I'm a guitarist/keyboardist in a 3 piece experimental metal band (guitar/keys, drums, vocals).
Since there's no bass or second guitarist, I have to fill the sonic range myself, aside from the vocals, of course. I switch off between guitar and keys but mainly play guitar.
Right now I'm running an Agile 8 string and a Yamaha CS2X through N.I. Guitar Rig 4.
I'm looking for a PA that will cover a wide spectrum of sound with clarity and a nice, full sound. (I'm more about quality of sound than being just plain loud.) Something that will also give us the bass we need for our lack of a bassist.
To give you and idea of our range, we like everything from Meshuggah to Radiohead. So I need something versatile.
I've been looking at the Roland SA-300. I'm just worried that it might not have the bass I need with the 8 string and might be too small for some venues. (Though I'm sure I'll be mic'd at most places.)
I'd like to pay under $800 if possible, but if it's really worth it I'll go up to $1,000.