Hello out there! At my gig last night, the mixer I had been using (A Behringer Xeynx 1202fx) just died like 5 songs into my 2 hr set. Just died. Everything else coming from my power strip (my Digitech JamMan and Peavey powered speaker) were still on. This was the second time since buying the mixer 11 months ago I've experienced this problem. The first time, the music store just gave me a new power cord. This time, they offered to replace the mixer itself with a new one, but I explained I no longer had confidence in the unit and wanted something else. The manager suggested the Yamaha MG102c and let me exchange my defective Behringer for the Yamaha.
I play out, on average, 4-5 nights a week and I need something reliable. A quick Google search will show that these are $100 mixers. I'm willing to spend more if need be, but I've been told I don't have to for what I need. I play 90% solo gigs and am occasionally joined by one or two others. I don't need effects on my vocals, etc.
The reviews I've read on the new Yamaha are mixed. Any other acoustic guys or girls out there suggest any unpowered mixers? I need something reliable that can handle being loaded and unloaded 10 times a week.