We're going to start gigging soon and I want to have as much control over my vocal sound as possible. Whenever I have gigged in my old bands I've just put up with whatever the soundguy did at the time, but after running my voice through the tube preamp, and having control of the effects through a zoom G9.2tt, I am keen to build my sound on a few channels. I'm trying to get a list together of what my rig should contain. So if you guys can weigh in - much appreciated. Microphone - I guess the standard is the Shure Beta 58? I don't want to worry about feedback too much. My volume varies a lot. In ear monitoring - I guess Shure again. Tube preamp - no idea - something inexpensive. Vocal effects rack with midi control. I want to spend about 2G at most. Do the soundguys get pissy? I just want to know that what is going into the desk is as close to how I want it as possible.