I'm doing a neighborhood play along/sing along thing this summer, had our first meeting. My ol' flattop box (mid-eighties Alvarez 5088) was OK for strumming, but any attempts at single-note lines were swallowed up in the din of a handful of other strummers. Amps aren't allowed, so the under-saddle pickup in my Alvarez was rendered moot. The other "talent" at this meeting had brought along a vintage Dobro, and that thing cut through the mix like a knife through butter. But I don't want to go resonator - that's his thing (and a smart move it was). So... I don't care about TONE, I'm just looking for VOLUME. I don't expect to keep up with the Dobro, but I'd like to be heard above the plywood strummers when I want to show off... Any thoughts or suggestions?