April 15th, 2003, 02:23 PM
I've been playing for well over 30 years. Spent 1981 to 1990 gigging in various Top 40, Country, Oldies and Blues Bands. In all that time, I always played electric guitar. Even though I've owned and played acoustic since time began, I've never played one on stage or in front of more than ( except when I got married 11 years ago and played a song I wrote for my wife ) 10 people at once. Well, my singer/songwriter buddy ( who I did a recent CD project with ) asked me to play with him at a little acoustic club. It was a blast! Not a big place, but a great sounding system and a very enthusiastic, appreciative audience. My buddy played his 84 Taylor 810 with a Baggs IBeam direct to the house board and I played my late 70's early 80's Larrivee with a Fishman Rare Earth bucker direct to the board. I was going to use my Tech 21 acoustic DI, but we did not have time to do a sound check! Just plug in and play! My fingers were pretty sore as I'm not used to those medium guage strings! I'm looking forward to doing it again!