So I got asked to a jam with a potential new band last night as Rhythm Guitar and Vocals. I was excited, been "Bandless" for a bit. Bass Player from a band I'd sat in with recommended me for this gig.
I decided I'd take the P22 for the practice (audition). I’d reworked my pedal board to get my Fishman Aura on the board so it wouldn’t stand out. Ran a regular cable to the Aura and my G50 wireless to the electric side... SO not even an extra cable to dime off the fact that I was running TWO signal paths. Got to practice first and quietly ran my XLR from the Aura and the one from my mic.
So practice goes on and we play a couple of songs, lead player keeps looking at me and commenting on how good the P22 sounds – I’m not giving up anything! LOL!! Some songs I’m using the Piezo to sweeten things up. Night goes on and things are gelling, we’re having fun . I dial up the Piezo for “Wish you were here” and “If you could only see”. Lead player says “Dude” ( ya were Californian’s ) “That sounds JUST LIKE AN ACOUSTIC”... I go “YA? You think so? I’m pretty happy with it...”. I let it go all night until just as were talking fixing you shut down, I’m just strumming and messing around and he comments again... I flip the switch back to electric and he sees me “HEY what’s THAT switch” I smile and go "WHAT SWITCH? Nothing to see here" Covering it with my hand...having a good laugh together! So I came clean... Oh, I GOT THE GIG.