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    No problem, my pleasure. Your questions raised my curiosity as I know the 990's/991's won't work without the phantom power, so I called Terry earlier today. He said he has velcroed a Phantom Nady unit and a black power strip to the back of each amp. As soon as I get a chance, I'll photograph the configuration. He said the phantom units were only $20 bucks each. I'm guessing these are the ones:

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    I found the 991 useful in a couple situations.

    1) as a "loaner" mike to someone else in the band
    2) as a recording mike when I want to just do an instrument track. I tend to huff and puff when my playing gets "serious" and the directional pattern of the 991 helps to keep that off the recording.

    It's also doughty enough to do the "both instrument and vocals" thing if you place it correctly and it will help cut down the monitor feedback Ric mentioned earlier. It just doesn't look as cool as the 990.
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    Thank you Ric and Howlin Hobbit for taking the time out to help me out.

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    Should i get the Crate Taxi TX15 or the Traynor TVM10?
    Both 15 watts and weigh about the same. Or i was thinking about the Roland Street Cube but i wasn't sure why it is so highly priced since it is only 5 Watts. Any suggestions/recs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanimoto View Post
    Should i get the Crate Taxi TX15 or the Traynor TVM10? Both 15 watts and weigh about the same.
    The Taxi has an 8" speaker that handles the low frequencies a little better, but the Traynor is mountable on a speaker stand which makes it better for larger crowds. Getting the sound above the heads of your audience makes a big difference in coverage. The Traynor gets the edge, because of that feature.

    Quote Originally Posted by tanimoto View Post
    Or i was thinking about the Roland Street Cube but i wasn't sure why it is so highly priced since it is only 5 Watts. Any suggestions/recs?
    There is not a huge difference in acoustical output between 5 and 15 watts. Audio is not linear. 50 watts is only twice as loud as 5 watts (a 10 db gain). 10 watts is only 3 db louder than 5 watts (a slight audio difference). The Street cube also has two speakers that push more air. The speakers in all the Roland Microcube/Street Cube amps are specially designed for more efficiency (every watt of power produces a higher db level than other speakers in other amps). The Cube Street has seperate assignable effects for both of it's input channels. The Taxi does not have effects. The Cube Street is lighter and easily packed in luggage without taking up all your weight allowance for flights. The Cube Street runs at full power for 10+ hours. The Taxi will run full power for 3 to 6 hours, depending on what you are inputting into it. I would personaly spend a little more than the Cube Street costs for a Carvin S400D:

    https://www.carvinguitars.com/produc...?product=S400D

    It has 4 channels, is battery powered, has effects, is stand mountable, 100 watts, will power another P.A. cabinet, accepts acoustic and electric instruments to include a bass guitar and much more versatile. Spend half the money of the Cube Street for a Vox DA5. It has 3 channels - 1. instrument, 2. microphone with seperate volume control, 3. auxilliary for use with an MP3 player or CD player:

    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...er-?sku=482065

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