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Harris Sopovic
post Jun 2 2008, 06:28 PM
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Ok, so my friend is getting married on june 12th. He asked me to play the bride marsch in a heavy metal way instead of the traditional one. Then as an outro when they are walking back from the priest im going to play the solo from November rain (guns & roses). So heres the deal. Ive never been at a wedding before & neither have i ever played in a church haha.
So the question is: Is it better to line a pod xt into the church speakers or setup a marshall stack ?.
Any advice at all would be good, thank you smile.gif

*edit* something maybe worth mentioning is that its a large church with 120 people comming. Ive played gigs before with 5 times as many people then that. But this makes me a bit more nervous ^^

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post Jun 2 2008, 06:31 PM
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You have to ask the priest if you can try it out a couple of days before the wedding and you'll find out what will sound best. I would think the Marshall stack will do the job because of the acoustics inside the church/chapel but maybe it will sound weird with all the echoes and you'll need the pod+speakers. It depends on where you stand with your stack so you'll have to try both and compare.

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post Jun 2 2008, 06:37 PM
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It would just depend on how the churh is wired, you should prolly try out both before the wedding, some chuches have sophistaced sound systems and some have a boombox, If there wasnt an echo factor i would predict the marshall would be best.
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post Jun 2 2008, 06:42 PM
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If you set it up right you could get a really cool effect out of the echo
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post Jun 2 2008, 07:31 PM
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Yeah i guess you guys are right. But problem with the marshall stack is that i have to have high volume to be able to cover the whole church, so the risk of getting bad noice is pretty high i think.


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post Jun 12 2008, 09:06 PM
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I remember when I played a friends wedding the church speakers where not equipped to handle what we were doing. I think best advice is go there as soon as you can to weigh out the options. Maybe sound check the room and either mic the cab through the house if there is an eq....I am sure if you have the stack on hand you will be able to figure out the best approach.

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post Jun 12 2008, 11:00 PM
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I never played in a church , and heavy metal on a marshal stack in church is pretty unimaginable (here where I live) smile.gif

But I would recommend going into the speakers system ...

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post Jun 13 2008, 01:01 AM
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I only played acoustic guitar in the church, but I would also recommend to go through the sound system.

Even if it is a bad one, that's what the people that go to that church are used to. Of course, talking to the priest or someone who plays usually there is a good idea.


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post Jun 13 2008, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (Harris Sopovic @ Jun 2 2008, 07:28 PM) *
So the question is: Is it better to line a pod xt into the church speakers or setup a marshall stack ?.
Any advice at all would be good, thank you smile.gif



Hehehe that's a good one man. laugh.gif

I think you know the answer to THAT question!





MARSHALL STACK!!! biggrin.gif



Just kidding a half stack should be fine for a wedding.. wink.gif


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post Jun 13 2008, 10:56 PM
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I'm just having hard time picturing a full marshal stack on high gain in a church environment smile.gif hehehe


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