Last time I played with Jon, I went straight through the PA. It was okay, even very good, but an acoustic harp sound isn’t ideal for an amped blues band. This time around, I had the right sound for the gig, and what a difference it made. When we opened up, with a medium tempo blues in E, you could see everybody’s heads turning toward the harp. The amp modeler gave it that heart-grabbing Chicago sound–not so much loud as commanding, with a lot of authority on the low end of the harp in particular. Having the sound made it a lot easier to play the right thing, too.
I plan to drop by Lucille’s Grill every month or so to get my blues thing on. I’ll advise when I plan to go next.