-11-2011 03:33 PM
stage left or stage right? Davidmurry222 Polls 31 08-16-2008 11:56 AM
Need a new guitar stand for live use Devo Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 21 05-24-2007 07:27 PM
do you think playing a sig guitar on stage is bad rich2k4 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 81 04-19-2006 11:00 AM
guitar ,stage amps tomahawkangels Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 12 02-21-2006 11:20 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome