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  1. J M Fahey

    Could it cause damage - Underpowered Speaker

    True. NOW your system is mis matched and you can definitely blow your speakers, unless you use a very well set up limiter . Maybe your amp includes a built-in one, check the manual. You should feed some signal into it (such as a 1kHz tone http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/tone/download/ played...
  2. J M Fahey

    Mic Shock - Can the Guitar Be the Culprit? (Aside from Amp, etc.)

    Yes, of course. His feet were sweaty and he used leather boots; yours were dry and you had rubber soled tennis shoes is just one possible scenario, imagine anything roughly similar to that and you won't be far.
  3. J M Fahey

    Mic Shock - Can the Guitar Be the Culprit? (Aside from Amp, etc.)

    Problem is that 2 pin plugs as used in this case don't have a ground pin :( So inverting one them is the least horrible alternative :( The best, still with 2 pin plugs, is to build a dedicated extension box, with as many outlets as needed and a built in GFCI interrupter/protector built in...
  4. J M Fahey

    Mic Shock - Can the Guitar Be the Culprit? (Aside from Amp, etc.)

    Always carry a small neon lamp electrician screwdriver, with one hand touching your instrument strings, test the mic with the other: If it lights, there's more than 100V difference , as simple as that, invert one of the plugs and see whether it goes down. Which one? Your amp or the PA one...
  5. J M Fahey

    Mic Shock - Can the Guitar Be the Culprit? (Aside from Amp, etc.)

    Don't know where you are exactly but since forever Europe used 2 round leg mains plugs which could be plugged both ways. The must be still millions or tens of millions of homes still wired the old way, your rehearsal studio might be in such a building. Death caps were never loved in Europe but...
  6. J M Fahey

    Live guitar amp in small church room

    Couldn't agree more. Also with the kitten vs tiger comment ;) Get a 5W (yes, five watt) amp, but plug it into a good speaker, your current 12" is fine, a 212"even better, you'll have "large" sound (provided by the cabinet), real tube crunch (provided by .... ahem! ... a tube ) and acceptable...
  7. J M Fahey

    What do I need to etch labels to audio CD's?

    Just checked https://soundcloud.com/rod-welles :beer Killer music, tasty playing :)
  8. J M Fahey

    What do I need to etch labels to audio CD's?

    There are inkjet printable blank CDs , you'll need a special inkjet printer (not expensive) with a special tray with a round shallow cavity where you put the CD. http://www.epson.com/cmc_upload/printlab/900027_Printing_onto_Inkjet_Printable_CD.pdf If you are cheap you can buy a couple sheets...
  9. J M Fahey

    Urgent advice needed on building a budget truck portable PA System

    Just one last suggestion, then it's up to you to decide. Anything else is just running in circles. Try to get 4 or 6 of these: http://www.amazon.com/Peavey-115D-400-Watt-Loudspeaker/dp/B006OF7CN8 You get a good speaker and crossover in a ready built cabinet, with already matched power...
  10. J M Fahey

    Urgent advice needed on building a budget truck portable PA System

    Well, if you substantially lower your specs (which were impossibly high to begin with) to something realistic you can have good sound within your budget: 1) batteries? and U$250 each? Forget it. Here you have a page with 1500/2000W generators for $199...
  11. J M Fahey

    Urgent advice needed on building a budget truck portable PA System

    This video may give you a couple ideas, although the internally mounted and poorly ventilated gasoline generator turns it into a death chamber, no kidding. Unless they fit a proper outside-and-up exhaust. And even so ..... But with a roof mounted one you will have no big trouble...
  12. J M Fahey

    Urgent advice needed on building a budget truck portable PA System

    1) calm down :) You sound too desperate and in a hurry ... bad combination. You might as well douse your money with gasoline and burn it ... same end result. 2) that said, I live and work in Argentina and Brazil, have already made or helped make similar sound trucks and am used to work with...
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