While I make no claims at being a premium Bender guy , none the less, I am a Bender guy . I play duo gigs ( and big band gigs) with my long time friend and bandmate , he plays an acoustic thru the system and I bring out a Tele with a Bender. He's also a very capable Bender player. Last night was a duo gig. Its a rotation gig, small outdoor Coffee House / Craft Beer venue and usually brings in upwards to 100. , an engaged listening audience. Age group typically 20's to 70's. Our set list runs the gambit of the decades, and I am always looking for a few phrases to PULL or Release the B pretty much in each song, as long as it fits and is not abrupt. Smooth accents. Last night I noticed several in attendance watching, actually watching me . It seemed they were wondering where those Bendy things were coming from. We pulled out and played "You Ain't Goin Nowhere" and we talked about the Byrds, Gene, Clarence and the Bender. Then followed with Willin and then Aimie, we laughed and said they were all from the same era, and they are Bender dominant for us. It was kinda educational. At least those that were wondering now know what it is they heard. Moral to the story, someone may be listening and wondering . Have fun with it, tell them what u got . PLUS- we got the highest TIP JAR amount that we have ever rcvd. We made more in tips than the regular pay!