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PRS In Church?

I only took one guitar when I was playing in church. There were always multiple guitar players and I was always the lead guitar. If I broke a string the other guitar player could keep things going while I walked off the stage to put a new sting on, which I never had to do. I haven't broke a string while playing in many years. I used to break them when I played 9's. Once I went to 10's I stopped breaking strings.
 
I only took one guitar when I was playing in church. There were always multiple guitar players and I was always the lead guitar. If I broke a string the other guitar player could keep things going while I walked off the stage to put a new sting on, which I never had to do. I haven't broke a string while playing in many years. I used to break them when I played 9's. Once I went to 10's I stopped breaking strings.
I compromised and went to 9.5's...love 'em! Almost always in tune...no breakage!
 
Hey everyone! I've just recently entered the world of "Kemper profiling" and love it. I've profiled a half dozen amps or so and am impressed with the replication! How many use a Kemper? My Sunburst 22 is very Kemper friendly these days. For the last month, all I need to do is carry this 11 lb box in. So nice! If anyone would like a couple of my Kemper profiles...drop me a pm with your email and I'll send a couple. Two will be of my own amp design. (No desire to market it, but I may build a few down the road.)
 
Hey everyone! I've just recently entered the world of "Kemper profiling" and love it. I've profiled a half dozen amps or so and am impressed with the replication! How many use a Kemper? My Sunburst 22 is very Kemper friendly these days. For the last month, all I need to do is carry this 11 lb box in. So nice! If anyone would like a couple of my Kemper profiles...drop me a pm with your email and I'll send a couple. Two will be of my own amp design. (No desire to market it, but I may build a few down the road.)
Very cool. And welcome to the green side of the world! I have been using my KPA for 4 yrs now and am happy with the results. Profiled my own amp as well (DI with IR) and would love to try yours as well!
 
I've played my 277 Baritone with soap bars, in church.
I use an FM9 and play amp less.
I have a Swamp Ash SE on order, and looking forward to using it in church, in the coming year.
 
I've played my 277 Baritone with soap bars, in church.
I use an FM9 and play amp less.
I have a Swamp Ash SE on order, and looking forward to using it in church, in the coming year.
So how do you like the FM9? Pros? Cons?
 
I Am Going To Have A Church With A Full Backline And A Noisy Stage So I Can Wake Up The Holy Ghost And Give Him Some Nice Ambiance To Work With While He Does His Thing That Only He Can Do. :)
 
So how do you like the FM9? Pros? Cons?
Pros:
I've had mine since last Nov for at least a good year.
The amp / cabs / effects are stellar. Everyone likes the presets that I use, when listening through the FOH.
I play my acoustic, electrics and pedal / lap steel through the unit and I'm very happy with the results.
Cons:
The UI on the unit itself is not the easiest to use. I make all of my edits in advance, using the FM9 editor at home.
I haven't used my pedalboard since the purchase of my FM9.

The FM9 fits in a rolling case that I bought used.
IMO, all of the modelers, including the new Fender, are great. You can't go wrong with them.
I play with quad driver IEM's and we have a killer PA at my church.

The FM9 has been great.
 
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Had the pleasure of serving today. Little bit of an irregular service, but great none the less. Drummer was a professional stand in: regular drummer got ill yesterday. That guy is a "beast", insanely talented.

 
Had the pleasure of serving today. Little bit of an irregular service, but great none the less. Drummer was a professional stand in: regular drummer got ill yesterday. That guy is a "beast", insanely talented.

Nice
 
Question! - Do your churches book artists to come in? We've had Mark Lee (Third Day) up a couple times here in SW Ohio. He's also a heavy PRS player! If you want to touch base, drop me a PM.
 
Well, only if they are in town for conferences. Our church has big network in the CC music scene, since we are affiliated with Integrity. So we had Paul Baloche visit a few times when he was in Holland, Leeland came by as well, but them contributing to the sunday service was "collateral", never their sole purpose for joining sunday worship.
 
Had the pleasure of serving today. Little bit of an irregular service, but great none the less. Drummer was a professional stand in: regular drummer got ill yesterday. That guy is a "beast", insanely talented.

Thank you again my friend for posting. Just the encouragement I needed to start this day
 
Lots of music in church post recently. I am actually happily surprised about the many members involved in worship @church.

That being said, monday morning I got tl serve on our christmas morning service, which is intended as a family friendly service. We had a kids choir, including my own daughter on the front row: our first father-daugter appearance.

Was a lot of fun, however it was a little complex with the guitars. I had 5 moving heads behind me that cause even my humbucker equipped guitars to freak out. I was planning on using my McSoapy, but in the dry run on sundays discovered that was not an option. So I had to compromise a little with my CU24 and use splits for some songs.

 
I used my SE Standard 24 yesterday for the first time at church. (I've been using my Vela semi hollowbody for the last 2 years).

It worked quite well but I found I still have some tonal tweaking to do. I used the middle position (both pickups) a lot and while I got a good sound at home through my Pod Go it sounded a bit thin to me at church through my in ear monitors. I'll tell ya, the middle position on the Vela is a tough act to follow. It's such a rounded, full, rich and robust tone and I'm rather spoiled by it!

The thing I liked about the SE over the Vela is the low end. It's much more of a tighter and direct sound. But then we're talking about a solid body with a stronger bridge pickup versus a semi hollow body with a lower output bridge pickup. As a result I was able to get an overdriven sound with the SE's bridge pickup that I prefered over the Vela. Doesn't mean I'm giving up on the Vela either because I've always gotten great compliments on its sound.

So I've got some work to do with both. Gonna try and get a richer sound for the SE's middle position and an overdriven sound that's more to my liking from the Vela.
 
Have fun experimenting! I usually prefer a little less bass in my sound, as it gets in the way of about everything in de mix. But I like my lows to be articulate. That is why I love my P90 guitar: piano like lows. Same holds for the Starla and my modified CU22.

My CU24 is stock with original 57/08s, because I like that guitar stock, but it does not work as well in church settings as the others: too "massive" sounding for you CC worship songs.
 
Have fun experimenting! I usually prefer a little less bass in my sound, as it gets in the way of about everything in de mix. But I like my lows to be articulate. That is why I love my P90 guitar: piano like lows. Same holds for the Starla and my modified CU22.

My CU24 is stock with original 57/08s, because I like that guitar stock, but it does not work as well in church settings as the others: too "massive" sounding for you CC worship songs.
I also have a Gibson SG Special (P90's) that I would love to try one day at church.
 
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