I thought it was funny getbent. I didn't really understand it and I laughed. I had to read it twice.
I think it's much harder to amplify an acoustic guitar or piano or violin or cello than it is to amplify an electric guitar.
I didn't understand the subject so I stayed away at first.
If Jackal is upset that acoustic guys will use an undersaddle pickup and an in body mic and an out of the body mic and a preamp and a full range PA.......then I'm sorry but often times it takes all that to amplify a D-28 properly. Amplifying a D-28 (really loud at a concert with 2000 listeners) is not as simple as plugging a Tele into a Twin Reverb and mic'ing the amp.
If Jackal is upset about acoustic players who have many pedals and racks of effects and loopers and crap that they bought off the space shuttle to play for a room of 10 people then I'm right there with him. It's like putting ketchup on lobster when guys do that. Ick.
There are some unique players like Keller Williams that I put in a whole different class. Keller is amazing. I think he's doing something different than the guy who needs $4000 worth of processing to gig a wine bar.
Am I making any sense Jackal or I babling like crazy person at a bus stop?
Let's all listen to Keller as he performs his hit "Freeker by the Speaker"......