Originally Posted by ourlorderic
A couple of band members have suggested that we just buy the PA and speakers between us so we can find a singer easier but really I think that is a bit unfair. The guitarists are spending a LOT of money on amps and guitars and I'm buying new cymbals all the time and currently saving for a new Kit. We have all spent a lot of money on our instruments and I really don't see why I should pay for someone else's on top of that.
The PA isn't the singer's equipment; It's the band's equipment
you will all be going through it
you all use it
the band should all put to it and the singer should buy his/her mic.
Originally Posted by eddiehimself
Pretty much. The PA (which is the speakers, mics, cables and stands as well as the mixing desk) is generally seen as a "band responsibility" even if it is only the singer who will need it. Also you'd be surprised at the size of clubs who have everything including drums and guitar amps miked up.
Erm, pretty much this