These are the Lost Sidemen! A Yamaha QY700 Sequencer is the bandleader, sending commands to a Digitech Harmony Vocalist for harmonies, and an Alesis Midiverb 4 for vocal effects. I plug everything into a Mackie CFX16 mk II mixing console and run my guitar through a Boss GT-6 preamp, which also gets program change information from the sequencer. Too technical for ya'? ME TOO!! The good part is they work cheap (once they're paid for) and they never forget their parts!
I have a small light show, just enough to see & be seen.
For sound I use Mackie powered speakers. I have two of the SRM450 speakers and two of the SRM 18" subwoofers, for a total of 2800 watts in stereo! I also got a Fender powered monitor to complete the package.
One of the main benifits of powered speakers is that they eliminate the need for a power-amp rack. I built a custom chest-of-drawers to get my mixer rack up off the ground and it stores all my cables and accessories. This really simplifies setup and gives me that much more room for BUMPER STICKERS!
I build all my own equipment racks, due to the high cost and shoddy workmanship of store-bought racks (I can do my own shoddy workmanship, thank you). I tell everyone that I'm a bad carpenter, but I cover my mistakes with BUMPER STICKERS!
Of all the immature redneck things I am proud of, my bumper sticker collection is one of them. I have stickers on here that I have carried with me since high school, lovingly ripping them off one piece of gear and glueing them to the next. Each one represents a memory, an experience I am letting the world share with me. Some are funny, some are patriotic, some just let everyone know about someplace I have been (or, in some cases, would like to go), radio stations I have listened to, products I have used, or political figures that I may or may not have voted for. Some have said that plastering stickers all over music gear makes it look unprofessional. To them I say "Bite me". The main reason for this gear to be in public is to entertain people. There is a lot of entertaining reading here, so enjoy it!
Below is my rack, in travel mode, from all four sides.
Last but not least, did I mention that this stuff sounds great too? Don't let the looks fool you, this is top quality P.A. equipment and I know how to operate it (I should, after 25 years in this business) Come on out, hear for yourself, and meet The Lost Sidemen, "The best band that never was",