I played a gig recently when during full-band (bass, vocals, guitar (me) and drums) soundcheck the club owner asked me what mic I was using on the amp (there was a Vox AC30 on stage, an amp far, far too large for the small room) because to him it "sounded good through the PA but seemed kinda quiet on stage".
After explaining and showing him my little "trick", in a very awkward moment he hugged me and asked me to write down everything I used because he was planning on having all future guitarists go direct, and if at all possible, amp-less on stage to control dB.
Spread the love of direct-to-PA and get love back, I guess. :)
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