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I use a small HISONIC 25 watt system. It was inexpensive, works great (for a sidewalk show -a little small for a circle show -I'd buy one of the 35 watt or higher ones) and was complete in one box for under 200$.

I doubt I'll upgrade any time soon.
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Wear what you are comfortable in to perform.
Make it fit your style.
That is all that there is to it.
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Gaddy, I'm not positive yet, but I might start off with the 35 watt.
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On 2008-07-23 16:05, Dynamike wrote:
Gaddy, I'm not positive yet, but I might start off with the 35 watt.


Probably a better option. When I bought mine the online store I used was out of the 35 watt unit, and I wasn't savvy enough to know I'd want more power output...

It works for me, but I'd certainly want the extra wattage if I could have it.

For the extra 20 bux it's no bigger or heavier a unit, and the extra power translates into a clearer sound at higher volumes.
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On 2008-07-21 14:47, gaddy wrote:
I use a small HISONIC 25 watt system. It was inexpensive, works great (for a sidewalk show -a little small for a circle show -I'd buy one of the 35 watt or higher ones) and was complete in one box for under 200$.

I doubt I'll upgrade any time soon.


I have this one also. Some rooms it works great. Other rooms I get distortion and feedback. I do not understand it. When it has no feedback, its great and the sounds carrys fine. Any suggestions?

I have put it high and ensure I stand behind it, not close etc.
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What about reflected sounds? Does it work best in large rooms, or rooms with curtains? Or thinking the other way around, does it feedback in smaller rooms with no curtains?
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Rooms...hee hee. Indoors....snicker. Reflected sounds....whahaahooo!

Whata youz guyz tawlkin' about?
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I will adjust the mic volume tomorrow night. I tried to do it but was uncertain of which was the mic volume.

Of course when I got home it worked great.

The first room was more enclosed then the second room I used it today when it had the feedback. I work at an old west salloon.

I will spend more time tomorrow night doing mic checks.
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On 2008-07-19 02:48, Tom Frank wrote:
Dress for comfort

I gotcha Frank. After watching a couple DVDs I noticed I rather dress in light colored clothing, not black because of the sunlight. It will be good to have loose clothing also.
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On 2008-07-19 06:40, gaddy wrote:
Mike,

In your avatar you're wearing an patterned orange suit. Glass houses and all that. It looks fabulous and all, but I'm just sayin'...

As to your question, I think you do need to wear a costume that differentiates you from the audience. And looking like you might need a buck or two never hurt anyone who's a street performer! I usually wear some silver jewelry, but it fits in with my "gypsy garb" I've got going on. When I'm out there, people can see that there is "something" different about me from a block away, many people understand that I'm a magician, even from that distance.

I understand you, Gaddy. I noticed most street buskers wear black outfits. I rather wear something colorful so it will attract more attention further distances. I also learned to replace "hobo like" for gypsy style.

I do have large chunks of jewerly I would like to wear, but I might not make as much because some people might not go with "hip hop" style.
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I know that this thread is old, and you have probably solved this for yourself, but for the sake of discussion- I would embrace your hip-hop style and make mention of it into your act. Make jokes: "please help to keep me iced-out" "I'm a (Cups and) Baller"

use rap lyrics as quotes when something happens. When a spectator does something cool" "Go on brush your shoulders off"

There's a magic book called "Do the stuff that's YOU" - don't change your style, become your style, then people will start (I'm sure they already do) IMITATING that cool performer Dynamike - and you will watch people doing YOUR lines and think "he should be referencing the music HE'S into, not the music- I'm into"

I myself am in the process of figuring out my character- thinking about who I am if not a busking-gypsy, and it's hard. But as Gaddy said, you already have so much style. Rock your stuff HARD and don't move Detroit to Sheffield- bring the cups and balls to Highland Park!

Keep on, keeping on M1
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Good look'n, bro. Ya kno' wha' I'm say'n?
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